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    Yeast cake from secondary?

    my friends and I are planning on brewing our 1st 10 gallon batch of a porter. Rather than making a starter, I am wondering if I could just use the yeastcake from the 2ndary of an irish red that I made 2 weeks ago. I am using the same yeast, but not sure if being in with the irish red would...
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    How to get Bazooka tube onto FLYGUYS cooler MLT

    I have the "T" bazooka tube. Its not threaded, but I wanted to know if anyone knows the best way to attach this to the FLYGUY MLT. I don't mind if I have to solder it, I just want it on there nice and snug so it doesnt come off and ruin my day. Thanks! Chris
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    Getting the bug again...need some suggestions if you would

    I haven't brewed in a long time because me and the lady bought a house last year and all my time and $$$ have been going toward that. Anyway, I dug up a lot of my old equipment and I am thinking about what I could do. I have a 10 Gallon cooler, a keg I need to get the top cut off, a couple...
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    Gelatin + Cold Crashing

    I just added Gelatin for the first time to a brew. Made a blond for football season and want it to be super clear. I used a whirfloc tablet during the last 10 minutes of the boil...and just added gelatin to my 2ndary...should I cold crash it now or will that interfere with how the gelatin...
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    Cost of Brutus 10 Type?

    Im thinking about building myself a present this fall...just curious who has built one of these systems and an estimate of cost. Also, is there any optional gadgets that anyone would highly recommend as being useful. Thanks! Chris
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    S-05 or Nottingham for Blond?

    Well, making my first batch of the season today..ready to get the keg going for football season. I figured I would make a nice easy-drinking blond to start. I have a few yeasts..S-04, S-05, and Nottingham. I was debating which yeast would give me the best results with a blond. Any opinions?
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    Can it be salvaged?

    I accidentally left two carboys with an Irish Red and German Dunkel in my closet over the summer. It got pretty hot (90+) in there over the summer and when I tasted it and checked the FG...the FG was where it should be (1.012), but it had that really hot...sweet taste to it. Is there anything...
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    Dunkelweizen Recipe

    Im brewing with a guy I know on friday. He wants to do a Dunkelweizen. I made one last year with extract that came out really good. Here is a recipe I came up with in Beersmith. Any suggestions are always welcome. Do I have to step mash this one? Thanks 6.00 lb Wheat Malt, Dark (9.0 SRM)...
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    OK, got together Red Ale recipe. Mash temp + Check please!

    OK, I never made one of these, but I did some reading and put together a recipe. Please check it out and comment/suggest. Thanks! 10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 86.88 % 0.50 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.34 % 0.38 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain...
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    Help with Red Recipe

    I told my cousin I will make him some beer. He enjoys Moretti Red or Murphy's red ale. Anyone tried any of these or have a clone of either? I read the Moretti Red is pretty malty, never had either though. Im gonna go get some today though so I can decide what to make. Thanks for your time!
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    clarifying

    Ive done a few AG batches thus far. They have all surpassed any of the extracts Ive made by far, but the only thing I cannot get is that they seem to be cloudy. I made edworts Haus Pale a few weeks ago and cold crashed it for 7 days when fermentation was finished, but its still cloudy. It...
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    Ruby Tuesday...

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    An 8% Edworts Pale Ale....?

    I had an Imperial American Pale Ale a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I have a kegerator in my poker room (I have a building with a tattoo studio downstairs..a garage w/ a finished room attached that is my mancave...and an Apartment upstairs)....but I just picked up a kegerator for my...
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    Stout Recipe Check

    Trying to figure out a stout I can use as a house stout recipe...any suggestions or comments are appreciated! Thanks. Chris 7.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 68.29 % 1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 9.76 % 1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 9.76 % 0.75 lb Roasted...
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    Edwort's Pale??

    I have a 55lb bag of belgian pilsner....anyone ever try Edworts recipe with that grain instead of the 2-row? I would like to try this recipe but want to hear if anyone tried this before I go ahead and do it.
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    blowoff question AG vs. Extract

    Ive done 2 AG batches so far. I did a dry stout recipe from this forum a couple weeks ago and a Belgian Wit yesterday. Ive had 1.051 OG for both which is what they were supposed to be. I used 1000ml starters for both and I have noticed that there is hardly any blowoff on them as opposed to...
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    Ruby Tuesday...

    Went in to Ruby Tuesday in a hurry to a Sabres game. Pleasantly surprised they actually had DogfishHead 60 IPA on tap....who woulda thought!
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    Syrupy fermentation

    I have a problem with an oktoberfest....its been 17 days and the gravity is only down to 1.023. Also...it is viscous...almost like cough syrup but not quite that bad. Any ideas what could have caused this or how to fix it?
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    Belgian ??

    I have a couple of Belgians nearing completion....a triple and a golden strong. I know I am supposed to bottle condition them but since I got the keg setup its so damn tempting to keg it instead of bottle it. Anybody every try kegging one of these? If so...how did it come out?
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    What was I thinking.....

    Wanna hear something funny??? I never even REALLY liked bear or appreciated it until I started learning about it and attempting to make it. I think I've been at this for a few months now...I haven't a clue why I got into it in the first place! All I can remember is that it was our first...
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