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    Yeast washing and reusing

    I have been watching videos on washing yeast. My question is about reusing the washed yeast. How are you supposed to know how many cells you have? Is it safe to assume that if you make a 1-2 L starter prior to re pitching you will have the proper pitch rate? What if this causes you to over pitch?
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    no steeping grains ?

    Northern brewer's Smash Ale is an extract recipe w/o any steeping grains. It is good.
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    Short boiling

    I ran out of propane the other day about 45 minutes into my 60 min boil. I normally have a spare tank but it ran out a couple weeks ago and I had not swapped it out yet. Will this cause any issues? Here is my recipe if it matters.
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    Who's building dual temperature controllers

    I recently built one using the stc1000. After I was all done it wound up costing around $45-50. It was pretty easy to do.
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    STC1000 220 volt

    I may have the same problem. The diagram shows to connect to a 110VAC power supply, but then it shows 10A/220VAC at the heating and cooling power connection. See picture. The sticker on the front of the box says 110V. Can I use this on a chest freezer with a regular 110V plug?
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    Pennsylvania WTS Everything Home brewing related

    I'm interested in a couple kegs if willing to split up.
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    Perlick 425 SS faucets (several available)

    Would you accept $150 for the last four?
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    How Many Gallons of Mead 2015 Edition!

    +2 One gallon kumquat One gallon cherry =106
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    Beer bottles

    Would it be ok to put mead in beer bottles? Not all of it, but maybe just 2 or 3 bottles so that I could sample from time to time without opening an entire 750 ml bottle.
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    Acid blend

    here's a question for the experts. I have not seen on this forum anyone mentioning acid blend in a recipe. In other reading material, I have read that adding acid blend can eliminate the "hotness" of the alcohol flavor. What are your thoughts on acid blend, what is a proper dose, and when is the...
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    Nutrient addition volcano

    And thanks for the responses. Good information.
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    Nutrient addition volcano

    I second the above question. Per the directions above I should add between 5 and 7.5 tsp nutrient. I have used 6 and was planning on adding one more.
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    Nutrient addition volcano

    I started my first ever batch of mead the other day. I'm staggering the yeast nutrient additions. The nutrient I'm using states to use 1-1.5 tsp per gallon of must. I'm making a 5 g batch. Put 2 tsp in at first and then added 2 tsp at 12 hrs and 24 hrs. When I added the two nutrient additions I...
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    Dark DME starter

    I will be brewing a Stout beer later this week. Pretty much everything I have seen says to use light DME for a starter. Is it ok to use Dark DME for this starter being that it is a dark beer.? Thanks.
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    best price on extract these days?

    I second this. Pull up a few sites and compare.
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    Florida quitting the hobby Tallahassee

    How much for the bottle tree?