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    Lawrence, KS water chemistry

    Can someone help understand my water report in lawrence, KS. I know it has chloramine, which I can remove with Camden tablets. But it is the mineral content I'm not sure if it's good to use for brewing Ales, IPAs etc. https://lawrenceks.org/mso/annual-report/
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    The most ingonrant thing you have EVER heard about Hombrewing or hombrewing technique

    Ok so we have The stupidest comment on your beer thread https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f45/stupidest-comment-your-beer-54730/ The Worst beer you ever had thread https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/worst-commercial-beer-your-have-ever-had-196013/ and The best commercial beer you have...
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    Top-up question with a twist

    Hey HBT happy holidays to y'ou all first of all will be brewing the weekend after TG. So I haven't seen any threads on this so I have a question. I do partial boils in a three gallon pot. So I boil about 2.5 GAL of water add my extract and boil for 60 min, So I want to know after...
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    Starsan after almost a year

    Hey guys Well it's been a year since my last brew and since my last post on HBT, stuff came up didn't have the cash flow for ingredients/kits (newbie). Anyway so...I have a 5gal Carboy with which is about 3/4 full of last years starsan solution, I am going to throw it down the drain as I...
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    I'm going to wait on this beer, hopefully it will improve

    So I finished bottling an English Bitter this last week from Midwest Supplies. Primed and bottled according to the recipe. Just tasted a bottle to see how it was going to taste. and so far not impressed. It tastes of the plastic it fermented in. It is no where finished carbing and I know...
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    Simcoe IPA

    Does anyone know of some good commercial Simcoe/amarillo IPA's. Preferably from a coloardo brewery. Just interested to try one
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    Duvel

    So just had my first glass of Duvel. Pretty impressed with it. How do they get the head to be so creamy, it's almost like a head of a nitro. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas.
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    Best Commercial Beer You've Ever Had

    I know there is a thread for worst Commercial beer ever But what about the best I'd have to say O'dells Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout is by far the best beer I have ever had.
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    So how weird is this

    So I'm drinking my Beer and my belches taste like burnt rubber. is something wrong with my beer, I don't taste the burn't rubber on the way down!!
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    First Brew

    Well first brew turned out pretty good, been carbing for nearly three weeks and it's damn good. a little more hoppy than I was expecting for a nut brown albeit I did used hopped extract.
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    Imperial Apple Cider

    Ok So I've done some research and searched HBT for this and look at Ed's Apfelwein. I want to make a Cider for christmas but want it high in alcohol and ageable. Recipe 5 1 gal jugs of Louisburg Pastuerized Cider White Labs champagne yeast Now I know I'm going to boost the...
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    Missed FG

    So can anyone give some reason why you might miss your FG.
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    So i think my beer is screwed

    So, I was checking my beer after being in the fermenter for a week and nitoced something. I guess i'll start by explaining last week I noticed my airlock wasn't bubbling away. Checked the SG and it was 1.022. My reading on Fridayand thought I read it as 1.016 (great I thought 4 more points...
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    Cannot decide what to brew next

    So I will be bottling my first homebrew next week and want to to start thinking about what to brew next I am thinking maybe a wheat or possibly a big beer like a RIS or a Hop Czar Clone of some sort. it will be the second batch and I have a secondary fermenter as of yet unused.
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    stuck fermentation, worried about brew

    So I checked my beer today and the airlock isn't "farting" away like it was over the weekend. so took a sample SG is lower and I believe it will continue to ferment but I tasted it and it tastes really watery. here's the original thread about my brewing so far...
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    Wormwood

    Wondering if anyone has ever used or seen the need for using artemisia Abisinthium in their brewing projects.
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    first brew started

    Well it was a little hairy but my nut brown ale is in my fermentor in my basement. No airlock activity yet but it's only been 3 hours since I dumped it into the bucket. wasn't a total cluster, Managed to avoid a boilover but definitely will be investing in a turkey fry setup. airlock...
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    Free State Ad Astra

    If you know what beer I am talking about. what style do you classify it under. It's not an amber as far I can tell. Is it a Brown ale?? any input would be appreciated
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    Brewing Math

    Probably should be in the brewing sciences thread but anyway just wondered if anyone had any helpful math to help aspiring brewers. The one I don't know and have looked in Palmer's and Papazian's books is hoew to convert a recipe using DME into LME.
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    Quick question

    I'm about to start brewing next week (hopefully) have a 20 minute boil kit on order from Midwest. What do people think about these or should I just got straight into a specialty grain kit being that they r roughly the same price. Also what kits do people prefer, Austin Homebrewing or Midwest...
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