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    Reuse partially boiled wort?

    I added a small amount of 60 min hops that were eventually boiled out of everything.
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    Reuse partially boiled wort?

    In the bucket for 16 hours with a lid and bubbler, nothing can get in. It isn’t like a sour mash so I think it would be good. Also, I know breweries sometimes do wort competitions, so assuming it shouldn’t be an issue.
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    Reuse partially boiled wort?

    Hi all, moved to a new system and Brewer’s on it for the first time inside. When I went to boil I had boil overs that made a huge mess. Two of them, one shortly after the other. I haven’t had one in 10 years. I only boiled the wort for 5-7 minutes but I placed the wort in a covered bucket and...
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    Spike 3v how to sanitize counter flow chiller

    Hi All, Setting up my new ebrewing system in the basement and doing water runs to make sure I hav everything down. switching from an immersion chiller to a counter flow chiller. I have searched the web for how to sanitize the chiller and found several ways. but nothing specific to the spike...
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    For Sale New bomber (22oz) bottles in IL

    I have 75 - 150 brand new bomber bottles. $20 for all. I no longer need them as I keg. You will need to bring containers to carry them in. Back story: my wife had a customer that had a pallet of bomber bottles for testing a machine they were building. They gave her some. So many I couldn’t use...
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    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Preface by stating if this has already been discussed in this thread, sorry, just kindly point me to the page(s). I have used the CF5 for 6-7 batches, the last a lager. I have a penguin chiller. I use a blow off tube fro the 1.5" TC fitting on the lid into sanitary water sitting on the ground...
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    Spike Trio Brew System 20 Gallon

    How old is the setup? How many times was it used? Why you getting rid of it?
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    Lager brewing process

    Never had the equipment to do so and hate waiting.
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    Lager brewing process

    Thank you all for your input. I am using 34/70. For a 5 gallon batch is one packet enough?
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    Lager brewing process

    Brewing my first lager this weekend after 12 years of brewing I am unsure of the fermentation process. It seems like most of what I have read is a diacetyl rest in which the temperature should be raised to 70ish degrees. Unsure of exact temp, if it is needed, when it should be done, for how...
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    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Thank you all for the input on racking the beer from the conical to the keg! @specialkayme / @eric19312 - you mentioned about how I do the trub dump. Based on your input I must be doing it wrong. I open up the valve until it starts to come out, which got me to wide open with the thickness of...
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    Spike Conical- observations and best practices

    Looking for some advice on process surrounding the CF5 conical. I have used the conical (CF5) 4 times. The last beer was a NEIPA and had a bunch of issues getting the beer from the conical to keg. I use pressure to transfer per the spike video on youtube. Background on the beer I brewed...
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    Where to purchase Glycol...now

    Hi All, Picked up a Glycol chiller ~1.5 months used from another home brewer. He only used it twice but it is now about a year old. I feel it is time to change out the gylcol. I search this forum a bit for purchasing glycol but haven't found a "recent" thread. Just wondering where...
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    Dry hopping schedule

    #2 is correct.
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    Got free bottles to give away? Post 'em here!

    Didn’t realize this thread exists. I have 10 cases of 12oz and 6 cases 22oz bottles. Free pickup in Oswego, IL.
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    Illinois Free Bottles: 12 and 22oz

    I am purging a bunch of bottles and instead of recycling, willing to give away to a fellow local home brewer. I have ~10 cases of 12oz and ~6 cases of 22oz. Located in Oswego, IL. Cheers, Scot
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    Hops profile falling flat

    Sorry that I haven't had a chance to respond. Work has been a bear! I am cold crashing in the carboy, I haven't noticed that the airlock is losing any sanitized water (at least it is still full when I keg). If this is true, how is the beer getting oxygenated?
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    Hops profile falling flat

    I will wait in terms of when I add the hops. Could you explain positive pressure? I assume I am sucking in oxygen. Purge the keg with CO2 prior to racking beer. Rack the beer into the keg. Purge with CO2 after hooking up the line and releasing some pressure to, assumingly, release O2 from keg.
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    Hops profile falling flat

    Purchased some 2018 hops from Farm House Brew Supply (love that place) and plan to use them in the next week or two. If I have the same results, I will assume there is a process flaw. If so, will mysterious as this never used to happen, just in the last 5-6 batches.
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