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    Massive Brewery Facility Auction Western MA

    Unknown if this is the best outlet but there is a massive brewery/ bottling plant going up for auction in Massachusetts. If you think this is a good place for me to post the information reach out and I can give you all the details. and post a link for the Auction Best, Brewish1
  2. FireManDan

    California FOR SALE -Misc Brewing Equipment

    Downsizing a little since moving to the Anvil Foundry System. I used to harvest and cryogenically store yeast so there are a few random items that were utilized in those processes. Small and Lager Test Tubes - $10 6" Thermometer w/1/2 MNPT - $15 12 qt Presto Pressure Cooker - $45 Wide Mouth...
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    For Sale Blichmann brewing equipment

    Blichmann modular tower on wheels, 125lb capacity shelf, Blichmann high efficiency natural gas or propane burner, chugger pump, heat deflector shield, 10 gallon aluminum pot with temp guage and quick disconnect fitting, and keg carbonator bottle. $800 obo for all. 2537543956. Located in...
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    For Sale Complete Homebrew Setup for Malt Extract Kits

    Selling all of my home-brewing equipment. This is everything you need to brew dry malt extract kits, in addition to bottling or kegging. This isn't a complete list but a quick rundown of what is included: - Pot for wort - Wort chiller with pre-chiller, hoses to connect - Thermometer -...
  5. Sgl

    What is going wrong?

    I started brewing last year and am about 15 brews in. I’ve made a couple beers I thought were ok but nothing I’d be too proud to serve. My beers haven’t had great flavour or hop aroma. I’m not sure if its my process or if there’s something else that I could do to improve my beers. The closest...
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    Question about Second Kombucha Batch and Scoby

    Hi I've started to learn how to brew and was happy to find this forum. I bought a starter's kit and followed the instructions for the first batch, which came out tasty. Before i begin the second batch, i wanted to conform that the mix im starting with looks and smells the way it should. The...
  7. Ancient Ginseng

    Brewing a Chinook Centennial Amarillo IPA. Thoughts?

    Hello guys , Im brewing a Chinook Centennial Amarillo IPA 6.3% abv , 44 ibu . Im not trying to get an extremely hoppy ipa with high ibu. I am trying to avoid Citra Galaxy Mosaic etc but to get an equally nice IPA. My plan is to get a balance hoppy flavor and nice mid - bittering at 44 ibu from...
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    Apple juice in Mead

    Hi, I'm Pedro and I wanted to start making Cyser. I spent hours searching and i could not find how much apple juice or water i have to put per kilogram (1 kilogram = 2 pounds) of honey. Can anyone help me? I'm new to all of this so i don't know very much of brewing. And one more thing, i saw...
  9. Ele

    Expanding BiBs

    Evening everyone, I’ve been having some issues with BiBs; it’s not consistent, which is why I’m so perplexed Basically, a few BiBs have expanded a week or so after filling The bag with the liquid in is NOT expanding, it’s the outer bag that is filling with air, for no discernible reason I can...
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    I need your help

    Hello my fellow Brewers, My colleagues and I are working on a project that involves brewing and we would greatly appreciate if you could help us out. We would just require you to complete a survey that I will post a link of below. Thank you very much and best regards, Saeed...
  11. Avid Artifex

    Question on F2 in Fermentor

    Hello, I have been homebrewing kombucha for a couple of months now, and I use beer bottles and bottle caps to bottle my kombucha. I used to flavor each bottle and pour the kombucha into the bottles and do my F2 in the bottles (like you normally do), but I wanted to have nothing else but smooth...
  12. adeac2117

    How to make a spirit-based hard seltzer

    Hey everyone, I am completely new to brewing and I have been trying to research how to use vodka as the alcohol source of my hard seltzer (similar to how High Noon does) instead of using yeast. I have seen a couple of things on the internet about blending water and vodka together until you...
  13. R

    Anyone ever brewed with Dragonfruit?

    We picked up a Dragonfruit today to just try it and the thing has a very mild, floral flavor. Anyone have any experience with this fruit in primary or secondary, particularly in cyser or mead?
  14. S

    20 Gallon Direct Fire Brew Kettle

    Selling a 20 gallon direct fire brew kettle with tangential inlet, sight glass and 2 ball valves. There is a small creased dent in the back and the bottom drain port has a rough finish. Located in the Portland, OR area. Can be picked up or shipped. Asking for $399. Feel free to reach out if you...
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    9 Gallon Direct Fire Hot Liquor Tank with Herms Coil and Sight Glass

    9 gallon direct fire hot liquor tank with Herms coil and sight glass. This tank is has the obsolete style of HERMS coil which has a small diameter and less BTU exchange than the new model. It has minimal scratches on bottom(shown in pictures). Located in the Portland, OR area. Can be picked up...
  16. R

    Help with calculations for counterflow chiller

    Hello everyone! Hope everything is going well. So i have been trying to design a counterflow chiller that can cool 15 gallons of boiling wort to yeast pitching temperatures (around 16 degrees celsius or 60.8F) in as little time as possible. What i am trying to figure out is how long the chiller...
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    Comparing Homebrewing Software

    The pioneering American homebrewers of the 1970s were on their own in many respects. “If you wanted to learn to brew you had to find someone who knew what they were doing or read a book,” wrote Stanley Kaminski in his article for homebrewsupply.com, The Complete History of Homebrew. The early...
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    How to Brew beer in an hour (or less)

    Let’s face it, most of us have jobs and other obligations that can sometimes make it hard to find the time to brew. So, brewing usually happens on the weekends. But what happens when life gets in the way, weekends fill up, but you still want to brew beer? Here’s a method to simplify the brewing...
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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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