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    Dropped Smack Pack in Wort

    I just got done brewing a weird hodgepodge recipe and I usually use dry yeast, but I had a smack pack in the fridge for a while and decided to use it. I forgot that I have to only cut one corner and I cut across into the pack, needless to say the smack pack popped out at the end and...
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    Berries in the boil

    So I have a bunch of berries I dried out last year and some that are fresh this year on the vine. I have a bunch of stray grains with the mains being wheat and two row so I can make a decent beer coulped with this German Wheat yeast. I have never done fruit before however and am wondering if I...
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    Hallertau Hops differences etc.

    So I'm at the brewstore today and I'm trying to get some ingredients and usually just get the Hallertau Leaf Hops from NB for my batches, but I didn't want to order online and this shop has all the grains I need. I forgot they don't carry Hallertau Leaf Hops. Well upon this transaction when...
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    Probably Paranoid but...

    In my latest batch which a sanitized bung did fall in, I have noticed that after the hops have fallen down there are what looks like two black hop leaves stuck to the side of the fermenter, has anyone experienced this before? I do not think it is mold or any impurity because I have seen it...
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    G#D Damnit!!! Rubber Stopper Fell in Carboy

    So I just finished brewing for five hours, pitched the yeast and the ONLY carboy stopper I had, Universal (hmm), fell in the carboy as I attempted to pull it out by the airlock as it fell beyond where bungs should fall. Has this ever happened to anyone? I imagine the beer should be fine as the...
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    Active Fermentation almost two weeks in...

    I have an odd question. I reproduced a beer that I enjoyed very much. However last time I fermented in a bucket for two weeks and the active fermentation (bubbles) in the airlock stopped at about 7-8 days if I remember correctly, ten at the most. This time around I am fermenting the same...
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    DIY Bucket Fermenters

    So I am going to invest in some 5 gallon buckets and make my own fermenters. I know this has been done in the past, well I need to know what size holes to drill for an airlock or grommet/airlock to fit in and where to get grommet if not available at my lhbs, but I think it would be. Also if I...
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    4 Gallon batches???

    So I am searching to get an inexpensive resolve to a mass quantity of fermenters to live out the American Dream and produce enough beer to drink for a year in a month or so. Well, I have seen that in my home area the best so far in terms of food grade buckets I can convert for the cheap to...
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    British Ale & other recipe questions

    So, as I was about to enter the recipe section for the first time I researched a bit before I came in regards to a beer I have just made and do not know what to say in regards to what I came across. Well, anyways this recent beer I made I used 60% Dark Wheat for it, not chocolate wheat but Dark...
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    6 AM and it just dawned on me...

    I did not shake the carboy to aerate before pitching the yeast, I know I shouldn't worry about this but such is life. I pitched about 4 hours ago and haven't seen anything yet, I must sleep now. I did pour the wort from a sanitized juice jug from the kettle to a funnel into the carboy, and...
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    Whole Leaf hops taken out of fermenter...

    So I brewed a beer that I fancy very much and am planning to make it again. However, the first time around I boiled the whole leaf hops and left them in. This made it very messy when stirring during the chill, and even a bit messy siphoning it into the bottling bucket. I just brewed a beer...
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    Bucket Crack!!! WTF!!!

    So I used a bucket for fermenting for the first time and I am going to remove the airlock from the top and I could not seem to pull it out. As I am doing this I realize in attempting to pull it out, a small line crack emanating from the circle for the airlock appeared from me trying to pull the...
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    Chocolate Wheat

    I was thinking I was going to get some red wheat but then opted for the chocolate wheat. I got 6 lbs. but reading some recipes it says that usually one pound is used. What if I use 4-6 lbs. of chocolate wheat with maybe some caramunich and or crystal and some two row for the rest??? Any...
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    Dry Yeast HELP!!! ASAP

    Boiling now so I need this answered asap, I was planning on pitching safbrew dry yeast WS-06 but I went to the website and it said I have to rehydrate I thought I could just sprinkle in how I usually do the liquid after I aerate. The website says to sprinkle and let sit 30 minutes and then...
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    Hefeweizen recipe

    So I was going to make a hefeweizen but accidently got 5 lbs of pilsner instead of 5.5 which was what the recipe calls for, I am going to use .5 lbs of caramunich to make up for this and then 5 lbs. of pale wheat, all belgium... what do you guys think of using the caramunich?
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    Summit India Pale Ale Labels/Sanitization

    So has anyone else been confronted with the problem of Summit bottles and their labels being incredibly stubborn to remove? I soak my bottles either in PBW or most recently oxyclean and the Hacker Pschorrs, Red Hooks, leffes, fat tires, goose islands all come off easy after a 24 hr soak...
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    Stir Plate DIY troubleshooting

    So I have all this equipment for build it yourself stir plate, only problem is I am not an electrician and have no electrical background. I have sifted through the threads here regarding homemade stir plates and have yet to find very simple directions to use wire connectors correctly and...
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    6.5 gallon fermenter

    So I am a new brewer and have a 6.5 gallon carboy, and I think a 7 gallon bucket. Not knowing that I would have to use yeast starters to up the yeast in order to ferment these bigger batch sizes I tried to go for larger tanks than the standard five gallon. As I am not an electrical expert and...
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    Part Yeast Part All-Grain Inquiry

    So I have brewed two batches and since stalled the brewery because I am not getting the desired results. I have been fermenting about 6 gallons of wort in 6.5 gallon carboy. At first I thought and probably was right that my crush was part of the problem in getting very low alcohol content in...
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    Carboy Brush/Cleaners

    So I have just soaked my carboy with PBW overnight, twice. I still have some hoppish/yeastish light brown residue at the top where the ring of the top settled. It is barely visible but I can see it. I do not have a carboy brush and did not think I would need one given the fact I hear so much...
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