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'Is this possible that beer could be brewed up somehow with weed?' Sure, in the same way you can put any sort of anything in your beers, as long as you think it will taste good. But to answer the more important question: '[W]ould you get the effects of both beer and pot both?' It would very much depend on how you used it in the process. THC, the ...


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No, you don't have to boil the full volume in AG brewing. I only had a 7 gal. pot when I started AG so I's boil about 5 gal. down to 3.5-4, then add top off water. Boiling less will reduce your efficieny because you don't collect as much wort. You need to use more grain to make a higher gravity wort at less volume, so you can top off afterward. That was ...


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A full wort boil is not absolutely necessary, but you shouldn't be topping off too much of your volume. Your efficiency will suffer greatly from topping off. Even if you're able to hit 80% effiency with 11.5L of wort (a big if), after boiling and topping off to 23L you'll end up with below 40% brewhouse effiency. You would also definitely be limited in ...


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The major bitter compound in hops, the so-called alpha acids, aka humulone, is a terpenoid (derived from terpenes). The primary active ingredient in that "herb" you're smoking, the tetrahydrocannabinoids, are also terpenoids. Both Humulus lupulus (hops) and Cannabis sativa (marijuana) are, in fact, two genera in the family Cannabinaceae. It is entirely ...


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Electro-etching works with all metals, including Aluminum. Often, the makeup of the electrolyte is changed up to give better or worse results with different metals. In this case, you don't actually need an acid as per the above - just a salt water solution works fine for aluminum. However, please make sure to do this in a well ventilated area as electro-...


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You can get a false bottom with dip tube from any of the online home brew stores or your LHBS. They're a little pricey ($30 - $100+), so I made one cheaply with stuff I had lying around. It consists of 1/2 inch threaded / female coupler, about 6 inch length of pipe, a 90 deg. elbow, and another 1-2 inch length of pipe. This is the dip tube. You don't ...


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I have 15.5gl "keggles" as my HLT and BK. I think I've only done one 5gl batch in it, but yours should work fine as a boil kettle. Though you might have some non-trivial deadspace to work around, just adjust your volumes to compensate or look into a dip tube to minimize deadspace. While that false bottom seems to sit very high for mashing a 5gl batch, I'm ...


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It's a can of metal. If you don't feel you can get the surface clean after the fry (perhaps because of carbonization of organic matter stuck to the surface), then that will be a problem. If you can, then it's a clean surface you will have no problems brewing with in the future. I'd say: roast away! If there's a problem, lobby to get your family to replace ...


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Yes you can. Simular to cooking with it It can have all the medicinal effects. There is a specific extraction that needs done, it's simple but I don't care to explain the how. As the question was only if it's possible. It's not like a hop addition, or dry hopping. That will only make a skunk beer.


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I think the cleaning you gave it will be good. But if not, then at most your first beer might have a flat head from fatty deposits that will be removed by the acidic wort on your first brew. So definitely use it, you'll be fine in the long run.


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Another option is to make an ethanolic cannabis extract, then add it your brew. Assuming you're seeking the psychoactive effects of weed, not just the unique aromas that are often associated with it, Your process would look something like this: Bake the cannabis in order to convert the THCA into THC, and possibly CBN. Soak the weed in a neutral, high-abv ...


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I doubt accuracy are that different. But these integrated thermometers as you called are way easier to handle, especially when mashing (closed lid). This one you showed is SS, therefore much more robust. If the brewpot you wanna buy is the one in the picture, then I would guess that this difference in the price is not only due to the thermometer itself+...


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Have you been using your 5 gallon carboy for the extract batches? Partial (concentrated) boil and split boil are popular techniques for filling a fermenter that's larger than your kettle. Whatever method you may have been using to fill that 5 gallon carboy from smaller boil kettles could continue to work for your all-grain batches. Your 13L kettle should ...


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The integrated thermometer may already be sanitary-welded into your vessel. The higher price tag is maybe from the significant amount of work involved. Installing a thermometer yourself involves either welding, or using a weld-less fitting - typically sealed with a silicon washer and thread tape. What are you using this pot for? If it's a kettle, then ...


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Yes you can add water directly to the fermenter, but that water has to be sterilized (always) and chilled (unless you're practicing no-chill). Theoretically, higher gravity boil would facilitate Mailard reactions etc, but as you've just started brewing it's the least of your worries. Smaller pre-boil volume, however, means lower extraction efficiency, ...


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I would say the most important thing is a well-drilled hole. Scrappy, poorly-drilled holes make it difficult to fit the component parts in and can make it possible for bacteria to collect between brews. Often you'll be hooking some kind of hose to the outside of your valve, so gravity will do the work. I think for tightness-of-seal you're right - you ...


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I have been using oxiclean for years and it hasn't been a problem. My brew pot is aluminum and I haven't had any adverse affects.


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Good answers already given, although if you choose to boil a higher gravity then add top up water, keep in mind that that boiling a higher gravity wort reduces hop utilization, so you need to use more hops to achieve the same level of bitterness. (Doesn't apply to flavor and aroma hops.) Typically it's between 10% and 30% more. The table here lists hop ...


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I second mdma's whirlpool recommendation. Get a good strong whirlpool going after flameout, then wait until it settles thoroughly before opening the valve. The majority of the solids will settle into a cone in the center of the kettle, away from the spigot. You'll still want to keep an eye on it and shut off the flow once the level gets low enough that ...


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An alternative to using a false bottom is to use a hopback, such as the blichmann hoprocket. This increases the hop aroma as well as filtering out hot break. Another option is to stir the wort just after flamout for 10 minutes, this creates a whirlpool, which should cause most of the hot break and hop material to collect in the center of the kettle, away ...


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