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    Cold crashing after dry hopping

    Thanks a lot for the responses everyone. I just added the last of the dry hops yesterday, so I think I will cold crash today and then bottle it in 2 days time. Seems that will be fine with what you have all described. Cheers!
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    Cold crashing after dry hopping

    Hi all, I've done some searching and cannot find anything on this specific query. I have made a 2IPA that has a lot of citra and amarillo dry hops. The first lot of dry hops were put in the fermenter about a week after pitching the yeast, and then additional dry hops have been added every 3...
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    Dedicated Rims Guide, Problems & Solution Thread

    Some fantastic ideas and information here. I have an idea in an attempt to eliminate the need to fabricate or buy a RIMS tube (the one at Keg King is over $200), but wanted some feedback to see whether this is likely to cause scorching of the wort. Basically instead of having the heating...
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    Places that do keg exchange (filled with beer!)

    Zeggie - Well The Brew Barn does do this for only approx $160 for a 50L keg - way cheaper than buying slabs and marginally more expensive than brewing yourself. But as I said, only problem is they make them from extract kits which while not a deal breaker, is not ideal. I thought surely some...
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    Places that do keg exchange (filled with beer!)

    Lobedogg - that is exactly what I do currently, however I only have one spot to fermenter in a temperature controlled environment, so I can only do one batch at a time. I'm looking to do 3 19L batches and 2 50L batches, so it'll take too long. Even then, it's risky in case anything goes wrong...
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    What actually is an extract kit?

    Bribie G - Thanks for the explanation that clears up the "kit" definition for me. Mckenry - That also helps, I didn't realise there was a distinction. Now I think about it, I've heard of dry malt extracts and liquid malt extracts. Is the dry malt extract just a powdered form of a liquid malt...
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    Places that do keg exchange (filled with beer!)

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. In terms of going directly to a micro brewery (whose main purpose is to sell the beer they make rather than ingredients/equipment like a homebrew shop), is that they're going to sell it at quite a high price. The cost of getting the 19L keg filled at the Brew...
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    What actually is an extract kit?

    Can someone please explain or send me a link that explains what an extract kit actually is, and more importantly how it is made? Is it essentially a wort that's been boiled for a long period to reduce the water content? If so, is this done for any other purpose other than to reduce the volume...
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    Places that do keg exchange (filled with beer!)

    I'm based in Melbourne Victoria and the only place I know that will exchange your empty 19L keg with one full of the beer they brew on premises (at a cost, obviously), is The Brew Barn in Hoppers Crossing. (http://www.thebrewbarn.com.au/) The only problem is, the beer they make is not...
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    Low to mid range tap & font suggestion

    Stux - That's actually a great idea. Saves buying a whole new one and you get the quality of a perlick. You'd have to buy a shank that's permanently attached to the keg esky font wouldn't you? If so, are they universal size or would you need to get a shank specific for a perlick tap? Also, a...
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    Low to mid range tap & font suggestion

    I am about to have a completed keg esky that I will take away for camping trips etc. I've decided instead of using a beer gun I'd like to mount a font and tap at the top of it to really complete it. Because I will be only using this a couple of times a year, and it'll be left outside and more...
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    Fix under-pitched keg beer

    Thanks for the help guys. I have decarbed the beer as per stux's recommendation. Now need to get some yeast and take a small sample and see if the SG drops.
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    Fix under-pitched keg beer

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. TheBigD - From the information I had, the FG should have been a lot lower than 1.022. My process was fairly straight forward, done it before and never had a problem, so I doubt it was process. What I do know is I didn't rehydrate the dry yeast properly, and a...
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    Fix under-pitched keg beer

    I recently brewed a porter using a kit / partial mash technique. All went well except I messed up the yeast and didn't put enough in. As a result, it went from an OG of 1.050 to a FG of only 1.022. I went ahead and carbonated the beer in the keg to try it anyway. It is not very nice at all. I...
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    Secondary fermenting and Loss of Beer

    So I'm up to my fourth brew (using kegs) and am considering using a secondary fermenter for the first time. I use 17 litre Fresh Wort Kits from Grain & Grape in Yarraville, Victoria, to which I then add 3 litres of water as per instruction. Before I go ahead and try using a secondary fermenter I...
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    Kegerator setup options - Melbourne

    DJ - If I understand what you've said correctly, yes it's not that big of an advantage, saves you from having to disconnect lines if the second or subsequent kegs are at a higher pressure than the one connected to the primary regulator. You wouldn't pay tonnes more for it, but if it's an extra...
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    Kegerator setup options - Melbourne

    Yeah I knew you can do this, I was more wondering how necessary it is, and if there is a certain type/brand that's recommended? To those who have done kegging for a while and keg a variety of styles of beer/cider etc., how crucial/advantageous/handy is it to have the ability to have different...
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    Kegerator setup options - Melbourne

    Thanks boonchu. Some interesting topics here, wouldn't have thought to use a fire extinguisher. On the topic of CO2, what are people's thoughts on multiple regulators? From what I've read this doesn't seem common, but I would have thought it to be almost essential to be able to have different...
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    Kegerator setup options - Melbourne

    Thanks for all the feedback and help on this guys. I've gone and bought a home brew kit from Grain and Grape, and will be placing an order with Cheeky Peak tomorrow to send down the kegerator with upgraded taps (3 x 545 perlicks), upgraded font, tower fan and a few other things. Once you factor...
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    Kegerator setup options - Melbourne

    Hi all, I'm a long time beer lover but new to homebrew and am looking to get straight in to kegging with a kegerator. (I know you can convert regular fridges but I won't be going down this path for a few reasons). I've been doing a lot of research on what to get, where to buy and what to to...
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