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  1. Havoc

    Calcium Chloride & Gypsum for IPA

    I started with 6.5g of distilled water, and added calcium chloride and calcium sulphate to adjust the water profile. I added 1 3/4tsp Gypsum and 1tsp of calcium chloride prior to the boil. I was hoping for a strong hop forward profile with a bit of sweetness (NEIPAish) but now as I wait for...
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    Weird floaters?

    Hey everybody. I just got done with my Chocolate Pumpkin Ale; it tastes about where I want it to be, but I've got a problem. On the bottom center, there is a globule of something. Tastes fine to me, and I can't distinguish any off flavors. What's this look like, fellas? Yeast Globule...
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    Pumpkin Ale minus the Pumpkin?

    Howdy folks, Looking to brew a Chocolate Pumpkin Spiced Ale for a rapidly approaching October. I've read conflicting information here on the forums, and among other places, in regards to whether or not I should add Pumpkin. Some folks say "Add the Pumpkin for color, mouthfeel, and for a...
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    Kegging Equipment

    So, I'm purchasing my kegging equipment. I'm thinking 10ft 3/16th for my beer line, and the same for my gas line. In terms of connections, quick disconnects, hex nut assemblies, shanks, couplers? wha? I was planning on getting: Beer Line...
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    First batch, first label

    Hey guys and gals. I just finished my first batch, and for kicks I decided to make a label. Let me know what you think!
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    First brew, almost done

    Hey there everyone. I'm new here, and I thought I might introduce myself. I just got done bottling my first brew, a schwarzbier, and I'm pretty excited about it, but I had a couple of questions. 1) What's an easier way of sanitizing the carboy/bottles? Currently I'm using a chemical solution...