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    new co2 tank - excessive foaming

    Hey guys. Just got a new 6L co2 tank, as I wanted my smaller one for purging kegs and topping up my pressure fermenter, and a bigger one sitting in my kegerator. It came prefilled, brand new, with food grade co2 in there. Chain of events: Took my regulator off old tank, attached to the new one...
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    Overdimensioned regulator?

    Hey, I'm relatively new to kegging, and bought like a tank regulator combo a few months back. It was from a beer specialist shop, so the regulator goes from 0-6 bar or approx 0-90 psi, so it's easy to control. I wanted another tank+reg for purging and topping up my pressure fermentor etc, so...
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    Pale Ale came out very dark

    Hi guys, I just brewed a version of a pale ale recipe I found on here, and it came a lot darker than I had thought it would. I used 6 pounds pale malt (castle malting) 2 pounds vienna 2 pounds munich 0.5 pounds caramel 30 I expected an amber color for sure, like 12-15 srm maybe, but not this...
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    First time kegging - excessive foam

    My nr 1 fear has come true. I read as much as I possibly could about this and followed every suggestion to the letter. I got a cornelius ball lock, 3m 3/8 tubing ( 9.8 feet), PSI is set to approx 10-12. its been carbing for about 10 days now at 4 celsius (39 f) I ordered all of it from a german...
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    Really need help with understanding water chemistry calculators

    Hi guys. Yes, I know, there is a ton of info on water chemistry online and in this forum. I have been trying my best to research and understand this properly, but I am falling short on the technical side. I understand water profiles, I understand how the different salts impact the water and PH...
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    The worst brewday of my brewing life.

    So I was brewing a hazy IPA yesterday, and I'm still tired and annoyed. Just sharing to vent, complaining to my wife just isn't cutting it. First of all, god damn you grainfather - I spent 45 minutes just setting the bottom plate of the grain basket in place. The silicone ring came off EVERY...
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    Brown oatmeal stout with a very light body

    So, I've brewed my first stout using this recipe: 10 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US 1 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 1 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) 1 lb Oats, Flaked 0.50 lb Roasted Barley 1.50 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (60 min) Safale-05 Mash @ 156 for 60 minutes Mash out @ 168 for 10 minutes Ferment...
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    need help with optimizing fermentation and hop flavors

    Hi, I'm not really a beginner, but I guess I am starting to take this hobby more seriously now. I am currently using a grainfather and 30L plastic buckets with lid with a small hole for the yeast thingy (cant remember the english for it, we call it a "yeast lock" over here) and a tap on the...
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    No fruity, tropical aromas or taste in my beers

    Hi all and thank you for reading :) I have been brewing for a while and though I am a pretty casual brewer I can usually create a decent beer when I try. I recently moved to Poland, on a farm, and I am using water from a private well, so lots of minerals, probably pretty soft and no chemicals...
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    pre boil gravity and bost boil gravity = Same

    Hey guys, Just brewed an english pale last night. I took a gravity reading pre boil that was 1.050 (at 20 degrees celsius). I was expecting to see ATLEAST 10.56-58 after the boil. I realized I had used too much water, so I boiled it for an extra 20 minutes before the 90 minute regime. (nice...
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    Slight acidic aftertaste on all homebrews

    Hi guys, I got a "problem" of sorts, and I can't figure out what's causing it. I've recently started brewing at my place in a BIAB system, using only top quality ingredients, but no matter what style of beer I brew they have a slight acidic aftertaste, not unlike what you would find in white...
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    Missed OG by a mile

    Hi guys, gonna make this short and sweet. Tried to brew this on Sunday: (Biere de Garde recipe) OG: 1.075 FG: 1.012 IBU: 27 (Noonan) 5 kg pilsnermalt, 3 EBC 1 kg munchenermalt, 25 EBC 300 g crystal malt, 120 EBC 25 g black malt, 1400 EBC 400 g cane sugar 44 g Styrian Goldings, pellets, 5,1 %...
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    raising OG on a Kölsch

    Hi, I was just wondering something in general as well as something concrete when it comes to Kölsch brewing. I am not aiming for a perfect Kölsch, I want to make one that is more in the 5,5 to 6,0 % area. Simply because I prefer beers in general when they are around 5,5 and up. The question...
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    Bière de Garde

    Hi guys, thinking of making one of these traditional french farm house ales. I'm trying a recipe creatred by a local homebrew guru in my country. Is there anyone who's got any kind of experience with this style? I was playing around with the idea of making an India version of it, just looking...
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