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    A fresh start in life

    Bingo! This feels like something I NEED to do and at a minimum attempt. I personally think I've thought this out more than the average person would. I'm disappointed that the accountant got the sales tax wrong for VA; it's 5% now! Tisk tisk tisk. As far as housing goes, I know my 1800...
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    A fresh start in life

    I want to thank everyone here for some GREAT advice and words of encourgement. Excellent advice right there! I was thinking about renting a room from some people, but maybe I'll look into something different now. That's kind of my thinking right now, start off as a temp or something...
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    A fresh start in life

    See that's just it, I'm tired of always playing it safe in my life. Clearly it makes things easier to find a job ahead of time, but my researching shows its easier if you have a California address first. Its just me to support, no kids, wife, etc. So I'm willing to really work anywhere to...
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    A fresh start in life

    Good day everyone. Quick background on me; 30 years old, lived in the same area (and attended college) for the past 25 years, single, selling my house. I travel all over the country for work which awarded me the opportunity to visit southern Cali! Needless to say, everytime I visit (a total...
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    Dry hopping

    Thanks guys!
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    Dry hopping

    Good day everyone. I recently racked my IPA on top of some Centennial hop pellets into my secondary, but I've noticed that all the hops now float on top of the beer. Is that a problem?
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    Yet another movie thread (war flicks this time)

    Memphis Belle! My favorite bird from WW2; the B-17 flying fortress. Nothing produced today sounds like a big ass radial engine!
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    Missed my OG again!

    Any recommendations on one? I feel bad telling guy he needs to crush his grains better. He's only been open for about six months now and I think he uses a typical consumer grain mill, not a commercial style one.
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    Missed my OG again!

    Digital thermometer I verified when I purchased it using boiling water AND ice water. It's only a few months old. The hydrometer seems accurate, but I can test it in some tap water to be sure. Sooooo what should I tell my LHBS to do about the crushing?
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    Missed my OG again!

    Batch sparge. 10 gallon cooler from Home depot wrapped in an r-30 bat insulation blanket. I even missed my pre-boil OG by about 10 points or so.
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    Missed my OG again!

    Good day everyone. I brewed an IPA on Saturday with an estimated OG of 1.065 at the end of the boil per beersmith. However, after all was said and done, I only managed 1.050 ish. This is the second beer I've had miss the OG target by a decent amount. What am I missing here? I mashed the...
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    IPA recipe look over

    Ahhh ok, gotcha on the hop schedule. Now do the two hops I selected work well together? I've only mashed at 154 as I thought that lead to a good compromise of body and fermentables. If I left the Crystal at 1# and lowered mashing to about 152 at 90 mins. (dropping to 150 for heat loss) lead...
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    IPA recipe look over

    Five gallons is the plan! I read on here that a 90 min. boil helped things out, but I can easily swap that back to 60! For the hop schedule, does adding Cascade at 30 mins. effect the hop? For the crystal, I wanted some head retention and a little body, but is 1.25# too much? Thanks!
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    IPA recipe look over

    This will be my first all grain IPA that I developed myself. What do you think? CP's 804 IPA: 11# pale 2 row 1.25# Crystal 60 1.25# Munich 10 .5# flaked oats Mash at 154 for about 90 minutes Batch sparge Boil for 90 mins. 1oz Warrior @ 60mins. 1oz Cascade @ 30mins. 1oz...
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    exactly why

    Jesus dude....how do you guys stand it???
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