Jimmy
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Gelatin for clearer beer
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Gelatin is used post fermentation. Irish moss (and whirlfloc and supermoss) go in the boil. Sometimes you can get a bit of yeast or chill haze even with kettle finings. At that point you could ...

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When should you buy and plant hop rhizomes?
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Most places seem to do it like a pre-order deal. Whether they'll have any extra stock if you don't pre-order is probably a crapshoot. They usually come in a plastic bag. Keep them moist and cold if ...

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What software do most brewers use?
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Beersmith here. It does everything I need. The brewday instruction sheet you can print out is nice too. Makes it easier to not forget steps/ingredients. They all seem to have a bit of a learning ...

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IBU rate of Sierra Nevada's "torpedo"?
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From the website: alcohol content 7.2% by volume beginning gravity 17.3 Plato (~1.070 SG) ending gravity 4.2 Plato (~1.017 SG) bitterness units 65 malts Two-row Pale, & Crystal yeast Ale Yeast ...

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How do you prevent boil-overs?
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I've used FermCap in the last couple of batches. Seems to work great for preventing that initial boilover. It still gets foamy, but the foam dissipates much more quickly. Excellent in starters on ...

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How Would You Categorize This Beer?
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Maybe an English Pale ale? Think more about the hop profile and count the rye as a bonus. There's also no rule that says you can't enter the same beer in multiple categories. Try a couple of ...

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How do you clean and fill a keg manually?
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You could fill it through a regular sanke coupler. You'd have to remove the check valve and then connect connect whatever device you use to get the beer out of your fermenter. For example an auto-...

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Thawing Frozen Beer
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How long and how solid were they frozen? They couldn't have been all that frozen or the kegs would have deformed/ruptured. Have you tried any of the beer? It's probably just fine. Someone correct ...

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Why does my cream ale taste like a witbier?
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What yeast strain and fermentation temperature did you use? Normally if you want a nice clean, low ester profile then you pitch lots of yeast, ferment on the cool side (64-65ºF) and use a clean ale ...

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WLP001 v. WLP051
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Also check out the yeast strain chart on MrMalty.com It lists the origin for most White Labs and WYeast strains. Could be helpful if you want to try some beers that use a particular yeast.

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How do new yeast strains happen?
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It's mainly time (many many many generations) and environment. You could theoretically isolate yeast from the fermenter that have different properties like flocculation, attenuation, flavor profile ...

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force carbonating a scotch heavy ale
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Not sure if you mean Scottish Heavy 70/- or Strong Scotch ale, but start around 2 volumes and go from there. The amount of pressure depends on what temperature the beer is in the kegerator. Cold ...

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What are your homebrew club dues?
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$15. We have a fair number of club parties and events throughout the year so that's where most of it goes.

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