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    Suggestions Please.. Stout

    Hey Gang I recently brewed a dry stout. 10 Gallons split into 2X 5 gallons batches. 1 am am going to leave as is. The other I would like to add something to secondary . Some sort of flavaour and I am looking for your suggestions.. Here is the recipe 15lbs 2 row 2 lbs flaked barely 3 lbs...
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    1/2 batch smoked help

    So I am brewing an 11 gallon porter. I wanted to make 5.5 gallons plain and the other 5.5 gallons a smoked vanilla bourbon barrel porter just because . I know how to add the vanilla and bourbon barrel flavours and here how i was going to add the smoked part. I was going to do a sort of mini...
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    Saf Ale -04 - Cream Ale

    My local home brew store was closed and all I had on hand was a package of Saf ale 04. I used it for the Cream of 3 crops recipe . Any idea what i should expect? Fermenting away after 12 hours at 65 F. Ive used it in the past and had some fruit flavours but I am not sure if it was the...
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    Canada 9 Gallon Cask/firkin

    Asking $100 or will trade for stainless hot liquor tank.
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    Cask to Liquor tank

    Ok so I was kijiji and I i saw a keg with "make an offer". I said $20 and the guy said sure! Turns out i drove half and hour to get to his house and it turned out to be a cask... with a big ol bung hole. I was hoping to turn the keg into a liquor tank. I am hoping for advice. Do you think I...
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    Ideas for next Batch? Help!

    Hey guys looking for some help on what to Brew next. I always struggle with this... Not sure if anyone else does too. Its like writers block, i guess you could call it Brewers Block.. Right now on tap I have: Simple Cider Czech Pilsner Black lager Oatmeal Stout on deck I have a scaled...
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    Dry Hopping advice - Citra , Cascade or Amarillo?

    Hey Guys .. So I brewed up a 10 gallon batch of an amarillo pale ale hop schedule 1 oz (aus) Galaxy 60 mins .5oz ammarilo 40 mins .5 oz amarillo 20 mins .5 oz amarillo 10 mins .5 oz amarillo 5 mins Malt 15lbs 2 row 1 lb crystal 40 1lb wheat .5 lb carapils OG 1.048 I split the...
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    Taps - Canada

    I am looking to add 2 more taps (gas/beer lines connections etc). Who has the best prices for this online in canada? Thanks for the help.
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    How long to ferment cider?

    So.. first batch of cider form pressed mcintosh apples. I have 3 gallon and OG was 1.056. I want a dry cider but not too dry. An ABV percentage no higher than 6 or so... What would anyones recommendation be for FG or length of fermentation. I have it sitting at 66F. Thanks for the help...
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    Canada swing top bottles - Niagara falls canada

    about 50 or so swing top bottles and about 20 other bottles . very clean . comes with a huge bottle rack. I switched to kegging so I don't need them any more.
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    Water Volumes

    Hey guys, first of all I would like to apologize for the lack of info i am going to give on my issue here. But at this point I am at the beginning of my search and looking for general information on why I always have too much water and therefor miss my gravity. I use the free online tool...
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    Oatmeal Stout - partial

    I am going to make a partail mash oatmeal stout for my wife... she loved the brewers best oatmeal stout . Ive made it a couple of times. My LHBS has raised his prices on the kits as of late so i was looking to create one that was similar.. anyone know any good recipe's? I was thinking...
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    Pilsner recipe all grain

    Looking for any feedback. Looking to do something simple but delicious for my first attempt at a pils 10 galon batch 15 lbs pilsner malt .5 cara pils 1 lb crystal 40 60 mins 2 oz saaz 30 mins 2 oz Sazz 2 pkg SAf lager 23 Mash at 154 for 60 mins Let me know your thoughts...
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    Bottle Conditioning Lagers? HUH?

    Hey I'm a bit confused at all of the contradicting advice out there for bottle conditioning a lager... I am looking for some sound advice on how to do this in a simple and effective manner... the advice I have gotten from this forum has always been the best.. thanks in advance for any help.. So...
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    Lager Fermentation and fridge question

    So I am trying out my new Lager chamber and testing it first with a corona clone. I pitched the yeast around 70 F and has since chilled around 55 after 12 or so hours. Will I get any off flavours from the first few hours of higher temps? should I have dropped to low 50's before pitching? I am...
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    Drilled into the side of a freezer

    Ok so please don't yell at me ... But I screwed in some wood paneling onto the side of my freezer . Am I now screwed? I've drilled about 12 screws into the side. What are the chances I drilled into one of the cooling lines? How do i check that i have or haven't? Its not plugged in but...
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    Recipe advice

    What do you guys think of this.. Any feedback appreciated. It's a 10 gallon batch and I'm fermenting 5 gal with saf 04 and 5 gal with a saison yeast. 12 lbs 2 row 5lbs wheat 1lb crystal 40 .5 oz centennial 45 mins 1 oz Citra 25 mins 1 oz cascade 5 mins Mashing at 154 f for 60 mins...
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    Temperature Control Unit

    Hey Guys I have just started to build a keezer and I am wondering what the best option for a temperature control unit is. I would like it to be simple as I am not the best at wiring etc so i am leaning towards the ones with the probe that plug into the wall. I am also looking for it to be as...
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    Help! What did i make?

    OK so i had a bunch of ingredients left so i thought I would chuck them all together and make a franken-beer... Its a 10 gallon batch , OG was 1.50 and I split into 2 - 5 gallon batches 1 on saf ale 05 and the other on 04. fermenting at 64 F right now and bubbling away. Fermentables...
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    What should I brew next?

    I am just looking for some helpful advice on what to brew next. This is what i have in stock currently Kegged Sierra Nevada PA Clone Brown Ale Cream Ale Bottles Cream ale Oatmeal Stout Whiskey Barrel Stout Ginger Beer (the topped out at 14% ) Fermenting Black IPA Ingredients...