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    Frozen Yeast Bank Tube Size...Is Bigger Better?

    Hello, I know I'm missing something here but why are frozen yeast banks kept in 15ml test tubes? Wouldn't it be better to make them in say a 50ml tube. Wouldn't you need to do multiple step starters to get the cell count up in the 15ml tube compared to the 50ml one? I want to...
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    Removing Sulfur Post Fermentation

    Hello! I made a Dunkelweizen with Wyeast 3068 - Weihenstephan Weizen fermented at 62f for 6 days then rasied up to 70f for about 5 days now with no reduction in sulfur smell. I started to cool it back down now because the diacetyl rest is doing nothing for it. I took a sample last...
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    Magnetic Pump From AliExpress...

    Anyone buy one of these pumps from AliExpress? Seems like a really good deal but curious if someone has used them or not. Price would be less then half from what i can get it for...
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    2 Vessel Setup Help - Need Your Opinion (Electric)

    Hello, So I found a pretty good deal on a 16g stainless pot that comes with a 3 piece ball valve and a 2" thermometer. It has the option to add extra weldless holes but this is were I cant be sure what I need. I was thinking a 2 vessel system (1-MLT, 1-BK) The plan was to punch a...
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    Need Some Help With Recipe

    Hello!! So about a year ago i bought some grains to make an Spruce Amber Ale...only problem was i cant find the recipe i had got it from and have the grains but don't know what hops to use with it. Here is what I have; Grains 11 lbs - Marris Otter .8 oz - Honey Malt .8 oz - Flaked Oats...
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    Spruce Beer Recipe...Whats your Thoughts?

    Had this posted in the recipe section with no luck, will try it here! Hello, This spring (I know, its far away) I plan on trying to make a Spruce beer with the spruce tips. I found a recipe and want to know what your thoughts are on it. It also has no hop additions so I'm guessing the...
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    Spruce Beer Recipe...Whats your Thoughts?

    Hello, This spring (I know, its far away) I plan on trying to make a Spruce beer with the spruce tips. I found a recipe and want to know what your thoughts are on it. It also has no hop additions so I'm guessing the spruce makes up for that. All Grain Recipe 11 lbs - Maris Otter...
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    Something Odd With Starter

    Hello, I made a starter yesterday with a Wyeast London ESB 1968 everything seemed to be fine but the yeast pack did seem a bit chunky. Well i came home from work and my starter now looks like the following video and pictures. Any idea what happened? Is it still good to use? Thanks...
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    Priming Sugar Question

    Hello! Back in January I made a Russian Imperial Stout (5G) and then transferred it to the secondary with coffee. So it have has beed sitting for 7 months now and I was planning on bottling it but I have some questions. 1. Has it been sitting too long for the priming sugar to work? 2. How...
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    Need Help Reducing The hops In An IPA

    Hello, I had bought the White IPA from AHB thinking i would like the extra hop flavor but this week I went out and bought a local brewery's IPA and wow, way to much hops for my liking. This White IPA is for a June fishing weekend with the guys so I want it to be tolerable by...
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    Will These Temps Work For A Lager Fermentation

    I tried posting this in the fermentation section with no luck, so I will Try here. I am planning on using my keg mini fridge to ferment an Octoberfest Lager on Monday, but I'm not sure if the temp will work. Im guessing that it will, but just want some input from the pros. The bottom of the...
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    Will This Work For A Lager Fermentation?

    Hello all, I am planning on using my keg mini fridge to ferment an Octoberfest Lager on Monday, but I'm not sure if the temp will work. Im guessing that it will, but just want some input from the pros. The bottom of the fridge is 43 and the top of the Carboy is 50. (6-10C) The yeast...
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    Making a starter...first time

    Hello all, So this Sunday I am making an Octoberfest Lager. After making 5 beers from liquid yeast and not using a starter I read that you should every time. So I have some questions.... 1. Will this get me a better taste due to the faster fermentation? 2. I will be using a 1.5 litter...
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    Need Help Reading a AHS Recipe

    Can someone tell me if the recipe that I got from AHS is correct? seems that it only wants me to do a 30 min boil? I thought they were all an hour at least, going to need that to boil off 1.25g. Also the reason i am asking is because it states no bittering hops, just flavor hops. the recipe is...
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    Is this a good keg for brewing in?

    Hello all, I found this keg on Kijiji and was wondering if it a good keg for brewing? I really don't know what to look for in a Keg, size, shape, etc. http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-Stainless-Steel-Beer-Keg-W0QQAdIdZ369718210 Thanks for the help!
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    What Model Of Mini Fridge for Kegs?

    Hello all, I am heading down to Grand Forks Monday morning and I am planning on picking up a mini fridge if I can find a good deal. The only problem is that I don't know what model works the best? Or even what features it has to have, size etc. I tried looking in the other threads but...
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    Lager Fermentation Questions

    Hello, So I made my first lager 2 days ago (AHS Sam Adams Lager Clone) and now im worried I did a few things wrong. I pitched the yeast when the wort temp was about 69-70F. I then left it there till the next morning, where i moved it to the coldest place I could find in the house which...
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    Liquid Yeast Storage Temp Question....Still OK?

    Hello all, Well I bought a AHS extract kit from them them on the Feb. 1st. and I picked up the kit today from a parcel drop off place. The yeast was shipped with a cold pack for the yeast but there is a good chance it was at room temp for about 5 days. Is the yeast still good to use...
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    What Caused This?

    So today is day 16 in the bottle. I got home from work this morning and put one in the fridge for tonight. I went to take it out and looked way more cloudy then when I put it in. So I went and grabbed a warm one and yup....the warm one is more clear. The beer is a Prairie Wheat. So what...
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    Keg Cooling

    I want to get into kegging my beer but I won't have a fridge to turn into a kegorator for quite some time. So beside's keeping a few beer glasses in the frezzer....there is not much else I can do to get a cold beer is there? Thanks!
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