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    Ginger Ale (kegged)

    More of the ginger punch and heat but also making clean up/brewing a little easier and somewhat, hopefully, more exact. Taking extraction with water out of the mix and using juice might be more consistent.
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    Anyone have a good Ginger beer recipe

    I've made two batches of ginger beer so far and my last one was the most successful. I've had terrible luck with bottle pasteurizing so I elected to ferment dry, stabilize chemically, and back sweeten. 13oz of fresh ginger, grated 5 lemons, halved 5lbs of white sugar 1 packet of Safale S-04 4g...
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    Ginger Ale (kegged)

    Has anyone used a masticating juicer instead of using blended/shredded ginger and stabilized the juice with campden? I'd like to compare the flavor of ginger beer that hasn't seen any heat vs. making a ginger tea.
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    Oh, it works fine for lower volume beers. I tried to bottle a ginger beer I brewed, which was at around 3 volumes, and the bottles lost most of their carbonation during bottling. I got the keg to near freezing, used 15 feet of tubing, chilled the bottles and beer gun, keg pressure turned down to...
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    I did see that video suggested but the other issue is that I live in a small apartment so a bigger piece of gear like that takes up valuable space that I don't have. I stopped brewing beer for a while due to space constraints. Right now I only do cider, mead, and soda because they take up less...
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    Thanks for the tips DuncB! I have looked at the WW counter pressure filler but the new price tag is a bit much for me to justify purchasing. However, spending money on the Blichmann, and then another ~$100 on one of the counter pressure fillers just to find out that I should have bought the WW...
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    Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

    My Blichmann beer gun isn't cutting it for bottling high CO2 volume brews and soda. Looking to try out a counter pressure filler to see if it works better.
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    Kegging and bottling at room temperature or another solution?

    Kinda what I figured Yooper. Looks like force carbonating and then chilling for several days prior to putting it in bottles is the best plan. Thanks!
  9. M

    Kegging and bottling at room temperature or another solution?

    I suppose I could keg warm and then use ice to chill the keg down at bottling time being at that point, setting pressure to keg temperature won't be as important.
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    Kegging and bottling at room temperature or another solution?

    I've brewed a batch of ginger beer to give as holiday gifts and I aim to stabilize with Potassium Metabisulfite and Potassium Sorbate and back sweeten before kegging and force carbonating then transferring to bottles to be given out as gifts. I have tried to back sweeten then pasteurize...
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    Decoction mashing with a one gallon BIAB batch. Possible?

    I did browse through a post a little bit ago that put forth the theory that doing a step mash in lieu of a decoction would produce the same result. I'll have to go back and do a little more reading. However, I'd like to try it the traditional way as well.
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    Decoction mashing with a one gallon BIAB batch. Possible?

    Thanks dmtaylor! Why did you decide that the protein rest wasn't required for that brew?
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    Decoction mashing with a one gallon BIAB batch. Possible?

    I want to try and brew a Czech Pilsner recipe and it requires a triple decoction mash. Not having brewed this recipe, or done any decoction mashing, before I'd like to try a small batch on top of the stove before going full on with a five gallon brew day. Is it possible to do a decoction...
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    Colorado Taprite 2 product CO2 Regulator and 6 Way CO2 Distributor

    I'll take the Taprite T752HP 2 product CO2 regulator if you are willing to sell it separately.
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    Portable igloo cooler kegerator

    I already have the 70qt igloo cube cooler that I've been using for a single five gallon corny keg. Will two of them fit in the cooler (without a lid, obviously). Also, is a paintball Co2 tank enough for two five gallon kegs if I'm just using them in the portable setup? I am kinda tired of...
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    Portable igloo cooler kegerator

    How much ice are you guys putting in these to avoid over cooling the beer? I have the larger cube cooler and I made a lid using expansion foam. So, as a result, several inches of the keg pup up past the insulation. I'll be taking mine, with a 5gal keg in it, to the beach in a few weeks and I'd...
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    ebay aquarium temp controller build

    So, I have built one of these before, just a simple build with the controller and outlet. However, I want to try one with a fan. I have two questions: 1. What is a good 120v AC computer case fan to use? I'd like a larger one (120mm) to keep noise down 2. Is there any advantage to having the...
  18. M

    Hard Root Beer recipe

    Which extract are you using?
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    Hard Root Beer recipe

    For you guys that are kegging, what serving temp/psi are you running? I'd assume that you'd put more psi on it than an ale and need longer beer lines to calm down the foaming. Has anyone tried another yeast other than Nottingham Ale or WLP001? I also guess it is safe to say that the...
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