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    Blonde Ale Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)

    Just wanted to add that I made this last batch for a wedding and it was very popular! We had 3 beers on tap and this one had 4 gallons gone by the end of the reception. On top of that, I entered it in a statewide comp and won a bronze medal!
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    Blonde Ale Centennial Blonde (Simple 4% All Grain, 5 & 10 Gall)

    I made the extract version of this about a little under a year ago and decided to give the all-grain version a try. I brewed it on Sunday and the beer is currently experiencing an extremely active fermentation. I hope it tastes as good as it did the last time!
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    Hops are slowing down pump flow

    Brewed a Saison on Sunday. Everything went swimmingly, with the exception of the pump flow. At first it started out fine, but soon the hops started clogging up my bazooka screen and the pump would slow down considerably. I sort of got around this by taking my spoon and scraping it against the...
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    Dry-hopping in Keg?

    The recipe actually called for hopping in the primary, secondary, and keg.
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    Dry-hopping in Keg?

    My chiswick bitter from Big Brew is going into the keg next week and the recipe calls for a dry hop in the keg itself. Is it safe to just drop the pellets in there or should I buy a hop bag for them?
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    Chest freezer collar is built, what parts do I need to get for faucets?

    Hey all, Had a productive day building my keezer collar. It fits the unit perfectly and actually looks half decent too (a feat considering I don't work with wood all that often). If I do it right, obligatory photo should show up below. Anyways, I drilled some pilot holes in for the...
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    Unibroue Éphémère

    I had this recently at my local watering hole. I also enjoyed it quite a bit. I pulled off a new feat with it as well. Everyone here makes claims about being able to attract the BMC crowd to certain beers......well, I had my wine drinking friends into Ephemere!
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    Where to get Styrian Goldings?

    I'm also looking for Styrian Goldings. Unfortunately I checked that website and it says the SG's are out of stock :confused:
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    Dig up or let sit?

    To the OP. I didn't see any reference to time. I planted about 5 varieties of hops and everything but my chinooks came up as well. After a month I did dig them up and found them both rotted. Thankfully I have done this in time to get another order in and bury a new type of hop. If it has...
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    What is the best wort chiller for my intended setup?

    That's a good idea, but unfortunately I already sold it :(
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    What is the best wort chiller for my intended setup?

    Ok, so the immersion chiller was a resounding failure in the state of Florida. The temperature of the water around here must be 85 degrees. I ended up giving up on the chiller after an hour and dropped my carboy into an ice bath (couldn't fit the 15 gallon kettle I have into anything). So...
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    Something I never would have guessed...

    That's pretty cool, just be sure to be careful about how you go about this. This could be interpreted as a commercial sale, which would require a liquor license.
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    Portable stand ideas for continuous sparging?

    I had an idea that might work - wire shelving! Most of these are comprised of 4 posts with shelves that just slide onto them. The only problem is that I have no idea where to buy these locally. Anyone ever picked these up before? If so, at what retailer (or kind of retailer)?
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    Opinons of Brew Stand/Sculpture

    I have been looking around at the various brew stands that are for sale or made by DIYers and there seems to be many different ways to build them. The brew club I am a part of happens to have a talented welder as a member that likes to do just such projects, so I am trying to figure out a good...
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    The 1.020 Curse

    1. Interesting. I will admit that I tested the hydrometer in tap water. I'm not sure what you mean by "calibrate" though. What do I do to it in order to calibrate it? 2. My current batch is a lager, will that hurt it if I let it get that warm? I think I pitched my yeast at 60 degrees...
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    The 1.020 Curse

    Some used liquid, some used dry, some used both. The LHBS Scotch Ale used specialty grains and liquid extract and their recipe had me add the extract during the last 15 minutes of the boil.
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    The 1.020 Curse

    Yeah, when I was picking up some amylase enzyme from my LHBS on Friday, the owner mentioned that some people add beano to aid stuck fermentations. If the AE doesn't work, this might be my next addition. It's worth it even if these additions ruin my batch because the learning will be very...
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    The 1.020 Curse

    I can't speak for the others, but I feel that my hydrometer is true because it hits the OG quite accurately and it read 1.000 in water.
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    The 1.020 Curse

    In the past I have poured it back and forth between my kettle and my ale pail. I also bought an o2 aerator for my next batch, since I'm willing to try anything at this point.
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    The 1.020 Curse

    I pitch directly most of the time, though I think I rehydrated one of them before pitching. I don't know what proofing is.