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  1. schnackshack

    Sight Glass Problems

    Hey guys, So I have a sight glass on my mash tun that no matter what seems to always empty when I’m mashing. I use the HERMS coil method with a brew pump. I have a grain bag/false bottom combo that leaves about 3 inches of clearance for liquid to collect under the false bottom. This bottom...
  2. I

    Accidentally added leftover yeast when bottling

    Hi, new brewer here. I am making a 4% coopers lager and when it came to bottling I noticed a light yellowish sort of colour (which smells pretty bad) when I reached the tap of my fermenting vessel (which I'm assuming is all the leftover yeast. Which people tend to throw out or to re-use). I...
  3. D

    Questions for Homebrewers from a College Student

    Hello everyone! My name is Daniel Murphy, and I'm a current college student. I'm a class called Technology Entrepreneurship, in which we're tasked with creating the barebones of an actual tech startup. I've always found the craft beer industry fascinating, more specifically I've always admired...
  4. D

    Questions for Homebrewer's from a College Student:

    Hello everyone! My name is Daniel Murphy, and I'm a current college student. I'm a class called Technology Entrepreneurship, in which we're tasked with creating the barebones of an actual tech startup. I've always found the craft beer industry fascinating, more specifically I've always admired...
  5. J

    Bm23c thermostat issue?

    Hi, I’ve been doing lots of reading and I haven’t found a good answer, hopefully someone can help me with this. Recently bought an old beverage air bm23c, was built 3/14/77 it was a wood panel design that someone painted, took me too long to figure that out, but otherwise good condition. So I...
  6. L

    Kegging Keezer Noob Problem

    I've looked around online and tried to find a solution to my problem, but have come up short everywhere I look. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been brewing and bottling beer for several years and decided to make the leap to keg system. I bought everything I needed to get going for...
  7. U

    New Here Bottling Issue

    So I started brewing a couple months back so my experience isn't massive. But I've read John Palmer, and try to stick by "the book." In terms of all the brewing literature/knowledge I've obtained as far as proper procedure. But with that being said on to what I am sure is a "noob" problem...
  8. H

    First Time Dry Hopping - What Went Wrong?

    Hi All, I've been attempting to make a 'punk ipa' rip off and have been following the official Brew Dog 'DIY Dog' steps for getting the right amount of hops. I've been using extract and during the boil I added hops at the start, middle and 10 minutes prior to flame-out. I then fermented the...
  9. Green_Man

    Off taste hefe, New brewer needs help!

    I just tried my bottle first bottle of a partial mash hefeweizen that I brewed and it has a real sweet bubblegum with little or no bannana or cloves taste. This is my first time brewing a hefeweizen and it does not really taste like any hefeweizens I have had. It is way too sweet. The beer seems...
  10. M

    Super Newbie Question

    I just started fermenting my first beer last night! It was awesome. Just wondering, I read a little further on fermenting today, and realized that I had made a pretty big error. When I had cooled the wort and was pouring it into my fermentor, instead of straining off all the gunk left over...
  11. H

    Problem with carbonation

    I am very new to home-brewing, and in fact, just opened the first bottle of my second batch from a Mr. Beer kit. The first batch I did came out pretty good! A slight yeasty-taste, but other than that, it was tasty, well-carbonated, and looked great. This bottle I just had from the second...
  12. HemlockHomebrewer

    Need help: Ginger beer won't ferment

    I'm trying to brew a ginger beer. Here's the basic recipe I made up: -3# x-light malt extract (dried) -3# corn sugar -1# CaraHell barley malt (toasted and crushed) -2oz whole-leaf Cascade hops (1.5oz to brew, 0.5oz to finish) -2oz fresh grated ginger (added last 10 minutes of...
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