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Feb
17
comment Where can I get custom crown caps in the UK?
I already gave my +1, but I just got an order I placed with Bottlemark. I can say the caps are excellent. The only things to keep in mind is that their caps are a white base, so the sides will be white. That, and order a few extra. I had a misprint or two in a bad of 70. Just slight things, but if you want them perfect, it won't hurt, since they're just $.12 each.
Feb
14
comment What will happen to this un-sanitized batch of Wheat beer?
Even if you don't like the taste of it, if it's not straight up vinegar, it might be a good exercise to bottle a few off the batch before dumping to let them age and see what happens. Might make for a good example of what some age can do to a beer.
Jan
31
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Jan
31
comment Is there anything different I need to do to age a mead for an extreme amount of time?
@mdma, ascorbic acid would be Vitamin C. Not sure how well Vitamin A would work for that...
Jan
25
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Jan
18
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Jan
18
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Jan
18
comment Vegan option for lactose?
@JackSmith, thanks. I haven't done winemaking so I wasn't entirely clear on that approach, but felt it should be suggested. I've edited to show that.
Jan
18
revised Vegan option for lactose?
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Jan
18
answered Vegan option for lactose?
Jan
16
comment Mixing Wheat and IPA for WOW
I am highly curious about this now, but want to recreate it before going for a batch. Was it basically a 1:1 ratio of wheat to IPA?
Jan
14
comment Strange aftertaste in mead?
Not sure how well this applies to mead, but what are your fermentation temps/pitch rates looking like? I know my beers all used to get a bit of that solvent-y quality, but once I started getting better temps and making starters, things turned out better.
Jan
14
comment When modifying a recipe, should you scale hops based on alpha acids?
I have to wonder, is that approach still valid for the aroma hops? Or do alpha acids have some effect on the aroma also? I thought they only really effected bitterness.
Dec
17
comment What's wrong with using finings?
I would like to note that my roommate, who is majoring in Food Science, says that the FDA doesn't regulate beer, that's the ATF. So, the breweries don't have to label beer ingredients. A lot do just out of pride though. (Saying that they they use certain hops, grain, etc.)
Sep
30
comment Yeast on primary fermenting foam
Actually, what I'm used to hearing is "krausen" is the foam, and "trub" is all the sediment on the bottom. But really, as long as whoever you're talking to knows what you mean...
Sep
29
comment Yeast on primary fermenting foam
Yep! It will start to fall near the end of fermentation (still check with a hydrometer though). Sounds like it's going fine.
Sep
18
asked Where did the hops go?
Sep
14
accepted Are residual starches bad for the beer?
Sep
12
asked Are residual starches bad for the beer?
Sep
9
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