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Mar
25
comment How do I improve some sour hard cider brew?
Nope. Yeast will never make vinegar. Bacteria do that. If the cider tastes like vinegar, the most likely scenario is a bacterial infection.
Mar
14
answered Overcarbination in a Chocolate Porter
Mar
14
comment What is the minimum amount of time required for a yeast starter?
That's right. Depending on the yeast 36 hours is usually enough time for the beer to clear.
Mar
13
comment Pitching a Yeast Starter Before High Krausen
I don't have an answer to your question, but a comment on your process. You're better off oxygenating when the beer is cold, as solubility of O2 increases as the liquid's temperature decreases.
Mar
13
comment What is the minimum amount of time required for a yeast starter?
@MatthewMoisen 24 -36 hours.
Mar
12
answered How to sweeten up my pumpkin ale?
Mar
5
comment Foam on my fermenting beer
Is this the first time you've seen foam on the beer? Usually you get a lot of foam (called krausen) after 24-36 hours, which then dissipates over the course of the next week or so. If you're seeing foam for the first time after 7 days, then it's likely the yeast was very weak and took a week to get going, or the yeast failed and the bubbles are due to an infection of wild yeast or bacteria.
Mar
4
comment how to stop fermantation in my locally made millet drink
Duplicate? homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/958/…
Mar
3
revised How much does hop flavor fade during fermentation?
Changed title into a question
Mar
3
comment How to salvage bottled beer that failed to carbonate
You say "it tasted like beer". I think you've answered your own question. :)
Mar
2
answered How to salvage bottled beer that failed to carbonate
Feb
27
accepted Can I make a 10g batch with a 16g kettle?
Feb
25
asked Can I make a 10g batch with a 16g kettle?
Feb
14
answered Best temperature to store carboy after fermentation is complete?
Feb
12
comment Can I use Glucose in Place of Brewing Sugar?
John Palmer's How to Brew is another good book. The 1st edition is available for free online. howtobrew.com/intro.html
Feb
10
comment Brewing beer - Flat unpleasant after taste
Hard to say without a bit more information. Can you update your question to include some details about the ingredients and processes you used?
Feb
10
comment Is my Cider ready to bottle
Adding nutrient at this stage also wouldn't hurt and might speed things along.
Feb
8
answered Should I be worried about my bottles exploding?
Feb
5
comment Will my airlock problem ruin my wine?
You can also fill the airlock with vodka or StarSan to reduce the chance of infection.
Feb
2
comment Equipment for Raising Mashout temp
Recirculating mash systems typically draw wort through a filter plate from the bottom of the mash tun, pump it through the heat exchanger, and return it to the top of the mash tun. This should result in the temperature rising equally throughout the mash tun. If you're worried that that top of the mash is heating faster than the bottom, does that mean your setup is different from this?