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    Closed system transfer from carboy to keg: What you need

    I'm looking into kegging now! I'm going to get a kegerator with two taps, order some ball lock corny kegs but I'm having trouble figuring out what all I need for a closed CO2 transfer from my carboy to my keg. I'm ordering a kegerator, not putting one together so it's going to come with all the...
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    Edgestar Dual Tap Kegerator

    I've tried to look up a little info on this kegerator and found some but was wondering people's experience on here, if you have any. Is it a good purchase? I really want to start kegging but can't pull the trigger on it after hearing some reviews. I know you can make a kegerator 'cheap' but...
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    HELP! Fermentation chamber won't cool

    I recently bought a new fridge (about 8 months ago) and kept the old one to become my fermentation chamber. I use a Johnson controller to control the temp. The fridge is having issues cooling now. The fridge is about 9 years old. I live in SC and my fridge is located in my garage so it is...
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    Help me figure out what when wrong!

    So I sent a couple beers off for judging. I wanted to see what the judges were detecting since my last three IPAs have all come out very similar. The judges both found many esters, diacetyl and a slight alcoholic burn to my beer. Here's the recipe and vitals. 100% distilled water used BIAB...
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    Beer oxidized?

    Pre-bottling my beer has the exact SRM I want and tastes pretty good. Post bottle conditioning my beer is darker and lacks the hop flavor and aroma (mostly do IPAs). My two recent batches have been this way. I dry hopped with whole cone hops. The hops were a little old so they could have been...
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    Maine Beer Company Dinner Clone

    For those of you that might not get BYO, this is their shot at Maine Beer Company's Dinner that they put in their recent magazine. All credit to BYO for the recipe. I have not brewed it but wanted to share. 5 gallon/19L all grain OG: 1.07 FG: 1.007 IBU: 92 SRM: 8 ABV: 8.2% 14 lbs 2...
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    Recipe Critique, Lots of Late Hops

    Hey all, Would like to get any suggestions or confirm if this might work. Trying a lot, a lot of late hops to get a nice flavor/aroma and smooth bitterness IPA. I do small BIAB batches so I know it'll be weird to look at these numbers. I'm also experimenting on crazy/weird hop addition times...
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    Beer seems to taste nothing like before bottling?

    Hey all, I'll warn you ahead sorry for the long post but my beer seems to taste nothing like it did before I bottled. Was going for a big hop flavor IPA. I make very small batches, usually only 2.5 gallons, so I never have a lot of the same beer sitting around. Usually have very poor efficiency...
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    Dry hopping before fermentation done

    I just read an article in BYO about dry hopping before fermentation is 100% complete. BYO said it would be alright to throw in your dry hop additions when your yeast is about 90% attenuated. I dry hop in my primary to begin with but have always waited until the yeast has flocc'd and has had some...
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    Wyeast 1056 Fermentation Temp

    Here's a recipe I just brewed and it has come out a little more peachy than I would have like. I was actually going for a little more grapefruitty and piney on the nose and taste but got the peach instead. 4447 g 2-Row 83% 163 g Caramel 20 3% 163 g Carapils/Dextrine...
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    Water Chemistry for IPA's

    I've been homebrewing now for about 8 months and haven't really tapped into water chemistry. I want to start looking at it to make better beer, hopefully. I love making IPA's and I'm looking for a little advice with water chemistry. I've read up a lot on Homebrewtalk and other various websites...
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    Tasting Homebrew Sour Beer

    Looking for some advice/help. I brewed a sour beer 5 months ago and haven't checked on it yet or tasted it. I wanted to crack that bad boy open and give it a taste and see how it is. I've never brewed a sour before and have read up and heard that there will be this white film on top of the...
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    Reusing Yeast from Bottle Condition Beer/Harvesting Yeast

    I bottled a beer about a week ago and I didn't get a proper cold crash and a lot of the yeast got into the bottled beer. I want to try and save this yeast and reuse it but I'm grabbing this yeast from 25+ beers. Here's what I was thinking about doing and wanted to get some advice or suggestion...
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    Washing and Re-Using Pumpkin Ale Yeast

    Homebrewing world, I just wanted to pass along an experiment I had. I brewed a Pumking clone a couple of weeks ago, washed the yeast, and re-used it for an IPA. Yes, that's right I re-used a pumpkin ale yeast on an IPA. I also had some washed yeast from a previous IPA that I used as well. I...
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    Washed Pumpkin Ale Yeast Re-Used

    Homebrewing world, I just wanted to pass along an experiment I had. I brewed a Pumking clone a couple of weeks ago, washed the yeast, and re-used it for an IPA. Yes, that's right I re-used a pumpkin ale yeast on an IPA. I also had some washed yeast from a previous IPA that I used as well. I...
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    Noda Hop Drop N Roll Clone Idea

    I'm looking for a Hop Drop N Roll clone. I came up with one but would like to get any feedback. I've had the beer a couple of times and I looked up on their website information about their beer. On their website they use 4 malts: 2-Row, English base malt (which I'm assuming is like a Maris...
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    Pumpking clone-Getting graham cracker flavor

    Any recommendations on how to get the graham cracker flavor that is present in Pumpking without having to buy the graham cracker flavored drops. I heard you can use the graham cracker drops in the secondary but don't care to purchase that for just one beer. I've heard of mashing graham...
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    Figuring IBUs

    I use BIAB method for brewing and usually brew smaller batches than 5 gallon batch size brews. When I am figuring my IBUs for my brews I usually do it for a 5 gallon batch and then do a little additional math to figure it out for how big of a batch I want to brew. My first ever batch I...
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    BIAB strike water amount and yeast pitching

    Hey all, have a few questions for ya. I'm new to brewing and decided to jump right in with all-grain brewing. I've done one BIAB brew. Followed a clone recipe and cut it in half. I cut it in half because I do everything via stove top and am worried about getting a full boil. My clone's...
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