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    Possible dead freezer-Reusing collar?

    So I finally finished my kezzer build late last year. (I modeled it after GrainToGlass's build and posted mine in his build thread https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=515869&page=3 ). We recently moved across the county and used a moving service. The keezer seemed to arrive...
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    Ferm Chamber cooling question

    I recently moved to a much warmer climate leaving behind a house with a basement perfect for fermentation. The new place has no basement so a ferm chamber is in my future. To get me through I brewed a couple batches and am using my currently empty keezer as a ferm chamber. Its a 7.2 cu. ft...
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    Just moved to Dallas area

    Hey guys! My wife and I are in the process of moving from Kentucky to the Dallas, TX area (following a job). We are currently in a temporary corporate apartment in Plano while we house hunt. My wife's office will be in Plano so we will likely end up somewhere between there and Dallas (if we can...
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    Lid for 10 gallon round Rubbermaid Cooler

    Recently bought a chunk of brewing stuff off of Craigslist, one item being a 10 gallon mash tun. I didn't really need it since I already had one but it was part of the deal. I didn't notice when we were loading all the stuff up that it was missing its lid. Anyone have an extra lying around...
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    Regulator gauge gone crazy?

    I have this regulator: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/regulator/double/premium_double_gauge_542.html I added a splitter and now run three CO2 lines for 3 kegs. This has worked great for the last 18 months. Last night I filled a keg and hooked it up. I set the pressure and then noticed...
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    10 Gallon Rubbermaid Cooler - Replacement Lid?

    I recently bought some brew gear from a guy on craigslist. Mainly for a brew stand but it had other stuff included, package deal. One item was a 10 gallon converted HD cooler mash tun, which I already had. Anyway, in the loading up of all the gear I didn't realize the lid was missing from the...
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    Help setting up CO2 regulator for keezer

    I have been slowly accumulating parts to build a 4 tap keezer and need a little help with the best way to setup the CO2 distribution. I had originally planned on using a 4 way regulator so I can change up the PSI on each keg. I currently have a regulator that I added a splitter to (one of...
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    Serving from Cornies at a wedding

    I was asked to brew some beer for an upcoming wedding. The groom knows a few home brewers so we are all chipping in. I brewed 10 gallons of Porter and am planning to be there to serve it myself, with my gear. My plan is to just get a big rubbermaid tub, fill with ice and put the kegs in it. I...
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    Yeast washing: how long can yeast cake stay in carboy?

    I was planning my first attempt at yeast washing with a batch of beer that was about ready to be bottled. Due to a last minute schedule change, I needed to go ahead and bottle the beer yesterday afternoon. I boiled the water and jars for the yeast but they weren't cool in time to wash/harvest...
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    Experimenting with leftovers

    A buddy and I had a big brew day today, 10 gallons of a Porter and 5 gallons of a stout. We had a little leftover wort, just under a gallon of each. I have already collected both and mixed them in a pot. I want to brew it up tomorrow and just see what I can come up with. Maybe add some pecans...
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    Help with competition category

    I want to enter a beer into an upcoming competition and am just a little unsure about which category. I am thinking it should fall under the 10B-American Amber Ale but some of the numbers don't quite match the guidelines. The beer is a Hoppy Amber, O.G. was 1.063, ABV is 6.7% with 59 IBU...
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    Help with a recipe, maybe a Dunkel?

    So I ordered ingredients from Brewmaster's Warehouse to brew up the Ed Wort's Bavarian Hefeweizen. Unfortunately it took them a month to get it to me and I had a brewing deadline so I had to get the ingredients elsewhere to brew in time. So now I have the original order from BMW and I don't...
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    Is this carbonic acid?

    I recently kegged an IPA that I dry hopped both in the secondary and in the keg. This is only the 3rd batch I have kegged and decided to not quickly force carb this time around. I racked into the keg, hit it with about 30 PSI to help set the seal and purged out all the oxygen. They I just set it...
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    Missing hop flavor/aroma

    A buddy and I recently brewed a Rye IPA: 5 Gallon Recipe 8.5# 2-row 3.0# Wheat Malt 1.0# Rye Malt 1.0# Flaked Rye 2.0 oz. Caramel 60 2.0 oz. Victory Malt 1.0 oz Nugget (60 min) 1.0 oz. Cascade (15min) -recipe called for Crystal but LHBS was out 1.0 oz. Chinook (5 min) 1.0 oz...
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    Anyone use an 11" false bottom?

    I bought the 10 gallon Home Depot/Rubbermaid cooler tonight to convert to a MT. I am looking to order a false bottom for it and noticed that Midwest has an 11" option. Everything I have read so far mentioned a 12" false bottom for the 10 gallon cooler but I am concerned about the FB clearing the...
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    Flat beer in the line

    I recently started kegging and am experiencing flat beer in the line if I go more than a few days between pours. I don't have a kegerator, just one keg sitting in the fridge with a 6' line and picnic tap. The line stays coiled and hangs over the top edge of the keg. I usually have to pour off...
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    New O-ring fits kind of loose

    I got my first keg last night and am currently cleaning it up for use. Most of the o-rings that came on it seem to be in fine shape. The only one that was bad was on the CO2 diptube. That diptube is plastic FWIW. I put the new o-ring on it and it seems very loose, it will fall off if not held in...
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    How does aging affect yeast/carb.?

    I have a Kolsch sitting in my secondary. It spent about 3 weeks in the primary and is on week 3 in the secondary. I haven't decided yet when I am going to bottle it, and have even considered cold crashing it. My question is, if I let it sit for 3-4 more weeks will enough yeast still be present...
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    Cold Crash my Kolsch?

    I just racked my Kolsch (extract) from the Primary to the secondary. It sat in the primary for 2 weeks at 68*, its now in a glass carboy sitting on my basement floor at 58-60*. I plan to bottle this eventually. Should I cold crash this and if so how should I go about it? Can I just stick the...
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    Bourbon Barrel Aging question

    I only have a few batches under my belt so I am still figuring things out. I am wanting to brew a Bourbon Barrel for a Bourbon Festival in September. I wanted to brew this early and let it age for quite a while. I plan to use the soaked oak chip/cube in the secondary route. Is there a good...
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