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    Belgian Beer - Adding Sugar to the Fermenter Instead of the Boil

    Hello, I brewed a Belgian Blond today with WY1214 and decided to add my Florida Crystals sugar in the fermenter instead of the last five minutes of the boil. My concern is if the wort is going to foam up when I inject the sugar solution through the airlock hole? I tried to add sugar to keg...
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    Kveik Research

    Hello, I have been reading and listening up on Kveik yeasts. They are very interesting to me. I am looking to brew with one but would like some usage opinions before picking a strain. I am more of a West Coast fan than an East Coast fan, so that would be my first preference. I listened to a...
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    Texas Chillers!! - 2 Immersion, 1 Plate and 1 Super Coil!

    Hello, I have a bunch of chilling devices I would like to move to new homes. I have: 1 Shirron Plate Chiller - $50 1 50 foot 1/2" O.D. Copper Immersion Chiller - $40 1 25 foot 1/4" Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller - $15 1 - 100 foot 1/2 O.D. Submerged Copper Coil - $70 I had the Plate...
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    Texas Bayou Classic 10 gallon Pot with Admiral 3,500w Induction Cooker

    Hello, I am selling my Bobby M. modified Bayou Classic boil kettle with all of its tri-clover attachments (valve and output pipe) along with an Admiral 3,500w 240v Induction Cooker. $100 for the pot & fittings $110 for the Induction Cooker This is a great setup looking for a new home. Local...
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    lactobacillus Life Span and Brew Day Processes

    Hello, I wanted to ask some questions to the forum and hopefully this will help everybody overall. How long does lactobacillus from grain live outside of its host? Or does it have a host? Like many, I have some brew buckets that I use during the brew day. These either have grain in them or...
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    Screen/Filter Inside Primary?

    Hello, I was thinking about my fermentation setup and would like to do some dry hopping. I use a SS Fusti for fermentation and spund to kegs for finishing. My hope is to be able to dry hop with loose pellets in the primary but do not want any hop particles making their way into the service...
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    Help Me with a Sediment Issue

    Hello, I have started brewing with an Anvil Foundry and have come across an issue with wheat beers. Basically, there is too much mash sediment/particles falling out of the basket which causes the unit to protect itself from scorching and shut down. I do a recirc but the process is not...
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    Metal Buckets - Any Sources/Ideas?

    Hello, I have been looking for a metal bucket or two. I have some normal 5 gallon buckets but when I put chiller runoff water I feel them getting soft from the temperature. Also, just got an Anvil Foundry and the mash basket does not fit in a normal 5 gallon bucket to let drain empty before...
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    Anyone Direct Ordering Yeast Through their LHBS?

    Hello, I am about to bring this up to my LHBS and wanted to ask if anybody is doing this at their LHBS. Why aren't the LHB'S taking direct orders from homebrewer's for their yeast orders? I would assume they are ordering from the makers every week or two. The long time approach has been to...
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    Small Upright Freezer for a Pre-Chiller?

    Hello, I am looking to move to an immersion chiller from a different setup and was looking at ways to super charge the chilling power. I have a "post chiller" made of 50' 3/8" copper in an 8 gallon bucket which works great but am wanting to leave all of the break material behind and move to...
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    Help with Insulating the Bottom of my Sanke Keg

    Hello, I have a snake that has been around the block in many different roles. It is a bottom drain HLT now with 1/3 cut off of the top. I had a welder weld a 1' SS pipe for the bottom drain and three legs. It is great but I want to insulate the bottom to hold more heat in for fast temp...
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    Anybody use Omega Hefeweizen Yeast? OLY-021

    Hello, Just looking for any experience with the Omega hefe yeast. WPL300 vs Omega. Thanks.
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    New Belgium Trippel - Purposefully Different or Falling Short?

    I believe in drinking beer in country and giving it a chance to be its best. I also have been hearing more and more about the US becoming of a source for Belgian style brewing outside of Belgium. I recently picked up a bottle of New Belgium Trippel to see how this long standing US brewery...
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    Tilt Hydrometer - Can it Control a Fridge?

    Hello, I am looking at the Tilt device and was wondering if anybody knows or uses it to control a fermentation fridge? With the Pi functionality I thought this would be a possibility to use the temperature readings but do not know if I am off base or not. The $135 price is a little hard to...
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    Floating Dip Tubes vs Cut SS Dip Tube?

    Hello, I am moving to a spunding approach with a transfer at 1 plato left from the fermenter to the keg. I have purchased some of the fermentasaurus floats from MoreBeer but I have read some mixed reviews on their operation for kegging. Mainly foamy pours when the keg is full. Anyway, what...
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    Pressure Fermenter that is NOT a Conical or Keg?

    Hello, Just doing some research on pressure ferments and natural carbonation and seeing what type of vessels are out there. After watching a Fermentasaurus video I realized I do not need a lot of the engineering built into the product. All I really need is a container that can hold up to...
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    Are People Still Using the Baker's Yeast Method?

    Hello, I am researching LODO and am trying to find a way to not have to pre-boil 10 gallons of water. My brew days are long enough without needing to wait for more stuff to come up to temperature! I have read about people dosing with baker's yeast and dextrose but that was a year or two ago...
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    Mini Regulator as a Spunding Valve?

    Hello, I have on of these mini regulators that take 16 gram CO2 cartridges (as listed below) and was wondering if I hooked up an adapter, would I be able to use this as a spunding valve? I was thinking I could run the gas port into where the CO2 cartridges thread in and it would regulate the...
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    Does all Yeast Create Alcohol when Sugars are Present?

    Hello, This is a question for the biologists on the forum. I was wondering about yeast behavior. Does yeast always produce alcohol or are there strains that produce other substances or flavors? Can yeast be engineered to not produce alcohol or to produce other flavors? I know there are a...
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    1st Cider Tomorrow, A Few Questions

    Hello, Long time all grain brewer here that is making cider for his wife. I do not drink cider so I will be relying upon here palate for direction. She likes Euro ciders over American ciders. Magners is probably her favorite with traditional Strongbow as well. Favors tart over sweet. I...
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