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    AHBS Econo Brew Pot Failure

    In case you are in the market for a stainless stock pot I thought I'd post this since I bought one and it didn't work out. The pot is the 28 quart economy stock pot sold by Austin Homebrew supply. I bought it as an "upgrade" to my AHBS brew kit at the start of this year. The handles aren't...
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    Sparkling Peach White Wine, Great Recipe

    I never post any brew recipes but this is my favorite out of the many gallons of wine I have made and recipes I have come up with. This wine is dry but doesn't seem dry because the smell and body are so nice. I would compare this to a champagne, the peach flavor is light yet comes through very...
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    15 gallons of wasted beer

    This sucks but I thought i'd post it anyways... I brewed 3 beers a few months ago that are just horrid, they all taste like rotten meat or something along those lines. I made an english brown, a bitters, and a pale ale and they all taste like this. I checked my notes and realized I had switched...
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    Help with Cherry beer

    I want to make a cherry beer with the some tart montgomery cherry juice I have. I want to avoid the dreaded "cough syrup" cherry flavor! What do ya'll think? 5 gallon recipe mini-mash 8 oz torrified wheat (amount ok?) 8 oz crystal 20 8 oz crystal 40 24 oz 6 row boil 5 pounds light...
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    Sorachi Ace Red?

    I haven't made this, it is just an idea I have been toying around with. Please let me kow what you think about this recipe. I want a well balanced to malty beer that showcases my sorachi ace hops. I don't mind plenty hop flavor and arome, I just don't this to be an ipa. Hard to describe...
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    Check out my recipe...

    Two questions, does this sound good, and what style is it? I'm calling it an amber ale right now. Here goes... (it was brewed yeserday) Thanks! Pre-boil "tea" 4 oz crystal 40 2 oz special roast Then... 6# light DME 1 oz Fuggles bittering 1/4 oz Hallertau bittering Then after...
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    Read the sticky! Thanks Hightest!

    I have been making meads and brewing beer and wine since January of this year. Most of my meads are still clearing, my JOAM ia clear but bubbling still, none of them are really "aging" yet. Not until now! I made a pyment two weeks ago and followed the stepped nutrient additions, kept a nice...
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    15 Gallons of Apfelwein

    I just started 15 gallons of Apfelwein today, Ed Worts Recipe! 15 gallons apple juice, 6# corn sugar, an 3 packs of montrachet. I had to start a thread because it is all in one 15 gallon glass carboy and I'm excited! This is better than my brute trashcan idea too, that will just have to wait...
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    Hops? Lagunitas 2009 Correction Ale

    I had a Correction Ale last night and it was a really good, unique beer. Maybe one of the best beers I have had with a twist off cap. Does anyone know what kind of hops they use? This beer to me tasted just like grapefruit, I'm guessing cascade but I am not too experienced with brewing yet...
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    Imperial American Micro Style Honey Pale Ale!

    I really couldn't call it that but that's what I guess this is, what do ya'll think about the recipe? 6.6 lbs. Plain Light Malt Extract 12 oz. Crushed Crystal Malt 60L 3 pounds clover honey at flameout 1 1/2 oz. Cascade Hops (Bittering) 1/2 oz cascade (flavor) 1 oz Williamette...
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    Happy 420!

    Happy 420!
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    What happens if you rack JAOM...

    Here is some information I thought I'd share. I racked my Joe's Ancient Orange Mead two months after fermentation had started, it had been clear for a month. I racked it over against the advise of the recipe and topped with some boiled water. I wanted to get it out of the plastic "milk" jug...
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    Hard lemonade won't start

    OK... I am making a gallon of hard lemonade. I used 2 cans of minute maid, RO water, 3 cups corn sugar, 3/4 tsp DAP nutrient, 1/3 tsp yeast energizer, and a starter made from lalvin K1V-1116 yeast. I let the starter go overnight and was using my lemonade must to feed it. I made a quart of...
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    Raspberry Sour Beer Experiment

    OK... I'm not going to try to classify this beer because I don't know what it is, maybe ya'll can help. I decided to make a sour raspberry beer my own wierd way, lol... here it goes... :mug: I took a gallon of water and put in a pound of extra light DME and a 1/4 cup of honey, boiled it...
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    Brute trashcan for Apfelwein fermenter?

    Has anybody used a Rubbermaid Brute food grade trash can to make Apfelwein? Pros and Cons? Is oxidation a problem? No airlock a problem? Time?I am new to brewing and have 3 glass 5 gal carboys, a 1 gal glass carboy and a 7 gallon plastic bucket primary from AHB, but they are not enough! Could I...
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    Check out my Lemon-Ginger Mead Recipe...

    I decided to make up a mead for my second batch, my first one was JAOM and it is still fermenting. Tell me what you think... whatever is helpful. Recipe; 1 gallon batch: 3 pounds clover honey zest and juice of a lemon 25 or so raisins about 2 cups of ginger tea (I got 2 cups water and a...
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    Apfelwein filling up airlock, what should I do?

    I filled my Apelwein right to the top and sure enough it is filling up my airlock rather quickly! What should I do? I don't care bout the mess, I have a towel wrapped around it, but are there any sanitation issues I need to know about? Should I pull off the airlock, sanitize it, and replace it...
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    Cheap Carboys, Local or Net

    Anyone know where I can get carboys and airlocks for cheap? I am new to this and want to make some apfelwine. Thanks
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