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Dec
13
comment Use aquarium hydrometer for brewing
A Brix refractometer is a cheap, effective way to take a gravity reading without withdrawing a large sample of fermenting beer.
Dec
4
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Adding Vanilla Extract?
Dec
3
answered My cider tastes like red wine!
Dec
2
comment spring water fermentation stoped
Especially if the primary fermentation is done at 25 C. A beer with a lowish starting gravity (1.040 or thereabouts) could be completely fermented in 24 hours at that temperature.
Dec
1
comment Side effects of home brew
Are the effects immediate, or do they occur some hours later?
Nov
29
answered carboy exploded while cleaning
Nov
28
comment Is fermentation 'done' even without there being cake?
Does it taste alcoholic?
Nov
27
comment How can I prevent a bottle from leaking when it is transported or shaken?
Could be the rubber seal on the inside of the caps. If the caps are old, it might have decayed to the point where it won't hold pressure.
Nov
27
comment Need a non-alcohol brew without the sacrifices. (besides the obvious)
The advice I've read for removing alcohol from beer doesn't include boiling. Instead the beer is held at 175 F. Until the alcohol has evaporated. Boiling the hops in a small amount of beer should be fine though.
Nov
27
comment Making rice wine
Can you clarify what you mean by over fermentation?
Nov
26
comment How do I use freeze distillation to turn cider into applejack?
It doesn't produce methanol, but it concentrates it. Apple cider can contain high levels of methanol, due to high levels of pectin in the juice. There's some more information here: homedistiller.org/intro/methanol/methanol
Nov
25
answered How do I use freeze distillation to turn cider into applejack?
Nov
25
revised How do I use freeze distillation to turn cider into applejack?
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Nov
24
comment Is this cider production method flawed?
My experience has been that 100lb of apples provides around 5 US gallons of juice. I'd expect about half that from 21 kg.
Nov
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Adding Vanilla Extract?
Nov
20
answered Foam Overflow - Residue on Carboy walls
Nov
19
answered Eggwhite as finings?
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.