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    Hole in Keggle

    Hi. I bought a used Keggle off craigslist. The person I bought it from installed an electric heater in it. I do not want to use electric. Sure I could just leave it there but do I have other options? Do they make weldless plugs that I could put in there to get the electric unit out of...
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    15 gallon kettles

    I'm looking to buy 1 or 2 - 15 gallon kettles along the lines of spike brewing or blichmann. I'm from Harrisburg, PA. Also not interested in keggles. Thanks Justin
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    Just bought a Big Steel Keg 4000!!

    Bought this from Ace Hardware. I haven't received it yet, still waiting on shipping. I have a few questions for those who may know more about these. I know there is a newer model Broil King Keg. Is there much difference from what i bought? Also, what all comes with this thing? It...
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    counterflow chiller

    I need to buy a counter flow chiller now that I have a hop rocket. I have searched for a 50ft one. I can only find 25. I brew 10 gallon batches. Will a 25ft CFC work for 10 gallon batches??? FYI...i want to buy one..not do a DYI counterflow. Thanks for the help guys!!!
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    hop back with immersion chiller

    So my current set up I have is a Keggle with an immersion chiller. When it comes time I send the wort through a pump and back into the kettle creating a whirlpool. I was just bought a HopRocket for my birthday. If I place it after my pump and right before the wort enters back in for my...
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    first time hoprocket use

    Just got a blichmann hoprocket. Going to use it as a hopback for the first time this weekend. I just came up with a IPA recipe going off of the grain and hops I have available at my house. Let me know your thoughts on this one. Grain. 21 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 80.8 %...
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    i just received a blichmann hop rocket for my birthday!! now i am going to buy a chiller other than my immersion chiller. I have a march 809 pump so i am thinking a plate chiller is the way to go. So my questions are....is the blichmann therminator worth the money? Has anyone bought a...
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    mad elf clone

    I brewed a Troegs Mad Elf Clone on saturday - 10 gallon batch. Although i only boiled down to 11 gallons, wasn't paying close enough attention, drinking homebrew will do that to you, but i guess i'll talk an extra gallon of beer. I made 2 starters of WLP500 that i washed from a dubbel i...
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    first SMaSH beer questions

    Making my first one tomorrow with 2 row and Amarillo. For those who have made these before what is the best ABV to shoot for? Seems like most recipes end up hitting between 5% - and 5.5 %. Is that pretty standard for forming a recipe? Would you use Amarillo for bittering hops at 60 min...
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    force carbonation at room temperature

    I don't have room in my fridge to put 2 kegs (they are full with 4 others already on tap). I am having friends over next weekend and want to have 2 beers i just kegged ready for backups in case something kicks (just kegged IPA and Vanilla Coffee Stout). I have a spare CO2 with a splitter for...
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    IPA recipe critique

    Let me know what you think....brewing this on saturday... 21 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 85.7 % 8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.0 % 2 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.2 % 1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.1 % 1.00 oz Summit [17.00 %]...
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    I under pitched...what's my options

    I just checked my APA. My O.g was 1.061....a week later i'm at 1.041... This is one of my first attempts at using washed yeast.. I made a starter and everything looked good...but the only thing I can't think of is I under pitched. At this point can I goto the brew store tomorrow to buy a...
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    Fermentation seems slow...used washed yeast

    so i brewed a APA on saturday (11/19/11)with all Bravo hops. My O.G was 1.061. I used washed yeast from a beer I made. I collected and washed the yeast on 7/24/2011. so to get this yeast ready i made a 2000ml starter on sunday (11/13/11). I had the starter on my homemade stir plate and...
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    collecting yeast from a conical

    Hello. I recently bought a blichmann conical. I am curious about yeast reusing from this. I brew my beers in a keggle and use a hop bag...so the only trub that hits my fermentor is cold break ( and i am sure a little other stuff gets through). With conicals i hear people waiting until...
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    Summit Hops in recipe

    During a group grain buy I bought a pound though i never used them. I have read mixed reviews and most say smell them first. I opened up a 2oz baggie i had of them and they smell great. That being said I don't want to go to the homebrew store this weekend so going to make an IPA with stuff i...
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    Best website with paypal

    As the title reads...what is the best homebrewing online store that accepts paypal? thanks for the help
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    brown tips

    So from what i am reading my hops with brown tips are ok to harvest? Should I just stay away from the hops that are entirely brown? Thanks for the help!!
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    buring my hop vines smells like....

    marijuana...we cut some of the vines that were taking over my patio and threw them on the fire...smells just like old college parties...anyone else notice this??
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    carbonation question

    So i just kegged 20 gallons of beer and used priming suger to carbonate. Well i had a random party last night and we kicked 2 of my kegs. I have some friends coming next weekend that I want to have beer on tap for....so would force carbonating these hurt anything? Would having priming sugar...
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    black IPA

    well i couldn't go to work today so I decided to brew. I haven't made a black IPA yet so i figured i would put something together. I know i should probably have asked for suggestions before i brewed it....but..how does this look? 10 gallon batch Amount Item Type % or IBU 24.00 lb Pale Malt...