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    Bachelor party Kolsch...transport questions

    Ok, so I am driving all the way from Atlanta to Kansas City (900 miles) in May for my friends wedding. I want to brew up a Kolsch and keg it and bring it to his bachelor party. I plan on brewing the Kolsch, lagering it for about a month, then transfering it to a keg, adding priming sugar and...
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    "Alchohol"y flavor

    Well, as I figured, my mistake of pitching my yeast into 100degree wort has resulted in an "alchohol" flavor. My question is, will conditioning mellow this out, or am I stuck with it? edit: It also some some butterscotch'y smells and flavors..also a product of high temp fermentation.
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    Question about keg conditioning

    It seems to me, if you condition in the keg, your beer will carbonate itself because the CO2 will not be able to get out of the keg. There is no airlock, so unless you have a leaky keg, you would get carbonation naturally. If that is the case, how do you control your carbonation?
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    Bottles that won't cap???

    So, I went to bottle my beer last night and had a weird problem. The bottles I got were bought from someone on craigslist (10$ for two cases...not a bad deal)...But they were kind of a mixed bag. About 4 of them were green, the rest brown...they were from about 3 or 4 different manufacturers...
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    Dry-hopping issue

    Okay, so tried my first dry hopping on this batch. I thought (incorrectly it would seem) that I could just toss some hops pellets in the fermentor, and they would just sink to the bottom over time. I checked my gravity and it was close to terminal...so I tossed them in. Been five days, so I...
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    My next partial mash Recipe...what do you think?

    Breakfast Stout (aka: Breakfast in a bottle) I've always been a fan of Oatmeal Stouts, Coffee Stouts and Cream Stouts... So in the spirit of (moderatley) extreme brewing I though..Why not combine all three?!?! Partial Grain Bill 4.0 lbs British 2-row 1 lb Flakesd Oats .5 lbs...
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    Did my first partial mash...

    ...and my first batch in 2 and a half years... So I used death brewers partial mash method The Recipe American Pale 3.5 lbs of Light LME Grain Bill 3.5 lbs pale malt .75 lbs 20L .5 lbs victory .5 lbs biscuit .25 lbs 80L 1oz Cenntnial @60 .5 oz Cascade @30 The mash part...
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    "Thin" walled SS pots

    So, I am going to get back into brewing...going to use deathbrewers partial mash technique. I have a chance to get some stainless steel pots for cheep through Amazon.com. They are the right size, but one of the reviews said the walls were thin, and had a tendency to scortch. I figure I can...
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    First Partial Mash Recipe

    So I am getting some equipment for Christmas to get back into brewing, and I have logged enough Extract/Specialty time that i am moving straight into pratial mash thanks to Deathbrewer's inspirational thread and pictorial. I was going to an oatmeal stout, but I decided something simpler would...
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    Using Bottled Water

    So...for christmas I am getting a partial mash setup for my kitchen (thanks deathbrewer for the inspiration!) The water out of my tap tastes nasty, I have been using bottled water for my extract/specialty grain batches. I know that when you step up to actually mashing grains, water chemistry...
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    Using Bottled Water

    Hey guys. I've been away for awhile...had to sell all of my brewing equipment...but times are better, and I'm ready to hit it again. I have been re-visiting my former brew day procedures and trying to fine tune them. I have been beaten to death with the idea that you HAVE to boil all the...
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    Force carbonating question??

    About 3 months ago I kegged a batch, and force carbonated it. I got about half way through and ran out of CO2...turns out I had a leak. Unfortunately the store around the corner that used to fill my CO2 tank closed. I just now found a new place...problem is, it has been sittng for three...
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    Rigging my fermenting fridge

    I just finished my Kolsch, and I tried to lager it for a few weeks. This is my first time attempting this with my ranco temp controller, but no matter how low I set it, the fridge never got below 40. I assume this is because the fridge itself has some form of temp controller...anyone know how to...
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    Rigging my fermenting fridge

    I just finished my Kolsch, and I tried to lager it for a few weeks. This is my first time attempting this with my ranco temp controller, but no matter how low I set it, the fridge never got below 40. I assume this is because the fridge itself has some form of temp controller...anyone know how...
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    Another "Is my beer ruined?" thread - frozen beer

    So I was lagering my kolsch. Starting two fridays ago, i slowly brought the temp down 5 deg per day. Last weekend, I had the Ranco Temp controller set on 36, but the thermometer I had in the fridge read 40. So I turned the Ranco down to about 34, and left it for a week. Apparently, there is...
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    My Kolsch is fermenting but...

    ...it smells like rotten eggs. I know that is normal for lagers, but is Kolsch yeast considered a lager yeast?
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    Immersion chiller question

    Hey guys. I haven't been around in a while. Hope everyone is doing well I have a question that hopefully someone can answer. I am trying to figure out a cheap way to chill wort rapidly down to 50 or below when I make my lagers. I have toyed around with the idea of buying another immersion...
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    Well here goes...

    My first brew in well over a year, due to my previous living situation, will go down today. Armed with all my new equipment, I will attempt to brew an American style stout.. Recipe to follow. :mug:
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    Merry Beer-mas

    Well, all of my christmas wishes have come true. Thanks to the wife and Mother in law, i have gone from THIS SET UP: Two 5-gallon bucket One 3-gallon pot One Auto-Siphon One Floating Thermometer One Hydrometer and a bunch of bottles to THIS SETUP One 32 quart stainless steel mega...
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    Tap-a-draft system question

    Okay, so I got all my new brew supplies for christmas. I received a tap-a-draft system. The instructions are very non-specific. My question is; Right now i am doing single stage, and am not sure how to accomplish conditioning with this system. Should I rack the beer into the 3 bottles and let...
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