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    What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great!

    In case anyone was wondering, this actually turned out pretty good. After a week in primary I racked to secondary for another 8 days or so, then kegged. After about 4 days in keg it was surprisingly good. Pretty hoppy/bitter, but as a lazy hop head, I approve! It's almost like I meant to do it.
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    Too Soon to Move to All Grain?

    I started on day one with all grain. It was very overwhelming at first but I'm glad I started that way.
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    What are some of the mistakes you made...where your beer still turned out great!

    I just brewed a cascade smash. My intent was to continuously hop it with 3oz of cascade for the entire 60 minute boil. Just it was coming to a rolling boil, a friend that I have not spoken to in a long called me. We got to cutting up on the phone. When it was time to add a couple of pellets...
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    Kegerator build help

    I have just purchased on old/used GE refrigerator to build into a kegerator. I had a kegerator already built and functioning but tried to screw a sign on the side of it and hit a freon line and brick'ed it. Had no idea they were even on the sides. So I want to be extra careful with this...
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    A message to extract brewers.

    I started from day one as an AG brewer. I felt going in that I didn't want to "waste time" with kits and extracts. I've just got this weird thing that when I learn something new, I wanna do it old school and learn it from the ground up. I felt like using kits was "cheating." Obviously I know...
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    New Recipe I'm Trying this weekend (help!)

    Playing around on BS2 Django American IPA Type: All Grain Date: 1/11/2013 Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal Brewer: Big Gay Brewing Boil Size: 6.52 gal Asst Brewer: Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot and Cooler ( 5 Gal/19 L) - All Grain End of Boil Volume 5.98 gal Brewhouse...
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    Water Analysis

    I use my tap water (hard water) and both of the AG brews I've done have been great. Would it be OMFG amazing if I used soft water?
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    New Recipe I'm Trying this weekend (help!)

    Hey guys, please take a look at this and tell me if it has a chance to be decent...I'm fairly new to brewing (this will be my third batch) so please excuse if I left something out (just ask). I'm going for a rye IPA with a little color to it but not quite black. Haven't really looked into any...
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    My first brew tastes like...

    So after bottling, how long would you suggest before drinking?
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    My first brew tastes like...

    Okay, this is good info. The room itself was usually around 70. The wort was usually around 62-66 anytime I checked it. I don't really have a great place in the house to leave it that doesn't get that warm... does it hurt it to leave it in a shed or something where it's getting down into the...
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    My first brew tastes like...

    Fermentation temp range from 62-66. Yeast: Safale 5 OG was 1.050
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    My first brew tastes like...

    Hello chicks and dudes, So my first home brew was an AG IPA that went well I think... I had a friend with me who is an old school home brewer helping along the way. My intention was for it to be a hoppy IPA style brew... Hopped it vigorously with cascade for the entire boil using about 5...
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    Hoppy Stout

    Thank you guys for the replies. I'll take it all under advisement!
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    Hoppy Stout

    Hello guys. I am brand new to brewing, jumped right in head first to AG and I have my first batch almost ready to rack into secondary. It's a basic IPA (I hope). For my next batch I would like to do a stout style beer but with a nice hop kick to it. I can't help it, I'm a hop head. I...
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