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  1. mr jones

    DME as stop leak for my brewpot

    so i was heating up my new brew pot that was supposed to be 16 qt. and i put 3 gallons of water in it and it was almost to the top. then i see a rivet is leaking. so i pour some water back into the jug and mash in my grains as normal. well when i added my DME it went back over the rivet. started...
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    bee cave brewery

    i seem to remember that ed wort's brewery is bee cave brewery. and i am on brewmasters warehouse recipe site and some of the brews are from bee cave brewery. is this a coincidence?
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    crack in fermenter lid

    i was racking to my secondary about 10 minutes ago and i noticed that my fermenters lid had a crack on the lip. it looks like the seal is not compromised. just wondering if anyone else uses a cracked lid, or if i should get a new one. ohh my ale also tasted faintly of peanut butter (not the...
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    how much water?

    when using extract recipes that doesn't have a specific amount of water to boil the wort does it mater of you use 2 or 3 gallons the gravity should come out the same at the final volume correct?.
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    san antonio brewpub charity event

    A new brewpub called Freetail Brewing Co. just opened in San Antonio last week, on 1604 on the Military/ Shavano frontage road in the Hill Country Plaza. On Wednesday Dec. 10 2008 they will be having a toy drive for The Childrens Center. And to show our appreciation you can register to win...
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    checking gravity when racking to secondary

    i was wondering if everything would be fine if i took a sample for checking the gravity while racking my brew from the primary to the secondary if everything is sanitized it should be fine to add it to the secondary right? i know the books say to just let it go man, but i only brew 2 to 2.5 gals...
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    munich malt and additional sugars question

    what is the flavor profile of munich malt? and when is the best time to add additional sugars? i have 2 recipes one calls for honey is it a good idea to boil it after the steeped grains for about 15 minutes? also spices were going to go in with the sugars then into the that at all...
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    do mr. beer kits expire?

    i have inherited a mr. beer kit that i plan on using as an experimental batch kit and it came with 3 of the mr. beer malt cans. the old owner says its been ten years. i know the yeasties are gone but can the extract be used. i didn't see a date or anything on the cans? thanx a lot. -nick
  9. mr jones

    Added Fruit Question

    I just bottled some cherry wheat last night and i noticed down at the end of the last bottle some cherry sediment went into the bottle, thats not my problem, i read that you brew the beer in a primary then rack it on top of the cherries in a secondary. or would it be better to add the cherries...
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    the freezer and carbonation

    i had my first home brew about a week ago and the carbonation was a little weak but it still had some head on it, and it was a week old in the bottle. I figured the carbonation hadn't dissolved all the way yet so a week after i put another bottle in the fridge for about 4 days. then i put it in...
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    another noob question

    when you are aging your beer for flavor maturation will it age the same in the refrigerator as in a cupboard? just wondering if the cool air will stop the ale yeast from doing anything. but carbonation really isn't an issue its on almost its third week and i cracked one open last week and it was...
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    no rinse sanitizer

    so i got this no rinse sanitizer with my brew kit and i used it, but the first time it didn't dissolve all the way so i wiped out all the undissolved pellets with a paper towel. my next batch i made sure all the pellets were dissolved. anyway i was wondering how safe these no rinse sanitizers...
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    blue ez cap bottles

    i was wondering if anyone knew if the blue bottles provided any sunlight protection for the beer or if its just decorative. i know brown is the most protective but i'm kindda digging the blue, but if it doesn't protect thats a lot of money i'd be wasting. i was also wondering if there are any...
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    yeast and added sugar questions

    ok, so i bought a mr beer, i know my bad, a few weeks ago and i just bottled my inaugural batch. and i have an oatmeal stout mix i am doing tomorrow. i already have my yeast incubating. the yeast is for a 5 gallon batch of beer so will adding it to a 2 gallon batch do anything bad to the beer...