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    Clumpy Yeast???

    I've had a White Labs vile of yeast in my fridge for a couple weeks and today when I went to start my brew, I noticed the yeast was seperated and kind of clumpy. I shook it up a little which helped but it still has a couple clumps in it. I gues they may go away with more agitation but I haven't...
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    Fruit Beer Question....

    I'm making a blackberry wheat and have completed the primary fermentation. I have heard two schools of thought when it comes to adding fruit to your beer. First, to sterilize it by steeping the berries in 150 deg. water for fifteen minutes before introducing it to the secondary. But my local...
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    Temp Control Question

    I recently picked up a used full size fridge that I want to convert into my fermenting space and make it temp controlled. I see there are a few different ways to do this, morebeer has the thermowell system that works with the thermowrap and I've also heard of people using heating lamps. I'm sure...
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    Blackberry Hefe...

    I want to do a blackberry hefe but I've never put fruit in any of my beers before. I've got a ton of blackberry bushes around my house so I'm thinking I'll give it a go. I've read on here that they should be pasturized. Can someone explain to me how to do that? Is it just a low boil? Also at...
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    Fast and Furious

    Well I cooked up a batch of Weissbier on Saturday. By Sunday morning I had beer all over my floor because I didn't hook up a blow off tube, I just put an airlock on it thinking it wouldn't start overflowing for at least 48 hours. But by Monday morning I have hardly any activity, maybe 1 bubble...
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    I Think I just Screwed up....

    I just used a wyyeast smack pack for the first time and the inner packet did not break so I poured it in anyways. Is this bad? Did I just ruin my entire batch of beer? I'm really bummed I thought for sure it broke because I beat the hell out of it and I thought it broke. Any advice much...
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    Please Help!!!

    I just used a wyyeast smack pack for the first time and the inner packet did not break so I poured it in anyways. Is this bad? Did I just ruin my entire batch of beer? I'm really bummed I thought for sure it broke because I beat the hell out of it and I thought it broke. Any advice much...
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