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Does the species of Juniper matter to Sahti?

I want to make some Sahti however the recipes always say to use juniper branches. I cruised to the local garden center and noticed there are about a zillion and one different species/varieties of ...
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Is using brass ball valves safe?

I heard the other day that using brass in your brewery set-up is a bad idea?! well I have brass ball valves from the hardware store on all my kettles? I know that typical brass has lead in it but is ...
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Addition of Watermelon extract to secondary

I would like to add a 4oz bottle of watermelon extract to my secondary, do I have to boil it or can I just add the extract?
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Is it easy to brew a high gravity beer with the braumeister?

I'm only reading from other brewers who are brewing with the Speidel Braumeisterthat they it is very difficult, maybe even impossible, to brew beers with high alcohol levels. Is that true?
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Homebrewing Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms [closed]

What are the common phrases, words, abbreviations that are used by home brewers on this site or in conversation? In the interest of keeping content on this site, rather than linking elsewhere, this ...
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What could cause a significant increase in proteins?

During today's brew, my wort looked like hot and sour soup, there was an incredible amount of floating proteins, like somebody dropped a small loaf of bread in there and it was breaking apart. This ...
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What's the best technique to add rosemary to a beer?

I'd like to brew a pale ale with rosemary and am looking for the right technique. I've read various techniques from adding it late in the boil to adding it in the secondary. What technique have you ...
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What do you do with the vodka from your ferm locks?

I would've thought the answer was obvious, seeing as how it's alcohol. But I took a whiff, and it smells like fermentation. Now I like fermentation, it means beer is on its way. I don't like ...
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What's a good “running” beer?

The question came up when I saw a post on dailymile about a 50k HAT beer. Personally, I find the lower alcohol, lower carbonation (smoother) beers to be very refreshing after a run. Even cheap ...
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How to get an oily mouth feel

I'm putting together a stout that I want to have a sweet flavor and oily mouthfeel, however I don't particularly want to mash 20lbs of grain for a 5 gallon batch. Any suggestions?
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What is the basic reason for step mashing?

I've brewed all grain for a couple years now, using a single infusion mash. I intend on researching at length, but I can't seem to find the simple answer to what step mashes are useful for. What are ...
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Fruit Liqueur- Chop Fruit?

I'm about to macerate some fruit to make sweet liqueur (first attempt), and am using the generic instructions from homedistiller.org: Fruit Liqueur Place cleaned fruit in a large jar. ...
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Brewers on Twitter [closed]

Who are some notable people or groups to follow on Twitter regarding Brewing?
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What causes beer to induce flatulence when consumed?

More importantly, how can the process or recipe be adjusted to reduce this effect? I'm not trying to be crude. Actually, I'm trying to be less crude.
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Technical English terms used in Homebrewing

Do you know a site or a web page that lists and explains all technical English terms specific to homebrewing? I am Italian and I would like learning more in this field, but sometimes I do not ...
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Has anyone used molasses in a beer?

I am interested in throwing some in the secondary as advised in radical Brewing, but would love to here what has worked and failed from other brewers. I was thinking around two quarts. I want subtle ...
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A new beer with a hint of soy

I want to brew a beer, with an approx. alcohol content of 5% that incorporate's a hint of a soy flavor to it. Considering that what process would I need to use. Pilsner? Or another type?
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How can I make homemade ginger ale?

Looking to make something really tasty, and also non-alcoholic. Is this possible to achieve at home?
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Specialty Beer Store

I am considering opening a specialty beer store. My city doesn't have one, the grocery stores are getting better about carrying craft beers, but I wouldn't call the selection extensive. So I thought ...
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First time! Brew guy

Well i bought a kit and followed the instructions and it has bee 4 days now and i don't think i have seen my airlock move. i open the top of my bucket and there was a lot of foam (bubbles). Also look ...
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What is RDWHAHB?

What is this curious acronym?
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Recipe Sharing Sites

In a few of the meta questions on this site, and in other discussions, the main thing lacking on BrewAdvice.com is the ability to share recipes. While questions about a specific recipe fit very well - ...
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[Meta] Down Voting [closed]

We encourage you to vote on every question and answer as you see fit. In an attempt to make every question and answer better for the community, please leave some sort of feedback via comment when ...
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Anybody have any Imperial Porter ideas?

As many of you know, there is a homebrew collaboration/event/competition going on with some Twitter users (10 in total). I am the newest homebrewer of the batch and trying to think of some creative ...