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Advocate of, participant in, and fanatic for the craft beer movement. Just starting to homebrew, and I am certain that this next step in my beer journey will be even better than those that preceded it.

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comment Misjudging Volumes in All-Grain
Thanks for the solid advice, especially the measuring stick idea. I brewed a Pliny the Elder clone today and hit my gravity and volume exactly. Excellent!
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comment Misjudging Volumes in All-Grain
Thanks PJ, the calculations were helpful here!
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comment Maturation - what does it mean?
Agreed. I have a habit of tasting my homebrew as soon as it's carbed, but it is often still not ready/mature. The imperial red I bottled a month or two ago had an awful aftertaste at first. It carbed fine, but it had this terrible off-flavor. That flavor has gone away now and left me with quite a nice brew. Taste periodically, but the flavor can and will change dramatically with most beers.
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comment What is the best book for beginning home brewers?
Downvoted because it's definitely not a beginner's book. I enjoy it, and mine is dogeared as hell, Brewchez. If we have an intermediate brewing book thread, you'll get my upvote.
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comment Did I Break My Airlock?
Thanks for the reassurance you two!
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comment Time It Takes Brett C to Ferment
I just want to follow-up on this. I ended up pitching a 1/3 gallon starter of Brett C into a pretty basic wheat/pilsner extract wort. The starter had been going since Monday (today is Sunday). Within 4 hours I had visible fermentation activity in the airlock. Almost 11 hours later it is fermenting so violently that the CO2 being forced through the blowoff tube into a side bucket I have sounds like someone being sick into a bucket. It's been like this for 3 hours. Wild.
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comment Is there such a thing as malt-free beer?
Do you mean you're allergic to malted barley/wheat/rye/grain, i.e. you have Celiac's disease? If that's what you mean, there are many other products you can convert and use. If you mean that you're allergic to carbohydrates in general...I don't know what to tell you. I'd have to do some research on that. Please clarify.
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