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Jan
27
answered My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
Jan
27
comment My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
What different blends of apples have you been trying?
Jan
27
comment Are bottle brushes necessary?
Unfortunately, no, my city recycles everything EXCEPT glass. Fortunately, I rinse my bottles before I even drink the beer, so the last bottle I actually remember throwing away was a few years ago.
Jan
27
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Jan
18
revised Will there still be yeast leftover for second fermentation after filtration?
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Jan
18
comment Will there still be yeast leftover for second fermentation after filtration?
Yes, you can either do a secondary fermentation in a carboy, or just leave it in your primary for a few more weeks. After it's bottled and carbonated you can cold-crash it, which will get your beer nice and clear (this can take at least a few weeks after bottling).
Jan
18
revised Will there still be yeast leftover for second fermentation after filtration?
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Jan
12
comment How to transport homebrew
There are also many commercial beers that aren't pasteurized and filtered (Allagash) and are transported just as brewchez suggests. If you're worried about clouding the beer, just give it a day or two to settle out.
Jan
12
comment How to brew less than 5 gallons at a time?
You could also use a handful of 1 gallon glass cider jugs. I know a few people who do this for experimental brews. No reason you couldn't do 3 one gallons, then blend them on bottling day.
Jan
12
comment Boiling bottle caps
Agreed. I also think you don't need to be as paranoid about a cap infection, because even if it happened it will only affect a FEW beers, not ruin your entire batch. You don't boil your racking cane and siphoning tube do you? How about your bottling bucket?
Jan
4
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Jan
4
accepted Beer not carbonating
Jan
4
comment Beer not carbonating
After a week at 70F the carbonation was still inadequate, so I inverted the bottles to reincorporate the sediment, and within another week I was good to go. Thanks!
Dec
21
comment Beer not carbonating
Yeah, I wasn't expecting the gravity to be quite so high, BeerCalculus said it should turn out at around 1.07. I assumed it would be pretty accurate on extract recipes? I also got a little activity out of the yeast on the last day before bottling (the temp was bumped up a few degrees), so I assumed it was still viable...guess that was a dumb assumption!
Dec
20
revised Beer not carbonating
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Dec
16
comment Beer not carbonating
The reading was 1.1, but the temperature wasn't down to 65 and I added a few pints of water to the fermenter afterwards.
Dec
16
asked Beer not carbonating
Dec
15
revised Reusable Beer Label
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15
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Dec
15
answered Reusable Beer Label