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Jan
27
comment How to adjust recipes for high mash / sparge efficiency?
@Mołot, I did not feel that it is an answer, it is an addition to Evil Zymurgist's answer. :)
Jan
25
comment How to adjust recipes for high mash / sparge efficiency?
@Mołot, it might also be that your screen's color is displaying incorrectly. I would suggest that you brew the beer, then look at the color on screen vs the beer. Then you can either adjust the screen to show the same color OR you can make a note that your beer will always be lighter/darker and then compensate for that color difference in the future.
Jan
15
comment Crabbies ginger beer clone recipe
Crabbies Ginger beer is not a real ginger beer. It is an alco-pop, aka, a flavoured soda with added alcohol. Just want to let you know.
Jan
4
comment Why is my pre yeast pitch lager bubbling in the fridge?
just to verify, are the bubble going OUT or IN?
Dec
26
comment Gayelord Housen brewers yeast
This question should be asked in the homebrew forum, not in the beer forum.
Nov
23
comment Bourbon soaked oak cubes
Are you referring to the Ten FIDY?
Nov
23
comment Adding coconut after fermentation
that is what I tend to do. I have never used a secondary because the beer is not on the yeast that long. I would consider moving to secondary when you are leaving the beer for months/years, but for an extra week or two I would not bother. Autolysis is a problem when the beer is on the yeast for very long (for home brewers). Pro brewers have massive vessels that cause autolysis to occur a lot faster. I have brewed a fruit beer where I add the fruit on the second week of fermentation and leave it for a month. No issues.
Nov
20
comment Issues with the colour / clarity of my brew
What Amber malt did you use? Is this pre or post fermentation? Why is your beer in a clear glass bottle by a window?
Nov
20
comment Adding coconut after fermentation
Or just add the coconut to your primary fermenter.
Nov
20
comment Adding coconut after fermentation
Place the lid loosely on the bucket. You want it to hold out bugs and the like. If any CO2 is created it will lift the lid enough to escape and the lid will fall back in place. No risk of exploding bucket.
Nov
16
comment Can I bottle a beer at 1.028 gravity?
You are right @Philippe, a bit of nutrient will be a good idea for a second pitch, especially if you are not sure why your yeast decided to stop working.
Nov
12
comment Is Amber Malt suitable to use as a primary grain?
You should not boil your malt. Keep within the mashing temps. Boiling malt is only required when working with malts like sorghum that has a very high gelatinisation temp.
Nov
12
comment Keep Homebrew Fresh
Is the wine still fermenting? How do you bottle your wine? How do you sanitize the bottles?
Nov
12
comment Why does my beer keep getting better the longer I leave it to rest?
Two things: You forgot the other part; Adjuncts. I find that spices usually need a few months to settle down. The other thing: All beers get better with age, BUT the time is different for different styles. An IPA is usually best between a month and three months from brewing. An RIS can do with about a year of aging. The biggest problem with aging is not drinking the beer. :p
Nov
11
comment How Long to Dry Tubing After Sanitizing?
@DennyConn, Iodaphor has a LD50 of 14000 mg/Kg, which, to my calculations means it is fairly safe for human consumption. That is slightly safer than table salt (12357 mg/Kg).
Nov
5
comment How Long to Dry Tubing After Sanitizing?
@Robert, the question is about drying SANITIZED tubing. If it was about drying clean tubes I would have voted for your answer, but pushing "normal" air through a sanitized tube will just put the microbes back.
Nov
4
comment Doubling my beer volume
Actually, this is a very common process for commercial brewers. They brew beer a high ABV beer and dilute it after fermentation.
Nov
4
comment How Long to Dry Tubing After Sanitizing?
I hang the tubes in an upside down U shape for a few minutes. That will get rid of the excess. Anything remaining will be of no consequence to the beer.
Nov
4
comment How Long to Dry Tubing After Sanitizing?
Both the cowboy and the AC vent ideas seem like it is going to null the sanitization.
Oct
30
comment Can I bottle a beer at 1.028 gravity?
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