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    Accidently dropped 3 inch tube in krausen

    Hi all, Just brewed a pliny clone yesterday and tried some american ale yeast that advertised double the 1056 cells.... decided to try it out so i didnt have to do a yeast starter...its been a few years since ive last brewed and i forgot the purpose of a blow off tube.... thus this morning the...
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    Tobacco/Burnt flavor in Robust Porter

    Looking to brew a Robust Porter and I've had several that give me this almost tobacco/burnt flavor that I absolutely love(greenman porter out of Asheville is an example). What malt would you recommend for this? My only guess is that black patent may be making that flavor since apparently it...
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    Belgian White, krausen still present after 2 weeks?

    Thanks for the response! I used WLP400. Unfortunately I have been pretty lazy on gravity readings so I can't really check it.... I think I will let it sit a few more days and keg it. I tasted a sample and tasted really good, just wish I hadn't been lazy and I wouldn't have to be...
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    Belgian White, krausen still present after 2 weeks?

    Hello, I brewed a Belgian white two weeks ago and there is still heavy krausen floating at the top. I have been fermenting in the low 70's during the day, and it probably falls into the upper 60's over night. Should I just continue to wait this out? I've never had krausen not fall...
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    Creating your own Clone?

    Thank you! All of this makes sense. I am going to purchase a bottle and decipher what I am tasting. I figured the Chinook was for bittering. Also need to taste it to try and figure out the grain bill. Thanks agaiN!
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    Creating your own Clone?

    So our homebrew club is doing a Highland Brewing Co. clone competition. I am going to clone their Oatmeal Porter. Normally when I do clones I usually find a recipe online, however this time I want to try and create it myself. They list on their website the following: Grains 2 Row...
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    Whole Leaf Hops at Flameout question.

    I used 2.5 oz of Simcoe whole leaf Hops at 0 minutes. My question is, Do I want to include the whole leaf hops when I transfer the wort to the fermenter? or should I filter the leafs out? Will it effect the aroma contriubtion if the whole leaf hops are not included?
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    Wine Making newb questions

    So if I am making a 5 gallon batch, as long as I seal the bucket with a lid and air lock, I can let it sit just as I let beer sit? Just not trying to buy a 5 gallon glass carboy if I don't need too. I use straight buckets for brewing beer.
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    Wine Making newb questions

    Hello all, Been brewing beer for a few years now and I want to try making a wine. Have a quick question. All the sites that explain the process always say to rack to Glass jugs(carboys). Can you just use plastic buckets like I do with beer?
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    Anyone have experience using bananas??

    So my latest brew a black IPA didn't turn out very good at all..... Didn't even turn out black lol So I decided I am going to brew again this weekend. My keggorator is starving for a good beer. I am going to make my hefewiezen, however I was thinking about secondarying on top of like 10...
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    Have a homebrew keg set up, What do I need to put commercial beers on tap?

    So i have a ball lock system setup for 5 gallon homebrew kegs. I want to get a commercial keg while I wait for my beers to ferment. My question is what kind of attachments do I need to purchase in order to put commercial beer on tap?? Thanks!
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    Kegging less than 5 gallons question

    I have about 4 and 1/2 gallons in my first keg. First question is will it take less time to carb up just right? or will that not make much of a difference. I was going to test it at 3 days and see if its carbed enough. Also, before I turn the PSI down to serving PSI do I need to relieve any...
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    Possible Leak?

    thanks for the responses, I checked this morning and its still on 20 psi so I don't have a leak it seems.
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    Possible Leak?

    So I just finished kegging my first beer!! I have the PSI set to 20. I checked on it about 20 minutes into carbonating and the PSI guage has dropped to around 19-18. Could I potentially have a leak somewhere? thanks.
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    Wyeast Smack Pack Arrived Inflated, Help!

    thanks for the responese!h
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    Wyeast Smack Pack Arrived Inflated, Help!

    So my wyeast smack pack arrived in the mail today inflated. The nutrient pack on the inside seemed to no be broken, but the whole packaged has swelled up. I was planning on brewing Thursday, am I screwed if I don't brew right away??
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    Aging a Chocolate Stout, not imperial

    nah its been the bottle less than a week. Im leaving it at room temp for 3-4 weeks and then I was going to throw it in the cellar for a while. Should I just continue to leave it at room temp?? and not even bother with the cellar?
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    Aging a Chocolate Stout, not imperial

    So I was thinking of dropping my chocolate stout into my basement after 4 weeks at room temperture. My basement should be between 50-65 degrees. This is not an imperial stout, the abv was right around 6 % I was planning on storing it down there until Christmas, so about 9 weeks. Is it...
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    Bottle Carbonation Problem

    some other info, They have been left at room temp (70F) for the entire three weeks. There was one day where our AC kicked out for a couple hours, but theres no way it even hit 80 F
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    Bottle Carbonation Problem

    residual cleaner? as in what I use to santize with?? I use starsan???
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