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    Bacon beer question

    I have been being HOUNDED by my friend to try to develop a bacon beer. And I have been trying to research this "holy grail" of delicious. Seems like the consensus is to just make a rauchbier. I want to go more authentic though, and have been trying to think of ways to do this. My thoughts...
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    Chili pepper chocolate stout

    I am planning on doing a mini batch chocolate stout, and adding some heat to it. Probably cayenne peppers. My question is how to go about this, should I steep with specialty grains, add powder to the boil, or drop a couple peppers into the primary? Also, how much should I use? I dont want...
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    First beer, first sample

    I recently bottled my first ever attempt at homebrewing. It was a Brewers Best witbier kit. I feel like everything went pretty well. The only thing I think that I did a little bit off was I didn't add quite enough water to my carboy before fermentation. I was short by about a 1/4 of a...
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    Another new guy with a dumb question

    I am pretty much all set. got everything I need, and am gonna make my first batch tomorrow. My 1 question is about cleaning/sanitization. A guy at the local store said I should clean it in like 3 stages to be sure. My kit came with "LD carlson Easy clean. No rinse cleaner" The box claims...
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    Choice of starter kit

    I'm doing lots of research, and when i get my equipment later this month im going to be ready to go (until something doesn't happen like the book says it does!) Right now im looking at the kits from Northern Brewer and Midwest. I was going to go with the one from northern, because there is one...