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Nov
19
comment Apple pulp. Can I leave it 24 hours?
Freezing would help with juice extraction by breaking down cell membranes. The sugars in the pulp will lower the freezing point, so the outside temperature would have to be below freezing for the pulp to freeze.
Nov
19
answered Apple pulp. Can I leave it 24 hours?
Nov
14
comment Beer tastes really sugary
Is it carbonated? If it's over carbonated, you need to deal with it right now, as pressure is going to continue to build in the bottles and they will explode.
Nov
12
comment Freezing apples to extract juice
I think he's suggesting that you add pectin enzyme after mashing the thawed apples. You can buy pectin enzyme at most homebrew stores.
Nov
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Beeswax for bottle waxing
Nov
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Lagering (Secondary to Bottling to Lagering)
Oct
31
comment Why does my beer taste a little like wine?
I've updated my answer with an explanation. Also note that I've changed my advice from 1.15 Kg malt extract to 1.05 Kg. Note also that an all-malt beer will taste different. It will be fuller bodied and maltier tasting.
Oct
31
revised Why does my beer taste a little like wine?
Explain PPPG for malt extract and sugar
Oct
30
comment Why does my beer taste a little like wine?
Good point. I looked at the instructions for Muntons Premium and Brewferm kits. Muntons specifies 2.2 lb for a a 6 Gal (US) batch. With a starting gravity of 1.044, 17 points come from sugar. That's 38% of fermentables from sugar. The most sugar I would ever use is 20%, and that's for a strong Beligian style. The Brewferm kits differ by style in their use of sugar, but are similar: 1 Kg in 20 litre for pilsner, e.g.
Oct
30
answered Why does my beer taste a little like wine?
Oct
30
revised Why does my beer taste a little like wine?
Moved comment that clarified the question into the body of the question.
Oct
29
revised Yeast/Green Apple Taste
Fix spelling
Oct
29
answered Yeast/Green Apple Taste
Oct
29
comment Why does my beer taste a little like wine?
Can you provide some specifics? Were the kits all malt, or did you add sugar? What yeast did you use? What temperature did you ferment at? How long did the beers age?
Oct
29
comment How to calculate alcohol without OG reading?
I'd assumed that Brix2 was Brix^2, etc. Why else have them as separate terms? But looking at the Javascript code behind the Northern Brewer calculator, they don't use any powers. Looks like a mistake to me. I can't see the code for the calculator I linked to, above, since the calculation is done in a post-back. Here's what I entered in Excel to do the calculation. B1 is Brix. B2 is gravity: =(277.8851 - 277.4*B2 + 0.9956 *B1 +0.00523 * B1*B1 + 0.000013*B1*B1*B1) * (B2/0.79).
Oct
29
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Oct
29
answered Should I do anything with lacing on my cider ferment?
Oct
29
comment How to calculate alcohol without OG reading?
To be honest, I never do the math by hand. Brew Smith has a calculator for this. Here's an online version. It must use a different formula than Beer Smith as the output is slightly different.
Oct
28
answered How to calculate alcohol without OG reading?
Oct
28
answered Racked too soon. How do I fix?