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    Appalachian Trail Mead

    Howdy yall, I'm planning on thru-hiking the AT in 2011 starting in April. I am planning on having a few big beers aging for when I return and figured I may as well make and age a mead for the 6 month hiking trip. I could start fermenting now, bottle in March, and age until I return in...
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    Heastick problem

    So, I have been brewing with my stovetop and a heatstick for a while now and have had very positive results. While attempting to heat strike water for an ESB today, I plugged it in and noticed a louder noise than normal. It was the usual "hiss" sound but louder. My GFCI didn't trip and I...
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    SMaSH combo questions

    I'm pretty well stocked up on some seasonals and session beers for a while so I was thinking about doing a few SMaSH brews. Ive got lots of 2 row, a variety of hops to choose from (EKG, CCC, Saaz, etc), but only 1 yeast variety on hand (British Ale II 1335). How would a saaz/2row SMaSH...
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    AG Brewer needs to fill the pipeline...10 gallon brew question

    Howdy, long time AG brewer needs lots of beer in a hurry. I am limited to 5 gallon max batches with 5+ hours of labor. I was considering making a 10 gallon extract batch of an easy pale (Edworts haus pale) with a partial boil in my turkey fryer. Can I just double the ingredients, partial boil...
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    All grain brewing: mash tun, mill, grain

    I'm going to be moving around a lot the next two years as well as hiking the Appalachian Trail next spring so my bulky stuff has to go! Mash tun: 5 gallon Coleman with SS braid to poly tubing manifold -$15 Mill: Corona-in-a-bucket type of ugly junk, works great! - $20 Grain: ~40#'s CMC Pale...
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    A moment of silence please...

    I woke up to 5 gallons of an old ale on my carpet at 4:30 this morning, that was not fun :eek:. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas about what happened as I haven't looked at the rig yet (tired from 5 hours of shampooing carpet between classes). Here's the scenerio, We finished a keg...
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    2 Pin lock kegs trade for...

    I have 2 pin lock kegs that I want to trade for 2 ball lock kegs or a keggle. Hit me up if your interested, I will be in near Baltimore/Annapolis until Saturday and then I will be back in western MD.
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    Kitchen sink recipe help, English Something?

    Alright, I've got some grain that needs to be used up and was thinking about an ESB or Old Ale. I have never made either style and have focused mainly on American Ales so tell me if this sounds decent... Grist: 10 # MO .5 # Crystal 80L .5 # Carapils .1 # Roasted Barley (color) Yeast...
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    Got some free buckets, but with loose lids...

    There is always a BUT. I picked up two 4 gallon icing buckets from the local deli and was psyched about some free primary wine fermenters (3 gallon batches). The problem is that the lids fit loosely around the rim of the bucket. Is this going to be a problem/source of infection or should...
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    Trying to get Dad into homebrewing...

    Alright, my old man loves beer. The problem is that his beer of choice is Natural Light :confused: So, while I'm home for winter break I figured I'd show him how easy it is to get into homebrewing. He loves all the pale ales that I have brought him in the past, but really didn't like the hop...
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    Western MD Homebrew club! Queen City HBC meeting this Saturday

    A couple of guys I know just started the Queen City Homebrew Club out of Cumberland Maryland. We're having the first meeting this Saturday at one of the member's houses. Check out the facebook group for more details. Brewing in the Allegheny Mountains... can it get any better? :mug:
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