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  1. scottm1

    Beer in air lock what to do?

    So I assumed that my beer had reached a point to lager it... How ever after I transferred to a secondary it exploded and a very active fermentation started . When I opened the primary bucket I saw that the krausen had fallen and that a white layer of co2 had taken its place. So I transferred...
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    First all grain in the books!

    Hi all did my first all grain brew to day and I'm wandering how to calculate my efficiency . Any one know a good calculator ?
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    Montrachet yeast

    Has anyone used Montrachet yeast to make hard cider? Will it work? Thanks for your input and advice.
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    Wort chiller question

    How do you clean your wort chiller?
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    Brew pot

    Hi all just wondering if anyone here has purchased and use a tall boy brew pot. Looking to buy one myself. And hoping for some good feedback on them. Thanks
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    Cold crashing lager yeast question

    Hi all I did a wyeast 2124 Bavarian lager starter on a stir plate 2 days ago. And cold crashed it in the fridge. However it's busy lagering away now it's a 1L starter. I'm wondering if there is a different method for cold crashing a larger yeast? As this on just isn't settling anytime soon...
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    What's a good yeast for an English IPa?
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    Updated Dopplebock recipe

    Here is the revised recipe for my extract Dopplebock . Please feel free to comment and critique. O.G. @ 1.099 / F.G. @ 1.020 Ibu's @ 17.44 / Color @ 11.68 SRM 1lb. Caramunich malt 14.5lbs. Munich lme 1oz. Hallertuar hops 3 white lab #833 for 3L starter 3 stage lagering . Thanks for your input.
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    Recipe critique

    Hi all, this is a recipe for a extract Dopplebock. I would like any and all advice for improvement on this.thanks for your input... O.G @ 1.099 est./F.G. @ 1.019 est. IBU'S @20.0. [email protected] 19,5 SRM. 1LB. Special B Malt steep 30min @ 155f 15 Lbs. Pilsner lme boil 60mins. 5 oz...
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    Oops! Stir bar in primary!

    Had a great brew day except for that. Made a Belgian specialty ale using a all wheat base. And a single hop schedule of hallertuar hop schedule. Sg at 1.060. What fun!
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    Yeast starters

    What's the best method for starting yeast using dime and a stir plate?
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    Lagering steps?

    Hi this is my first attempt at a lager. I have a fermentation chamber that is controlled by a stc1000 that is set up to heat or cool as necessary. My question is what are the steps. I'm a little confused on temp time ect. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Temp control

    What's the best way to get an accurate reading with a stc 1000 controller? In a container of water or just using air temp of the chamber? Thanks for your replies.
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    Help needed on temp controller

    Hi all just received a temp controller model number mh 1210. I need to know a wiring diagram for it. It has a 6 terminals to connect to. Any help would be great thanks. It is a farenheight version of the stc 1000.
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    First attempt to lager

    Hi all, I've never lagered before so I'm looking for any advice/techniques including recipes I don't have a all grain set up. Just extracts for now. Thanks for your replies. Cheers
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    Fermentation chamber

    Hi I'm just wondering if I should install a foam pad on the floor of my chest freezer that I've made into a fermentation chamber. Thanks for your replies.
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    Fermentation temp

    Hi I have a autumn red ale in the primary and the room temp went to 80 today so my wort temp jumped as well for about 16 hours, I moved the fermenter to my basement and now it's sitting at a temp of 68. The thermometer on the the bucket says it's at 78. I'm wondering if I hurt the ale any by...
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    Brew app

    What's a good recipe/ brewing ap to get ?
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    Autumn red ale kit

    I was just wondering if any one had any suggestions on how to improve on this kit? Thanks in advance.
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    Autumn Amber ale kit any suggestions for improvement

    Getting ready to brew a batch of this kit are there any suggestions for improvement?