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    DT's Conical Build

    Hi dtfeld, I purchased several of the same conical plastic fermenters. I have a few questions: 1. What did you do for an airlock/blowoff? 2. Racking port...did you not install one on the side of the cone? 3. What type of hose connections (if any), did you hook up to your racking port and...
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    Brewing in the tropics...hops/herbs/malting help

    I'm currently living in Thailand hoping to brew up some beer (or more likely a gruit-like beer). I have access to raw sorghum and rice (not extract), local yeast (used for rice brandy), but no hops. I prefer not to import hops considering time restraints. Homebrewing is illegal in Thailand...
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    Wrong yeast for Hefeweizen

    So it's almost midnight and I just now realized I picked up the wrong yeast. Instead of Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen, it seems I picked up a pack of Wyeast Pacman 1764. I don't have much to work with. On hand, I have Safale-05, Red Star Champagne Yeast, and a 3-year old expired Muntons dry...
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    Making wine in India

    I'm not very familiar with winemaking but I lived in Egypt for a while and similarly had few resources but I rigged up some brewing equipment there with minimal resources. Bread yeast is often easily accessible and can be used to ferment various juices. I used cherry juice and also looked at...
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    Time crunch, contest entry...please advise.

    I entered an American Pale Ale and a Belgian Blonde. Not quite ready, but I felt kinda guilty taking up 3 reservations and not giving them anything. I held off on the Porter- ya, it's a bit big- I beefed up my original recipe just for the hell of it. But ya, the grand prize is absolutely insane...
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    Time crunch, contest entry...please advise.

    Thanks for the help fellas, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna sit this one- at least I'm doing nothing to rush it otherwise. I'm near Mission Bay, bhatch- close to HomeBrewMart. How about yourself?
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    Time crunch, contest entry...please advise.

    Yup, that's the one bhatch. I found out late in the game. After sampling, I've decided to sit on these ones for a while rather than rush it. I think they taste great at this stage, but the size is a problem. Bummer.
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    Time crunch, contest entry...please advise.

    Thanks OD. I understand that, and considering the less-than-ideal time available, I'm trying to do the best I can considering the circumstances. And thanks BC, but I'm already content with my brews, not looking just to enter something for the heck of it, but hopefully something that I think...
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    Time crunch, contest entry...please advise.

    Dear all, I uncovered a homebrew contest entry just last week that will be held the first week of October. Fresh off a thrilling and quite honestly, surprising 1st place win at the county fair (it was my first contest entry), I figured it would be a fantastic opportunity to brew once again for...
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    what to do about PAPAYAS?

    Cool, I appreciate the ideas. Either way, typically when I venture off and try something different, I split a 5 gal batch and in 1/2- rack 1/2 on top of the papayas and keep the other 1/2 as is in a 2nd vessel just in case things go soul (figuratively or literally), so the batch ain't a complete...
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    what to do about PAPAYAS?

    So I was picking up canned blueberries for a brew and came across a bunch of canned papayas on clearance. I figured it could make for an interesting beer or mead, so I thought I'd pick them up. And now that I've got them, I'm curious- anybody got any recommendations? They are papayas, canned...
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    HELP: left extract at LHBS! Now...

    Thanks for the help everyone. I was too concerned with the risk of potential spoilage that I just winged it. I had wanted to get rid of those old Mr. Beer cans as well, so I put them to use. It turned out to be right around the amount of extract I needed for my recipe. Sure, it might not measure...
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    HELP: left extract at LHBS! Now...

    So here's the deal: I'm brewing a partial mash (of BM's SWMBO Slayer Belgian Blonde Ale, to be exact). At this point, I've done my mash, sparge, and am raising my wort to a boil. I just now realized that I left my extract back at the LHBS. It's now closed. I have only about 1/4# of the needed 4...
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    American Porter Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter

    Thanks a lot Ed. I'll do my best to represent your work well here out West.
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    American Porter Bee Cave Brewery Robust Porter

    Hate to be a drag on this thread, but any chance at getting an extract conversion of this? I've been wanting to I move up to PM, and it's about time too, so that could work as well. Thanks. This looks great, just what I'm looking for.
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