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    Ran out of CO2

    Thanks. We drank from the kegs after the co2 was gone, so I probably drained the air out myself... But will check!
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    Ran out of CO2

    I force carbonate and had two kegs hooked up to a CO2 canister. My CO2 ran out, and looks like my beer may have gone flat. Can I recarbobate the kegs or are they shot??
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    Can I put Bottled Beer in a Growler?

    I made a great pumpkin beer and bottled it. Unfortunately a lot of the pumpkin pieces are still floating in the beer. At home, I strain it into a glass. Heading to a party today, and was going to bring the beer. Instead of having the guests chew the beer, I was thinking of opening a bunch of...
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    Pumpkin Beer Question

    Yea, I'm about 40 mins into the boil and its dissolved except done stringy pieces. Going to just keep it in. Thanks!!
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    Pumpkin Beer Question

    Doing a pumpkin beer with fresh pumpkin. The recipe I have says to throw the baked pumpkin chunks into the boil, which is happening now... My question is... Do I ferment with the pumpkin chunks in the Wort??
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    Help! Wyeast Question

    How do you make a starter?
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    Help! Wyeast Question

    Still good if it sat our all night?
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    Help! Wyeast Question

    Hi All! I have a package of Wyeast that may or may not have frozen in my fridge. I came back from vacation, and a bunch of stuff in my fridge was frozen, due to the cold (Garage fridge). I was going to brew last nigh, smacked the pack, then decided it might be safe to just drive and get...
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    Can I make a keg warm?

    Im moving, and I need to unplug my fridge where i keep my keg for a few days to defrost it. Will the beer spoil by going from cold to warm then cold again a week from now?
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    Thick Wort

    So you think I should be good? Worst case I suppose it will just be thick beer?
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    Thick Wort

    Yea. I've been doing this for about a year, so im pretty familiar with the process. I took the gravity after the water was put in. Most of my IPAs start at 1.06, so I wasn't terribly floored by 1.09. That said, will that be a problem? Will it be drinkable? What is beersmith?
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    Thick Wort

    Yes, I boiled about 2.5 gl Filled primary to 5 gallons. Fermenting now
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    Thick Wort

    Last night I brewed a batch that was an experiment recipe I just made up using dry extract. I started with about 10 qts of water and added 4lbs of wheat malt extract at the boil. At 20 mins left in the boil, I added another 3lbs of dry malt. The wort became very thick, and looked like lava. I...
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    Moldy bottles

    So I started kegging a few months ago, and haven't looked at a bottle since. I decided to bottle a raspberry wheat beer tonight, and brought out some bottles from the basement. I must not have cleaned them well because they are moldy, really moldy.... I soaked them in c-brute and scrubbed them...
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    How long does DME last?

    I received a Cooper's Stout brew can as a gift for Xmas, and the people also have me a bag of Dried Malt Extract. Usually when I buy DME it is in a vaccum sealed bag. This was not. Instead, it was in a zip lock bag. Like I said, I received this about three months ago. Do you think the DME is...
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    Dry Hopping

    Hi all, I want to dry hop my beer. Do I need to sterilize the bag at all for the hops?
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    What Does This Mean

    Let me ask this, when looking at the recipe below, how do I know when to add each extract, and grain? 1.65 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 17.2 % 0.22 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2.3 % 3.31 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 34.5 % 3.75 lb Pale...
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    What Does This Mean

    Im surfing the internet finding recipes, as i have always used and modified recipes from my local brew store. what does (3.0 SRM) mean in the below? thanks!! 4.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 44.4 %
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    Secondary Question

    Im using a recipe for a Japanese beer which says that the beer may benefit to sit in a secondary fermenter for two week after the primary. It goes onto state that you should use a glass carboy. Two questions: Is a secondary normally necessary? Do I need you use a carboy or can I use one of my...
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    Foam in airlock

    Ive been brewing for about 10 months, and this never happen.... The foam from the fermenter has actually come up and is in my airlock. It has since settled, but there is a lot still in the airlock. Is it ok to leave in there?