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Beer in the American West. Just what was it?

The era we accoiate with the cattle drives started in 1866 when ranchers in Texas took there cattle to the nearest railroad in Missouri. By the 1890's the railroads had expanded to most of the united ...
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Using Pine with Beer

Among the conifers, there are two that are used in brewing; Juniper and Spruce. None are used widely I think. You probably don't want to use Pine because all parts of the pine tree will add some ...
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Last bottles are extremely cloudy in my first homebrew bottling

It's safe to drink. There are plenty of articles that claim that yeast is actually healthy (e.g., healthline.com, webmd). It may not taste great and look too cloudy. If that bothers you, you can try ...
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Using Pine with Beer

You might want to check out "Unlocking Kveik's Mysteries" by Lars Marius. It's a documentary of sorts on the history and origins of Kveik yeast along with the traditional use of Juniper in ...
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Last bottles are extremely cloudy in my first homebrew bottling

Definitely safe to drink, just a higher level of yeast in suspension. I would recommend to mark those bottles and see if they still look different after 4-6 weeks conditioning undisturbed in the ...
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How to remove tubes from co2 regulators

I've had pretty good luck removing stuck hose with a heat gun or a hair dryer. Another option to consider is convert to a Duotight gas fitting and use a removal tool to simply detach the hose.
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Is this beer contaminated?

Not sure why this question hasn't been answered yet after 3 months, but here goes. I'm assuming the beer hasn't killed you yet... :-) The combination of black residue in the fermenter and what you ...

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