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  • What are you drinking now?
    by invalid@example.com (Dude) on September 21, 2020 at 4:09 am

    ..Stone Ruination. Good stuff. Before that I had the last one of the 3 bottles of Chimay I got in that sampler pack. The Blue one. Wow. Smooth for all that alcohol. I’ll bet that one would have been so much better aged. I liked it, btu the white was BY FAR my favorite of the 3. No contest. Ever since I had that white one, I’ve been trying to find a recipe similar to it so I can brew it this summer. That was outstanding.

  • thoughts of overnight mashing
    by invalid@example.com (alex510) on September 21, 2020 at 4:07 am

    I am making a 5-gallon batch. I have a 5-gallon rubber maid round water cooler. I would like to start mashing around 11 pm at night(quiet time and me-time around the house) and start brewing around 10 am. What is the consensus ?

  • Fig melomel
    by invalid@example.com (MO55) on September 21, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Hello all, I am new here and am looking for help. I have 6 lbs of figs that I cut in half and froze. I would like to make some melomel but am not sure where to start. Can I get 2 gallons out of 6 lbs of figs? Looking for an ingredient list, how to proceed, any suggestions, etc. I’m a home brewer but have never made mead or melomel. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

  • Liberty apples for growing?
    by invalid@example.com (Bocochoco) on September 21, 2020 at 4:03 am

    So I just got my hands on some liberty apples from a local orchard in northern Illinois. Place costs a fortune and I cant afford bushels at $4 a pound. I was considering growing from seed as I picked from the deepest section away from other varieties but bees will be bees. Should I risk what I get or should I get grafted trees? Planning to keep a controlled line of 10′ trees along my back fence as these seemed to grow straight up rather than out.

  • Music Match
    by invalid@example.com (Drunkensatyr) on September 21, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Another fun Music game. Match any word(s) from either the song or artist. Try not to reuse the linking word I’ll kick this one off I Love You Goodbye – Thomas Dolby

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  • RIS won’t force carbonate
    by /u/crookedstave4 on September 21, 2020 at 3:20 am

    So I’ve had an RIS aging in a keg for about a year. I put it in my keezer to chill and carbonate so I could transfer it to bottles. I’ve had it chilled and on gas for 10 days at 12 psi and it was still flat. Yesterday I bumped it up to 30 psi and checked it after 24 hours. Still completely flat. I know that high gravity beers don’t always have good head retention, but it’s not even a little bit fizzy. I’ve checked for leaks with starsan 2 times and couldn’t find one. I disconnected both QDs earlier to see if it’s still holding pressure tomorrow. Has anyone had a similar problem or have any ideas to troubleshoot this? I was thinking of doing the high carb and shake method? submitted by /u/crookedstave4 [link] [comments]

  • PUR Filter with a Water Hose?
    by /u/ABQFlyer on September 21, 2020 at 3:08 am

    I recently moved and my new house doesn’t have a faucet that will work with my PUR faucet system. As such, I now have an ample supply of PUR filters just sitting here. I was thinking I could possibly make use of them for my brewing water. I guess I have a couple of questions. ​ Is there an advantage to using a PUR water filter for my brewing water? Has anyone adapted a PUR water filter to work with a garden hose? ​ I’d hate for all these filters to go to waste. 😉 submitted by /u/ABQFlyer [link] [comments]

  • Dissecting The Answer IPAs
    by /u/AlmostUber on September 21, 2020 at 3:01 am

    Has anyone dug into the new IPAs from The Answer yet? I know they got a new brewer maybe a year ago and their IPA game has went way up. My two favorite from them currently is Summer Showers and You Put Your Wheat In There. I’m assuming the wheat one is around 70% 2 row 30% Wheat malt. Something like Triple Crossing. But the Summer Shower one is a mystery to me. It’s so balanced and fluffy. The color is strawish so can’t be too many crystal malts in there. submitted by /u/AlmostUber [link] [comments]

  • Covid project: Kitchen Island tap.
    by /u/mattmmax on September 21, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Finally knocked this project off my Covid to-do list and super happy how it turned out. Installed my edgestar kegerator into my kitchen island. Filled the gap between the kegerator and the counter top with some insulation panel wrapped in that silver aluminum tape with the smallest hole possible for the liquid out tubing. Added extra pipe insulation in the tower since I didn’t have space to blow cold air up the tower. Cabinet has about 3” of space surrounding the kegerator and plenty of ventilation. Added a small project fan inside to keep air flowing. Currently on tap… sparkling lemon water 😭. Brew day in a few weeks while I wait out the California heat. https://imgur.com/gallery/ot0ad2X submitted by /u/mattmmax [link] [comments]

  • Kottbusser nose, taste mouth?
    by /u/lifeinrednblack on September 21, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Hey all! I just finished a Kottbusser and I really like how it turned out! But it being a fairly rare commercial style and being forbidden.jpg I’m having trouble finding anything to compare it to as far as how it “should” taste, look and smell like online. Has anyone else brewed it or had it anywhere to compare? submitted by /u/lifeinrednblack [link] [comments]

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