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  1. alz28

    Texas Houston HBT Members Free 4 1/2 year old grain

    I was big into brewing for about five years and I don't have the time to brew now due to a lack of pure laziness.:( I can go on and on about why I quit brewing and still want to keep my equipment in case I decide to start up again one day. Well to get right to the point i am giving away about...
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    PH Meter

    Been looking into buying a PH meter. Lets hear some Pros and Cons of meters curently on the market. Or are the PH strips worth going with?
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    Refractrometer is killing me!!!

    Decided to do my first Stout this past Sunday a Southern Star Burried Hatchet Clone. During my boil I was checking my gravity trying to boil down to a 1.088. Well to make a long story short I boiled down to a 1.089 and started to chill my wort. After all chilling I ended up with a 1.079. I...
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    How far off the bottom and quick connect

    OK fellas lets start of with my "short" story. Befor I begin let me post what I need to know befor I tell my story so you don't need to read the whole post befor I get to the point. How far off the bottom in a rectangular MLT should my false bottom be and dose anyone know of a source for a quick...
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    Hole in my Concrete....LOL

    I have had a kegerator for over a year and have been home brewing since Dec. Well I didn't install the drip tray and now I have a hole in my garage under my fawcett. I don't know if it is from the erossion of the dripping of the beer on the floor or the acidity of the beer? If it is from the...
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    YEAST = flavor, but color?

    Did two 10 gallon batches of Wit two Sundays ago and I just racked all 20 gallons into the secondarys. What I did was split the first 10 gallons into two seperate five gallon fermenting buckets and added two diffrent yeast to them. I did the same with my next ten gallon batch with the same two...
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    Think I Bought the Wrong Cleaner

    Been using B-Brite to soak the Corny kegs and I just used the last of it. Hearing that Oxi Clean is about the same thing I bought a can of Oxi Clean "versatile" stain remover Free. Free of perfume, dyes, and chlorine. It really foamed up unlike B-Brite. Just want to check and make sure this...
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    Opinions on my recent bulk grain order???

    I'm brewing a Belgian Wit and I ordered my grains and hops last night and my oranger peels tonight thanks to another HBT member that found me a sweet deal on a lb. of bitter orange peels from Northern Brew. I ordered 55 lbs. of Pilsen Malt (1.6- 1.8) and 55 lbs. of standard wheat malt (1.4- 1.8)...
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    Bitter Orange Peel

    I just ordered two sacs of grain and a pound of East Kent Goldings to brew up a Wit beer. I was wanting to know if anyone knew a place to order bitter orange peels in bulk? I have a great place here in Houston to buy corriander at 35 cents a 10 gallon batch but the best deal on orange peels is...
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    2nd AG 10 gal Batch.

    Tommrow my Son, Btrother, and I will do our 2nd AG batch. We are doing a Biegiam Wit again. I named one 5 gal fermenter Belgiam Wite O ring Ale because while I was inserting the air lock the O ring poped out into the wort. This new batch will be called Belgiam Wit Weavle Ale. My grain has...
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    My first AG

    Hey fellas I haven't posted much on HBT but let me tell you I have been reading and learning alot tanks to all the great info on the site. I did two extracts when I was 19 and now I'm 31 and made a kegerater and thought why not start home brewing again. I did a extract to start off with then...