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Marijuana Based Beer... say what?

'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 ...
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Marijuana Based Beer... say what?

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 ...
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Permanent marking of volume in aluminium pot

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 ...
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5 gallon batch in 16 gallon kettle?

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 ...
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Frying a Turkey in a Brew Kettle

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, ...
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Marijuana Based Beer... say what?

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 ...
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Brewing in former lotion pot

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 ...
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Integrated thermometer compared to rod thermometer

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 ...
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Preboil volume doesn't fit my pot

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 ...
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Marijuana Based Beer... say what?

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, ...
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Integrated thermometer compared to rod thermometer

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 ...
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Preboil volume doesn't fit my pot

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 ...
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