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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Thanks. I wouldn't think contamination is the concern as it was just being boiled a few minutes earlier. It's just kind of what would be sent to the keg if that last drain step ran a little longer. Although, the part that poured out of top of hops container was maybe designed to be filtered...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Do you guys ever pour the beer that remains in your step filter into your brewing keg after pulling out the hops and pico packs for discarding? I tried this for the first time this week with Denny's Vanilla Bourbon Porter, and I even captured a good bit that poured out of the hops pack. I'm...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Are you guys using dishwasher pods in your keg to run the deep clean? I used the free sample one that came with my Pico Pro and am wondering if I should buy more of the same. Thanks!
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Did anyone read this part in the emails "Use our Beer Editor and choose from a library of recipes, create your recipe, or import an existing BeerXML recipe" and wonder what this "beer editor" was? I actually emailed them back, and Ryan got back to me saying "I assume you mean the freestyle...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    What PSI do you set when you use carbing stone? I'm going to try that. My first attempt at force carbing (my double IPA) came up just a little flat; not too bad; still drinkable. The gravity seems a little low also, so I'm going to adjust my yeast next time. I used full packet before...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Thanks for the input! I'll let you know if I come up with something worthwhile.
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Hey Guys - I'm interested in attempting to clone American Beauty from Dogfish Head. It's a double IPA brewed with granola and honey, and is pretty much the best beer I've ever drank to-date. Does anyone have experience with adding either Granola or Honey to your brew? I've read that honey is...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Thanks, Lbarouf. Sorry, I'm no expert, so "bubbler" probably wasn't the right term, but that's what it does. So, 14 days no matter what? I thought "fast" fermentation would be quicker than "standard", plus different types of beers ferment different lengths? Also, I won't always serve from...
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    PicoBrew Pico users

    Hey Guys - Brewed my first two beers recently in the Pico Pro. 1st one is a Brown Ale targeted at 5.8% ABV and is fast fermenting and has been about 8 days there. How do I know when it's "done?" Do I just pull the red valve to see if pressure is still releasing? I read it somewhere, but...
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    Cloning with Pico Pro / Picopaks

    Hello! I'm new to this forum and just ordered a Pico Pro today. I've been doing a little reading, and of course have a lot to learn. My first question for now is, where can I find good clone recipes to create my own (freestyle) Picopaks from? The Marketplace on their website doesn't seem to...
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    Dogfish Head's American Beauty - clone thread

    I see you never got much interest in this thread, but I am absolutely determined to clone the American Beauty from Dogfish Head. It's certainly a top 3 beer for me. Love it. I also just ordered a Pico Pro brewing kit, so would be interested in re-creating it with a Picopak, or adding...
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