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    Spa Panel Wiring

    Okay, so here's the deal. I moved to an apartment so I'm trying to switch over to am electric fired kettle. I'm planning on running my three prong drier outlet to a spa panel, then going from the spa panel direct to a 3 prong (2 hots and a ground) heating element with a ssvr inline to control...
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    Yeast Starter No Drop In Gravity

    Title says it all. Made a 2L starter on Sunday, cooled to about 70 degrees, pitched my Wyeast 2206, and put it in my fermentation chamber. That was about 48 hrs ago, and SG is still 1.046. The wort itself is reading 50F, so it's not too cold. There's no visible sediment on the bottom, but...
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    Cloudy Star San

    I've used Star San for quite a while with no issues whatsoever. I just moved to Texas and bouth a new bottle though, when I noticed it got milky white when I mixed it with my new tap water. I've never seen this before, so I was wondering if anyone else had. It does not do this with bottled water...
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    Are off flavors from carbonation possible?

    I was wondering if anyone has experienced problems with nasty flavors being produce after your beer has been carbonated. I bottle carb and have been getting some nasty flavors after the beer has been carbonated. It's certainly drinkable, but not up to par. I made a stout and had no problems...
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    Can I get by with this pot?

    When I first got into brewing I bought what was advertised as a 7.5 gallon pot thinking it would be more than enough than the partial boils I was doing at the time and would be sufficient for a full boil somewhere down the line. Problem is the pot is only 6.5 gallons. It's way too late to return...
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    Did I contaminate my yeast starter?

    This morning I when I went to go check on my yeast starter, I found, much to my dismay that my 2 liter bottle I was using to make my starter was floating on its side in the water bath. Half the wort had spilled out. I'm positive it happened last night, fermentation was at its peak yesterday...
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    Can I switch fermentation vessels during primary?

    Right now I've got an ale brewing that's taking a littler longer than I anticipated. The krausen has fallen, so the vigorous stage of fermentation is over, but the SG is still around 1.025 or so. I know if I leave it that it will get down to the right gravity, but what are you're thoughts on...
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    Temperature Control

    I'm going to be brewing a pale ale this week. I've seen the temperature needs to be held at around 65. Unfortunately its about 80 or 90 down where I am. We keep the house between 75-80, depending where you are. I was thinking about putting the carboy in a tub of water with a few water bottles...
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    Bottle Selection

    Hi guys, I've been brewing wine for a while but haven't ventured into beer for concerns of bottling. Wine can be stored in mass quantities but not so much with beer. I was wondering if I could use some old miller twist off bottles and recap those, I saw somewhere that a bench capper would get...
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    Stuck fermentation?

    I think my fermentation has stuck. Though I'm not sure if that's the case because the same thing has happened on two separate batches of wine started two weeks apart. They both stopped at around 6% potential alcohol with two different yeasts, lavlin d47 and ec1118. I've used the later in the...
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    Beginner's Bad Luck

    Hi everyone, I'm on maybe my 5th or 6th batch of wine, so I guess you could say I sort of know what I'm doing, but not so much. Almost half have turned out as complete disasters, but I'm fairly certain this was due to sanitation issues, and utter stupidity on my behalf. I've had...
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