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    Star San. To rinse or not to rinse. What's your practice.

    Overdue post, I had forgotten about this thread. I've never had an issue with "slime". Note that I'm using this with kegs that I store under pressure with CO2. For the glass carboys, they are also semi-sealed with saran wrap or a stopper (w/o a hole). Even if there were slime, I'm not sure...
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    Star San. To rinse or not to rinse. What's your practice.

    After I clean carboys and kegs, I use another keg with Star San (pressurized a bit with co2) and pump some Star San into the newly cleaned container (carboy or keg). For carboys, I shake it up and seal the carboy with a carboy bung/stopper w/o hole, or simply with saran wrap plus a rubber band...
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Six weeks since my last brew, mostly because my pipeline was full (13 batches ytd prior to today). Today I brewed an Ithaca Flower Power clone.
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    Experienced BIAB Brewers – I Need Your Input

    1. +1 on the Thermapen, well worth the money. 2. I've never filtered, and end up with nice clear beers (unless I'm trying for a beer with a hazy look). The keys are a) Irish Moss and b) Cold Crash. I keg so cold crashing is easy, just rack to the keg and let the remaining yeast/other drop...
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    It's summer...go pale ale or a Wit. How about a Citrus Wheat or something like Squeeze my Lemon Blonde? For the Citrus Wheat, you can use the original blue moon recipe here: and just add1/2 ounce Citra @ 5 minutes and 1/2...
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Brewed what I thought was my 50th batch today. To celebrate my beer drinking roots, I made a batch of ..... Rolling Rock. To do so, I had to modify my process to brew with the lid on (to keep that awesome DMS in the pot). Currently in my basement already starting to go using Cry Havoc...
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    National Homebrewer's Conference - HomeBrewTalk Giveaway - Open to All!

    Survey completed. Stacking wood today (wet day but not raining) rather than in the woods felling trees, cutting or splitting. Have strike water for a brew just about ready but may wait until tonight to brew.
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    IPA/DIPA Recipe for Summit, Columbus and Willamette

    The Columbus IPA is still in a primary, but I will be racking to keg in a day or so. If you don't have centennial, but do have Cascade and Columbus you can come close by combining them. If I remember correctly, a 70% cascade 30% Columbus ratio. Sent from my iPad using Home Brew
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    Did a Yooper's Pale Ale today. That makes 12 batches since 3/15, under three months. The pace has now slowed down as I'm using a fermentation chamber which limits me to one primary at a time. (I was able to do lot's of primaries before when the temperatures were lower and I could just have...
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    No brewing today, but instead it's transfer to keg day. Four brews: Schwartzbeir, a Summit MO SMaSH (looked awesome in the carboy, also doing a Summit hop dry hop on this), Sierra Nevada Celebration clone (dry hop with cascade and celebration), and Victory Hop Devil clone (dry hop with...
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    So who's brewing this weekend?

    According to Beersmith, 29 IBU, color 4.7, est abv 4.1% If you want a bit more color and flavor, you could take a bit of the 2-row, say 1/2 pound and roast in the oven (a thin layer) @ 350 degrees for 1/2 hour. If it were me, I'd also up the IBU a bit. For example, Yooper's Pale Ale uses all...
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    The Brew Stand Incredible Giveaway

    One of many, but maybe enough!
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    have YOU brewed an amazing beer?

    Everybody's different in terms of what they want out of brewing. Me, I brewed a kit eons ago and then restarted about four years ago. I've done lots of batches that when I drank it said "Damm, this is good!", and have had others that were definitely mediocre. I also tend to brew at least 50%...
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    76 Ambient continuous fermentation

    This doesn't answer your question, but with 76 degree fermentations I'd be making me some tasty saison's.
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    All foam corny keg

    Also watch out if you dry hop in the keg. I've had a couple of occasions where the hop bag gets stuck at the bottom where the beverage out is and the result is foam galore.
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    My LHBS Stores grain in Garbage bins, should I be concerned?

    Interestingly enough, I know small breweries that don't crush their grain but rather order it pre-crushed. [I know this isn't what you are saying, just trying to provide a complete picture of the options for those who might not know.] They do so because they don't want the "hassle" of crushing...
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    My beer is reviewed by a pro - and it's a disaster

    Subscribed, sort of like watching an accident on the other side of the road and wondering "what happened"? Actually, the recipe looks interesting. Besides, what's wrong with soapy, red sourish ales? :)
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    lets see your full Fermenters

    I got to do this one some of my carboys...much better than taking 4x6 index cards and taping them to the carboy. I've got 6 carboys going at the same time, it gets confusing after a while as to what has what. :mug: