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    Yeast washing questions

    I've dove through most of the yeast washing threads on this site and finally decided to give it a try. I poured 2 quarts into my fermenter. Waited 20 minutes and thought I could see the seperation of darker trub. Lighter yeast and a small line of beer. I used my racking cane to siphon...
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    Nestlé pure life purified water

    Has or does anyone used or use this water for brewing? My wife brought home a 5 gal jug because she hates our tap water. I tried a glass and I must say this water is delicious. It blows my tap water out of the water lol. Since I mostly do extract brews I don't think it would harm much and I'm...
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    More Beer M-80 IPA extract kit Q's

    Wondering if anyone has brewed this beer before. I purchased it a while back but did not know that it called for an addition of Oranges. I'm not into adding fruit and I'm honestly scared to do it lol. I want to know if anyone has brewed this without adding the oranges and if so, how it...
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    Fermentation lasting a long time

    So my newest batch has been bubbling for 8 days and counting. I've never had a batch show signs for more than 3-4 days. I'm seeing a burp about every 15 seconds. Not a strong one. Just enough to move the middle piece of my airlock up and let a bubble out. I did a few new things with this...
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    Plastic carboy's. Rookie mistake

    This is more of a forewarning for those that might be new and using a plastic carboy. Bottled a couple weeks ago and cleaned out my carboy the same day. Looking at my carboy today I noticed that I melted a bit of the bottom of the carboy where the hot water from my tap was hitting. I...
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    Cleaning carboy

    So I just bottled my first batch. Thank you to everyone who's responded to my questions that helped get me this far. I have a plastic 6.5 gal fermenter that I used. After dumping the trub (I know you can salvage the yeast but baby steps lol) I washed out the carboy. Took some hot water and...
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    Cleaning bottles

    Ok. So it's about time to bottle my first brew. So far things seem to have gone well (fingers crossed) I read my "how to brew by Palmer" and a couple web sites on how to do it. Seemed pretty simple but like the novice I am I continued to read more sites and threads and now I'm absorbed too...
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    First batch question.

    I'm making an Irish red ale. OG was 1.058. Recipe stated it should be between 1.046-50 2 weeks later I popped the cap for the first time. My FG is 1.019-20 That comes out to about a 4.97 abv recipe says it should be about 4.5 It tasted ok to me. Like flat beer. the wife thinks it tasts...
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    Airlock question

    So yesterday the airlock started bubbling. Everything was going smooth, the starsan/water mix I had in the airlock was kind of foaming out the top. This morning I wake and the airlock has amber color liquid in it. I assume it's the brew. Outside the top and around the neck of the carboy...
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    First brew, first question, yeast related

    Hello everyone. My first brew is going to be a Irish Red Ale It will be a partial boil Recipe calls for 7lbs of ultralight malt extract (liquid, in a bag) Steeping grains 1lb crystal 120L 8ozAbbey 8oz caramunich 2oz black roasted 2oz special b Hops 1.5 northern brewer...
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