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  1. Coldies

    Closed transfer with beer gas

    I’ve got a large bottle of beer gas (75% nitrogen and 25% CO2) and was wondering if anybody has used this to do a closed transfer. I’m not a scientist by any means but I’m pretty sure nitrogen is an inert gas and should be fine. Thoughts?
  2. Coldies

    Barn wood kegerator remodel

    So after reading a lot of threads and looking at a lot of pictures I'm going to do a little remodel of my two tap kegerator. It can hold two 5 gal corny's with a 2.5 gal on the hump. I have a collar on it right now with my two perlicks and has served me well so far but my plan is to make it...
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    Cheap DIY Cold Smoker!

    I posted about this and thought I would do a quick write up about it since it's really simple and very cheap. Cold smoking is basically smoking without the heat. Cheese is the first thing that comes to mind needing to be cold smoked but you can do just about anything. I originally built this to...
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    Got some goodies on Sunday

    There is a local german butcher shop / breakfast, lunch, and dinner place down the street from me called "Tip Top Meats" They have a great menu and we usually go there at least once a month to eat. This last Sunday I went to there wine/beer area and was blown away at there selection. They have a...
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    Single Tier RIMS Build

    Since I moved from extract about a year and a half ago I have been brewing on a 2 vessel stand that I made out of 1" stock. It worked great for the time being. A friend of mine is just getting into AG brewing and I offered to help him build a stand, after designing it I figured why not make one...
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    Smoking some grains tonight!!!

    As most of us know tis the season for Alaskan brewing company's annual release of their smoked porter. If you have never tried this beer than shame on you, and grab some while you can. I personally love smoked porter's rather it be with peat malt or rauch malt, both grains have their place in my...
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    AG Black Butte Porter clone confirmation

    Okay I have seen 2 different recipes for this beer and was wonder if anyone can clarify which of the 2 would be closest. Recipe # 1 OG 1058 FG 1012 37 IBUs 27.6 SRM WLP002 90 minute boil [Tasty always does a 90 minute boil, he says it works better for his system] 10.58 lbs pale...
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    Smokey stout recipe ???

    Hey fellas. Im trying to throw together a stout with a slight smoke hint to it. let me know what you think. 10 lbs English 2-Row 1 lb Roasted barley .25 lb black malt 1 lb English crystal 150 (if I can find it) 1.5 oz Peat malt .75 oz challenger 60 min .50 oz first gold 15 min...
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    1.7 mini fridge / ferm chamber opinions please !!

    Okay so here is the deal, I have a ferm chamber I built a few months back and its great but It gets really old putting frozen water bottles in there all the time. My ferm chamber is built where I store all my brew stuff, its the middle rack of a 3 level garage storage shelfs. I basically put...
  10. Coldies

    What should I brew next?

    Okay fellas gotta ask for some help here. I have Willamette's, EKG, and some cascade hops in the freezer. I have Wyeast Pacman yeast that I have never tried before and excited to use it. On to my question, what should I brew that this yeast will be good with? Just for a little backround I...
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    So who's brewing this 4th of July weekend and what?

    I'm going to do a wheat beer. Wife loves 'em so why not. Easy summer drinking beer and should be ready in time for my B-day in August. 2 row wheat carapils Cascade Whitelabs WLP001 or Wyeast 1056 Gonna call it "Uncle Sam's wheat beer" even though I would picture him drinking a...
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    Imperial stout question

    I'm going to be making a 2.5 gallon batch of an imperial stout. I plan on leaving it in the primary for a month or 2 and then bottle aging until November for a friends wedding. Its basically a clone of Great Divides Yeti Imperial Stout. When I went to my LHBS to pick up the grain they did not...
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    New RIMS ready to go...

    First I want to thank P-J for all his wiring help and sawdustguys RIMS for dummies tutorial. Its not everyday that a total stranger would go out of his way to answer questions, but he did. so THANK YOU P-J. I have a single tier cooler MT AG set up with a pump, yadaydayda. I needed to tinker...
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    When is it to late to add Black Strap?

    I brewed a AG Porter last weekend that called for Black Starp Mollasses and I skipped it cause I couldnt find it. Well I found it tonight and am wondering if I could add it now? Any thoughts on how this could be achieved? Or should I just use it next batch?
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    Beer gas proven carbing method

    Good morning HBT'ers, I know there is a lot of discussion on how to carb your stout beer with co2 and once it's carbed to the desired amount 1.5-2.2 how you then put it on beer gas but I wanted to hear from some of you guys on what your method is as far as what PSI do you put it on and most...
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    Craigslist score

    I browse my local craigslist here and there and yesterday found a add titled "Guinness tap handles" being a Guinness lover I opened it up and the guy had 3 tap handles for sale, 1 of the standard pint handle and 2 of the smaller ones were the logo sticks out, hard to explain but I have only seen...
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    Priming a keg opinions please

    So I have a converted chest freezer I just built that holds 2 kegs. The down time to carb my kegs was a little to long to be without some homebrew the first time I started to keg so I though I may as well build my pipeline by buying 2 more kegs a just prime them while I wait for my others to...
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    Broken reg!!!

    I'm a damn idiot. I will first start out by saying this. In the process of trying to connect my secondary reg to my primary (hard plumb) I stripped out the threads on my primary. So I ordered a new one with a 2 way coming out of it and threw to stripped reg to the side. Got thinking last night...
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    Do you remember trying your first beer you brewed

    I brewed an extract stone IPA clone and it has been in the bottles for about a week, I know it's still green but I tried my first one on Friday to taste the difference once it ages but I can happily say it was still awesome. The beer turned out great and I cant wait for it to age. I can finally...
  20. Coldies

    Force carb from beer outlet ?

    Hey fellas, had a quick question for the kegging veterans. Im about to keg my hefe after I finish my chest freezer conversion and wanted to run something by you guys. I spoke to a fellow home brewer and he mentioned that he force carbs his 5 gallon corny's by hooking up the gas at 12-14 PSI to...
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