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    Kiwi Pilsner

    That sounds like a good idea to me, thanks.
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    Kiwi Pilsner

    A friend of mine and I are going to be brewing a Pilsner this weekend with some kiwi. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for some good specialty grains and malts to use We're going to be kind of winging it so any suggestions would be great...thanks. Also, hop ideas we want a medium to...
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    Dirty Bottles

    I've had quite a few gunked bottles from drinking too many homebrews and forgetting to rinse them out before I went to bed. However a day before I bottle I just mix up an oxiclean solution with water (semi generous on the oxiclean) and pour it into each of my gunked bottles and let it soak...
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    Am I Completley Screwed?!?!?

    Just finished brewing a belgian white, cooled the wort and pitched the yeast and all that jazz, as I was putting in the rubber stopper in my carboy it popped through and sunk. Can i Leave it there with no affects on flavor, fermentation, etc. or do I need to get it out. It was 150% sanitized...
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    Any Kegerator Suggestions?

    I just got a kegging system for Christmas and I love it. however I am keeping it in my basement to keep it chilled and I can't do that in the summer obviously. Just wondering if anyone on here knows what the best deal for a homebrew kegerator would be. I want it to be able to hold 2 corny kegs...
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    Cider Questions

    I have brewed a few batches of beer now and wanted to try and quick and dirty cider recipe i found on the internet, which was 5 gallons apple juice, 5 cups of sugar, (I added half tablespoon of cinnamon) and champagne yeast. It has been in the primary for nine days now and I took a second...
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    Guerilla Brewing: Is it my bucket or the yeast?

    Krausen is the thick foam that forms on the top of the wort while its fermenting, as the beer finishes its primary fermentation, the krausen dissipates.
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    Broken Hydrometer

    Just out of curiosity what do you guys think on how long I should leave it in the secondary
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    Broken Hydrometer

    My O.G was 1.09, there is a LOT of grains, and malt in this recipe
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    Broken Hydrometer

    So, I was going to take some Final Gravity readings on my brew over the weekend but my hydrometer dropped and broke. I called my Local Homebrew Shop, which is 45 mins. away, closes at 5 and it was about 4:45. They said if it has been 7 days for this brew Its okay to go to the secondary. It is...
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    Adjunct to my recipe

    Okay, I think for this beer, I'll tone down slightly on the hops, and add frozen fruit to the secondary like advised, how much should I add to a five gallon batch?? and wont the fruit go bad/rotten inside the secondary if it sits there for a few weeks?
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    Adjunct to my recipe

    Alright, so what you guys are saying is add the honey when i put my beer into the secondary? And if honey/maple will only give it a hint of flavor any ideas on fruits or anything else to give it flavor, the problem is I want my girlfriend to drink beer but she for some reason thinks "regular"...
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    Adjunct to my recipe

    I just purchased an american cream ale kit from the local brewshop and I thought either honey or maple syrup would be delicious with this style of beer. I was wondering if this is a good idea with this style, and if so, how much of one or the other should I put in, when does it go in during the...
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    It has been a long time

    Alright, I was getting nervous only because the first batch was done its rigorous fermentation stuff in about 10 hours
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    It has been a long time

    I signed up on this site when I brewed my first batch of beer about 6 months ago. Then I hit final exams in college, had to move and started a new job. Now, I am settled and ready to take all this stuff SERIOUSLY! I brewed my second batch last night. It was an unhopped kit, unlike my first...
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    First Taste of my first Brew!

    I just tasted my first beer a few days ago (conditioned for 2 weeks) and it was DELICIOUS! not very potent. I think i will let it sit one more week to see if it gets any better. The only problem is evacuation process of the beer can be quite messy (if you catch my drift) does this mean i did...
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    Secondary, 3 Weeks in Bottles!?!?

    Alright, the fermentation was done, there were no more bubbles coming from the fermentation lock, I talked to a craft brewer that comes into the grocery store where I work and he said the first hydrometer reading of 1.04 is probably wrong because I did not wait for the wort to cool long enough...
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    Secondary, 3 Weeks in Bottles!?!?

    ALright in my last thread I was told 1 week in a primary, 2 weeks in a secondary, and 3 WEEKS IN BOTTLES? Thats when I started noticing everyone's little signature's with their posts, first off what is a secondary, I was told if i dont use one it's okay but im just curious as to what it is, and...
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    My first ever Batch of Beer, am i doing it right?

    Thanks everyone for the helpful comments, I put the fermentation Lock on saturday afternoon,(had about 2 1/2 days with airtube) however I did not realize the comments about the airtube to be in sanitized water until a day or two after i put the blowoff tube in, Is there a chance i have a...
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    My first ever Batch of Beer, am i doing it right?

    I dont have a 4 gallon batch. its 5 gallons total, according to the book i've been reading it said put in 3 gallons of cold clean water, add your wort, then top off to the five gallon mark with more clean cold water.d
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