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    Belgian Dubbel Vols - kegging

    So Im curious what others are doing with these belgian dubbels. Ive read online that belgian dubbels are typically 2.3-2.9vols here (and other sources) Carbonation Levels For Different Beer Styles - Home Brew Answers . I have a belgian dubbel that has been on tap now for 9days and set to 2.5...
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    When to cold crash belgian dubbel with WYEAST 3787

    So this is the first time Ive used WYEAST 3787. Had a volcanic fermentation initially but increased temps from 65-70 1 degree per day and that krausen was huge. Since this is first time using this yeast, I used my Tilt Hydrometer to let me know based on trends when it finished. See attached...
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    Stout recipe - advice please and questions

    Finally getting around to brewing this first stout. Im taking @Dgallo advice for a "standard" stout for the grain bill. My goal with this is to try the recipe without any secondary type flavorings and use just the grains so that I can see what it brings and modify from there on future batches...
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    Taprite Secondary regulator issue - please advise

    So I have a tap rite secondary regulator in my keezer with the polycarbonate bonnets and the regulator that I typically adjust lots because its a "spare" regulator has stopped being able to adjust pressure. I thought that the plastic bonnet was just stripped so I ordered and received (today) a...
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    Tilt Hydrometer software not locating the tilt

    brand new out of the box, I took my tilt hydrometer out of the tube packaging and placed it in distilled water in a pyrex glass so it floats freely. Downloaded the Tilt 2 app, location services turned on, bluetooth turned on. Yet the app just says "scanning for nearby tilts..." Am I missing...
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    White Labs yeast viability vs brewers friend discrepancy

    I am getting ready to make a yeast starter with WLP530. I used yeast man.com to show me the manufacturing date was 4/16/20. In brewers friend, with this date, it was estimated to have 50% viability. However, the white labs website shows that pure pitch viability of yeast at ~2.5months after...
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    Determining Conversion Efficiency in "All-in-one" electric systems

    The Question: when is the most appropriate time to take a refractometer reading to calculate conversion efficiency in all-in-one systems, before or after you lift the malt-pipe? I am a new brewer having started in january and I have the anvil foundry 10.5g system with recirculation package. I...
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    How to best clean floating dip tube attached to fermonster lid

    Hello all, I have a fermonster with modified lid with ball locks and floating dip tube. After brew days I always put the entire lid and floating dip tube in a bucket of HOT water with PBW and then rinse with hot water after a couple of hours. But due to hops/krausen/trub etc, the dip tube has...
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    WLP530 Abby Ale Yeast - how active is it?

    I am going to be brewing my first Belgian Dubbel and will be using WLP530. Ive never used this yeast before. OG estimate is 1.062. Planning on overbuilding my starter to harvest prior to pitching. Will be doing standard pitch rate of 0.75 on 64degrees of wort and let it increase temp...
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    hop utilization and wort gravity

    OK, I posted a question in a different thread but thought this would apply to all different kinds of beers, but is the current consensus that hop utilization is NOT affected by wort gravity? Ive read in HBT and other places that while Palmer originally stated that hop utilization goes down with...
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    Jalapeno Tincture Guidelines

    Hello all, my wife has requested me to make a jalapeño pale ale as one of her favorite spiced beers is Birdsong Jalapeño Pale Ale (Charlotte). While Im not the hugest fan myself of jalapeños/habaneros/spicy stuff in IPAs, I find this beer pretty good - not too much heat but definite jalapeño...
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    Brew United Website down?

    I use brew united because I am overbuilding my yeast starters by 100b cells to use for future batches. Unfortunately, it seems the website is down for some reason and I never downloaded the excel spreadsheet calculator. Does anyone have it they wouldn't mind sending my way?
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    Dual Fermentation Systems Build

    Im a new brewer having only brewed a total of 4 beers to date: 2 are currently kegged and 2 are in fermentation chambers. Having read, read, read about different fermentation setups/equipment ranging from the sexy SS conicals to standard glass carboys, this is what I went with. Really, nothing...
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    First Brew Day in the Books!

    Been planning my brewery for over 2 years, started putting it together this past summer with the keezer build, bought the anvil foundry 10.5g this fall, and completed fermentation system building less than a month ago. Until yesterday, I've only helped another long time homebrewer on his brew...
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    New Hoses in Keezer - clean/sanitize first?

    OK, this is a VERY basic and noob type of question. I am installing brand new hoses for gas and liquid in my new keezer build. Is it expected/neccessary to clean (PBW?) and sanitize (starsan) all hoses prior to installing them inside the keezer? For gas hose - I have the red BEVLEX 5/16"ID...
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    Spike Conical CF5 vs Flex+....

    Hello all, OK, I have read of the actual differences between the CF5 and Flex+ on spikes website and here. Trub Dumping/yeast harvesting obviously are advantages of the CF5 over the Flex+ (although i know I could scoop out trub/yeast after racking in the flex+) but I am NOT interested in...
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