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    Mezcla Hops?

    My current curiosity is directed toward neomexicanas hops. Hard to find a lot of information on particular varieties and even harder to find varieties available for home brewers. From my research it appears that Medusa is the most available (that means that a VERY limited amount are sold...
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    Oldest Hops Variety?

    I would imagine it is on here somewhere but I just can't figure out the right search phrase. Soooo...I'm asking. What is the oldest Hops variety? Not looking for Pliny The Elders comments on Hops in 79 AD or the Picardy France monastery that cultivated Hops in 822 AD. No, I'm looking for the...
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    First Competition - English IPA - Opinion?

    I'm brewing my first competition beer for a local contest. Brewed a Saison and an English IPA. The Saison was pretty straight forward from a grist/hop/yeast standpoint but was heavy on the "process" standpoint (ramped up temperatures, sugar additions, etc). No real questions there...
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    Brewing Advice - Passing it On

    Like many of us, I stared home brewing under the watchful eye of a more experienced friend. He has given me a lot of sage advice over the years and I wanted to pass on some to here. Here is one of the first documents he gave me: Avoid paralysis-by-analysis. There are about 1 billion home...
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    Your Greatest Beer Failures

    We've all made them...Something that just sounds like it would be the PERFECT adjunct, style or process but the result on first tasting is a "spit it out immediately" moment that causes you to either question your brewing competency OR your sanity for EVER thinking doing THAT was a good idea...
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    Wild Yeast Harvesting

    I'm looking to harvest some local yeast over the next few days and wanted to run my process by the collected experts on this forum. I'll break it down step by step. 1. Purchase grapes on the vine from the local produce counter. 2. Wash each grape with starsan to kill off any existing yeast...
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    Malta India Beer Experiment

    One of the benefits of living in Puerto Rico is that Malta is readily available at ANY store! For those uninitiated, Malta is a sickingly sweet, highly carbonated drink that is sold typically in 7 or 12 ounce bottles. I've used this stuff as an EASY and cheep yeast starter (6-pack of 12-ounce...
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    Weizen with Windsor?

    Will be brewing a Weizen shortly. This is my first shot at this type. I have a pack of Windsor yeast and I note that Danstar touts it as good for a Weizen. Not a lot of info on the results of using this yeast as opposed to other strains. Has anyone here used it for a Weized? If so, how were...
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    First Time "Yeast Wrangler" - Dogfish Head

    Thanks to the advice on this board, I tried my hand at yeast farming three and a half days ago. I love me some Dogfish Head IPA in any of their incarnations so I began looking for a bottle conditioned version from this producer. That was surprisingly difficult. I found ONE bottle of their 75...
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    It was raining and I was bored...HELP!!

    Well, boredom, the internet and a very little bit brewing knowledge (along with a few IPAs) caught up with me this weekend and with the encouragement of some "friends," I decided to make a hard cider. Woke up the next morning and realized I was outside of my limited brewing element so I'm...
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