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    Emergency Beer Recipe Help!

    Sorry for posting this here, but it is of the most urgent importance! Due to a variety of reasons, I will have a very limited window to purchase my brewing ingredients from the LHBS and was wondering if this recipe would be good for a nice blood orange heffe! I don't like very wheaty ones, and...
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    Emergency Beer Recipe Help!

    Sorry for posting this here, but it is of the most urgent importance! Due to a variety of reasons, I will have a very limited window to purchase my brewing ingredients from the LHBS and was wondering if this recipe would be good for a nice blood orange heffe! I don't like very wheaty ones, and...
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    First Brew in 8 Months

    Been brewing beer since December 2009, but I slacked for much of 2011 and have not made a beer since last Christmas. I'm hoping to get back into things though as I've saved up plenty of bottles and have a gift certificate to my LHBS. Anyways.. I was hoping to make some sort of a blood red...
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    Disappointing 2nd Year Harvest

    I was under the assumption that any hops you get in the first year are a bonus, and once you reach the 2nd year, your hop plant will start producing lots of cones. In 2010 my then first year Cascade grew great and produced about 20 cones. This year, the same Cascade grew great again, but...
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    So disappointed in my beer tasting

    I went to this place in Boston that suppossseddlyy had like over 500 different varieties of beer. They had beer menus that were pages and pages long, double sided. The walls were lined with infinite numbers of different beer cans and bottles...I thought I was in heaven! So I tried to ask for...
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    Trimming a plant now?

    So I was a bad hoppie grower and I didn't trim the shoots to only 4-5 strong ones....as there were about 7 that all seemed to be growing the same rate for a while.....however recently I can see that there probably is 3 to 4 really strong shoots that are probably around 10-12 feet tall, while the...
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    2nd Year Hop Growth

    I've got a very healthy Cascade growing. It peaked at about 15 feet it's first year and produced about 25 cones. This year it's already nearing 2 feet tall. However there are about 20 shoots coming up from the ground this year, as opposed to 2 from last year. They're getting kind of tangled...
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    2nd Year Hops Questions

    This will be the 2nd year for my hops. A Cascade that did great last year and a Mt. Hood that didn't. So here are my questions: I have both plants in their own half whiskey barrels with the same soil I originally filled them with last year. It had some fertilizer in it, and I also added...
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    Oh what a difference 2 weeks make

    I had recently brewed a Christmas Ale back in early December and had let the beer bottles condition for about 3 weeks, and opened them up as part of our tailgate at the last Patriots game of the regular season on January 2nd (unfortunately there wouldn't be many games after that :( ) Upon...
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    All my beers smell the same

    I can smell the difference of beers in craft breweries and commercial breweries, but I cannot smell the difference between my own beers. I have made 4 batches now, all different styles. A Bavarian Heffe, an IPA, an American Amber, and a Holiday Ale, and every damn one has the same, somewhat...
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    Hop buying at this time

    Are there still any places that have large varieties of whole hops for sale? I've tried checking a few of the vendors here and the whole hop selection for this time of the year seems to be pretty small. Also, is it ok to buy whole hops now? I understand that the vendors take care to store and...
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    Will my hops even grow next year?

    I may have RDWHAHB'd too much. After harvesting, I didn't do anything to the hop plants. I didn't trim or prune or anything, and figured I'd just do it "later" or after the first frost. Well, we've had well below freezing temps for 2 months now, and have had a foot of snow fall on them. I have...
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    Tweaking previous recipe help

    UPDATED RECIPE: Thanks for all the help, and the calculator was good. Here's a recipe I could use, what do you think? Appx. Numbers: OG: 1.050 FG: 1.012 IBU: 21 SRM: 12 ABV: 5.1% 3 lbs Light DME 3 lbs American Vienna 2 lbs Dark Munich 1 lb Crystal 60L 1 oz Hallertau Tradition...
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    I've Always Wondered...

    Why do we have the terms ABV and proof? Is there a reason for it? The proof is always just double the ABV, so why name it twice? What purpose does it serve if you know the proof rather than the ABV? I mean, it's not possible to have a 40% vodka be 100 proof, so why say 40%/80 proof? And why is...
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    Vintage Homebrew?

    I made a brew that was supposed to be a Christmas Ale, but upon tasting the beer before conditioning it, it came as as WAY too bitter, and overpowers all the spices I used. I'm not even talking an IPA or IIPA bitter either, I'm talking like very exaggereted bitter. So I've heard that...
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    Beer Cities You've Visited

    Pardon me if this has been mentioned before, but I think it'd be fun to read what other Homebrewers do when they travel to cities. As for me, I've been to 3 major beer drinking cities of the world. Prague, London, and Boston (the city I live in). I tried the Pilsner Urquell in Prague, and...
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    A Homebrewer's Christmas

    Well it's officially been 1 year to the day that I've become a Homebrewer. Last Christmas me and my dad bought a kit and what a difference a year makes. I only made 4 batches in that time, last one conditioning now. However, I've completely fallen in love with it, and with craft beer. So...
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    How's This For A Holiday Ale Please

    This one's already fermenting since Monday, so a little late to ask now, but I just RDWHAHB'd, so tell me what you think! 4.50 lbs Muntons Dry Extra Light Extract 1.00 lb Muntons Dry Light Extract 1.50 lbs Caramel Malt 1.00 lbs Special Roast Malt 1.00 oz Magnum hops (12% AA) 60 min boil...
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    Brewing 1st Lager, and with Spices

    I've made 3 batches of homebrew since buying my kit, adn they've turned out great. They've all been Ales so far though as I don't have any temperature control to keep them cool. However now being up in Boston, the weather is getting cold and I have a room that isn't insulated which usually...
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    Pumpkin Ale

    Does anyone know what ingredients would be used to make a pumpkin ale? Or even a Pumpkin Lager or really really full flavored pumpkin spicey beer? I'm in love with Maines Shipyard Brewery's Pumpkinhead Ale, it's great, but I almost wish it was a little more flavored. Any suggestions would be...
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