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    Creeps McLane reacted to Jdub in Timeline chart explanation   
    it's at the bottom of almost every MRB recipe online description. I would suggest that you do some reading.
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Cato in 6qt Insta-Pot   
    Lol, I sure hope their beer is good. Can't get it around here, but the recipe I'm using for my clone looks to make a nice pale ale, so I didnt alter it except for a little reduction in IBU's from 67 down to 49. My fermenter is bubbling some nice smells already from the blow off jar.
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in Why does the Oktoberfest Lager recommend fermenting between 65-75F?   
    Had to search for this tonight. So much good information on here, all you have to do is search. 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in Why does the Oktoberfest Lager recommend fermenting between 65-75F?   
    Had to search for this tonight. So much good information on here, all you have to do is search. 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from moots in Grain Shelf Life   
    First of all, i dont believe a fridge is the best place to store grains. You want a dry, cool place. A fridge is moist, unless they are in a vacuum sealed bag id pull them out. 
     
    Heres what i would say, assuming the dry, cool storage. Otherwise you can get a musty flavor and decreased efficiency.
     
    Cracked grains- use asap, prob no longer than a few weeks with out problems
     
    whole grains- up to a year. Asap is always better but a few months will be no problem, a year at most.
     
    hops are affected by time, temp, and light. Freeze them in a vacuum sealed bag. These too will diminish, the degree depends on the variety. BeerSmith has a nice tool built in to the recipe builder which takes into acct the age of hops. The flavor will change also. Lets say columbus hops, they have great flavors to begin but as they age they can give off flavors of onion and clove, most hops may get a grassy taste over time. 
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    Creeps McLane reacted to DrMJG in Time to get the Weißbier ready   
    Today I made my personal variation of the Black Moon Weiss. In keeping with the traditional lower ABV I did not add booster, as I have done in the past.  Wort had a nice flavor and the batch should finish out crisp for the spring.
     
     

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in Hops   
    I guess I forget that what i can get, others cant. 

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Don H in Propping Up Your LBK - No Trubal   
    I usually use my wallet cuz its always on me. Then the next morning im turning the house upside down looking for my wallet. Yup, sad but true 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Don H in 1 gallon kit   
    I remember when my wife recently asked about the random bottle of cheap vodka in my brewery. I dont drink liquor so i think she thought i had gone off the deep end. Then i told her it was for making tinctures. Which was met with head shakes and rolling eyes
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Brian N. in If I bottle 2 days early, will my beer be ruined?   
    @Enzo i knew these guys would respond for ya. I dont really bottle anymore but i used to batch prime which is better in my opinion, but also takes an extra vessel. If you use the drops from Mr Beer, I found that what they recommended for a 12 oz bottle was what i would use for a 16 oz bottle and it was still a little over carbed. 
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Shrike in If I bottle 2 days early, will my beer be ruined?   
    What he said.  Easy as can be.
     

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Shrike in Hops   
    I forgot all about that beer. I thought it was so good and then it became a one and done beer. It would affect how i tasted things all night long. Delicious beer though
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Shrike in Hops   
    I forgot all about that beer. I thought it was so good and then it became a one and done beer. It would affect how i tasted things all night long. Delicious beer though
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Shrike in First batch   
    There is no magic time line. Only way to really tell is a gravity reading. 
     
    However, if you tasted it and its not sweet, then id say its done.  I usually keg mine around 2 weeks. 3 weeks has always seemed really long to me but I guess its better to error on the side of caution. Nothing worse than bottle bombs
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from D Kristof in MUG Midwest meeting, 2019 edition, voting phase   
    So only two people voted???
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Shrike in If I bottle 2 days early, will my beer be ruined?   
    That would absolutely be fine. I’m sure people would recommend cold crashing for a day or two. 
     
    really though, day 23 would be fine too. You could cold crash on your day 19, then bottle day 23. Which would also be perfectly acceptable 
     
    what temp have you been fermenting at? If it was 60, then you may have problems. If it was at 65 you should be fine. 
     
    Before you bottle your first batch, make sure you read up on how to prime your bottles. Don’t go off the mr beer recommendations otherwise you’ll have over carbed beer. 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from youdontknowme311 in SMASH IPA   
    Just brew the exact same beer substituting citra for cascade. Oz for oz. then try amarillo, simcoe, mosaic, el dorado, hull melon, saaz, anything you want. Youre just looking to get a better understanding of that hops flavors. Use it at 60 min, flameout and dry hop. 
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Shrike in Bottling wand   
    No, "Should I sanitize it?" is a silly question.  "What's the easiest way to sanitize it?" is not.  
     
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Cato in Upcoming Brewing Schedule   
    Zombie Lust.
    I've not had the 3 Floyd's Zombie Dust, and Total Wine doesn't have it but looking at clone grist and hops, it  fits a brew I can drink. I used a gift card to order some extra 2 row and 8 oz of Citra, everything else I have on hand.
    I noticed some people either use S-04 or S-05 for their dry yeast. I'm thinking S-05 would make for a crisper finish, which might pair well with all that load of Citra.
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Cato in 5.3   
    Dawg, I'm really looking forward to that! Input my water report from Deer Park and have a recipe and supplies ready to go for next week. Have one fermenter left to clear out of the mini fridge and bottle, then I'm good to go.
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Cato in 5.3   
    I naively thought they might be in the ballpark, @Creeps McLane, but now I know they're worthless.
    On a brighter note, I'm really liking how BS v.3 works and looking forward to my next brew day, and curious to see how my numbers perform as well as water adjustments. Having so much fun with this!
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Cato in 5.3   
    pH strips are kind of garbage. I bought a pack, used them once and have never used them since. Garbage
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    Creeps McLane reacted to D Kristof in MUG Midwest meeting, 2019 edition, planning phase   
    @MiniYoda, I'm bringing this back to life with the following pic.

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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from BDawg62 in SMASH IPA   
    I agree with you fully. But one of the most important lessons I learned is how different hops bitter even though they are the same AA. Bitter with an oz of warrior vs cascade. You know what i mean? Then after you understand that hops can have similar stats but completely different results, then maybe go ibu for ibu. Thats my thinking at least
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from youdontknowme311 in SMASH IPA   
    Just brew the exact same beer substituting citra for cascade. Oz for oz. then try amarillo, simcoe, mosaic, el dorado, hull melon, saaz, anything you want. Youre just looking to get a better understanding of that hops flavors. Use it at 60 min, flameout and dry hop. 
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