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  1. sh00t

    my braggart(ish), please critique

    6 lbs honey ---can easily increase this 1 lb dme 1 gallon blackberries 1 oz cascade hops safale-04 or would safbrew-33 be better???
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    White Labs Clarity Ferm

    Hello! So after I chilled my wort I forgot to add White Labs Clarity Ferm. Of course its directions state: So does anyone have any experience with adding this after a week into primary? Or any advice, thoughts.. anything :) I'm not broken up about it but it is a kolsch and when someone...
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    how do you caramelize honey???

    I was thinking about using caramelized honey in an extract recipe, but I don't know exactly how to caramelize honey... I did find this link but it doesn't exactly tell you how much honey they are using but gives exact measurements of other ingredients ie 1 tbsp water, few drops of lemon... I...
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    Looking for a LHBS in Sedalia/Columbia Mo area

    Hi! Searching for a LHBS in the Sedalia/Columbia Mo area....... Getting tired of driving to KC :) Thanks edit: waaaay off topic... sorry
  5. sh00t

    out ball lock leaking like a sieve

    ok so, when i hook up the out ball lock to pour a beer it spays out the top of the connection at a pretty good pace.... this is a brand new keg kit from its at 10 psi.... what the hell is going on? I'm not a fan of wasting beer.... is this a mechanical problem that...
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    Yet another carbing question

    Brand new to kegging but here's what I did: I took my triple hopped ale (primary for 3 weeks), it turned out only 4 and a quarter gallons, cold crashed for 24 hrs then racked into a corny and put at 30 psi and plan on leaving it for 24 to 36 hours at that level. Then vent and bring to 12 psi...
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    Interrupted Mash

    I started mashing 3 lbs last night for a partial mash but i got called into work. I was able to sparge the grain and then I put the liquid in a brew bucket with lid and put it into the fridge. Will this harm anything or contribute to off flavors? I was gonna just pick up where i left off, boil...
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    Just ordered from keg connection

    I just decided to take the plunge into kegging! :) Kinda sick of bottling and I've got 15 gallons fermenting right now and am going to brew up 5gal tomorrow and 5gal on sat then 5 more the friday after that, so of course I'm kicking myself for not ordering more kegs ;) but I guess thats the...
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    Lagering in my basement???

    Right now my basement is at a high of 63 degrees F & low at 60 degrees F, how hard is this fluctuation on lager yeast? White labs WLP810 optimal fermentation temp is 58-65°F but I'm worrying about the temp swings.... or do i just need to RDWHAHB and let primary fermentation happen there then...
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    Irish Red Ale and Biscuit malt

    I'm going for an irish red ale but not sure why i added the 2 ounces of biscuit malt.... I think it was one of those things that I wanted to try some of it in something... I've never used it before, anyone have any thoughts on its addition? Or is there even enough there to add anything...
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    AHS Pecan Porter reviews???

    just planning my next brew and the AHS Pecan Porter mini mash has got my attention but I don't know how much I like using extract flavoring??? Had a raspberry beer that used extract raspberry flavor and it ruined the beer... Has anyone made/drank this kit? Thanks in advance
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    Extract recipe critique

    Ok so I was gonna try this Triple Hopped Pilsner.... not sure about the hops tho, so please let me know what you think... Is this an a$$load of hops or what? Does the simcoe push it over to a ridiculous amount :drunk:? Briess Pilsen Extra Light LME 6.25 pounds 1 oz Saaz US 5.8% AA 60 min...