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    Perhaps someone on the administrative side could...

    Perhaps someone on the administrative side could send an email to members (I do believe they asked me for my email address when I signed up) to remind members to check in sometime.

    Maybe send a...
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    Reading Banjo's beer news is the only value left...

    Reading Banjo's beer news is the only value left here.
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    I still check to see if anything is happening,...

    I still check to see if anything is happening, and it's really not. I posted a few things to ask a question for help recently and to stir up some convo, but nothing.
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    Yup, this forum is dead. I am not only a lone...

    Yup, this forum is dead. I am not only a lone wolf in my technique, but in the forum as well. :rolleyes:
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    Grain first or water first?

    Since I started brewing again I haven't been happy with my results. So I decided to go back and read some of the basics. It may be my different water supply (I moved to a new home) so I am going to...
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    Oh and I grew hops this year on my chainlink...

    Oh and I grew hops this year on my chainlink fence and found out that you dry hops to about 10% of their harvested weight, so I would assume you'd do the math in reverse and use about 80-90% more wet...
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    I inherited an old school fridge left behind in...

    I inherited an old school fridge left behind in the garage of my rental property. Brought it home, pressure washed it inside and out, let it dry out, then put it in my garage. Can hardly wait to...
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    Update: My ESB turned out absolutely awesome. I...

    Update: My ESB turned out absolutely awesome. I kegged it today after a long primary, and it's probably the best I've brewed since I started brewing 9 years ago. Based on the warm, flat sample I...
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    Just brewed (last wednesday) an ESB. Had nice...

    Just brewed (last wednesday) an ESB. Had nice deep amber/orange hue. All went well, hit all my temps perfectly and wham, BOIL OVER when I thought I was clear of the hotbreak for that threat. So,...
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    That makes sense. Good idea. Maybe you could buy...

    That makes sense. Good idea. Maybe you could buy some sheet metal and wrap it around or something.

    The color coming from the keggle into the chiller looks awesome!
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    Maybe they all just forgot their passwords. lol

    Maybe they all just forgot their passwords. lol
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    Very nice! What's the foil around the ball valve...

    Very nice! What's the foil around the ball valve on your keggle for?
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    Keg still good after 3+ years!

    After tasting a keg I forgot about that I brewed ~2 years ago and was still good, I decided to try tasting a beer I brewed over 4 years ago, aged on oak for a year, and has been in the keg for over 3...
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    Nice! I run the kitchen at a public golf course,...

    Nice! I run the kitchen at a public golf course, and often thought about making a daily special like "Homebrewed Beer Battered Fish and Chips". I think I may just do it this year.
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    Remember your hop utilization will be lower with...

    Remember your hop utilization will be lower with a more concentrated boil.

    The local brewpub here has an IPA that tastes like melons. It's awesome. They sell the same beer with double the dry...
  16. $20 designated driver tickets... BRILLIANT!

    $20 designated driver tickets... BRILLIANT!
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    Thanks Corky. That sucks you had a bad batch....

    Thanks Corky. That sucks you had a bad batch. Infection or just an experiment that didn't work out? I have a starter crashing in the fridge that I'm going to step up one more time to brew an IPA...
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    Exactly! Except I already have one for a...

    Exactly! Except I already have one for a kegerator, so I was thinking more like Full time/Full time. :D
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    It's so cold up here, the closet I had the...

    It's so cold up here, the closet I had the fermenters in dropped to 57F. Man, if I'd a know that I'd a made it a lager! I don't have a way of controlling ferm temps. Pretty much came to a halt at...
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    I wouldn't say anything noticeable. It seems the...

    I wouldn't say anything noticeable. It seems the dried fruit/plum flavor is a bit more intense. Other than that, I'd say it stood up to the abuse well. I've got a request to brew a Kilt Lifter...
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    Thought I'd post a pic or two of what my set up...

    Thought I'd post a pic or two of what my set up looks like now. I like fly sparging. I get 84% efficiency out of the system.

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    I brewed an Irish Red Ale. I figure maybe the...

    I brewed an Irish Red Ale. I figure maybe the second keg will last until St Patty's Day. I was cleaning out kegs today for when it's done fermenting incase I get lazy between now and then, and found...
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    +1 but I did answer since I run a restaurant at a golf course
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    My pre-chiller I built for my immersion chiller...

    My pre-chiller I built for my immersion chiller worked great. Got 11 gallons of wort cooled from boiling to 70F in less than 15 minutes!
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    Brewed a 10 gallon batch yesterday. Sure felt...

    Brewed a 10 gallon batch yesterday. Sure felt great! First time in 2 years. Like riding a bike...
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