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    So I did a thing...

    Who remembers EdWort's Apfelwein? I remember way back when it was all the rage and I remember my version didn't turn out. Well, I got a wild hair and decided to try again. This time I found that Kroger sells 100% HoneyCrisp applejuice from concentrate, unfiltered... Sure enough the ingredients...
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    Various Braggot Questions

    So, it turns out I can get about 15lbs of Local Wildflower Honey for about $60. I've never made a mead and really only tasted 1 store bought mead. I love the thought of a hybrid beer/mead and saw the post on the front page with a Braggot recipe. However, being newly back into homebrewing I no...
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    Tennessee Any other HBT members in (or around) Memphis?

    Was just wondering if any of the local brewers in town were part of the forum. I'm a longtime HBT member and I just got back into Homebrewing.
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    Six Month Return to brewing

    So after my job and school got in the way of brewing i finally got something brewed Saturday. It was a hobgoblin clone except i had some hops that had been in the freezer for a while so i figured i'd used them. Brewed and everything went well, i even got to use the wort chiller i had bought from...
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    Some interesting results

    So i have 4 beers that have been ready to transfer for a week now, i went ahead and let them go, because 2 of them were still fermenting and the other 2 were lagers so i doubted they were done. Today i decided to taste and transfer to secondary. First up was Ed's Haus Pale Ale. For starters...
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    Getting Weary (12 gallons, and 18 to go)

    I don't know if i can do this.... I had 5 brews on the docket, i had a week or two off of school, was going to space them out. Well, i got a job, i start monday, i just lost that week. So today i mashed (no pun intended) two brews in today, ed's haus pale ale and a guinness clone. Well, that...
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    Not bad not bad

    So today i brewed 2 lagers. I made starters and stepped them up yesterday (WYeast Bavarian Lager) and brewed today. An oktoberfest and a Traditional Bock. Well i was going to decoction mash but i had just enough time to brew the two. Started the Oktoberfest at 133, then stepped up to 152...
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    Ever make something simple harder?

    *Start Self Rant* Ok so i'm doing online college through Kaplan University, i have no bad things to say about it so far. I'm an IT major with an emphasis in Programming. I started Visual Basic this term. Not but two weeks into and the project is to Edit a pre-existing program. I could have...
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    Decoction - Probably not needed but would like to

    Ok, so i got a Traditional Bock and an Oktoberfest coming up to be brewed. I know that with the malts you get now it isn't as important as it use to be. However, i like the fact that it will help develop the malt profile and give the beer the depth i love. I've never brewed by decoction but...
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    Nut Brown, Old Grain, and Belgian Candi Sugar - What Style is it now?

    So, around thanksgiving '07 i went and bought grain for an irish red and a nut brown. I brewed the Irish Red but New years Eve i dislocated my knee. I didn't clean the keggle and needless to say it got a nice soaking when i got back to it. Anyway, I didn't get to brew till yesterday. Came out...
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    2 Lagers 1 Yeast Ideas

    Ok, So i have an Oktoberfest and a Bock ready to brew sometime and to save money (of course) i grabbed 1 bavarian yeast pack. Now I was thinking Make a starter and pour half into the oktoberfest then kick up the starter with a little more DME and pitch into the Bock. This to me seems like way...
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    Hop tea and ......malt.....tea?

    So, anyone out there been drinking a homebrew and wondered how it might taste with a little bit more hops? A couple of times I have popped the cap on an IPA and mixed gradually. But have any of you done it more scientifically, by making a hop tea and adding a bit? Seems to me like it might...
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    Batch Spargers Need to Confer

    Ok, so i batch sparge (title, duh), anyway i need some advice. Usually what i do is use a little spreadsheet that me and my brew partner put together for brewing with all the math and stuff already done, we just input our batch size and grain pounds. It works ok, but there's always...
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    Failure as a brewer

    I am a complete and total failure.... So, this is the first time i've brewed in about 3 months. It was also the first 10 gallon batch... It was also my first overall failure (so maybe not but i feel like it was)... I'm not drunk (unfortunately) so this has to go under Mindless Mumbling...
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    Bag-in-a-box

    Bag in a box is what all the soda companies are changing to, from corny kegs. You can buy the bags at sam's, costco, etc. What it does is attaches to a soda machine and is straight soda syrup, it mixes with the carbonated water (thanks to a built in carbonator) and goes into your cup. Here's...
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    Always Ahead of Myself (Kegging)

    Ok, so I'm the type of person who wants and likes to know everything about a subject before they ever get close to being able to enjoy said subject. Example: Read a bunch about brewing months before starting. Read a bunch about PM and AG before brewing PM or AG. Now is the time for me to...
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    Success!!!

    :ban: I made an Imperial Stout for someone a couple weeks ago. Quick story short. Was on yeast cake 3 weeks and fermentation stopped at 1.030, it grew a bacteria layer on top. Transferred and the layer formed worse. 2 weeks later transferred again and dry hopped to try and stop the bacteria...
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    Contamination

    So, a couple weeks back me and my brewing partner (before he moved of course) brewed a RIS of sorts. High gravity stout basically. Now the first week went fine. OG was 1.074, it bubbled furiously. We got busy with some things and instead of letting it sit in prime for 1 week, it went for 3...
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    This blows!

    Ok, so my cousin moved out yesterday (going to Colorado for school) and we divided up the brewing equipment. Now we both invested quite a bit into the equipment but he supplied far more than me, so therefore he took his share. Not only did i lose my brewing partner but i lost all this too...
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    Lager a Barleywine?

    I was thinking the other day, "Yeti, what would a lagered barleywine be like?", that posed more questions like: What would lager yeast do to the flavor profile of a barleywine? What would said yeast do to the mouthfeel? How long would it take a Lagered barleywine to condition well (would...
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