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    i forgot about beer in a keg. it changed colors and smells amazing...what gives?

    I brewed a saison about 10 months ago. All grain. I messed up my mash and fermented to 1.002. It was 10%abv but only hopped to be about 7. It was too hot in the mouth. I forgot about it until yesterday. It went from straw yellow to stout dark. It smells amazing. I didn't taste it. I put it into...
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    HELP: Fermenting in a Sanke Keg, using s standard Sanke tap

    Hey guys, I did a lot of looking around on the internet, and HBT long before I posted here. I was given an old Sanke keg and I would really like to turn it into a fermenter. I've seen a lot of posts about people putting tri clamps and what nots on their sanke kegs. I'm interested in doing it...
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    Final gravity @ 1.002-003... Sinlge Malt/singe hop. what the??

    Anyone ever run into a really low final gravity? I brewed a single malt, single hop... 10.5 pounds of vienna malt 3 oz of centennial(1 oz @ 60 min, 1 oz @ 10 min and 1 oz @ 2 min) one packet of dry Safale us-05. I mashed at 152 for 60min, in a keggle wrapped in insulation wrap... it...
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    Adjusting hop schedule for high boil off? Suggestions please? (converted keggle)

    Hey guys, I'm making my first SMaSH beer tomorrow. Temps are in the 30's in South East PA. I've nailed down my boil-off rate to approx 2.5 gallons per hour(using a converted keg). I plan on a 5 to 5 1/2 gallon final volume. I'm going to need 7.5 gallons into my kettle after sparging. My question...
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    Mash Tun Pick-up tube issue...help!

    Im using a converted keg as a mash tun. I have a false bottom, with a pickup tube installed. The dipping part of the tube is approx 1/4 inch above the bottom of the keg. I noticed i'm getting a terrible siphon once the fluid level drops below my ball valve, and I basically can't get any more...
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    Wyeast belgian 3724 Saison questions

    I just converted to all grain. My first batch is going to be a Saison, using the 3724 Wyeast pack. I chose a saison specfically because I'm going on vacation, and planned to brew this a few days before going on vacation, and coming back 2 weeks or so after... assuming gravity is correct, I'll...
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    Help:MLT Keg build, Direct Fire,No Recirc for now. SS braid or SS false bottom/tube?

    Folks, I've seen many different equipment builds for a converted Keg. The amount of information seems to be scarce as far as complete info. Im interested in direct firing the MLT(I could wrap it with an insulation if heat loss is major) I've located a few false bottoms, and braids and hear...
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    hop rhizomes planted 2 weeks ago. nothing shooting up yet

    I Planted 3 rhizomes. A cascade, Columbus, and Willamette. They all had some fresh looking buds on it. I planted 2 or 3 weeks ago. I'm careful not to over water... I haven't had anything coming up yet. Before I start to lightly dig them and see what's going on, I just wanted to know how long...
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    Building an all grain system from Sanke Kegs... advice? some experienced insight?

    Hello Folks... I'm deciding to go all grain. I have read a lot on the forums here, and just wanted to run some final plans by you folks and see if anyone has some insight here they can add. I want to see if I'm missing anything or doing it wrong before I start ordering and building. One...
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    Jumping from extract to AG... Setup advice/questions.

    I'm not worried, and I've had enough homebrew... I have decided to make the jump to all grain. I bought a 10 gallon Gott type cooler as my mashtun, but returned it because, (1) I worry about hot plastics leeching. (2) it warped when I hit it with 160 degree water... and I worried about how long...
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    My first secondary. I officially HATE secondary

    I'm axing the issue of whether or not secondary is for me or not. I am doing a Dubbel. Its been in primary for 1 month. I figure I would bulk age this bad boy to help all the flavors evenly meddle. I buy a nice secondary, stopper and airlock. I rack into the secondary with the star san snake...
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    What is this called? over attenuation? over fermentation?

    I made an extract kit from my lhbs. A belian Dubbel. Its been fermenting since jan 10th, recipe OG stated 1.074, my OG was 1.071. FG per recipe was supposed to be at 1.017. I still have signs of fermentation in the airlock, and there is a light head still on some the surface of the wort. I took...
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    minimalist experimental brew

    My first post was deleted by moderators because of the language and terminology used in describing my intent for an experimantal beer. I will avoid using the words I used previously, because I'm looking for insight for a particular method which I'm now dubbing minimalist. Please don't ask what...
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    Attempting Jailhouse Hooch

    Ok, the title doesn't say too much... I promise, I'm not a convict anywhere. In fact, quite the opposite. I work for a particular law enforcement agency, and the topic of jail hooch came up. I want to try a spin off on it, but am not quite sure where to start... Here is what I have so far, I am...
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    Saison DuPont... Overrated? Skunky?

    Ok, So im kind of new to the Saison style, I made my first homebrew ever in that style and I've had a few micro Saisons. I picked up a bottle of Saison Dupont, figured I would give the best a try. I popped the cork, and it smelled a little skunky, it had that bitter/soury saison style finish...
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    Wrong hops, wrong time. Any ideas?

    Ok, I'm boiling right now, Im making a winter type strong ale. The recipe has 3 hops, for bitter, flavor and finish. the bittering are northern brew, flavor hallertau, and finish saaz. Like an idiot, I added the flavoring hops(hallertau) when I should have added the bittering(northern). I...
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    I'm drinking Green Beer, and its delicious!!!

    Hello all. I have seen so many whats wrong with my beer posts in my short time here. Most often its people drinking green beer, a week or so in the bottle, and some are even worse... I saw one who fermented for 4 days, bottled it, and drank it like 4 days later and was wondering whats wrong...
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    Siphoned Good Bit of Yeast into Bottling bucket

    I was siphoning my American Brown into the bottling Bucket, and didn't realize it, But I sucked a bunch of yeast into the bottling bucket. I looked a little bit on here and couldn't see if this was a bad thing or not. I continued to prime as normal, and bottle everything. Will this bit of yeast...
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    Star-San question(label removal and sanitize)

    I am newer to brewing, I just bought Star San. I was using an Iodine based sanitizer previously. I got away from the Iodine for a few reasons. But its irrelevant. Someone on this blog said Star san is the best for removing labels. I have the bottles soaking in the 1 ounce to 5 gallon dilution. I...
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    If I pass out...

    So this is a humor based thread. I apparently am one of those people who will touch a hot stove when I know its hot, just to see if its hot... Well sort of... I took a deep whiff below lid of my fermenter bucket, knowing it burned like hell last time. Well It burned like hell this time, and I...
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