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    Cracked MLT

    I use a ten gallon rubbermaid water cooler with a false bottom as an MLT - It recently developed a bulge in the side that finally cracked. Its getting worse, and although im not worried about the quality of my mash, i seem to lose temperature more quickly than i used to. Is this inevitable in...
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    Save Berliner Weisse?

    I made a berliner weiss and pitched a wyeast pure lactobacillus culture at the same time as european ale yeast- it turned out ok, with good flavor, but just not enough sourness do you think i should buy some lactic acid from my LHBS and try to sour it up and bottle it? Or should i just get...
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    Corking Belgians? HELP

    i have been making a lot of belgians lately and would like them to be carbonated to high volumes, but i am loathe to do this in standard beer bottles. I can easily get my hands on plenty of used belgian/new champagne bottles, but despite hours of internet searching i cant seem to which corks...
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    Mixed-Up Keg Fittings

    I made the mistake of taking apart several kegs at once, not even realizing that they had different fittings. Now i am trying to match up all the fittings with their respective kegs, and im having trouble- a friend of mine sent me a pdf that shows three different types of ball-lock keg posts...
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    Weihenstephaner Vitus?

    I've been lookin for a recipe for vitus, and since i havent been able to find one, i made this one up. i measured the final gravity of degassed vitus at room temperature, and, using the alcohol content, used beersmith to come up with the gravity and bitterness parameters how do you think...
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    What to do with berliner weiss?

    i have a berliner weiss kicking butt in the primary right now, and i was wondering how i was going to package it for serving i dont really want to put it in the keg, because i feel like the lactobacillus i added could cause me grief in the future it is supposed to be carbonated to 3.5 to 4...
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    gravity of belgian?

    i attended my first brew club meeting thursday night, and my belgian golden strong ale came into question i measured the OG at 1.094, and the FG at 1.010 the more refined palates seemed to think it was under attenuated, and brought the accuracy of my hydrometer into question after...
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    Dry Hopping- Late in Primary vs. In the Keg

    i made a maris otter/amarillo SMaSH on the recommendation of Deathbrewer i used 15 pounds MO, and 1 oz amarillo at 60, an oz at 30 min, 2 oz at 10 min, and 2 oz at knockout i wanted to follow suit and dry hop with 2 oz i have decided to do one of two things: add dry hops to the primary...
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    Carb tabs for a belgian?

    i want to keg my belgian golden strong ale, but i want to bottle a few of them in case i want to turn them in for competition. i bought carb tabs, thinking they would be easier for individual bottles than measuring tiny amounts of sugar the BGSA is supposed to be carbed to 4 volumes- is...
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    Sierra Nevada Torpedo

    walked in to a liquor store today and saw a new Sierra Nevada i have never seen or heard of before its called "torpedo extra IPA" - the bottle says this is what they call a certain dry-hopping method that they use i hadnt heard any buzz about it and wondered if anyone else had tried it...
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    Wyeast 9097- Old Ale Blend

    I just made a whacky beer from Radical Brewing and used a packet of Wyeast 9097 old ale blend its a seasonal offering and i was wondering if anyone had used it before or had any thoughts on it it comes with a dose of brettanomyces for that really authentic old ale flavor- i used it for...
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    Fermentation temps for my belgian

    i made a golden strong ale using 14 pounds pilsener, 3 pounds sugar, starting gravity about 1.094 recipes i have seen say to start the fermentation low and slowly raise it to 82 degrees over the course of a week does anyone have any more specific advice that that? like, should i keep it...
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    Kegerator Controller Suggestions?

    I'm looking for a controller for my keezer that i can just plug into the cord on the freezer- no wiring Can someone suggest a brand/model to me?
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    kegging/CO2 compatibility

    My little sister works at an Ace hardware and gets a wicked employee discount that goes up the longer she works there i know they both sell and refill CO2 tanks there- if i get a discounted tank from her, will it be compatible with a corny kegging system i get online? will i need just...
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    Coney Island Freaktoberfest- wtf?

    I have a friend who says he actually enjoyed this beer, but he must have been high It honestly tastes (and looks) like someone poured a packet of kool-aid into straight piss has anyone tried this and enjoyed it? im not sure what the heck its even supposed to be...
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    Corny Keg Questions

    I just bought myself four refurbished (new o-rings) Corny kegs from morebeer.com and have already sanitized and filled them all i dont have a kegging system yet, but figured i could store them in the kegs for the time being so i can stop buying glass carboys every week everyone seems to be...
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    Sierra Nevada Harvest Fall 2008 Wet Hop Ale

    considering the conventional wisdom that says hops must be dried properly to avoid hop flavors, this beer really surprised me i think this beer has the best, fullest, most complete hop flavor profile of any IPA i have tried, and is just AMAZING if you havent tried it yet, do it, its worth...
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    Sierra Nevada Anniversary 2008

    I must say, im really loving this brew right now, but i think its just because its two bucks cheaper for twelve than the original pale ale... also, i kind of have trouble telling the difference- there seems to be a difference in color (anniversary slightly darker) and maybe a little more hop...
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    Pre-Boil Gravity and OG not in line...

    I used "Designing Great Beers" to make myself a recipe for a roasty, toasty stout with an OG of about 1.082. I calculated this for 5.5 gallons post-boil, from which i calculated that my 7-gallon pre-boil gravity should be 1.064. I read the gravity at 130 degrees F to be about 1.050, which, with...
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    Kegging and Carbonating How-To?

    I just got my first four cornies from UPS today, and im excited to keg my first brew problem is, i dont have the equipment to carbonate yet (co2, regulator, tubing, etc)- the reason being, im not sure what to get does anyone have a good how-to on putting together a regulator system and...
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