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  1. fatherbigfoot

    Exploding flask

    Well I really did it I just finished building my stir plate and was going to do my first starter on it so I measured out my DME added 2000ml to my 4000 ml Pyrex flask added a drop of de-foamer and my stir bar. I then put it on the electric stove top and commenced to boil. As the flask started to...
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    Love TSS2 vs stc 1000

    I'm going to be building a dual stage temp controller very soon. I will be using it for a fermentation chamber in my garage. Is there any substantial benefit from the love controller. Over the much...
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    World Expo of beer Frankenmuth MI

    Is anyone else going to submit a beer in the World Expo of Beer homebrew competition in Frankenmuth MI this year? If so what styles will you be entering? I will be entering a Sothern English brown ale my first entry into a competion.
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    WTB: dual primary co2 regulator

    I looking to build my first kegerator with two cornies and a two tap tower. I would like a dual primary co2 regulator so I can serve beer out of one keg while force carbing another. If anyone has one lying around that they could part with let me know.
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    Oberon Yeast

    I was drinking a Oberon by Bell's in Kzoo michigan the other day and noticed a lot of yeast in the bottom of my glass. So I used some of the extra DME i had laying around boiled a quart up and put it in a sanatized growler with the bottom inch and a half of my beer just to see if I could grow...
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    Worrying for no reason

    I brewed my a english pale ale last friday my first attempt at my own recipe after I brewed it I pitched two packets of nottingham and let it set in my warm apartment for 12 hours or so untill I started seeing bubbles in my airlock I then moved it down to my cooler basement. After I did that I...
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    Blueberry wheat beer please critique

    I would apriciate any thoughts on how to make this better you might have Type: Extract Date: 3/31/2010 Batch Size: 5.00 gal Brewer: Basement Brew Brewrey Boil Size: 5.00 gal Asst Brewer: Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Taters Equiptment Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse...
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    Why keep steeping grains off the bottom

    Im going to be brewing a english pale ale this evening I have about two pounds of specialy grains that I am going to be steeping before I start my boil. This will be only my second batch the first batch I make was a irish red ale and when I steeped my grains i put them in the sock (muslin bags...
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    An hour and 15 to boil

    So I decided to try and boil 5.5gallons of water on my electric stove to see how long it would take. After an hour and fifteen minutes i finally had a rolling boil. Will this long start time effect my beer in any adverse ways? I have heard about hear sticks will these help boost boil time I...