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    CO2 Charger Question

    I've seen a few threads on how to safely hook up a co2 canister to a corny keg, but I'd like to see if anyone has tried this method out before. I understand it is recommended to hook up the charger to the ball/pin lock QD only after the QD has been connected to the keg, thus releasing any...
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    Grain Crush Too Fine?

    I just bought a new (cheap) drill, which didn't have the torque to drive my malt mill at anything but very high speed (probably over 500 rpm). I think my crush came out a bit too fine, but wanted to know what anyone else thought. I've used these rollers before with this gap setting, and (iirc)...
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    Anyone have a recommendatiin for a good book on hops?

    I'm looking to do some reading to edumacate myself a bit on hop types, what to look for when selecting hops for recipes, etc. seems like there are a lot of options when i look online... Does anyone have one or two they like in particular? Thanks!!
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    Olive Oil Instead of O2

    Looking for some feedback on anyone who has tried this... I've only read up a little on this so far... for a 5 gal batch, it sounds like less than a drop of olive oil could replace wort aeration. One thing I read indicated that a New Belgium study used 300 mL OO/4500 L yeast. So for a 5...
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    Airlock Plug in Carboy

    I can't believe I'm going to admit to doing this, it feels so dumb... I finished brewing a wheat this last weekend, and somehow managed to push the rubber plug for my airlock into my 6 gal glass carboy. I had the airlock floating in a bucket of sanitizer prior to plugging, and it apparently...
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    Inconsistent Refractometer Readings

    I got a refractometer recently and have been getting some inconsistent readings, I think probably due to my method of taking a sample... I've been trying to take a well-mixed sample for my pre- and post-boil readings, but seem to get different readings for the "same" sample (+/- 0.005 or...
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    High Water pH

    Hi all, I initially had this in the AG topic section, but was directed here (still pretty new to the forum, sry)... I'm about to do my first AG batch this weekend... I was looking at the water report today, and it tells me that the water pH is 9.7. That seems relatively high to me -...
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    Water High pH

    Hi all, I'm about to do my first AG batch this weekend... I was looking at the water report today, and it tells me that the water pH is 9.7. That seems relatively high to me - should I be concerned about my mash pH with my basic water? Should I add phosporic acid or something of the like to...
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    Fly Sparging and Hitting Boil Gravity (New AG Brewer)

    Hello, this is my first post and I'm looking at doing my first AG batch here shortly so bear with me, this may be a stupid question... I've done multiple extract brews over the last 5 years or so, have read Palmer and am now ready to give AG a go... I've purchased the equipment I need to make...
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