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    First Gluten Free Beer - IPA

    Hi Everyone, I'm going to be brewing my first gluten free beer next week but I have a few questions in regards to sorghum. I've read that sorghum has a pretty strong taste (some say sour?). What are the best hops to use to hide this? I was thinking of using citra since I've read that...
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    Increasing ABV during active fermentation

    Hey Everyone, I've been having difficulty with BeerSmith lately. My OG is coming out way lower than what BeerSmith says it should be. I'm going to do some research over the weekend to figure out if it's a setting in BeerSmith or if it is my brewing. Either way, I brewed a NEIPA yesterday...
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    Beer Not Fermenting

    Hey Everyone, I brewed a witbier on Saturday (very simple extract kit recipe, I was teaching a buddy how to brew beer). After brewing, I brought the temp down to 80 and pitched the yeast. After pitching the yeast I threw it into my kegerator which also doubles as a fermentation temperature...
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    Boulevard Brett Saison Founder's Archived Blog

    Hey Everyone, First off - I posted this originally in recipes but decided to move it here. Sorry if you see this in both places. A few months ago I was looking for a boulevard tank 7 clone. Needless to say, I didn't find one but I found a lot of great information to try and craft my own...
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    Boulevard founder's old blog

    Hey Everyone, A few months ago I was looking for a boulevard tank 7 clone. Needless to say, I didn't find one but I found a lot of great information to try and craft my own using clone recipes that users had created. Either way, in my travels someone posted a link to the an old blog...
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    34 Degrees Latitude Hops ("rare")

    Hey eveyone! Just saw, today, that Northern Brewer is selling "Rare South African Hops" by 34 Degrees Latitude. Has anyone used any of these hops? African Queen, Southern Star, Southern Promise, Southern Dawn, U1/108, N1/69, XJA/436 How do you like them? What have you...
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    Manual calculation of FG with only knowing Lbs of each grain

    Hey everyone, I'm reading the book Designing Great Beers. Currently on chapter 6 - hitting target gravity. I'm brewing a beer this weekend that I received the ingredient list from the Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Book. It's the Rye P. A. Either way, I thought it'd be fun to run the...
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    Snowflakes in Beer

    Hi Guys, I decided to take my beer outside into the snow to try cooling it after the boil. It was snowing out at the time and I put the pot in a nice snowbank. After opening the lid a few times I thought to myself "hmm... It's snowing and I'm getting snow flakes in my beer. This might not...
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    Using Bottled Water

    I just moved to a new house and we have well water. Needless to say, it's totally f'ed up due to low ph. I had a company come in and install an all new filtration system but since my ph was so low they had to pump tons of calcite into the water to increase the ph. At this point, my water...
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    How to measure mash temp (not talking about thermometers)

    I just completed my first batch of all grain beer (1 gallon kit) this past weekend. When I was mashing the grains I realized I was coming across an issue. I heated the water up to 160, dropped the grains in and the temperature dropped which was fine. However, I was noticing a huge...
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    Cooler for 1 gallon all-grain

    Hey Everyone, I'm going to be starting all grain 1-gallon brewing in the next week or two, I'm waiting on a current batch (of extract) to finish. I wanted to know your thoughts on cooler size. I have come to the realization that keeping my mash at 160 degrees for 1 hour, on the stove top...
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    Freezing Liquid Malt Extract

    Hi Everyone, I decided to get into 1 gallon brewing. I want to start all-grain brewing and don't have the equipment for a 5 gallon setup. Also, i just want to do a bunch of experimenting and not end of with 50 bottles of crappy beer if it doesn't turn out. However, i'm noticing some...
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    Left a bunch of sanitizer in fermenter

    Hey Everyone! I started my first small batch of beer today. 1 gallon IPA kit. When I sanitized the gallon jug (fermenting bucket) I forgot to dump the sanitizer out afterwards. There was probably 1/4th-1/2 cup of the solution sitting in the bottom. The sanitizer I was using is LD Carlson...
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    Any Tips for Small Batch all Grain Brewing?

    Hey Everyone! I'm going to be starting my first batch of all grain beer in the next week or 2. I bought a box of ingredients off the internet. I'll be doing small batch brewing, so roughly 1 gallon of beer, 6 bottles worth. I was hoping to collect some tips and tricks for when it comes...
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    Simple Syrup in my beer

    Hey Everyone, I decided to try to make a clone of the 21st Amendment Sneak Attack Saison. I went onto the 21st Amendment website (http://21st-amendment.com/beers/sneak-attack/ ) and found some information on ingredients used in the beer and I even received a response from the owner of 21st...
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    Imperical vs Metric Scales and What to Buy Small Batch Brewing

    Hi Everyone, I have just started reading up about small batch brewing and it is highly recommended that digital scales be used. If not, if is very easy to ruin a beer and near impossible to perfect one for bigger batch (5 gallon) brewing in the future. In my reading the person...
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