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Aug
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answered Do I need a ball valve on my brew kettle?
Aug
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revised Which Stores carry the metal connectors for constructing a Mash Tun?
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Aug
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answered Which Stores carry the metal connectors for constructing a Mash Tun?
Jul
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comment How can one keg be overcarbonated on a 4-line setup when all the other beers pour just fine?
Switching connections is exactly what I was thinking. Why wonder?
Jul
29
comment Adding gypsum after fermentation
that's an excellent answer uslackr, I'd move it to an actual answer (instead of a comment)
Jul
29
comment Using spent grains to smoke meat
I've read that, although there are many premium materials used to smoke meat today, many of the early smokehouses used just about anything, like corncobs, and other raw materials. The majority of the flavor comes from the smoke (that is, the carbon), so it should work just fine. The only issue would be it getting sour before you have a chance to use it.
Jul
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answered How do I know when bottle carbonation is done?
Jul
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revised Kegging Vs Bottling in regards to Conditioning
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Jul
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comment Can I use wine yeast to ferment beer?
I and at least one other I know have used champagne yeast on big beers to bring the gravity from mid 20s to 10s or lower. Having said that, wine yeast and champagne yeast are not the same thing; neither is using a different yeast after your ale yeast has done all it's going to do.
Jul
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comment Bottle Headspace Problem
if they are already very carbonated, move them to a fridge. Since you used PET bottles, you should not have any issues with bottle bombs, but they will continue to carbonate and upon opening will be like a champagne bottle and whatever beer you do manage to get into a glass will be flat (go figure).
Jul
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answered Kegging Vs Bottling in regards to Conditioning
Jul
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revised What effects do different types of sugar have on the flavour of ginger beer?
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comment Is my cider ruined after the first day?
To put it in perspective, sometimes I ferment open (no lid). Ideally, it's a sterile environment, in practice, it's as sterile as it can be for the desired fermentation and your setup. No airlock is airtight, but it reduces the ability for air to come it while allowing air to escape.
Jul
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comment What effects do different types of sugar have on the flavour of ginger beer?
Either way, if you don't like the taste, then I recommend you try something different ;-)
Jul
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comment What effects do different types of sugar have on the flavour of ginger beer?
Yeah, a 'ginger bug' is just another name for starting the fermentation with a ginger root and sugar. Most of the time, I've seen it used to carbonate ginger ale or root beer. If you use it for the primary fermentation for (ginger) beer, it's definitely going to be co-resident with bacteria, like a Kombucha mother or scoby so letting it ferment out a great portion of the sugar is going to produce some vineger or sourness. If you wanted a cleaner fermentation, use a neutral ale yeast and carbonate it with the ginger bug when it's finished.
Jul
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answered Filtering recommendations (other than 'don't')?
Jul
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answered Is my cider ruined after the first day?
Jul
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answered What effects do different types of sugar have on the flavour of ginger beer?
Jul
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comment Relation Between Bitterness And Boil Strength
heh, guess I should be altering them... hbd.org/hbd/archive/4125.html