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    Recipe help for first biab

    2 lb 2-row 1.5 lb Munich 0.5 lb Extra Special Malt 0.3 lb C60 0.2 lb Victory 0.125 lb midnight wheat (color adjustment maybe) 3 lb Pilsen light DME Estimated OG: 1.051 FG: 1.013 I’m I using too much malt aren’t I? I tried simpler extract recipes, using one or two specialty malts, and was...
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    Just something to share.

    Not sure if I’m experimenting too much since I’m still new. But after reading article about steeping base malts. I decided to give this a try. Batch size: around 3.5 gallons, boil 4 gallons Estimated gravity: 1.057* Estimated IBUs: 77* 3 lbs light DME 1.25 lbs Maris Otter 0.5 lbs Red X 0.5 lbs...
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    Is this normal or possible infection?

    I’m still new to this and I get paranoid during the fermentation. Is this the Krausen starting to die down or beginning of infection. It’s only been fermenting 3 days or so.
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    BU:GU Ratio

    Wouldn't it make more sense to use the final gravity in this ratio? Since that's whats left over from the fermentable sugars. It seems to me at least that would have a bigger influence over the perceived bitterness or maltiness of the beer
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    Career fair

    I'm going to a career fair and about to graduate in mechanical engineering. Anheuser-Busch is going to be there looking for MEs. Is it a good idea to mention home brewing hobby as well as my engineering experience?
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    Continuous Hopping

    I was thinking what if hops were added throughout the boil rather than a few additions at the beginning and end. After some research, it turned out that a company already did this. Has anyone tried it at home? What were the results and how did you calculate IBUs? I have not tried it, but...
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    Possible Overcarbonation

    My friends helped me bottle my 5 gallon batch a couple of days ago. Left it 2 weeks in fermenter and final gravity was the similar to my first batch. I boiled priming sugar (bought a 5oz package) in 2 cups of water. And then for experimental flavor we decided to melt four (1.5oz) Hershey bars...
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    Choosing Hops

    How do you find out what hops go together? Is it by experience or can you get an idea from their descriptions? What combinations work for particular styles, like an ipa vs a brown ale? I'm going by suggested extract recipes but I eventually want to improve my process, experience, to form...
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    Second Brew Help

    I'm planning my second brew ever and I wanted to experiment a little so I can see what ingredients add to the beer. After reading about different grains, I would like to try a beer with a toasty/bready feel with subtle hint of honey. I'm guessing a Biscuit malt and Honey malt would do it, but...
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    I've attempted my first brew and I have a few questions about sanitation. I'm pretty sure I sanitized everything properly but only afterwards I looked online to find out that people disagree on the effectiveness of B-brite. Should I be worried? Also where is a good place to keep the...