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    Buffalo NY group buy?

    Subscribed. Interested Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
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    The single best beer bar in your state?

    MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room, Pub in Amherst NY About 120 taps.
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    What is your favorite DRY RUB??

    I use one called "butt rub". Its decent
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Brewing pumpkin ale and bottling Oktoberfest! Fun weekend
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    Beer with most easily removed labels

    Sam adams Long trail These two are the easiest i have found
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    What are you drinking now?

    Citra / Maris Otter SMaSH yum. perfect balance of hop and grain. perfect in the back yard with a fire
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    2013's How many gal of homebrew in 2013

    6 gallons cream ale 30,807.75
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    What came in the mail for you today?

    just my vials for my new yeast freezing ventures
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    What's in your fermenter(s)?

    Got an english strong ale that i will secondary with oak and bourbon in 2 weeks
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    First batch brewed was a success!

    Nice work. always a good feeling when that first one goes off nice and smooth.
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    Bourbon Barrel without the Bourbon Barrel

    I am getting ready to do a bourbon oak stout and actually have some JD chips laying around for my smoker... think I will give it a try
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    Super confused!

    Yep. i just came back from the basement where I checked them in distilled water. one reads spot on and the other reads 1.002, but I knew that and take it into account when I use it (I have it marked). guess Beersmith is just off a little. no biggy. I am totally fine with a 6.3% spring beer...
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    Super confused!

    so, no, I am not nessasarily compaining because my ABV% is in the 6.3% range, but, beeersmith gave me a suggested final gravity of 1.013... I hit 1.006. yes, I checked it with two hydrometers and yes, both 6 gallon pales of beer measured the same. used one package of dry yeast per 6 gallon...
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    RATE MY SMaSH !!

    Good info trigger. I do agree with keeping it simple and seeking out a balance between two ingredients. Now you have given me enough info to brew several batches! :) Thanks
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    RATE MY SMaSH !!

    ok. check this out. smash 2.0 Recipe Specifications -------------------------- Boil Size: 8.37 gal Post Boil Volume: 6.58 gal Batch Size (fermenter): 6.08 gal Bottling Volume: 5.63 gal Estimated OG: 1.075 SG Estimated Color: 7.0 SRM Estimated IBU: 41.9 IBUs Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %...
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    RATE MY SMaSH !!

    zombie dust SMaSH... interesting :)
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    RATE MY SMaSH !!

    so moving the 20 to 0 drops IBU from 60 to 50. are you thinking I had too much IBU for a single mash?
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    RATE MY SMaSH !!

    right after I posted I thought of adding a dry hop. maybe an ounce. I have 2 pounds of Citra vacuum packed in the freezer, so why be stingy :)
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    RATE MY SMaSH !!

    looking for constructive comments on my recipe. first time designing a SMaSH (Single malt, single hops).. most appreciated!! ------------------------------------------------------------------ BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - Recipe: Citra SMaSH Brewer: James Asst...
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    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Clone Attempt

    Update on my split batch using s-04 and s-05. My s-04 finished at 1.016 S-05 finished at 1.011 Bottled last week. Cant wait to do side by side taste test!