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    How Long Will Hop Pellets Keep

    Just wonder roughly how long will hop pellets keep? Should you keep them in the fridge? Can they be frozen to extend their life?
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    Velvet Recipe

    Hello again fellow brewers. Sorry I haven't been around for a while, I fell off the HB wagon for a while there, but I'm well and truely back in the game now. Anyway, I've had a request from a mate to replicate a Czech beer called Velvet. Never had it myself. Has anyone got a Velvet clone...
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    World's Strongest Beer

    German brews world's strongest beer BERLIN, Sept 9 (Reuters) - A German brewer has concocted what he says is the world's strongest beer, a potent drink with an alcohol content of 25.4 percent that is served in a shot glass. "Everyone who has tried it is enthusiastic. It tastes like a...
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    Doma Bohemian Beer Cafe

    All bottles. Only the Kruovice was on tap.
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    Doma Bohemian Beer Cafe

    I made it to Doma Bohemian Beer Cafe last night and I can highly recommend this place for a casual and surprisingly cheap night out (all beers under $5). Entree - Chef's crispy platter Mixed platter of crumbed florettes of cauliflower, crisp button mushrooms and lightly crumbed pieces of brie...
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    Something Stupid

    Is it disturbing I find this funny?
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    Volvos Drivers

    So.................Your wife decides to go out with her friends drinking and dancing. You're okay with it, because you get to watch sports all night. You hear her stumble into bed around 4am. You wake up next morning and go outside to the family Volvo, which she used last night. You are happy...
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    Pellets Or Whole Hops?

    I picked up Randy Mosher's "Radical Brewing" last night, very good book IMHO for those who haven't read it. In his intro to hops Randy states pretty clearly that the home brewer should try to use whole hops and not pellets. One of his main reasons for this is it is too hard to filter out the...
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    Christmas Ale

    LOL :lol:
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    Christmas Ale

    Thanks guys. So dried fruit = bad idea. I might just do a search around for some spicey / friuty ale recipes
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    Christmas Ale

    sorry more questions... for those who have used these or similar adjuncts, when and how should I add them. As I said, I've never tried anything like this before and haven't a clue what i'm doing.
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    Christmas Ale

    Has anyone tried Red Oaks "Christmas Cheer" ? An ale that tastes like christmas pudding... yummm. I want to try and so something similar for next christmas. I was thinking about using a pretty standard pale ale grain bill and use the guts of a christmas pudding recipe I grabed off the net as...
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    I've Only Got One Fridge :(

    ok I've got a pilsner in the keg conditioning at 1 c, it been there for one week. I want to brew a larger today but I only have the one fridge :( . So if i go ahead and brew today I'll need to bring the temp of the fridge up to ferment at 10 / 12 c. Can someone advise what effect raising the...
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    Mash Demo-randwick

    Has anyone thought about recording one of these demos. They are always on a Saturday which is no good for me, as it would be for many others i'm sure. Maybe an AHB member could arrange for a demo to be recorded, edited and posted somewhere for download. :) What do you think?
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    Here Kitty!

    Well that didn't last long. Where can I post mpg's for everyone to see? Can I email the to one of you techo nerds to post somewhere? I mean nerds it the nicest possible way.
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    Here Kitty!

    Ka's evil twin Click Here 1.01 MB mpg
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    Pilsner Steady At 1025

    Thanks Warren, Yeah I am spining the hydrometer. I even warmed a sample up to room temp and took another reading. It's definately true around 1025. I was just thinking <_< ... I didn't realy airate the wort before i pitched. Do you think that could have something to do with it? Guess it's...
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    Pilsner Steady At 1025

    Gent's I'm a little concerned about a Pilsner I have fermenting now. OG: 1045 Pitched WLP 800 @ 10 c on 30/05 In the last 2.5 weeks it has dropped to 1025 and seems to have steadied there of the last couple of days. I would have thought it would be closer to 1015 by now.? Can a larger expert...
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    Wanting To 2nd Ferment

    Hi OCC, and welcome to the madness :) There are two schools of thought on when to rack to a secondary. a ) A few points before FG is reached. b ) After it has fully fermented. The choice is yours really. I've done both and noticed no difference in my beers. For my Ales generally I rack...
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