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    Beer tastes earthy

    Hi everyone. I'm having an issue with my hoppy beers which I use distilled water and add minerals to the strike water. All of my beers have been tasting pretty minerally/earthy and harsh. I wanted to know if I'm adding too much or too little salts to my water. I'll use 8 gallons of distilled...
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    Too many hops?

    I just brewed an IPA tripling the typical weight of hops I throw in and 10 days after brew day it has a big unpleasant hot alcohol and phenolic flavor/aroma. I cannot begin to figure out how I'm getting this flavor. Here's the recipe/process: All Deer Park water with Gypsum/NaCL added to...
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    Pennsylvania DudaDiesel Plate Chiller

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    Any reasons why combining an o2 regulator, a disposable o2 tank, vinyl tubing, and an air stone wouldn't work to oxygenate my wort ?
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    Pennsylvania DudaDiesel Plate Chiller

    I'm selling my B3-12A 30 Plate, DudaDiesel Plate Chiller. It has 3-4 batches through it, flushed back and forth several times in each direction after use. I tried gravity feeding this thing but you really need your wort making several passes to get it down to pitching temp. Gravity feeding it...
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    Help with my water

    Hi everyone, I've been brewing for 8 months, 5 extract batches and 6 all grain. I've been reading a lot and listening to the BN everyday on my long commute but haven't dove into the plethora of info on water yet. I was wondering if you guys could help me with how to tweak my water to make a nice...
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    Help with my water

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    Batch sparge volume and boil off

    I'm new to AG and still getting used to my system (10 gal boilermaker and 10 gal Rubbermaid MT, 5 gal batches). I use BeerSmith for my batch sparge volumes and it always tells me to mash in X gal, wait an hour, then add Y volume for say a total of 3 gallons for first runnings. Then I sparge and...
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    Plate Chiller

    Hi everyone, I just brewed my 4th AG batch and 8th overall. Ive been using a 30 plate Dudadesiel chiller for my last 3 batches. I never get good cooling out of it. Its a gravity fed setup which hasn't clogged on me. Tonight my ground water temp was roughly 80* and after 2 passes in 20 minutes, I...
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    Short term ferm temp change

    Hi everyone. I usually use the water bottle method for my ferm temp control but I moved into a new house with a very cool basement. First 24 hrs the fermometer read 61-62 and I was worried about being too cold and getting poor attenuation so I moved it to my upstairs bath tub. The next day after...