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    whichs hops for ipa

    i am wanting to use some of the hops i have laying around, which combination of these would you pair together for an ipa: galena 16.2% apollo 18.5% willamette 3.3% buzz bullets 9.7% sterling 7.2% east kent golding 5.1% sybilla 5.9% cascade 6.8% falconers flight 10.4% glacier 4.5%
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    Artic king 5 cu keezer

    Has anyone made a keezer with this that can provide pictures. I'm looking into building a keezer but I really want to be able to fit 3 kegs in it. 2 home brew and 1 commercial beer. I've tried to find the answer and people are saying you can fit three if you build the collar high enough. I'm...
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    3rd place. Woohoo

    Just checked the score on my first beer that I entered into a competition and it got 3rd in its group with a score of 36.5. This was only my 4th batch and basically just wanted to get some feedback. This deserves a beer
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    Next recipe

    I'm brainstorming ideas for my next beer, need some help: I was thinking about brewing a 5 gallon batch of wheat beer but adding maybe 1/4 or 1/2 pound (not sure how much) of lactose to it during the boil. Then adding 3 pounds of frozen blueberries and 3 pounds of frozen blackberries to...
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    Almond joy milk stout

    I am going to be brewing a chocolate milk stout in the next couple of days. I was thinking of doing the whole 5 gallon batch, bottling half of it then trying something different with the other 2.5 gallons. I was thinking of adding maybe 1 oz of coconut extract and maybe 0.5 to 1 tablespoon of...
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    Need some advice

    I just racked a pumpkin spice ale into secondary fermentaion. I tasted it and it's not quite where I want it to be. I added 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice at flame out. I'm thinking about adding another 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and maybe a tablespoon or 2 of vanilla extract in with it . Any...
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    Recipe help

    I need some help from you guys and gals. My wife's favorite beer is the kirsch gose from Victory brewing. I'm looking for a link or a recipe or any kind of help to do this style of beer by using extract brewing
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    Gravity Reading

    I took a gravity ready of 1.46 when I filled the fermenter, then left the sample sit for a couple of hours and then I noticed the reading was 1.50. Which should I use for my calculation
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    Temperature control

    I'm going to be brewing a pumpkin ale tomorrow and plan on keeping the fermenter in a tub with water and a few bottles of frozen water in it to keep the temp down a few degrees. How long does the fermenter need to be kept like this. I would like to move the pumpkin ale from the primary to the...
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    Shelf life on extract kits

    I got a free beer kit back like 4 months ago. It's a chocolate milk stout using dry yeast. It's just been sitting in my closet this while time, will it still be OK to brew or do I need new yeast or just forget about it?
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    Head Retention

    Is this what the head is supposed to look like? (that's what she said). It seems to be a little more thick for this batch, kind of reminds me of the foam from a rootbeer float. The beer is a cherry wheat
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    Chocolate milk stout

    I am planning on brewing a Chocolate milk stout in the next few weeks. I want to add something extra to it but can't decide on what would be good. I was thinking about adding a coconut flavor or a vanilla flavor. Any other ideas on what to add to make it more than just your everyday chocolate...
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    First speed bump

    I was in the process of bottling my second batch of beer. I brewed a 5 gallon batch of an American wheat beer. I added the priming sugar and bottled half the batch and capped it. I added some cherry extract to the second half of the batch, filled my bottles then found out that not all beer...
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    partial mash belgian wit recipe

    Hey everyone I'm new to homebrewing. I have an Irish red ale kit from northern brewer fermenting right now. I'm looking for a good partial mash belgian wit for a 5 gallon batch. Anyone want to share? Right now I am thinking: 1lb Vienna malt 1lb pale malt (2 row) US Grain 1lb pilsner (2 row)...