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    K127 flared nylon washer replacement

    I am converting a low profile tap to accept quick disconnects. My issue is I lost 1 of the flared nylon washers, does anyone know where to get a replacement. Ie lowes, Home Depot... I don't know if linking to a different forum is permitted but this is what I am working on...
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    WTB:The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

    Any one purchase this book and no longer have a need for it?
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    hot sauce

    If I can make beer, I should be able to make anything right? Last year my jalapeno plant yielded about 40-peppers, so this year I planted another jalapeno and a habanero plant in hopes to make my own hot sauce. Anyone have any luck with doing this?
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    German bock lager temp

    I am following a recipe for a miabock which says I should ferment at 65 F. For the first 7 days.could that be correct. I am using white labs German bock lager yeast.
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    Old fridge as a fermentation chamber

    SWMBO "convinced" me to get a new fridge for the kitchen. I have a new fermentation chamber for the garage!!! I have a 2 stage ranco and plan to use the fridge and a ceramic "under desk fan" to control my temps. Do I need to worry about anything, or is there anything I am not thinking about?
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    ranco 212100

    2nd e-bay buy. Was trying to get a ranco 212000 2 stage 120 vac, ended up buying a 212100 24 vac. I have a fridge that I was going to convert to a ferm chamber, but I am pretty sure if I screwed up with this buy. What would you do... and NO I am not going to send you this model and buy a new...
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    10 gallon MLT big enough for 10 gallon brew

    I want to brew a 10-gallon batch of a blonde to compare the two different yeasts and their effects. I read some article or blog and it sounded interesting, plus I killed two kegs last night and have the need for 10 gallons. My worry is that the 360-brew calculator said to use 6.98 gallons to...
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    Long Island water quality-off flavors

    I have been brewing for 2 years now and just brewed my third batch of all grain. I keep getting a harsh tasting flavor that is hard to describe during the finish. Could this be caused by the chemicals that are added to the water on Long Island? I am constantly learning and improving my...
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    basement Bar with swing top

    I am in the planning process of planning to build a small basement bar, and was thinking about maximizing space by using the flip top bar/counter (hinged to open up vertically). I have been trying to find someone who has a build like this online but must not be using the correct terminology...
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    banjo burner power loss

    I have been using my classic banjo burner for 2 years and the last two brews it seems like I have lost power or BTU's after about 45 min into my boil. Not sure whats going on as I still have propane in the tank... for anyone from mountain state it kinda is acting like I am getting vapor...
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    Long Island All Grain

    I am new to all grain, and would really like to watch someone who has some experience. Anyone on long island/ Nassau brewing AG batches and not mind having someone watch and take notes?
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    Sparge Temp

    basic question... or not, what temp water do you use to sparge, and does that temp vary depending on the recipe you are using?
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    Odells Isolation Ale

    I have been search for a close recipe for Odells Isolation ale. I would like to brew it in time for mid december. All I can find is 1 recipe on liquid poets. Anyone have any luck brewing an isolation clone?
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    Shipping wild hops

    My brother came across some wild hops growing in western Colorado. He dried them and then put them in the freezer. I live in New York, what is the best way to ship them? He said he was about 4 qt size zip lock bags in his freezer.
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    First AG build

    I just finished building my first mash tun and am about ready to go all grain and then strated reading about how many people have issues with stuck sparges using a SS braid... I have a 10 g beverage cooler using a 12" 1/2 braid. Should I tear it out and build a manifold?
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    Smells like eggs

    I brewed a black IPA three days ago and started seeing lots of action in my blow off tube this morning. I keep my primary in the basement shower as it maintains a steady 67 degrees with the door shut. Tonight, the whole bathroom kinda smells like eggs/ sulfur. I don't want to open the lid as...
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    Dead kegerator?

    I bought a Frigidaire® 4.4 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator from lowes to build a kegerator and in my excitment to start the project I never tested to see if the fridge worked. Now that I am about to rack into my first keg I pluged her in and nothing happened. The interior light turns on, but it...
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    Buying a keg, legally

    I am trying to buy a keg legally and am getting the run around. Has anyone had any success? Even better, anyone know of somewhere on long island who sells them?
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    bayou classic burnt paint

    I am not sure If I got a fake produce, or if this is what is expected of the product. I bought a bayou classic sp10 high pressure cooker of CL for 20 bucks. I fired it up tonight for my first 5 gallon batch and had a good deal of smoke and bad fumes for the first 20-30 minutes. After I racked...