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    Seltzer Water Questions

    I have started carbonating some water in a 2.5gal keg. It is in my keezer set at 25lbs, and temp is 36 degrees F. Hopefully that is good for the carbonation, but if not please let me know. I have two questions: How long will it take to carbonate, and how much beverage line should I use? The...
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    Clone Needed

    Does anybody know of a clone for Founders Blushing Monk? I love the tartness and sweetness of this beer.
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    Private Well Water Results

    I just purchased a house that is on a private well. I have never had a well before, so it is all new to me. Below are the results I got from a sample I sent to Ward Laboratories. This is straight from the well with no filtering or adjustment of any kind. How good is this for brewing? Do I need...
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    Alcohol By Volume?

    How do you figure your ABV when you add fruit into the secondary? OG was 1.068 and FG was 1.009 so I know I have at least 7.74%, but if the added sugar in the fruit ferments then there is no way to compute. Does anyone know a way, or is it just a guess?
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    WLP655 Belgian Sour Mix (80-85 degrees)

    White labs suggest fermenting this yeast at 80 to 85 degrees. Has anyone ever done this? If you have, did it seriously blow out of the blow off tube?
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    All Brett Fermentation

    Has anyone ever fermented with all Brett? I am making a Sour Belgian Blonde that uses all Brett. I am using WLP645 Brettanomyces Claussenii in the primary for a 5 gallon batch. OG 1.060 to 1.065 Will I need a yeast starter if so how big?
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    Wyeast #3787 not starting

    I sure this has been asked before, but here we go. I brewed a Dubble on Sunday that was 1.081 and pitched the yeast when the wort was 71 degrees. I used Wyeast #3787 Trappist High Gravity. I did not make a starter I just smacked the pack 4 or 5 hours before pitching it. It was 7 months past the...
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    Motorized Grain Mill

    How do i connect my pulley to my Barley Crusher? The pulley i am going to use has a 1" bore, and the Barley Crusher has a 3/8" (I think). Thanks in advance for any info you can give me.
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    Mash Tun for All Grain Test Batches

    Has anyone built a small mash turn for all grain test batches. I have been tinkering with test batches so I don't spend too much money on what could be a bad recipe. I was thinking I need something about 3gal in size too hold the grain and water. I shoot for 2gal in the pot, so I can end up with...
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    Adjust pH for Strike water of in Mash?

    Just qurious what most people do. Should I adjust the pH of my water before I start so I will have it for my strike and sparge? Or shold I adjust it in the mash? I have been having some water issues with my tap water, so I am going to try 100% RO water next.
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    Glacier Water Dispenser

    Has anyone ever used the Reverse Osmosis water you can get from the Glacier Water dispensing machines for brewing? I was wondering what the ph of that water was. Does it just depend on the water source they get it from, or do they adjust for ph?
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    Acidic/sour taste?

    I never had this problem until I started all grain. My brews have this acidic/sour taste to them. Some are stronger than others. The only changes that I can think of in my brewing process are that I went to a larger boiling pot that is aluminum instead of stainless, and I use a large plastic...
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    Which Freezer?

    I am trying to decide if I should make my keezer out of a large upright freezer or a chest freezer. Does anyone have pros and cons on either option?
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    Camp Chef 2 burner stove High/Low burners

    I know talking about btu's has been done on this forum over and over again, but I have a specific question. After reading a lot of the previous forums about btu's I have come to this conclusion, and want to know what y'all think. This burner combo comes with a 30,000 btu, and a 60,000 btu...
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    I started a batch of Porter two weeks ago. I pitched the liquid White Labs yeast when the wort was still a little to warm. I know that was my first mistake. The yeast was also past the best use date, and I didn't make a starter. That was my second mistake. My third mistake was I only waited 2...