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    Magazine subscriptions

    I just recently subscribed to BYO. Got my first book last month and I was happy with the information I got out of reading it.
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    Lagering for Dad

    My parents are coming to visit in 3 weeks and they wanted me to make them a beer. My parents are much like yours and don’t like the good stuff. I picked up the recipe from morebeer.com for a no taste no flavor beer. link When I made it all I wanted to do is add more hops, malt or something, but...
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    What would make a good recipe

    I was going to try and start a batch this afternoon with what I have on hand. Anybody got a good recipe to use with any of the following: hops 4oz fuggles 2oz saaz 10oz cascade white labs yeast australian british 7.5 lbs light malt
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    Gotten any cool equipment lately?

    I ain't worried about the prettiest pictures. I just want to see a semi pro(haha) setup that you talk about. Just starting out seeing some of the equipment in action would be great. I am just trying to figure out how to get my wort chiller to work and where to run the water off to.
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    Gotten any cool equipment lately?

    Got me some new toys to try tonight or tomorrow. Being new to brewing it is the little things that are exciting right now. I got my first wort chiller; can't wait to use this and not have to way hours or ice around kettle. I also got a bottle washer to attach to the sink; hopefully this will...
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    Buying a new boiling pot...

    Well I picked one of these up at lunch today. This will be a nice upgrade from my 7.5 gal aluminum kettle. Now I should be able to do a entire 5 gallon batch with less worry of a boil over. It is propane.
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    Buying a new boiling pot...

    This is such a good deal I am tempted to pick one up. Is this electric or propane?
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    Naming your beer

    These are great. Now I am inspired to name mine. hmmm.. what will I name the next batch.
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    Homebrew Supply Websites

    I used Beer-Wine.com this week and was very happy with the service and speed of the delivery. I put in a order for some liquid malt extract to test them out and 2 hours after I put in my order online I received a email that it had been shipped, received it on thursday. All this was with the...
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    I am just starting to do kegs and so far it seems very easy. There is a little price at first but not that bad if you look around. I found 1 keg at the dump and got a 5lb CO2 can from a friend. I did look around at prices since eventually I will have to give the CO2 can back. At my local HBS...
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    Dry yeast & Hot Water

    The wort smelled fine but there was still no activity tonight so I pitched the vial of yeast. It was in a carboy with a airlock so I don’t see any contamination happening. I pitched the yeast and mixed it up a bit, we will see tomorrow if the activities start.
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    Am I just paranoid.

    I was laughing reading your post. Thinking back to the first batch that I did and was so worried if I did everything correctly. Don’t worry a bit. There is hardly anything ever wrong with the first batch since every thing is clean and only needs to be sanitized.
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    Fat Tire

    I’ll bite. What are fat tire bottles? Still learning all the brewing slang.
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    Question on cooling the wort.....

    I have a 7 gallon brew pot and had it overflow the one time I brewed the entire batch at once. There seems to be a “big foam” after adding the hops that is uncontrollable for the first 5 – 10 minutes. When I do the 3 gallon boil the foam does not get close to an overflow. Also I start with...
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    Dry yeast & Hot Water

    I think I screwed up big time here. I got the wort already and was going to rehydrate some dry east from a kit of coopers. But when I rehydrated the yeast the water was almost at boiling temperature. I know that I have killed the yeast but wanted to ask here to make sure. This was all done last...
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    Question on cooling the wort.....

    Janx, hopefully I am understaning your right. Is it better to boil all the water with hops, malt, ext all at once? Ususally I make my wort with 3 gallons and have 2 gallons preboiled that is cold. Just a note also, I have city water and would never use it without boiling it first. To much...
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    CO2 bottle in refrigerator

    From what everybody says, it confirms what I think. There should not be a problem. The only concern I have thought about is the copper and contraction with lower temperatures causing the bottle to leak. Also from scuba tanks I don’t see a tank exploding. I have had 100 cubit foot tanks in the...
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    Keeping track of brews

    Forgot to leave my email address. [email protected]
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    Keeping track of brews

    I would be interested in checking it out. Currently I keep a log book but always looking for another way. What language is the program written in?
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    CO2 bottle in refrigerator

    Finally got everything to start my first kegged batch, so I went to my local HBS the other day picking up some last minute orings and what not the guy working there said never put your CO2 bottle in the fridge, it must always be outside of it. It was my lunch break and had to get back to work so...