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Mar
7
comment How to Compensate for Higher than Expected Extraction Efficiency
Dilution will also lower the overall bitterness of the beer, irrespective of the lower hop extraction. Not much you can do about that post-boil, but if you know ahead of time you can increase your hopping to offset.
Feb
28
answered Do I Always need to add Sugar when bottling?
Feb
26
answered Need advice on flavoring/sweetening my homebrew cider
Feb
26
answered How can I prime by taking the gravity of the priming fluid?
Feb
26
answered Why does my fermented beet kvass taste bad?
Feb
24
answered Benefits of different liquid yeast strains?
Feb
23
comment New All Grain Setup
I've not been counting, but I must be at close to 100 batches with an 8 gallon aluminum pot, 70K BTU burner, and a cooler with a braided hose. It's low tech, but it makes great beer.
Feb
22
comment Is there a heath issue using Irish Moss aka Carrageenan in beer making?
Thanks for posing this question. In researching my answer, I've come to the conclusion that I'm better off leaving Irish moss out of my beers. There's a lot of scientific evidence pointing to a possible harmful effect, and I don't place much value on crystal clear beer.
Feb
21
revised Is there a heath issue using Irish Moss aka Carrageenan in beer making?
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Feb
21
answered Is there a heath issue using Irish Moss aka Carrageenan in beer making?
Feb
21
revised Is this cider production method flawed?
Fix grammar. Some word changes.
Feb
18
comment Foam and bubbles
Pro tip: with a blow-off tube like this, make sure the bucket of water and the end of the blow off tube below the carboy, or at the same height. If it's above the carboy, you could end up siphoning whatever's in the bucket into the beer should the pressure in the carboy drop.
Feb
13
answered Lager: No fermentation, what are my choices?
Feb
12
comment Expected priming time after 5 months in fridge?
@AnotherCompilerError a constant 20 C is what you're looking for. As brewchez points out, temperature swings don't make for happy yeast.
Feb
12
comment Expected priming time after 5 months in fridge?
@brewchez that was my first thought, since there is sediment in the bottles. But given that the beer is flat after three weeks in the bottle, I came to the conclusion that the residue in the bottles was sediment kicked up from the carboy when transferring to a bottling bucket. Like I said in my answer, a couple weeks at warm temperature will tell us if there is yeast or not.
Feb
12
answered Expected priming time after 5 months in fridge?
Feb
2
comment Honey addition to brown ale
I've made four batches of mead from unpasteurized honey without any heating -- just dilution and fermentation -- and have never had an infection. YMMV.
Jan
31
comment Do I have an infection?
Yup. Definitely a stallion.
Jan
30
answered Reducing Bitterness level in Imperial Stout
Jan
29
comment Juniper berries for brewing pale ales
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