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    Problems Converting a Danby Kegerator for ball lock kegs

    I'm not sure if those will work with the sanke I have. I think I have a European style one.
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    Problems Converting a Danby Kegerator for ball lock kegs

    I have a Danby Millenium commercial kegerator with a single tap tower that I want to convert to be able to be connected to my ball lock corny kegs. The problem is that I dont want to completely eliminate the ability to connect a commercial keg and wanted to be able to switch between the...
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    Pitching 3 days after brewing. Ok or screwed?

    I did something similar with my first all-grain batch. I planned on lagering so instead of using a wort chiller and risking wild yeast infection while I got it down to pitching temp for the lager yeast I just poured the hot wort into my carboy and then put in my sanitized bung and airlock and...
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    rubber ring

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    rubber ring

    I did my primary fermentation in a plastic bucket. I racked to secondary today and realized that the bottom half of the rubber o-ring that seals the hole for the airlock had dry rotted and apparently broken off when I inserted my airlock and fallen into the beer during fermentation. I found the...
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    WYEAST 1056, how long can it be stored and still be good?

    Well, I still had not seen any sign if bubbles in the air lock so I popped the bucket lid and checked the wort this afternoon, and low and behold there is a thick layer of kraeusen on the top. So I guess it's fermenting out, there just isn't anything going on in the airlock.
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    WYEAST 1056, how long can it be stored and still be good?

    Well, normally I would have made a starter but I brewed this baby on a whim. I'm going to the LHBS store today anyway and will just go ahead and pick up a safale 05 just in case.
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    WYEAST 1056, how long can it be stored and still be good?

    I brewed a pale ale yesterday and pitched a WYEAST 1056 American Ale smack pack that I had sitting in the fridge since last year. I had been brewing lagers almost exclusively but decided to brew me a good pale ale last year and bought the pack, but never got around to it. I finally decided to...
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    Our new microbrewery logo

    I used Adobe photoshop 7.0 to paint the drawing and it doesn't seem to have many text options outside of the beasic stuff. Can you suggest another program that I could use? Would Adobe illustrator be a better option?
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    Our new microbrewery logo

    We have been working on starting up a microbrewery and I have finally completed our brewery logo: Let me know what you guys think.
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    Contract brewing

    A few homebrewer friends and myself have been discussing and researching the idea of opening a microbrewery for just about a year now. We have just recently been toying with the idea of possibly contract brewing our beer at first to help save on costs and for us to be able to get our product out...
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    Here's your chance to Microbrew!

    You may not get "rich" financially (that is if your idea of rich is being a multi-millionaire), but you can be the richest man (or woman) in the world running a brewery, because you'd be making a fairly comfortable living (if your brewery is successful) doing something you love and something you...
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    Microbrewery Components?

    Sorry, but this is way off. Kinda hard to get the kind of capital you need to open a microbrewery without a strong, solid business plan. Unless your planning on hitting up your rich uncle for the dough, most people will have to build the necessary capital from investors (who will want to see...
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    Microbrewery Components?

    Be extremely careful if you are entertaining the idea of opening a microbrewery. Although alot of people will discourage the idea by saying most microbreweries/brewpubs fail, in reality, it is like 1 out of 7 or 8, but those ones that do fail falter because the people who started them didn't do...
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    Redhook carbonation question

    According to the Redhook brewery website, they naturally carbonate their beer by "closing the exhaust vents on their fermenters partway through the fermentation process, pressurizing the fermenter and naturally carbonating their beer". Is this a potential way to carbonate for the homebrewer or...
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    Strong Bitter Captain Hooked on Bitters (Red Hook Clone & Award Winner)

    Can I split the grain and hop bill to do a 5.5 gallon batch? Also, do you recommend a switch out of MO for the PA and 1 lb of biscuit for the toasted malt? The redhook website says that they use a "premium western two-row barley malt" so I'm assuming that they use a good American 2-row Pale Ale...
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    How long should an immersion chiller take to cool down 5 gallons of wort?

    Thanks guys. Stirring makes sense. Regardless of my chiller issues, I feel that my first AG went very, very well and I am looking forward to my next brewday.
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    How long should an immersion chiller take to cool down 5 gallons of wort?

    Full blast but I did not stir the wort. I checked the water coming out of my spigot and it was in the 75-78 degree range so that would explain the reason why the wort refused to budge below the 79-78 degree range, but it doesn't explain the reason why it took me approx. 45 minutes to get the...
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    How long should an immersion chiller take to cool down 5 gallons of wort?

    I bought a 25' immersion chiller to use on my first batch of AG. The brewday went perfectly...until it was time to cool the wort down. Even with the immersion wort chiller going full blast, the wort was still 80+ degrees after 45 minutes. What gives? I heard that most immersion chillers would...
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    First AG question

    OK, I am planning on brewing a lager for my first all grain. As of right now, I am unsure whether or not I should go for a single infusion or for a step mash. My grain bill is rather simple: 9 lbs. Maris Otter 1.5 lbs crystla 60L Will this benefit from a protein rest or would a single...
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