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    Green Flash Hop Head Red?

    The Crystal malts
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    Green Flash Hop Head Red?

    Yup. Five gallon batch
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    How Soon Do YOU Keg?

    I'm having family over this weekend, and need to keg two beers I've recently brewed. The first is a Blonde I brewed 10 days ago. SG: 1.055. I used WYeast US-05. Fermentation appeared to be done in about 5 days. But I'll do a gravity check to be sure I'm close to my target. The other...
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    Back Sweetening a Lambic

    I made a framboise for my wife 1-1/2 years ago. Just kegged it yesterday. I like it, but my wife isn't sold on it yet (she said it's too sour, and not very sweet). I need to add sugar to it, so I picked up some lactose today. The question is...how much should I add to a 4.5 gallon batch? And...
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    Green Flash Hop Head Red?

    I've made this a few times. It's my favorite recipe. I like to add a little rye to my recipe, but I've also made it without and it turned out well (see my post on page 3 for the recipe I used). Amarillo hops are hard to find around here, so I used Cascade once. It turned out good, but I'd make...
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    Infected?

    I think I may have infected my beer. I dry hopped another batch of my Red Rye IPA about 1-1/2 weeks ago in the secondary. I only wanted to dry hop for 1 week (3 oz of Amarillo...I didn't want to over-hop). I didn't have time to bottle/keg it last Thursday, so I just opened the bung, and...
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    Green Flash Hop Head Red?

    Finally tasted the finished product. It turned out great. I tasted it next to the Green Flash Hop Head Red and Founders Red Rye PA. It turned out a little closer to the Founders than the green flash (as expected), though, not as hoppy - probably because I couldn't find the Amarillo hops. I...
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    New Carboy?

    I'm new to lambics...I just brewed a lambic for my wife on Saturday, and at this stage, (primary fermenter) it's just any typical beer. I'm using normal yeast. The Lindemanns Framboise clone in the Clone Wars book calls for the Wyeast Lambic Yeast blend in the secondary. It does warn to...
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    Green Flash Hop Head Red?

    My plans of brewing last month got scrapped, so I haven't made it yet. I'm definitely brewing next weekend, though. I'm still going to try adding a little rye. I'll keep you posted.
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    Green Flash Hop Head Red?

    I really like this beer (the original). I haven't tried making the clone. I'm thinking of using this recipe as a starter tomorrow. But I think I want to add a little rye to the recipe. I want the rye flavoring, without it overpowering the other notes. Any suggestions on how much you'd add?
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    First-Timer Questions

    I'm planning on buying some rhizomes for the first time. I've got a garden in my back yard that's almost perfect...a tall tree on one side (and a soon-to-be-pole on the other). I've got a couple questions, though. I think I want to get 1 Mt. Hood, and 1 Magnum rhizome. Is there any...
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    Dry hopping in keg?

    A few weeks ago, I brewed an IPA but haven't had time to rack to a secondary in order to dry hop. I plan on dry hopping in a cheesecloth bag. I want to brew a bock for our local Bockfest competition, but am limited to my carboy with the IPA (my other has a friend's beer waiting to be...
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    Keeping keg cold

    Have you had any experience on how long the beer will stay cold with the bubble wrap?
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    Keeping keg cold

    I'm going camping in a few weeks, and was thinking of bringing a corny keg of homebrew. After all, what's camping without beer? Any ideas on keeping it cold for about 2 days? My initial thought is to put the keg in a large trash bag and fill it with ice, and keep another bag or 2 in a...
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    Carbonation problem

    Good point. I didn't really think about that. It's in by basement right now. While it's not too cold down there, it can't hurt to bring them upstairs.
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    Carbonation problem

    I've recently made a Weissenbock that I'm submitting for a local homebrew competition for the annual Bockfest celebration (bottles are due in 2 weeks). About 1-1/2 weeks ago, I bottled a six-pack using the carbonation drops from my LHBS (kegged the rest). Last night, I cracked open one of them...
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    Ruined kettle?

    I brewed a couple weeks ago, and by the end of the second batch, needless to say, I had a few too many beers. I decided to just soak my kettle (an aluminum 7.5 gal turkey fryer pot) rather than clean it. I soaked it in water and a scoop of oxyclean free and forgot about it for a couple days...
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    Windfall!! What should I do with my "extra" stainless kettle?

    ExMachina, thanks for the idea. I just got a turkey fryer for my last batch (first all-grain), and now have a small (only 3-4 gallon) SS Kettle. I didn't think I had much of a use for it, but now I think I'm going to drill a hole and turn it into a HLT for sparging. It will definitely be...
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    Fruit Racking question

    I'm making a raspberry ale for my girlfriend, and added about 6 pounds of frozen raspberries about 3 weeks ago or so in the secondary. I just checked on it, and noticed that they have turned brown (which I assume is pretty normal). I haven't tasted it yet, but I'm curious...do people generally...
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