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    Water profile for hoppy brown?

    I'm making a hoppy brown tomorrow and looking for some advice on a water profile. We've got really clean water here, so pretty much any profile is fair game. I use Bru'n Water so if anyone has a recommendation on a pre-defined profile to use, I'm all ears. I considered the 3 brown ale profiles...
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    Critique for IPA recipe?

    I'm brewing an IPA in the morning. I'm pretty confident all will go fine, but figured why not post it for critique just for the heck of it. I just got a bunch of new hops so I always like to brew an IPA with them shortly after. Anyway, this is matched up to Bru'n Water's pale ale profile (with...
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    Review: SSBrewTech Chronical 7Gal Fermenter

    I posted this in the review section, but I know it'll get quite a few more looks here. I'm trying to figure out how to get it featured on the front page, as I know it's something people will want to see. The Chronical (TM) 7 Gallon Conical Fermenter SS Brew Tech Intro: I thought it might be...
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    Review: SSBrewTech Chronical 7Gal Fermenter

    I posted this in the review section, but I know it'll get quite a few more looks here. I'm trying to figure out how to get it featured on the front page, as I know it's something people will want to see. The Chronical (TM) 7 Gallon Conical Fermenter SS Brew Tech Intro: I thought it might be...
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    Cheapest source for 50lb grain in Southern states?

    I'm looking for a good deal on sacks of grain in the South (TN specifically). Rebel carries Briess 2 row for like 40 bucks a 50lb sack, but that's a 3hr drive from here, so I'm trying to find the best deal. I see that Williams Brewing has Great Western 2 Row for about $64 shipped, but I'm...
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    Help: Additions needed for brown ale

    I'm brewing up a brown ale today, and trying to figure out how to enhance the malt flavor, as my city's water is so clean that it doesn't lend well to malty and dark beers. My water profile is as follows: http://i.imgur.com/rxhDc93.png I've been reading and it seems that I want a...
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    Midwest Brewing website hacked -- CC and personal info stolen

    Edit: removing original post since Midwest has now posted officially.
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    Help with electrical stuff

    I'm about to wire up three 140mm case fans in my fermentation freezer, and need some help. Each fan's spec is: Voltage 12VDC Current (Ampere) 0.08A Input (Watt) 0.96W I'm looking to wire them in parallel, basically as they'd be inside a computer case. Basically, all three hooked...
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    Imperial IPA -- thoughts?

    I just threw this together. Planning to brew Wednesday. Thoughts? 1) Should I increase the Magnum addition in order to provide more IBUs earlier, or is that good? 2)Is the Munich amount (12oz) good enough? I know my Caramel amount is fine (from experience). 3) Corn sugar is used in order to...
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    I have a hop problem

    Hello, my name is Nick, and I have a hop problem. Just took inventory from 2012 supply, and my jaw dropped. I've been brewing plenty, but DAMN. Pellets: Variety Left (oz) Amarillo 18.2 Centennial 12.5 Citra 12.2 Columbus 14.1 East Kent Goldings 12.6 El Dorado 12...
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    Need help scaling recipe

    I've got a Citra IPA that I recently won my local Pro-Am with (will be competing at the GABF with it). Anyways, I'm trying to make a version of it on steroids. The original recipe is quite simple, and is 93/7 2row/C60. It's a 6% abv beer with 55IBUs. Anyways, the new version of it I wanna make...
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    Help with STC-1000 wiring!

    Alright, so I've been having some issues getting my STC-1000 wired properly. Here's the deal -- i have no interest in using the heating feature, as it's useless for me. So, I have nothing wired into it. As such, I want to use both sockets for cool power (1 for freezer, the other for a fan)...
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    Pump/Chiller -- need design advice

    So I just built a counterflow chiller (soldered version) and am now trying to deal with getting my pump setup designed. I know I want to have a chiller stand that'll I'll mount the pump to and have the chiller hanging on, but I'm unsure about effective design behind these types of systems as far...
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    .95mm SS thick enough to not burn?

    So I recently got in on the deal for the 17gal + 24gal kettle pack off eBay. They are supposed to be .95mm stainless. Should I be concerned about wort burning at all? I've always used 1mm or thicker kettles.
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    Dry Hopping technique question

    I'm doing an IPA that calls for adding the dry hops while fermentation is still finishing up. Questions: 1) Rack the beer to secondary? 2) If racking, what about the krausen on top? Leave it?
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    Local Pro-Am victory!

    So I just got the good word that my Citra IPA won the local Pro-Am contest, and that I'll traveling to the GABF (tickets paid for) to help represent Ghost River Brewing as we submit my recipe to the national competition! This is pretty exciting, as it's my first beer contest win since I started...
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    AG'ers: Do you freeze wort for starters?

    All-Grain brewers -- do you freezer your wort and store it for your starters? I got into a discussion with someone last night and they think that there are few AG brewers who DONT do this. I think the exact opposite -- there are way more that make starters from extract or from "live", recently...
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    Staggering a split batch?

    So I want to brew 10gals of wheat this weekend using a base grain bill, but I want to go very different directions with it. Due to only having 1 chiller, I'd like to split the pre-boil and stagger it into 2 boils. I have 2 burners and BKs but only 1 chiller. So...the plan is to get my pre-boil...
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    Help a fellow homebrewer out!

    Hey, guys, so this is a bit of shameless plug, but me and the gf have managed to make it into the finals of a dinner-date contest, and I could use some help from the homebrew community! We're shooting for a beer-themed date. So if you all could vote here for Nick and Cynthia (#5), I'd really...
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    Citra/El-Dorado IIPA?

    I just purchased 12oz of El Dorado hops, as I hear they're quite an interesting west coast IPA style high-AA hop. Almost a candy-like citrus flavor. That of course immediately made me think about my Citra hops, so why not combine them? Has anyone else tried this combo? It's kinda rare. I was...
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