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    Dough Balls & Mashing

    No this isn’t an anti-Pilsburry Doughboy post, lord knows we could all use with a couple more of those crescent rolls in our lives. No this is about those balls of crushed grain that form in your mash tun when you’re setting up to have a perfect brew day. The ones that sit there and bob around...
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    Step Mashing Basics

    When I first started brewing I used a kit to guide me through the brewing process. The instructions seemed very simple which was nice since I was still learning about the equipment and how the brewing process worked. I steeped a small sock of grains for 20 minutes, poured in the liquid malt...
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    Between Brews – DIY Keggle Mash Tun / Lauter Tun Build

    Pleased with the HLT/heat exchanger project shown in a previous article, my friend Rick asked me to help him with his MLT build. We used the same techniques and many of the same components for this phase of his three vessel brewing system. This was the simplest kettle of the project, requiring...
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    An Introduction to Doing a Cereal Mash

    Many all-grain brewers seem to be put off when anything beyond a single infusion comes up in a recipe. Terms like “triple decoction” conjure up images of steampunk laboratories, mad scientists, and hump-backed henchman. Cereal mashing seems to get the same response, which is understandable as...
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    Brew & A: Brian "Remmy" B.

    For today's Brew & A we're starting with an excursion. Don't worry, you're not actually going anywhere, this is a trip in our minds (I know you were probably concerned.). Breathe deep reflecting on your years of brewing. Breathe in.... breathe out. Go back. Further... No Further... All the way...
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    Building an all grain system.... Help!

    Trying my hand at all grain brewing. Just trying to find out what will be the best fit for me. So far I’ve built up the following equipment: 15 gallon Blichmann boilermaker (with whirlpool hook up, false bottom, and autosparge) 8 gallon brew kettle with ball valve 2x 10 gallon Rubbermaid...
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    Complete insanity RIMS Recirculation

    So I was step mashing using a RIMS system. Took the beer from protein rest at 131 for 20 min to 145 for initial sac rest. let it sit at 145 w/ recirculation on for 25 min. Checked the wort, everything was pretty good so far, i was seeing 1.055 gravity and color was nice, if not slightly paler...
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    Questions about all-grain using Mash and Boil

    Hello again, I'm about to acquire a Mash and Boil, and I'm pretty excited. I've never done an all-grain, only extract, and the M&B seems pretty user-friendly. After extensive reading (staying up till 3am several nights in a row), I've got some questions about achieving desired efficiency...
  9. Schmitzter

    Automatic Homebrew System

    This homebrew machine makes it easy and fast to create your own beer. Clean up is a breeze! Asking $1,000 plus shipping. Lightly used and in perfect working condition. I’ve lost interest in the hobby, hopefully someone can put this to good use. New is $2k, so don’t miss out on this great deal...
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    Selling All-Grain Setup - $780

    Check out my listings on Craigslist for all-grain setup. Just too large for me brewing by myself, and I'm brewing less often these days. Looking to place in a "happy home." ;-)) In Maryland suburbs of DC. Not interested in shipping at this time. Selling two outstanding Edelmetall burners...
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    Colorado All Grain Setup

    Used this setup for a 5 gallon brew in a bag system. Add a hot liquor tank and mash tun and you've got a ten gallon all-grain system no problemo. Everything in working order and well maintained. Located in Fort Collins. Included in this package: 15 gallon 304 stainless steel brew pot with...
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    New York Selling it all - Long Island ) - $250 neg)

    Selling all of my home brew equipment. Slowly built over time but not used nearly as much as I intended to. Likely used for a total of 10 batches. Nothing wrong with any of it. If the kegs aren't needed I will lower the price but would prefer to sell all together. Link to pictures on my letgo...
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    First Recipe, need critique Winter Warmer

    Morning! This is the first recipe that I built completely from the ground up and would like some advice. I am going for a Winter Warmer style that has a deep red to mahogany color, so not entirely black. Flavor should have some malt sweetness with caramel and raisin notes as well as some...
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    2 Vessel K-Rims Electric Brew Rig, All-Grain Method --> Recipe size and type??BIAB?

    Hoping I can get some clarification into the new brewing rig that I recently built and setup. I will be using an all grain method. Here are some specifications: 2 Vessel K-Rims Electric Brew Rig: Two 15G Vessels - (1) contains the 5500W heating element (BK, HLT) and the other (2) operates as a...
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    Equipment Upgrade Recommendations

    Hi - I just recently won $800 and have decided to spend it on upgrading to AG. Currently, I'm doing partial mash, and I have a 3G Igloo for a mash vessel, a 5G Igloo for HLT, and a plain steel pot as a boil kettle. I have two Ss Brewbuckets for fermenting, which I think are great! After doing...
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    Picobrew Zymatic

    Picobrew Zymatic Automated Home Brewing System Brews 2.5 Gallons of beer at a time. Includes 5 Gallon Brewing Keg and all accessories that come with a new unit. Located in Florence, Oregon Asking $800 OBO.
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    Ruby Street brew system

    all grain brew system with pump and wort chiller. Blickman mash tun Brew up to 15gal per batch. $800 Email: [email protected]
  18. Kris Brew

    New Equipment Build/Mods

    Hi all, Soo, I have just been gifted some new equipment, I have an ACE 30l 2.5kw hot water boiler which has been adapted with a half inch ball tap and a false bottom. Plus a peco mash bucket which I plan for my sparge water. I want to make this recirculating for the mash with a 12v DC pump...
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    I made a Raw Ale, No boil beer with no hops until dry hopping.

    Heres my video off my raw ale: Anyone else made or hade a raw ale before?
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    First-time Lager Mystery WTF

    This is my first attempt at an all-grain temperature-controlled fermentation lager. It's a very simple recipe for 11 pounds of Pils, Saaz hops, and Bohemian Lager (2124) liquid yeast. After to 60-minute boil, I cooled the wort down to about 70 using my immersion wort chiller, then siphoned to...
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