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    For Sale Maryland - All Electric HERMS 15g

    15 Gallon All Electric HERMS system. Hate to say it but it’s time to offload some of my equipment. I have an 15 gallon all electric brew system from High Gravity with a few upgrades. This system is a champ, on a 220/50A circuit you can boil in both kettles at the same time. BLUF: Local Pickup...
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    3 weeks bottle, somethings wrong

    Hi, My lager beer has been bottled at 24 degrees for 3 weeks now. The colour is quite dark. The taste is not that of commercial beer, it tastes I guess a little yeasty? or is green the word? The head fizzed out quickly. I thought 3 weeks it was supposed to be good?
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    Fizzy beer, no head

    Hi, I have done a batch using Simply Ritchies Lager kit. I have stored my bottles at 24 degrees C for 2 and a half weeks now. I put one of the bottles in the fridge for 48 hours and tried it tonight. There was a loud pop (swingtop bottle) and as I poured it had a slight head which fizzed out...
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    What's on top of my Cider?

    My batch has currently been in its secondary fermentation container for the last 2 weeks and I noticed today some white material forming on the surface. I'm not too sure if this is mold or the cider is infected. Has anyone experienced this before or know what it is? Photos attached
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    Carbonation and Sweeter Cider?

    Are there any tips for beginner brewers on how to have a slightly sweeter than fully fermented cider with carbonation? I know it is said to be difficult, but I'm wondering if anyone has any tips. I would prefer to not back sweeten in the glass if at all possible. I read a bit about Camden...
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    Yeast Recs?

    I'm going to start my second batch of cider in a few weeks and I'm curious to try a different yeast than I did last year. Before I used a cider yeast. What is a yeast that would be good for sweetness and apple flavor? And is something that is easy to work with for beginners? I've read about...
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    Sweating Apples for Cider

    This is my second time making hard cider and this year I'm interested in trying to sweat my apples, especially because I was not entirely satisfied with the sweetness level of my first batch of cider. I'm hoping that sweating my apples can help this somewhat. After tasting all the apples from...
  8. Fern0022

    Cider Bottle Carb Issue

    I’m having issues with my cider bottles carbing. I used fresh grolsch flip top bottles and one plastic coke bottle (w/hot glue) to gauge the average pressure. After 10 days the coke bottle had not firmed up. I popped one of the glass bottles and it’s flat. It’s darn good and strong, but I prefer...
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    For Sale Homebrew supplies

    Hi! Selling some Homebrew supplies in San Francisco. Also have a few other odds and ends like tubes and a Malestrom for yeast making. $350 obo
  10. Mistivor

    New Brewer Wanting Advice

    I started my first brew 1pm yesterday and today at 6am I've found that it's fizzing and a must is already starting to form. I got my brew set up on an air lock now. Is the speed in which my fermentation set a good thing or should I be worried? Full process: We started off with prepping some...
  11. MarkP

    California Miscellaneous Items

    All items in Lake Forest California Pretty much everything you need to start homebrewing or expand your operation. Everything must go! My brother and I are trying to clear out brew gear we don't use any longer. We’re selling pieces or bulk, whatever you need. We are not a beer business—this...
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    Kegging Vs Bottling

    I've recently brewed a mango IPA using the BIAB method. It's turned out really well. Very hoppy and lovely taste. I bottled 5l of it and kept the other 10l for my keg. Ive bought a 5l keg which I've used for the first time with this brew. The beer tasted nice and had a nice head, it was just a...
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    15 Gal Single Tier Pro Pilot System

    A fully loaded Pro Pilot brew system is designed to hold up to a lifetime of everyday use and abuse including: mashing, smashing, cooking, canning, burning and stirring. It features all the necessary top-of-the-line components you need with none of the unnecessary gimmicks, gadgets or automation...
  14. Julian Høstan Urrea

    DIY Magnetic Stirrer by SmallSpacesBrewing

    Hey guys. Ive just posted a video on how to make your own Magnetic Stirrer. Hope you'll check it out. If you have any questions, ask here or please comment below video. And of course like and subscribe
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    Beginner Recipe Help

    Hello all! I am not only new to this forum, but I am new to home brewing as well! I have brewed a couple starter kits from Northern Brewer, but have decided to try my hand at making my own recipe to make the beer I want. I have come up with a recipe through looking at the style guidelines...
  16. crazymoyo

    ABV lower than normal - Advice

    Hello fellas, I hope you are doing great! Am new to homebewtalk and am looking to some advice to what am doing wrong:) I brewing for the last year mostly Pale Ales and IPA, also tried once Neipa. Am facing an issue where my beers turn out having low abs, approx 2.5-3.5% where they supposed to...
  17. marlinmatt

    For Sale All Grain Brewhouse

    All Grain setup for sale. Everything you need, except for hoses, and t.c.clamps. Keggle HLT sight glass, thermometer, ballvalve Converted oxygen tank boiler (Larger than keggle) SS, with handles, sight glass, thermometer, drain valve. Igloo mash tun with sparge setup, and copper manifold...
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    First Milk Stout, Do I clarify?

    Hi all, This is my first time brewing a Milk Stout, therefore using Lactose. Is it wise to clarify this brew (Gelatin), or will I end up removing the Lactose?
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    Home Brew Equipment

    Everything you need to brew and bottle or keg beer. All items are almost brand new, only used a few times and some of the equipment has never been used. - 6 and 3 Gallon glass Carboys - Two 5 Gallon buckets/fermenters - Northern Brewer keg system with two Cornelius ball lock kegs and two...
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    Colorado Turnkey Homemade Brew Stand (1/2 bbl)

    Located in Denver. Selling my turnkey home built 1/2 bbl brew stand. This system was built on heavy duty rack shelving with locking casters and provides easy liquid transfers without heavy lifting. This system includes a homemade temp controller that is used to maintain mash temperatures...
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