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    Washington 4 x Perlick Lo-Boy Low Profile D System Keg Tap Coupler w/ Pressure Relief

    I have 4 of these for sale. They were purchased from Beverage Factory new. 2 of them were used only once, while the other 2 are still in their original packaging. They're going for $50 + shipping right now. I'm looking to sell them for $45 each, or if you buy all 4, I'll let them go...
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    Dry hopping and vegetal flavor

    I know there are a few threads on this already, but I just can't wrap my head around this one for my particular situation. I recently did a 10 gallon IPA batch. The best tasting IPA I've ever brewed (single hop simcoe IPA). I split it into 2 5 gallon carboys and fermented one with WLP002...
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    Lactobacillus (Wyeast 5335) fermentation question

    I brewed a Berliner Weisse this past weekend (Sunday). OG 1.030 and cooled it down to 100F and pitched a 1L starter of Wyeast 5335 (that was on a stir plate for 3 days - I know, I wanted to go longer but time wouldn't allow). I pitched at around 4pm on Sunday. The wort is in my fermentation...
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    2 x 5500W ULWD Camco ripple elements!

    Here's my posting in the Seattle craigslist. Let me know if you need more info. These are still available until I post otherwise. Cheers, Julian http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/hsh/3047013435.html
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    Belgian Imperial Stout - not tasting great, hoping for helpful feedback

    So I brewed this pretty big "Belgian" Imperial Stout several months ago. Close to 6 months now. Here's the recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/1059534/russian-imperial-stout-recipes/belgian-imperial-stout The body is thinner than I'd prefer, not as viscous as I was hoping. I mashed at 156 (if...
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    Temperature probe placement on plate chiller wort out

    I'm trying to figure out the correct placement for a temperature probe on my Therminator plate chiller. Unfortunately, the in/out ports are placed rather strangely and make it difficult to position the chiller itself for easy connecting/disconnecting in/out hoses as well as a temp probe on the...
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    Stainless steel replacement head for March 809 pump

    I've done a bit of digging and have found that chugger pump replacement heads (the stainless ones with the center inlet - http://chuggerpumps.com/product.php?prodid=221) apparently fit onto the 809 March pumps. Does anyone know if these replacement heads are the 3/4" inlet and 1/2" outlet ones...
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    Brewery part needed. Please help!

    Guys, I'm hoping someone has a random fitting laying around they're not using, or wouldn't mind selling. I'm trying to complete my (electric) brewery and waiting on only a couple parts, one of them being a 1/2" compression x 1/2" FPT stainless steel fitting exactly like the one below...
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    A few beers recently turned out darker and maltier than usual

    OK, so I can't brew an IPA worth a damn so far. I've brewed 2 that were keg dumps. The first one came out too malty, but just had an unusual sweetness that I couldn't pin point. The next time I brewed that recipe I amped up the IBUs, and lowered the amount of crystal malt (that was already not...
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    3724 Saison yeast problems (surprise, surprise)

    So...even with all the warnings, I decided to go with this yeast for my recent Saison. Big mistake. It's been stalled out at 1.027 for the past 9+ days. I've taken 3 consecutive readings over this time period, and it hasn't budged at all. I have no idea what other people are doing to get this...
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    Water chemistry question for Seattle

    So, I'm delving into the somewhat tricky business of figuring out my water mineral content and adjusting it as necessary. I'm finding that my pale beers (APA/IPA) tend to not be as "crisp" and prominent on the hops, and have an overall subtle malty profile to them, even if they are bitter...
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    Stout Tanks Mash Tun vs Blichmann Mash Tun (w/ false bottom)

    I'm brewing 5 gallon batches and my current setup is as follows: 10 gallon megapot for HLT w/ ball valve 10 gallon igloo cooler w/ stainless false bottom and ball valve for MLT 10 gallon Blichmann Boilermaker w/ temp gauge, sight glass, 3 piece ball valve for Kettle. Unfortunately with...
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    Olfabrikken Porter clone recipe critique

    So, I've scoured the Internet trying to find a clone of this amazing porter, but cannot find one, so I decided to put one together myself. From Olfabrikken: Ølfabrikken Porter (7,5 %) A dark and rich porter inspired by the Baltic porters traditionally made in Scandinavia. Roasted without...
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    Hop Stopper first use = not happy

    So, I recently received my Hop Stopper from Dennis (Innovative Homebrew Solutions) and brewed with it today. I am not happy. I brewed a Stone IRS clone. I did a 90 min boil and only used 1.6oz of Warrior pellets @ 90min and a whirlfloc tablet at 13 mins. As soon as the boil was done, I killed...
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    Blichmann top tier + march pump + therminator configuration help!

    Hey guys, Been brewing on my top tier system from Blichmann for just about a month now (in fact I brewed every weekend on it in March) and LOVE it. I got myself a March pump and a therminator along with the necessary mounting brackets. I'm sitting here reading the instructions, and...
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    Feedback on my first original recipe. Need advice on coconut addition

    So, this is my first original recipe (more or less). I did look at a few other recipes online for ideas and talked to some friends and pulled inspiration from thebrewingnetwork.com podcasts for some ideas, but for the most part this is my recipe. I think it looks like a good starting foundation...
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    Ranco 2 stage controller (chest freezer + ceramic space heater) cycling too often??

    Hey guys, Just got my fermentation chamber mostly complete today. Drilled a hole in the side (no issues, straight through the foam/insulation) and re-spliced wires for both my stir plate and ceramic space heater (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TKDQ5C/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20). I'm using a...
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    Recommendation for kegerator fridge that can hold 3 cornies & 5# co2

    I've been trying to find a kegerator for the past weeks that can hold 3 corny kegs (ball lock) and a 5# co2 and not having much luck. I tried to order a Haier model from beveragefactory.com last week, but their customer service was horrible, they wouldn't honor the items listed as included on...
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    chest freezer + love tss2. What did you guys do?

    I've searched the forums and probably ready every thread on this controller, and while there is a wealth of info, I do have some very basic questions I'm hoping you folks can answer. I just ordered one of these controllers but now kind of questioning whether I should have gone the easier...
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    Chest freezer fermentation chamber for 2+ carboys

    Been reading the forums a lot, learning a lot, and also spending a lot, heh. I've brewed one all grain batch and am already hooked. I'm ready to put some money into making a fermentation chamber where I can keep the temps more stable. This last time around, I had a hell of a time keeping it...
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