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Is there a recommended website to get started?

"How to Brew" by John Palmer. http://www.howtobrew.com/ It is also available as a physical book. Highly recommended! It is generally regarded as the book for getting started these days. Enjoy the ...
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What is a hop bill?

The term "Bill": be it grain or hops is simply the list of that type of ingredient, weight and time or stage schedule and how it's applied to the recipe. Sample: 2oz Galaxy FWH ( weight, ingredient, ...
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Can theatre buttered and salted popcorn be used for brewing brewing at home?

Yes, yes it can. Have done so before with Pumpkin Popcorn IPA. It was really good! Salted will pump up your chloride ion count, so be aware of that, and the buttered aspect makes no real difference ...
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How do you take ingredients from a brewer's website and make a recipe

It's impossible to look at a beers ingredient list and derive an exact recipe from it. You have to go through a process of trial and error, using any information you can get from the manufacturer ...
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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

Since the science and techniques of brewing is exactly the same for beginners as they are for somebody who has been brewing for years, are you asking for recipes for malt extract (known as extract ...
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What kind of beer can I make with these ingredients?

I answered this mostly as an exercise for myself since I may be in this situation and like fiddling with recipes. My brewing experience on a scale to 0 to 10 isn't 0 but not exactly 1 either. For a 5 ...
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Brewing cheap beer for use in garden not drinking?

I'm not sure what exactly attracts slugs to beer. I would try to find out what specifically that is and replicate that as it might be cheaper. However, in general it would be quite hard for you to ...
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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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Killing off preservatives in store bought juice

To get rid of the Potassium Sorbate (which is common as a juice presevative), it must complete its purpose, which is to prevent yeast to multiply (and mold to grow). So it can prevent fermentation ...
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Killing off preservatives in store bought juice

Some pasteurised juices don't contain preservatives. In Europe for example the budget supermarkets ALDI and LIDL stock pasteurised apple and grape juice that is not from concentrate and contains no ...
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New England IPA - What sets it apart from a "traditional" IPA?

As a home brewer, I consider the style an IPA but it is characterized by the following: Little or no early additions of hops to the boil, 60/30 minutes. (Mash hopping is okay). A heavy late addition ...
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New England IPA - What sets it apart from a "traditional" IPA?

According to an article on vinepair[1]: "New England IPAs are beers that are purposely hazy or cloudy, which can give these brews a smooth, creamy mouthfeel – a departure from the light/dry mouthfeel ...
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Is this a good recipe for a 5 hop brew?

It looks fine, but I'm not sure you're going to get the desired effect from the diverse hops. I expect that the Fuggle especially will be washed out by the other hop flavors. If you really want to ...
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Is there a recommended website to get started?

There are so many resources on the internet these days: BeerRecipies.org Brewtoad American Home Brewers Association This is the book from CAMRA in the UK that got me started down this long long ...
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Is there a recommended website to get started?

The American Homebrewers Association: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/
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Is this cider recipe I made ok?

Looks Fine.. almost. You do need some yeast nutrients though. And.... 2 cups sugar to 1 gal puts you in Apple wine territory, and will be hard for a bakers yeast to attenuate fully. Also adding a ...
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Adding Ingredients to an IPA Kit

In general, when it comes to modifying extract kits, you have a few options to make it better: 1. Add less water to increase flavor and alcohol content (ex: 20L instead of 23L) 2. Steep some ...
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Is this an okay recipe?

Without knowing the AA of the hops, it's pretty much impossible to tell you how much to use. You can get by without the specialty malts, but steeping maybe 1/2 lb. of C60 will add a bit of depth and ...
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What is the meaning of the "Temperature" mash step on Brewers Friend?

As indicated by @chthon, it looks like they intend for you to provide external heat to meet the 70 C temperature, not by adding more hot water but by turning on a burner or heat stick. It is ...
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Can theatre buttered and salted popcorn be used for brewing brewing at home?

It should work, depending on style. Popcorn is essentially cooked corn starch, so it comes pre-gelatinized and when mixed with sufficient diastatic malt it should saccharify. As the previous posted ...
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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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Help keeping Black IPA from becoming Imperial Stout

Current BJCP guidelines have Black IPA under Specialty IPA category. And it does have difference with American stout and porters defined: Not as roasty burnt as American stouts and porters, and ...
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What beer style would be good to enhance with Stevia rebaudiana?

an american milk stout maybe a sour beer. Brett beers, but brett, may eat some of the sweetner or convert them into unknowns....with weird flavors....(recently i found out brett ferments lactose ...
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Abita Andygator Clone (helles doppelbock)

Clone recipe posted here don't know how legal it was for them to post, and how legal for me would be to re-post here. Manufacturer's site gives you ingredients: pilsner malt, German lager yeast, ...
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Can any LME be used for Mr. Beer kits or is it suggested to only use theirs?

You can use LME (or DME) from any provider, they're all basically the same. There might be slight differences in sugar content, flavor, color, quality, &c., but LME is LME.
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Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis Clone?

I found this clone on Brewer's Friend: Boil size 3Gal Efficiency 65% OG: 1066 FG: 1012 Grains 4lb American Pale 2Row 1lb American White Wheat 0.55lb Cane Sugar (late addition) Mash 145F for ...
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Input on recipe idea (are my calculations correct)

As a general suggestion on recipe formulation, this would be a good starting point: http://homebrewmanual.com/home-brewing-calculations/
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Creating Brew Recipes

The most effective way to experiment with various ingredients is to make up a larger amount of base wort, split it into sufficient parts to use with various ingredients and ferment. When all is ...
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Creating Brew Recipes

I'd suggest reading "Experimental Homebrew" by Denny Conn and Drew Beechum. It's all there. Another good source might be Brulosophy blog. There's nothing bad/boring at trying to create a "clone" btw. ...
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Recipe websites catering to beginners?

How do you want to approach brewing? Will you brew all grain right from the beginning or start with extract? Anyway, I really like http://byo.com/ style profiles, such as for example https://byo.com/...
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