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Sep
15
comment Rotten eggs aroma from fermenting beer
Please let us know how this works.
Sep
15
comment Rotten eggs aroma from fermenting beer
Why do you think you are supposed to aerate your wort before pitching yeast? the oxygen at the beginning of the process is helpful to prevent things like this from happening. Aerating is how you fix the rotten egg problem in wine, why would you aerate wine if you'd just end up with oxidized wine? Adding a tiny amount of oxygen to still fermenting wort isn't going to oxidize and ruin your beer.
Sep
15
answered What to expect when making mead?
Sep
13
answered Rotten eggs aroma from fermenting beer
Sep
1
answered How to fix CO2 regulator that leaks out of the adjustment screw hole?
Sep
1
comment Can you mash bananas?
I have read that amylase can be found in the inside peel of bananas so adding bananas to the mash could definitely be an interesting thing to try, though I don't have any experience with it myself.
Aug
24
answered Preparing Cherries for Secondary
Jun
30
comment Calculating sugar in fresh fruit
so the yeast won't get into the fruit and ferment the sugar in there? I wonder how wine gets made?
Jun
29
answered Calculating sugar in fresh fruit
Jun
28
answered How do you sanitize the outside of your racking cane?
Jun
21
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Jun
21
answered Ever brew Kombucha?
Jun
3
answered What is the best book for beginning wine makers?
Jun
3
answered How can I tell when wine has finished degassing?
Jan
27
comment A good style for first batch?
Looks good to me.
Jan
26
answered A good style for first batch?
Jan
14
comment [WIKI] Bottle Sanitizing Techniques - Pros & Cons
I'd think another con for this method would be the likelihood of burning yourself with boiling water or hot bottles.
Jan
14
answered Is a yeast starter required when brewing a lager?
Jan
14
answered [WIKI] Bottle Sanitizing Techniques - Pros & Cons
Jan
13
comment Fermentation stopped but beer seems too sweet - why?
To prevent bottle bombs you can refrigerate your bottles, this will stop all yeast activity, it won't do much for the sweetness problem but it will keep you safe from exploding bottles.