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  1. JoshR

    Star San

    Like these guys said, the foam won't hurt anything, but if you MUST have less foam, there is a product you can find called Saniclean. It's from the same company as Starsan and is basically the same as Starsan, but a low-foaming version.
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    Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen

    Hoppysmile! Glad to see you again!!
  3. JoshR

    BrewMax Booster won't dissolve??

    Don't worry if it doesn't completely dissolve. The yeast will find their way.
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    What should I do with this beer?

    Also, why not Brett AND fruit?
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    What should I do with this beer?

    Now That's what I call "pellicle porn". Sexy! 😍
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    Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?

    I do still like their cucumber sour. Very good, but I hate buying it. lol
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    Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?

    Not to offend anyone, but I don't consider 10 Barrel a "craft brewery" because they are owned by AB Inbev and are not eligible for the "Craft Brewed" label from the American Brewers Association. I also wouldn't consider that good competition. They already "lost" when they sold out to ABI.
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    MUG Nationals

    Congrats to all who placed!! Wish I had entered this year, but with my move, I just didn't have time (it also wouldn't have been fair...lol...). Great job on the saison, @Creeps McLane, it was fantastic and definitely the favorite! 🍻
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    Is this an infection?

    It's not an infection @Jdub. I've used that yeast many times and it reacts the same way. It's common for the kveik strains.
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    Backstory on my brewing experience

    Welcome, oldbagobones! It's amazing how far beer brewing has come on the social level in the past 20 years or so. Back in the day, you were considered sort of a mad scientist (of the best kind) when making beer - no one else was doing it. Nowadays, I have all sorts of friends asking me for recipes while sharing theirs, as well! It's a great bonding experience for everyone - not just the brewer, but the drinker, too. Welcome back to the obsession! 🍻
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    Conditioning/Cider flavor

    Don't worry. You're good, bro. Just never ship beer via USPS. Always use UPS and FedEx and never tell them what's in it. If they do ask, just say it's yeast samples. Technically, it's true and legal. Cheers!
  13. Hit me up when this happens. Who knows where I'll be?
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    MUG Nationals

    Confirmed! The competition is still on. I won't be organizing it, but I will be competing and judging, so be sure you bring your best beer, boys! 😈
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    ABV boost

    Glad I was able to help!
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    I LOVE Tepache! Especially the stuff made at Reverend Nat's Cidery in Portland, OR. As Rick correctly pointed out, it is not a beer. But it is not a liquor, either (liquor is distilled, Tepache is not). Tepache is a type of pineapple cider. And yes, it only takes a few days to ferment because it's not that alcoholic of a beverage to begin with. It only averages about 0.5% to 3% ABV. It uses natural yeast and bacteria found on the pineapple to ferment. It is typically mixed with beer to raise the ABV and temper the sweetness similar to a radler or shandy.
  17. None of our spigots have ever come with flat washers. They've always been tapered.
  18. Not sure what could have caused the extra bitterness unless you added too much hops for the 10 minute boil, or you boiled too long. I double checked the numbers on this recipe and confirmed that it is only 38 IBUs. When we brewed it here, it wasn't bitter at all.
  19. Sounds like it may have an infection. Can you describe the flavor better? Hops do not get more bitter over time, they do the complete opposite. This beer is only 38 IBUs and shouldn't be bitter at all unless you have some sort of infection. Also, some people simply perceive bitterness more than others so it could just be your taste buds, too.
  20. Did you let it age at room temps for 2 weeks after it was carbonated?
  21. I decided to open a main thread for our Live Stream. This is where we will be posting the schedule, updates, etc. To get to the Live Stream, go to this link: https://www.twitch.tv/therealmrbeer You may need to create an account to participate in the chat. Once you have created an account, please be sure to click the Follow button at the top of the page. All streams will start @ 2:30 pm PDT (5:30 EDT) and the tentative schedule will have the structure below: Tuesdays - Beginner - These episodes will target beginning MRB brewers. About 30 mins long. Wednesdays - Intermediate - These episodes will target intermediate brewers. About 45 mins to an hour. Fridays - Advanced - These episodes will target more advanced brewers and may also have a special guest. At least 1 hour, but may go over depending on subject matter. Each show will begin with some sort of brewing process and the last half of the show will be dedicated to answering questions from the chat and discussing various topics. I apologize if any of the shows, especially the Beginner shows start to seem repetitive. We are trying to reach out to the widest audience possible and this may include doing several repetitive tasks, such as brewing our standard refills for newcomers. The Wed and Fri shows will have more content for those of you that get tired of watching us make standard refills over and over again. With that said, it is still appreciated when you guys come into the chat to help answer questions from the newbies. If anyone has ideas or topics to discuss in future episodes, let us know in the comments below. Cheers!
  22. Don't miss today's stream, which will be about Brut IPAs, a new style of IPA gaining traction along the west coast and just now starting to spread east. I've never made one of these beers before so we'll be learning together! NOTE: This beer style can only be made as an all-grain recipe and is not possible with extract brewing. Tune in at 2:30 (AZ time)!
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    MUG Nationals

    Yes. And we will have the Conference site live very soon.
  24. JoshR

    MUG Nationals

    No. You don't need to mention any ingredients.