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    I scavenged an old chiller out of retired jockey box, need suggestions please

    Hello All, One of my neighbors had a really really old and nasty jockey box that was out behind his house forever...I asked if they still wanted it and they said I could just have it. It was filled will old rusty taps, sanke connectors and a regulator but they were all really out of...
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    Upright Freezer --> Ferm Chamber noobie needs help

    So I got this freezer for F-R-E-E today and I figured I HAD TO DO SOMETHING with it. :ban::ban::ban::ban: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/auDgybua8aixtrUZzBa0w-3X6Xh3lwLvQv8P1yikhIg?feat=directlink...
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    I won 2 oz of goldings hops in a competition...I need an extract recipe suggestion

    Hello All, I recently entered a homebrew judging competition and won some hops. It is about 2 ounces of whole leaf "goldings" hops. I was just wondering does anyone know a quick and easy recipe I could put together that would utilize these hops? I was trying to save as much money as I...
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    Who is participating?? -- Fourth Annual Virginia Beer Blitz

    Hello All, I have registered myself to be a steward for the judges at the Fourth Annual Virginia Beer Blitz: http://www.colonialalesmiths.org/BeerBlitz/ This will be my first major judging competition I am participating in...I am thinking about trying to learn about being a judge, which is...
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    Applewine Question - Adding Fresh Picked Pears?

    Hello, I am going to my parents house this weekend to help out with some yard work and they have a pear tree that needs to have some dead branches removed. They said the type of pears are more for cooking/canning than eating but I am more than welcome to take what I want...and we have eaten...
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    Question about using fresh picked pears & maybe adding to my applewine...suggestions?

    Hello, I am going to my parents house this weekend to help out with some yard work and they have a pear tree that needs to have some dead branches removed. They said the type of pears are more for cooking/canning than eating but I am more than welcome to take what I want...and we have eaten...
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    Plastic Water bottles...I bottled beer in some, now I have some questions...

    Hello, I have a summer festival that I am attending (All Good Festival in WV if anyone else is going!!) and they do not allow glass bottles. I decided to bottle up one of my recent batches in plastic water bottles so that I can still have delicious homebrew for the festival. My question...
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    help me choose a new burner for my stand...

    Hello, I recently acquired a propane burner & stand...see links below. I want to upgrade the burner and regulator. I just basically want to start fresh with a brand new reliable one and I have no clue about any of this or where to start! This unit was sitting in someones shed for who knows...
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    upright chest freezer question...

    hello everyone, I found this on CL: http://norfolk.craigslist.org/app/1727431738.html It says its a 9.0 cubic foot upright freezer and looks like it might be a possible option for a through the door 2 - 3 tap kegorator... Does anyone have one like this? I can't tell if the cooling coils are...
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    Will these containers work for small batches of mead, etc?

    Hey everyone... I can't be the only one who sits at work all day thinking about what I scavenge or DIY next for my home brewery...so one day I was going over to "snack station" in the office where we keep pretzels, candy, etc and it hit me. The tasty little peanut butter pretzels I eat...
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    quick disconnect o-rings? can I buy just those somewhere?

    Ok, my question is: Can you buy just the little tiny o-ring that is inside the quick disconnects by themselves? This is the second time I have had to grab another o-ring out of a spare quick disconnect to get it to work. The o-ring inside the quick disconnect sometimes gets squished up when...
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    Scottish Ale 60/70/80 extract recipe suggestions...

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had a good extract recipe for a Scottish Ale 60, 70, or 80 shilling? I want to try and enter our HB club competition for that style. I was just looking for suggestions. I have never brewed a Scottish Ale and wanted to try my hand at it. Thank you and...
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    recommendations for HLT & keggle diptube assemblies

    Hello, I am currently converting 2 sanke kegs over for the HLT and boil keggle to get another step closer to all grain, woohoo! I already have all the ss valves but I was wondering if there were any recommendations for the diptube setups for both? I found a bunch of different ways that people...
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    how do you connect a false bottom to a cooler MLT?

    Hello, I was looking into converting a 10 gal cooler to a mash tun and wanted to use a false bottom. I was going to probably go with "Jays false bottom" and I was wondering how exactly you would connect that or something similar to the ball valve? Are there specific fittings you need to have?
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    any suggestions for flavoring a stout beer in secondary?

    Hello everyone! I have a batch of stout that has been in primary for about a month or so and I felt like trying to do something extra with it when I put it to secondary. Does anyone have suggestions on what I could use to add some extra flavor for when I transfer to secondary? Any input...
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    Where to find a good microbrewery? --> Charlott NC

    Hello Everyone, I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for good places to drink beer in the Charlotte NC area? I am going to the Metallica concert :rockin: and would like to grab a good brew...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! PS, is anyone going to this Metallica concert?
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    Any good microbeweries/bars in Charlotte NC?

    Hello All, Anyone out there have suggestions for a good microbrewery/bar when I am in Charlotte NC this weekend? I am going to the Metallica concert :rockin: at the Time Warner Cable Arena and wanted to know if anyone knew of any good places to grab a beer?(possibly within walking distance of...
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    Suggested serving pressure for Sanke Bud Light keg???

    Hello All, I am having a little get together at my house tonight and I was wondering what the suggested pressure for serving from a sanke bud light keg would be? (I know, I know....but its for the "other" drinkers :D) You know I have bottles/cornys of homebrew available too! :tank: I have...
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    Anybody know a good place to fill a CO2 tank in Virginia Beach VA area?

    I have this one place I went to a couple times but the guys equipment has been busted for a month or 2... :( I need another place to fill my 20lb CO2 tank. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.
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    History Channel's Lock n Load (CARBOY KILLERS)

    I was just wondering if anyone else out there watched the Lock and Load episode where they were shooting pistols at poor helpless (BEERLESS) carboys??? I lost count on how many they broke... Now I know shooting guns is VERY fun and all, I have one myself....but couldn't they have picked...
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