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    whos brewing today?

    I am brewing in Pennsylvania....sucks its dark already...but I am making 10 gal of a Wit as well!! 10 minutes from sparging
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    Quick help: can I mill grains in coffee grinder?

    i wouldn't do it....i was in a pinch once before i got my mill...put in a baggie and pounding with a rubber mallot...not the best tactic but better than coffee grinder....Whutever also has a good suggestion
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    add yeast again???

    haha...crap out all my bones...i love the analogy...i think i am going to get another vial of irish ale yeast and make a big starter and split it between the current oatmeal stout and maybe brew a coffee stout for the other 1/2 of the yeast start....anyone have a good AG coffee stout recipe??
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    add yeast again???

    was it fun...i can't say I enjoyed it as much as you did!!! It has been 1 1/2 weeks...i gave it time....it is stuck at 1.021....i am thinking of maybe just making a big starter....putting 1/2 in what I got and brewing another 5 gal of it and using the other 1/2 of the starter for the new 5 gall
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    add yeast again???

    I brewed a Samual Smiths Oatmeal Stout from clone brews book. I made it before and loved it. This time I made it I had to ferment it a 5 gal carboy because all my other fermenters were full. So the carboy was pretty full of wort but I figured a blow off tube should handle it. Well it did...
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    what is everyone brewing this weekend?

    I am running low on beer so I am trying to get 4 5 gallon batches done. Last ngiht did a nut brown ale. Today so far I got another Oktoberfest ale done....now working on a pumpkin ale.....and tomorrow doing to do an IPA! Hopefully I can get all 4 keg taps running again soon! It is sad when...
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    blueberry wheat

    Hello all...i am planning on making a wheat this weekend with the following recipe 7 lb german wheat 4 lb pilsner 1 oz Hallertauer White Labs WLP 300 Hefe Ale I have 4 -- 8 oz containers of blueberries here. I was thinking of throwing them in a food processor and adding them to this...
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    Rice Hulls

    I am getting everything cleaned and about to brew a wit beer. the recipe follows the question here. I bought rice hulls to use with this after reading about them on here. SHould i just mix 1/2 lb of them in with my grain bill before doughing in? Hopefully someone lets me know soon....I am...
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    contaminated beer...what are its characters?

    When I added my sparge water I stirred it up and left it in the mash tun for another 10 minutes before draining...that was correct right??? I def need to get my sparge temp up though I see from what plumber writes.. ...thanks for that info and I will have to try to no longer fear the foam of...
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    contaminated beer...what are its characters?

    and one more note...i am mainly concerned because I smelled and tasted my beer throughout the brewing process as I always do and it smelled very good and tasted great! now it smells bad and tastes worse!
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    contaminated beer...what are its characters?

    I went off of peoples suggestions on here and did the Bee Cave Haus Pale Ale Amount Item Type % or IBU 8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 80.00 % 2.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 20.00 % 1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 19.7 IBU 0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min)...
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    contaminated beer...what are its characters?

    contaminated beer...what are its characteristics???? here is the story....I did my first all grain brew last week and so far nothing has worked well for me. My O.G. should have been 1.054 and I had a 1.044....now I just went to get another gravity reading and the beer smelled and tasted...
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    first all grain missed SG!!!

    first all grain missed SG!!! I tried for my first attempt a bee cave haus pale ale as many suggested.....as I said in a previous thread I originally missed my mash temp and had to add 2 qts to get to 150......after all was said and done I know have a SG of 1.044 where beer smith said I should...
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    Doing first all grain

    I just started my first all grains. I missed my mash temp of 150 by about 3 degrees at 147. I added about 1 to 2 qts of boing water until I got it up to 150 right away. I should be good right? the extra water won't mess me up will it?
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    stuck sparge = anger

    this is also my first time of hearing about rice hulls...although I will be attempting my first all grain today too so thats probably why I have never come across this. Are they used in every beer you guys make? and same question as above....if you do use in every beer how do you know the...
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    first all grain today

    So I am going for my first all grain brew (i finally got everything else I need)....I have a wide 35 qt SS Pot. My question is will I be able to get 6.5 gal of wort boiling on an electric stove top or should I just get out the turkey fryer. I know most are just going to get out the fryer but I...
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    Mash out question

    this week I am going to do my first all grain brew. I have been reading up on it and watching videos on youtube. My questions is about the mash out? After I have my mash in for approx an hour do I then drain the wort and then add the mash out water or do I add my mash out water to the mashtun...
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    first all grain

    thanks for all the help on this...my pot and wort chiller should arrive within a week...i am hoping to try my first batch next wednesday!!! I will let you know how it goes!
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    first all grain

    i've built the cooler mashtun.....i just need to make sure I am correct on the rest of the process....with extract i had a hard time brewing a light ale....that is my goal i think the first time
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    first all grain

    so i just built my mash tun....I bought a 35qt pot and wort chiller which i am still waiting for to arrive in the mail. I want to be ready for my first all grain mash though. i have been reading up on it and want to make sure I am right on a few things. First.....I want to make sure I am...