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    5 gallon glass carboys-OLD ones

    Im not sure what they say on the bottom... But I dont like the idea of using 5 gallon carboys for primarys.... I use 5 gallon BBs as secondarys... Just thought If I could sell these for 40-50 bucks a piece I could use that money to buy other stuff.
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    5 gallon glass carboys-OLD ones

    I just bought 3 5 gallon glass carboys at a garage sale for 6 bucks a piece. Planning on using them for brewing. But they look old, and are blue/green glass...Could these be worth more money being antiques??? Some have old water bottle lables on them...I was thinking about selling them, and...
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    Yeast (too old) or (too much)

    You might want to check the gravity of your beer before transfering to secondary...Check it 3 days in a row to make sure it hasnt changed before transfering to secondary. I secondary all my beers, except cooper kit type beers.
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    need help tonight...coopers extract

    I did five gallons...with two pounds dextrose, and I used the yeast that came with it...and I didnt make a starter, I have heard with dry yeast you dont need to make a starter.
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    buying grain?

    My LHBS lets you buy grain by the bag at a discount rate....Like 80 cents a pound for 2 row...But the great part is...You get to keep your grain with the rest of his, and he just keeps track of how much you get each time so its always fresh...and you get to use his mill which is really nice...
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    American Pale Ale Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale

    I just made this today for my first AG.... It went pretty good after I got back from the hospital...Stepped on a rusty nail before brewing and had to get a tetnis shot.... Used all my new gear, new coleman extreme mash tun with steel braid, 1/2" 50' wort chiller, new keggle...it was pretty...
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    need help tonight...coopers extract

    I was kinda dreading this beer...But after I kegged it I had a little left in the bucket...I put it in a glass and into the freezer for a few while to chill it, and it actually wasnt bad.....Better than expected... Its no Dead guy ale clone that I love, but I think the SWMBO, and friends will...
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    Star San

    thanks...I just ordered some ph strips from ebay... 4 bucks got me 100 strips...thought it was a good deal..
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    Star San

    whats IIRC?
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    need help tonight...coopers extract

    ok, its going in the keg in an hour or so... thanks
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    need help tonight...coopers extract

    Hey all, Just want to know if its worth it to secondary a coopers mexican cervesa....its been in the primary for 2 weeks....I know its not going to be great beer, but the SWMBO and her friend wanted me to try it...they like corona....Im either going to secondary it, or keg it tonight...what...
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    Starter Question

    Ok...thanks.
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    Yep, another dead guy clone

    This is usually one of my "house brews"...Everyone loves it...Ive done it extract only at this point, but it may be one of the first AG that I do...Maybe this weekend if my LHBS has the hops...They didnt last time.
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    Starter Question

    when I said i would use 2/3, I meant use 2/3 of the starter...I would use all of the yeast I bought to make the starter, then only use 2/3 of that starter to pitch with...then take 1/3 to save....does this make sence?
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    Starter Question

    Ok, Ive never made a starter before...Ive been using white labs yeast, and I just shake it up and pitch it in....Here are my questions. 1. Can I make a starter in a 2 liter plastic pop bottle with "new" yeast, and only use 2/3 of it, then pour the rest into sanitized jars to save for more...
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    Where do you guys get kegs for brewpots?

    I posted an ad on craigs list....I said I was looking for a keg, and would pay 20 bucks for it...one day later Im at a guys house picking it up :) Two days later its getting dropped off at my dads to get plasma cut(the top), and a hole drilled, and welded for a spigot...
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    Pitching same recipe on 2 day old Yeast Cake

    +1 to the blow off tube....Its going to take off big time, and you dont want your airlock plugging up and blowing off.... I caught mine just in time one night before she blew!!!! And for that I was happy....Now I put a blowoff on everytime for the first few days, then take it off and clean...
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    Coopers Mexican Cervesa???

    Its fermenting at 68 degrees.... Is it similer to corona?
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    Coopers Mexican Cervesa???

    My Wife and her best friends have been hounding me to try and brew a corona clone for a while...(I know what you are all thinking), but I wanted to give it a try. I found a few recipes and went to the LHBS...He pretty much shot them all down because I really dont have a way to lager them....He...
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