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    American Homebrewers Association released the new logo

    New AHA logo announced this morning: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/ What do you guys think?
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    Refridgeration of Beer after Conditioning

    How important is it to refridgerate your beer after bottling? Obivously before I plan on drinking the beer I'll cool it down, but I can't always fit a whole batches worth in the fridge. Plus sometimes i dont always store my beer in the fridge or else I'll come back after a weekend away and...
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    Making Starter

    I know I know RDWHAHB. Just wanna hear what others think. So I'm new to making a starter. After boiling about a quart of water with a half cup of DME, I let it cool. Just before pouring in the vial of yeast into the starter... I made the genius decision to shake the vial. I'd say I lost about...
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    One recipe for the rest of your life

    I was just thinking about this the other day...if I had to choose what beer to drink for the rest of my life what would it be. Any of you guys have a homebrew recipe you would choose as the one and only from here on?
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    Pale ale tastes very sweet after bottle conditioned

    For my 4th batch I brewed an extra pale ale extract kit with specialty grains from northern brewer. It sat in primary for 2 weeks and then secondary for almost 3 weeks. I just tried the beer after two weeks of bottle conditioning and it seems pretty sweet, with not much hop flavor at all...
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    The Mother of All Beer Weeks: American Craft Beer Week

    American Craft Beer Week is May 17-23! Check out http://www.americancraftbeerweek.com/ to see whats going on in your part of the U.S. at local breweries all week long. Also become a fan on the facebook page for a chance to win FREE tickets to 2010 Great American Beer Festival in Denver...
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    Homebrew Club Stories

    Hey guys, as a new homebrewer I have been looking for tons of ways to learn more about the industry and homebrewtalk has helped a lot with my development over the past few months. I've recently been fortunate enough to obtain an internship at the American Homebrewers Association, and part of my...
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    Pimp My System

    Hey guys, as a new homebrewer I have been looking for tons of ways to learn more about the industry and homebrewtalk has helped a lot with my development over the past few months. I've recently been fortunate enough to obtain an internship at the American Homebrewers Association, and part of my...
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    Krausen gone after 3 days

    Started my second batch, an Irish Red Ale, and threw it into the carboy 3 days ago and the beer was bubbling and had a large amount of krausen on top. I noticed this afternoon, however, that the krausen has fallen and is basically nonexistent. The airlock is continuing to bubble at a pretty...
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    Too Many Hydrometer Readings Bad for Beer?

    As a new home brewer, i definitely have alot to learn. I keep hearing that oxygen is bad for beer and can create an off flavor. When taking hydrometer readings, i am obviously opening the sealed fermentor and letting oxygen in. So, by taking multiple hydrometer readings, am i risking oxigenating...
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    About to begin bottling my first batch

    My first home brewed batch (an american cream ale extract kit) has been in the fermentor for 2 weeks now. The foam has settled down, and the airlock has slowed to only a bubble every couple minutes. It has been an exciting couple of weeks watching the process of fermentation take place and I...
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    Fermentation Temperature Fluctuations

    My first batch has been in the carboy for a little over a week now. I had to go out of town for 5 days due to the holidays, and the temperature on the carboy was around 68F when I left. According to my instructions the optimal temperature is between 60-72F. Due to very cold temperatures my house...
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    Beginning home brewer looking for a recipe

    Just finished my first brew, and will begin bottling in a couple weeks. Now i have to start thinking about what i am going to do my second time around. Any recipe suggestions for a novice brewer looking to make a great, but not to complicated beer?
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    Ice Cube fell into cooling wort

    While in the process of cooling wort after a 60 min boil, an ice cube fell into the hot wort and melted before being able to be retrieved. Could this single ice cube ruin my batch of beer and cause a contamination?
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