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    Where to get co2 refills in nothwest houston

    I have my new keezer setup ready to go. I need to know where to get my co2 tank filled. I live in nw houston in the spring area. Can anyone help me with this?
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    When do you need a blow off tube

    I have been using a 7.9 gallon bucket to ferment five gallon brews. I have always used the standard three piece airlock with good results. As i move to new recipes and yeasts, is there a rule of thumb to know when the fermentation will be aggressive enough to require a blow off tube?
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    2row germ pils vs 2row vs pale ale malt

    First let me start with the reason i am asking this question is austin homebrew has 2 row malt for 99 cents a pound. I have two recipes that i brew or am planning to brew. One calls for 2 row pils as the base(beecave kolsch) The other calls for pale ale as the base (centennial) Would i...
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    Do i need a false bottom in biab pot

    I am putting together a 60 qt pot to do biab. As i was researching it, i remember noting i needed a false bottom to protect my bag. However i can't find that now. Can someone cofirm this? I saw somewhere where somebody used a perferated pizza pan with ss bolts as legs to act as a false...
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    What temperature can i store my bottled beer

    I have recently bottled two beers. One is a belgian and one is a cream ale. I kept the temperature at recomended temps during fermentation. Now that i bottled the beer does the temp make that much difference one during carbonation and two while aging. The resson i ask is that the normal temp...
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    My chimay red clone did not carbonate

    I tried my first bottle of a chimay red clone. It fermented for 30 days and hit the final gravity as it should. I added sugar acording to The beer recipitator web site . http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?15094634#tag 19 days after bottling i opened my first...
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    My chimay red clone did not carbonate

    I tried my first bottle of a chimay red clone. It fermented for 30 days and hit the final gravity as it should. I added sugar acording to The beer recipitator web site . http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/carbonation.html?15094634#tag 19 days after bottling i opened my first...
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    Is my beer ready to bottle?

    I am making a chimay red clone. I took a gravity five days ago. It was 1.018. I took it again today. It was 1.018. However there are still bubbles coming out every 15 seconds. Also the instructions say the final gravity should be 1.014. Should i let it go longer. Is there any danger of...
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    Comfortable blab batch size in a 60 qt pot?

    I am ready to move to all grain brewing and I would like to begin with biab. What would be a rule of thumb for a comfortable batch size as a percentage of the pot size? Would 50 percent be reasonable? So for a 60 qt pot, would a 7.5 gallon batch size be doable? I am sure the size of the...
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    Best way to sanitize hydrometer and tube

    Ok I am at the point where I will be checking my gravity in my fermenter every couple of days. 1. What is the best way to sanitize the hydrometer and tube between readings? Can I spray the tube inside and out with starsan and then rinse it after I take a reading?
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    How long should my chimay red clone ferment

    I am making a chimay red clone per the ahb recipe. The fermentation really slowed down after 8 days. I moved it from my plastic fermentation bucket to a 5gallon carboy. Boy did that wake it up. Fermentation was fierce. Now after 15 days total fermentation it is still making a bubble every 15...
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    Bottles to avoid. Proffered bottles?

    I am collecting bottles for my first two batches of homebrew. Are all bottles the same? Do some cap better than others? If so what brand if any should I avoid? Which ones are best? Thanks
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    5cu ft freezer at lowes for 159

    Lowes has a 5 cu ft freezer for $159 delivered free. I have a spot where this will just fit in my tv room. Do you think I could get two 5 gallon kegs in this?
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