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    A Brewing Water Chemistry Primer

    and now with this info all in a single, easy-to-find sticky...i'm off to the races! thanks for shining some reliable light on this.
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    F#$% Growing hops, BREED HOPS!

    i'm new to the hop growing forum, and just now came across this...alas, the link is broken. does anyone know where i can find the information? any help is much appreciated in advance :)
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    Higher elevation = good beer?

    not at all on topic but i just want to say that i love this science board. just found it a few days ago and suddenly HB'ing is exciting again :)
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    Higher elevation = good beer?

    over 9,000 :)
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    hey all, i just finished off the keg of this recipe that i made with windsor. it was excellent beer and the alternate yeast seemed to work out just right. thanks for your advice.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    so it's been a little over a week, and the windsor is still really cloudy with little clumps on the surface. I know i should expect some degree of variance for using a different yeast than recommended, but i was wondering if the description I gave is anything like what you guys have after a...
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    strike temp q's

    everything worked great and i hit my marks all around...thanks for the tips.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    5 gallons in the carboy with a sachet of Windsor. I'll update when i rack to secondary in a week...looks and smells great right now, though.
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    strike temp q's

    thanks a million, everyone. I found a calculator that came up with 173, so i'm glad we're all in the same range. I think i might go a little high just to make sure my cooler doesn't suck up too much heat. I can just stir out the extra degrees if it's too high right?
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    strike temp q's

    HELP please, I'm in the middle of doing an all-grain with a cooler mlt for the first time and i never thought about how to calculate strike temp to hit my mash temp at dough-in. I've got 11.5 lbs of 80*F grain going into a cooler MLT (pre-heated to 120*F) and i need to mash at 156-158*F...
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    hmmm, i think i forgetfully left that post half-completed and un-posted before leaving for work and subsequently posting the first one you responded girlfriend must have seen it and hit send for me. Thanks, Gabe...and Pico. Windsor it is.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    i just bought all the stuff i need for an AG batch of this, but my HBS was out of the safale. I have windsor and munich on hand. would either (or both) of these screw this beer up. It's not for competition or anything.
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    Festbier BierMuncher's OktoberFAST Ale (AG)

    Hey all, I picked up everything i need to make a 5g AG batch but my not-so-LHBS didn't have any safale, and they weren't sure which wyeast or whitelabs strain was equivalent. I can look it up, but I'd rather not make the 35mi trip just for a vial. I have 2 sachets each of Danstar Windsor and...
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    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

    Caspio: I couldn't say for sure, but it's seems like since the yeast being present is such a huge part of the flavor profile in a hefe then this sediment is definitely a wheat beer yeast and not just a conditioning yeast. I see what you're saying though, and hopefully the yeast i harvest from...
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    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

    +10 I had a 6er the other day that was -alright- and then i realized my brother was pouring them straight, and not rousing any yeast. I poured our next two myself and made sure the bottom of the bottle was completely clean and they were amazing really added a LOT to the flavor IMO...
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    Can I still single infusion?

    Could you post your entire recipe for 5gal? I'm rather new to AG and don't yet know how to do all the math myself. Also, what types of hops are recommended for this style? I simply must have it on tap...I've recently re-discovered that a cold vienna lager will solve nearly any problem I have...
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    Going All-Nitrogen, what would happen ?

    Assuming OP has a nitrogen tank already, would it be possible for him to connect N2 -AND- CO2 to his stout by using a corny lid that has a third ball valve welded on? Or would the higher pressure of the N2 not allow any CO2 into the tank?
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    How many gallons of EdWort's Apfelwein have been made?

    12 gallons for me= 9027
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    Consensus on what next after bottles??

    Why not mention this investor guy that you'll need some better equipment to get better at brewing, and then see if he'll cough up a couple bucks to get you into kegging propper? Perhaps mention it to him SEVERAL times ;) At the very least you'd be able to find out if he's serious.
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    New Labels

    Hi. I've been hanging around here for a while now, but I think this is my first post. I love your design concept, but every time I look at the label the name gets washed out in the background. Have you tried different colors in the background of your graphic? Green maybe, just to make the...