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Aug
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asked What does high attentuation actually mean in terms of types of sugar fermented?
Aug
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asked Should a wine be encouraged to emit residual CO2 before bottlings?
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answered Non fermenting cider
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comment Does beer contain cannabinols?
Great use of "biologist" and "politician" in the same word! :)
Aug
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comment Forgot 1 piece to a 3 piece airlock, is this recoverable?
@brewchez True, my comment was incorrect. :) But it is true that with oxygen, alcohol is not produced, since the yeast would use ordinary cellular respiration. In a tank or indeed fermentor the CO2 output would be large enough to shield the liquid, atleast during initial fermentation. If I'm not completely mistaken.
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comment Forgot 1 piece to a 3 piece airlock, is this recoverable?
I'll leave the long answer to someone with more knowledge and time on their hands, but the airlock is used to keep oxygen out of the tank - otherwise no fermentation will take place (With oxygen, alcohol is not produced). This also of course keeps bacteria out.
Aug
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comment How to make your own cider?
@drj And I recommended cider yeast to avoid bread yeast. Again, this was intended for cooking.stackexchange and thus the post was geared toward that audience.
Aug
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comment How to make your own cider?
@drj In my defense, this was posted at cooking.stackexchange which is where I answered it. If I had known it would be migrated to homebrew, if I indeed knew such a thing existed, I wouldn't have answered. That said, I have noticed a bit more pleasant taste to my cider after adding a bit of extra acid, depending on acidity of the apples. It still seems many people recommend secondary fermentation - which is why I marked it as optional. The environment should indeed be pretty pleasant to bacteria, if the apples are sweet, but probably more so to any wild yeast.
Aug
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comment How long can a yeast starter survive in the fridge?
It can actually go alot more than that, if you keep it fed and happy. If you are very careful you can go your entire brewing career with just one yeast purchased, just keep 2dl in the fridge, and when you want to brew you add 1 litre of wort, and use it like a normal starter, but save 2dl.
Aug
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comment How do you efficiently empty beer bottles?
This is the most correct answer I know. It's sufficient to start the swirl - after that, it will take care of itself. A good 2 second circular motion is enough.
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comment How to make your own cider?
Theres a Homebrew stackexchange? How awesome!
Aug
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answered How to make your own cider?