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    Washington Speidel Braumeister 20l - $650

    20 liter Speidel Braumeister. Includes stainless hop filter from Utah Biodiesel Supply. $650 Located north of Seattle
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    First All Grain Attempt... at a Pilsner

    Soooo I might have set my sights a little too high for my first attempt. I have a lot of the information I need to make a gracious (yet probably a fail) attempt at a decoction mash. One thing I’m having a problem with is amount of strike water and sparge water I need. Anyone have any advice or...
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    For Sale Complete HERMS 3-Tier with Tippy-Dump

    Well it's time for me to part with this system. Making room for other hobbies. This is a complete brew rig. It's a two-tier 10 gal system with the following features; tippy dump MT with sparge manifold arm and false bottom screen, keg HLT (temp controlled) with three way valve which is...
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    Burnt brew nylon brew bag

    I recently burned a nylon brew bag while mashing (I think the bag was too big for the kettle pot I was using). Anyone else has experienced this and do you think I should dump the beer? I attached a picture for reference. The flavor may be off but from a health perspective would it be safe to drink?
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    Looking for brewing tutor in Long Island, NY

    Hi, I'm just starting out with homebrewing. I've assembled an all-grain system consisting of an electric 65L HLT, a 65L Robobrew with pump, and a 1/2bbl SS Brewtech Unitank with heating and chilling and a glycol chiller. I would like to watch an expert brew session in person as YouTube videos...
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    KLARSTEIN Maischfest all grain system... is it worth it?

    Greeting to all the amazing homebrewers out there! I'm in the middle of thinking on how to optimize my brew day, I brew on the kitchen stove and I'm getting tired of the ridiculous amount of times that I need to get the worth to boil and all this stuff. My most frequent issues are: I only own...
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    Malt Experiment for a Black IPA — Blackprinz vs Midnight Wheat

    Being a fan of hoppy beers, I’ve tasted a lot of different expressions of IPA, IIPA, Session IPA, and in it sboom, the specialty IPA’s like White IPA, Red IPA, Rye IPA and, one of my favorites of that list, Black IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale. This style, according to the BJCP Guidelines, was...
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    Hefeweizen Yeast Selection Experiment

    One of the beers that made me enter the hobby of brewing was a nice and fluffy Paulaner hefe-eeissbier. It was the first hefeweizen I tasted and I fell in love instantly with the style: phenolic, estery, wheaty, refreshing, bubbly… simply delicious. Since then I tried to brew some examples of...
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    Mastering British Porters

    The original London Porter was a smoked beer which utilized exclusively British Brown malt, smoked over Hornbeam. There was until fairly recently a general consensus that it was in its original form a mixture of a ‘mild’ beer (actually a ‘fresh’ or ‘green’ beer) and a ‘stale’ (or mature beer...
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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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    Adventures in Home Malting

    When I first started reading about brewing in earnest, I noticed that the words written about malting were rarely favorable, more often veering toward discouragement. Tedious, labor-intensive, and lengthy were the consensus; it requires too much space and immaculate hygiene, said home-brewing...
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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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    Between Brews: Mounting and Motorizing Your Grain Mill

    I really, really like my Monster Mill 3+. It is a little heavy to carry around, though, and it feels unstable when sitting on a bucket with a heavy drill motor hanging off the side. I knew that I wanted to make a permanent mounting with a fixed drive for it. That meant that I had to select a...
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    RIMS or HERMS: Understanding Mashing Equipment

    If you’re looking for ways to maintain better consistency across your recipes every time you brew, you’ll want to look at consistency in your mash rests. Basic rests being Acid (95°F – 113°F), Protein (113°F – 138°F), and Saccharification (beta-amylase 131°F – 150°F, alpha-amylase 150°F – 160°F)...
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    Electric Brewing Simplified

    Unless you were fortunate enough to have an experienced brewer bring you into the world of home brewing, odds are your first batch was on a very basic setup. For me it was a partial extract batch brewed in a borrowed stockpot, on the gas stove-top of my old college house. A simple yet effective...
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    Between Brews: Controlling Gas Fired Burners

    There is a strong trend these days toward hot side temperature control, whether merely to maintain stable mash temperatures or to permit automatic temperature ramping, as for step mashes or for mashout. The majority of systems seen use modern electronics combined with electric heating elements...
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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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    Growing Out of BIAB: Reasons to Consider An MLT

    Moving from extract brewing to all-grain can be like earning a badge of honor in home brewing. Many who started extract brewing have never seen the need to expand into more complicated or exacting recipes, nor have needed that jump to be fair, as many award winning brews are extract-based (or at...
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    Benefits and Disadvantages of Single Vessel Brewing Systems

    Not every homebrewer is a die-hard Do-It-Yourselfer. I mean sure, most of us feel the call occasionally – it’s probably the same brain wiring that makes us want to brew beer instead of buying it at the store. But there’s a big difference between screwing a bulkhead into a cooler, and that guy in...
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