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    American Pale Ale Freedom APA

    I brewed this on memorial day for serving at my 4th of July party, Which led to the name Freedom APA. 3 gallon boil for the 5 gallon batch Fermentables 6 lb Dry Malt Extract - Extra Light 82.8% Steeping Grains 8 oz American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 6.9% 8 oz German - CaraHell 6.9%...
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    Why does this always happen

    New kegerator arrived today, edgestar two keg setup. Assembly went great, zero issues, got everything hooked up and purged a keg that I just filled with delicious beer. Figured I would force carb at 30 psi for a day and then dial it back down to 10 and have beer by Monday. I kept waiting for...
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    Brewing first CDA, thoughts?

    My LHBS has a beer club that has a competition each month, next months beer type is supposed to be a CDA (Black IPA) If this turns out I will call it my '4 C'sons CDA' this is what I threw together, Any suggestions, or comments would be appriciated. Thanks 4 gallon boil 5 gallon batch OG...
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    First wort hops in extract brewing

    At one point I had asked the homebrew talk community to critique a recipe for a pale ale that I was about to brew. One of the suggestions was to move my 60 minute addition of Chinook hops to First Wort Hops (FWH). I pondered this and thought how, am I supposed to accomplish this as an extract...
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    Do You Dryhop Your Pale Ales?

    Thread Title says it all. Please discuss
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    IPL (India Pale Lager)

    As the name would suggest it is hopped like an IPA but is lagered. Has anyone tried to make one of these. I saw one today from Pyramid Brewing and was temped but didn't grab any because my pipeline is full at the moment. Just curious. I did a quick search and didn't come up with much info on...
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    I'm going to brag

    Let my boss take home a six pack of an IPA. Very nervous about it cause he is a bit of a beer snob, most of the commercial IPA's that I really enjoy and have recommended to him he hasn't really liked, but got this email from him yesterday. Feels good to get some positive feedback. Hey, The...
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    Rock Star Anise Porter

    Got a wild hair on the way home from work tonight and stopped by the LHBS, to pick up a few things for this weekends brew, got home and decided that I would brew this up tonight. Just pitched US-05 at 68*F. Will add the vanilla as noted once primary is complete. Never made a porter before, hope...
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    Effective way to oxygenate wort?

    At this point I am doing extract brews, I do 3 gallon boils and top up to 5 gallons. My beer turns out really good, but I am wondering if there is more I can do to help my yeast not be stressed, or if I am giving them enough oxygen to get started. My method is I make the wort, then chill it...
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    What the Pho

    This takes some work but damn this stuff is so good and fragrant, your house will smell like heaven for the day. FOR Pho Broth • 5 to 6 pounds of beef knuckles or leg bones (Ox tail will work if you can't find leg bones) • 6 quarts cold water • 2 medium onions, quartered...
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    Critique Citra Amarillo APA Brewing this weekend

    Does everything look okay here, any suggestions to the hop schedule? Any input is appreciated. Method: Extract Style: American Pale Ale Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 3 gallons Boil Gravity: 1.090 (recipe based estimate) Efficiency: 50%...
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    Help with Light Party Beer

    Need some help with a lighter beer recipe. I have a party coming up and wanted to make a beer for the BMC crowd which is my entire family. I have on hand 6lbs of Extra Pale DME 1 lb of Carapils 1lb of Crystal 40 10lbs Amber DME Warrior, Simcoe, and Cascade hops. I will use WLP001...
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    We make this every year it is a lot of work but turns out great, you get Mexican restaurant quality salsa year round. This recipe makes between 18-20 pints depending on yield. 20 lbs Roma tomatoes 4 lbs Anaheim Chiles 12 Jalapeno peppers 6 cups chopped onion 2 cups fresh chopped...
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    Can you make a starter with Dextrose?

    I want to get a starter going from some yeast I am going to harvest from a bottle, I was wondering if I could start out by using dextrose instead of DME for the starter for the first couple steps? Pro's Con's?
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    I made good... No great beer

    I just wanted to brag. :D
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    My next brew, Extract IPA critique

    This is my first attempt at a recipe and I am considering brewing this for my second brew. Can you guys give me your thoughts on this. As always thanks in advanced. Method: Extract Style: American IPA Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 3 gallons Efficiency...
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    Krausen/foam after 12 days, should I wait.

    I was planning on starting cold crashing tomorrow, there is still a layer of krausen/foam on the top of the beer. I used WLP001 and fermented at around 68* for a week then allowed it to warm up to room temp over the last week. Should I wait until all the Krausen falls before dry hopping and...
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    Wild Game Recipies

    Lets here/see your wild game recipies. Here is one of my favorites. Pepper crusted Elk Tenderloin with lemon butter Seasoning 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder...
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    Fermentation looked like snowglobe WLP001

    I have looked around a little and found some references to fermentations looking like snow globes in starters, but never found anything relating to the entire batch of beer and specifically using WLP001. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I made an IPA and the fermentation...
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    How Did Your first Brew Go?

    I thought this would be a good place to post some stories of your first brewing experience. There are countless questions on here, and people worrying, me included, about their first brew. All our beginning stories may help with easing the fear of a noob, and see that even the pros that frequent...