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    Help with Beer Smith 2

    Need some help getting Beer Smith dialed in for my first all grain if anyone can help. Trying to get the software setup right and would appreciate some one talking me through the process to make sure I get it right. I.E. initial setup and understanding how to adjust for water recipe.
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    Texas Twang (Jalapeno Cucumber Mead)

    So there is only one post showing when this was racked and bottled. What is everyone else doing? This is my first mead and went in the primary on 30 August and don't know when to rack it.
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    Pumpkin beers: Discussion, developing recipes, tips tricks, and a good practices

    Trying my hand again at Pumpkinator Clone and need some advise on extract usage. For those who don't know, this is an Imperial Stout. I plan to use Silver Cloud Imitation Pumpkin Pie Extract for the pumpkin flavor I need and then Imitation Vanilla, Butter and Nut for the pie crust flavor. I...
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    1.000 Gravity on 14 day Riesling???

    Kit says to rack at day 14 and .098 gravity. Should I rack or wait a few days and watch the gravity everyday?:drunk:
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    Bad beer cause of IKE!!!

    Roger that Chrisco:o
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    Bad beer cause of IKE!!!

    Beer was bad and I had to pour 2 CASES OF BEER ON THE GROUND BEHIND MY HOUSE.:(:confused: It was the worst tasting beer I've ever tasted or made. On top of witch it was not done fermenting so 3 days after I bottled it I had beer bottles spraying everywhere when I opened them. Sometimes I...
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    Bad beer cause of IKE!!!

    Finally goin home to bottle today!!!!!!!!!
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    Bad beer cause of IKE!!!

    No I didnt dump it yet. I'm still stuck on the boat tryin to chase down bouys and boats floatin down the Galveston Shiping Channel. Dont know when I'll make it home but I'll give her a taste when I get home. Whats the max time I can go before its proably bad. I would assume if it tastes fine...
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    Bad beer cause of IKE!!!

    Well I have no power at home and I'm in another state. I had a blonde ale brewin in a freezer with a temp controller in my garage and now that there is no power I'm almost difinatly going to have to chunk it. Today would be the time to rack into a carboy but now I have to tell the wife to pour...
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    Did I start my dry yeast right?

    I used a little warmer than luke warm in a water bottle for 30 min. I stirred up my brew real good and pitched the yeast and as of this mornin my air lock was bubblin and right now its goin crazy so I must have done something right. Thanks for the help guys:mug:
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    Did I start my dry yeast right?

    I was told to put it in warm water for 30 min and then pitch in my wort since my liquid yeast did not take off. Is that right?
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    Brew is bad due to yeast, Need New Supplier

    Thank you, thank you, thank you enderwig. You responded so quick I was able to get directions and get some dry yeast for my brew. They had some higher prices than what I'm used to but its good to know where they are at. I may stick with my company and just tell them to hold the yeast and...
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    Brew is bad due to yeast, Need New Supplier

    I have bought my homebrew startup kit, all my brews, all my equipment from one comapny and now I need new one. I brewed for 2 years and then stopped due to work and 2 years later I'm back at it. I did everything the way I always do, but when you get a kit in the mail and the cold pack around...