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How do you clean scorched wort off stainless steel?
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Try vinegar and baking soda. It works for pots and pans.

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Open-Fermented or Native Yeast Beers
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I made a great sourdough starter from plumbs growing near my apartment. I prepared a normal water/flour mixture, then put about a half-dozen plumbs in it. They all had that white yeast layer like ...

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Using coffee in beer
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I make up a pot of coffee or two and put it in at bottling time. Two regular strength pots gives my coffee stout a very noticeable flavor. I put one pot in the last time I made the beer and it was a ...

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Uses for spent grains
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I have a friend with chickens. They love the spent grain. Sometimes, when there isn't too much, I throw it right on my lawn and rake it around. If you want to make bread with grain just use any ...

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Ale Fermentation Temp. Too Cold?
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Check the yeast maker's web site for preferred temperatures. Yeast can work in a range, many down to 60°F. Pick a yeast that can handle the temps, hybrids like California ale. If fermentation is ...

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What causes Original Gravity to be lower than it should be?
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Assuming you are using the hydrometer right: It could be your efficiency in the steep. If that is the case you are working at 64% efficiency instead of 72% like the recipe says. ( 70 GU * 0.72 ...

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Spigots: What's the consensus
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I have an alepale with a spigot. I don't think I get infections from it but I'm a clean-freak. I always take apart the spigot and soak it in 5-star. They are a lot easier to use vs starting a siphon....

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What are your favorite additives?
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A friend of mine made a great pale rye ale with spruce tips. It was hoppy and spicy!

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