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    Nooby question about CO2 pressure

    Thanks for all the responses! I always come to this forum for any beer question I have and am usually able to search the threads to find what I need. I knew I would get helpful answers...and also feel better about kegging now...lol... many thanks for helping a confused kegger out!
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    Nooby question about CO2 pressure

    Thanks SpanishCastleAle, I think I will use your carbing method next brew. I was in a hurry to try out my system...and also to try out my beer. I'll try venting the keg over time to see if it evens out. I was definitely concerned with no gas flow at 12psi (serving pressure) but your...
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    Nooby question about CO2 pressure

    I'm a new convert to kegging and this is the first time I've ever worked with CO2...so bear with me...I've searched for threads on this and haven't really seen this issue. I racked the beer I cold crashed into my keg and started force carbing like the owner of my local HB shop suggested. I...
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    Pour or Siphon

    I have been pouring from the kettle, trub and all, into my fermenter. The last time I brewed, I auto-siphoned the wort from the kettle and just made sure that I shook the fermenter well (you may want to check out the recent aeration podcast on Basic Brewing Radio for great info on this...)...
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    Slow Starter Question

    Just an update... Chilled the starter for a day, brewed on Saturday afternoon, decanted the liquid off the starter, pitched the yeast and looked upwards to the Beer Gods. Got up the next morning, checked the airlock (with one eye closed) and was pleasantly surprised to see it perking away...
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    Slow Starter Question

    I know...it's hard to believe. Once (I've heard) there was only black and white tv!!! (and 3 channels....)
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    Propane tank in car during errands

    Ya know cheezy, I hadn't looked at it that way before but if my neighbor (who must have been the inspiration for the backwoods characters in "Deliverance") can do it without blowing half the parking lot up...surely I can! (before starting to homebrew a few months ago, I had zero experience...
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    Propane tank in car during errands

    Ok...I know...stupid question, probably but... I need to brew on Saturday but the propane tank is light and I don't want to chance running out during my boil. Problem is we live in a rural area and the closest place to get a refill is around 35 miles away so it looks like I'll have to get the...
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    Slow Starter Question

    Thanks jagg. I'll just chill out and everything will be great. (I wonder what homebrewers did before the internet....)
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    Slow Starter Question

    I was going to brew an Oktoberfest ale yesterday (Wednesday) but the yeast starter I pitched Tuesday night seemed to be dead in the water yesterday afternoon so I gave up on the idea. (It was the White Labs German Ale/Kolsch strain, btw.) After reading a few threads on this board, I decided...
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    Kolsch yeast dead, pitched k-97. predictions?

    I have a similar situation. I got the ingredients and yeast for an Oktoberfest ale last Friday (from AHS) and planned a brew day for today. Made my starter yesterday morning and pitched the yeast (White Labs German Ale/Kolsch) in the afternoon. This morning....no activity. I have never had...
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    My first dud...and a question (somewhat long)

    Bobby M...My sparge water was 168, just like BeesSmith suggested and I did stir rather well. I didn't know I could go as high as 180-185. I simply assumed that 170 was the highest I should go for sparging. (btw...I have printed out your sparging pdf and am looking forward to studying it in great...
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    My first dud...and a question (somewhat long)

    Sorry bout that...I meant to post it in the All Grain section. Bobby M...I got 3.28 gal of water for the mash. That = 1.25qts/lb. The last brew I used 1.33qts/lb. per Schwartz's calculations with excellent results. BS calculated 2 rounds of batch sparging...1 with 1.31 gal and the other...
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    My first dud...and a question (somewhat long)

    Yesterday I spent 6 1/2 hours on my second all grain beer, an APA with an expected OG of 1.051. When I took my reading before pitching, I got a 1.034...not at all the result I expected. My last beer (the 1st all grain attempt) was an IPA with an expected OG of 1.066 that I hit right on the...
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