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    Hot south texas brewing...

    I use a mini fridge with an external thermostat and I have very tight control over my ferm temps. I ruined one batch when my ferm got up to 80 degrees and have been using the fridge/thermostat combo ever since.
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    Mash Paddle Giveaway

    Sign me up!
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    Wife got mad.. did I do the right thing!?

    You did what you had to do, you got your friend out of a bad situation, but you never turn your back on an aggressor. Never. Good job getting your friends back.
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    Must buy kegs...

    I'm still on the fence, I want to keg but I really do like having the bottles.
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    NEED OPINIONS! Which one should I keg and bottle?

    I'd bottle the Stout, gives you the option of letting some age much longer.
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    Must buy kegs...

    I don't love bottling but I do love the end result, my beer bottled with my labels. I really like to give my beer away and the label definitely adds a professional look and people do enjoy that aspect. BUT I so want to keg! So how do you give away beer when you keg it? Can you fill bottles...
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    The ghost chile.

    And if you eat enough of it, your "anal lips" will feel like you rubbed Icy Hot on it in copious amounts. That's enough for me. LMAO.
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    oxy clean concentration?

    I use 1 tbsp per gallon just because that's what I always use for One Step. Seems fine.
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    Can you help me choose a smoker?

    I'd get a BGE too for grilling if I could justify it (I think it's like $900), but I'd still use my WSM for smoking. I prefer the water method.
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    Can you help me choose a smoker?

    Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. The best. I have the 18" but there is a 22" available. It's well made and holds temp beautifully. My first smoker was a cheap POS and it worked but controlling temp was very difficult.
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    Why I Went Back to Extract This Summer

    I went AG a few months ago and I love the process BUT I will definitely be brewing PM's and extracts. It's so hard to get the time for the AG as often as I want to brew. I can brew a PM or extract any night of the week, but for AG I have to plan it with SWMBO!
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    Dry hopping a kit...good idea?

    Do it. You will be happy you did.
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    Karankawa Pale Ale

    I'm brewing this again on Friday, moving some the Sorachi also. 1/4oz to 15 min and 1/4 oz to 5 min. I'm doing AG, full boil so I still end up at 43 IBU with the move. Then the Amarillo/Citra dry hop as my twist on it.
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    How much Oxyclean?

    I use more like 1 tbsp per gallon. I figured it would be the same as One Step as they are essentially the same.
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    any motorcycle riders

    I bought a street bike a couple of years ago with the same experience as you - teenage dirt bike riding. I read all the advice etc and ended up buying a 1988 Yamaha Radian for $500. This bike was great - it had a lot of power for a first bike and was really about as much as I could handle at...
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    Karankawa Pale Ale

    I'm brewing up another batch next weekend. Same dry hop as the first time - amarillo and citra - but this time AG.
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    stuck or finished? Should I Bottle

    My hydrometer reads two points low (adjusted for temp). Are there better hydrometers than others, ones that are generally more accurate?
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    Karankawa Pale Ale

    I love it. I find it to be firmly in the APA camp, with the bitterness of SNPA, but what makes it so awesome and unique for me is the incredible hops flavor and aroma. I did a heavy dry hop, so I did vary from the recipe in that regard.
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    Thr truth hurts

    Nice! You've got some set!!