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Mar
28
comment Making Sweet Mead this weekend
The attenuation of my meads has always been dictated by nutrition levels, not alcohol content. This suits me fine, as I like my mead to slightly sweet and not too strong. But if your intention is to reach the alcohol tolerance of your yeast, it's a good idea to add nutrient periodically during fermentation.
Mar
25
reviewed Approve How do I make grape wine at 60%ABV, that tastes good?
Mar
24
revised How do I make grape wine at 60%ABV, that tastes good?
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Mar
22
answered Economics behind homebrewing?
Mar
19
revised A recipe for a White IPA calls for dextrose and lactic acid. What are they used for?
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Mar
13
comment How long to refrigerate yeast starter before pitching into wort?
@DennyConn, I did a quick bit of research, and it turns out you're right -- I'd been misinformed. I've edited my answer accordingly.
Mar
13
revised How long to refrigerate yeast starter before pitching into wort?
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Mar
13
comment How long to refrigerate yeast starter before pitching into wort?
Are you worried about skunking from sunlight? Skunking is caused by the interaction of hops and sunlight. IMO, people worry to much about it, as I take little care to avoid sunlight and have never made a skunked beer. Or perhaps I'm just less sensitive to that particular flavour. Anyway. if you don't add any hops to your starter, you don't need to worry about skunking. Or if you do add hops, you could always wrap the starter vessel with aluminum foil.
Mar
13
answered How long to refrigerate yeast starter before pitching into wort?
Mar
13
revised How long to refrigerate yeast starter before pitching into wort?
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Mar
13
answered After the Ice Bath of the Wort, should I pour the sludge from the kettle into the carboy?
Mar
13
comment Why does Irish moss go in at 15 minutes?
Sounds reasonable, but do you have a reference?
Mar
12
revised What can I learn from fruit beer gravity?
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Mar
12
reviewed Reject What's the best way to rack beer off of fruit?
Mar
12
answered What can I learn from fruit beer gravity?
Mar
10
revised Sanitizing with bleach without rinsing
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Mar
9
comment Addition of powdered peanut butter
What sort of beer are you making? What's the starting gravity? What sort of grains or extract are you brewing from?
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