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comment Using avocado in beer?
I really liked this answer! You could also use avocado in a weizen, so that haze is not much of a concern and you only need to remove the oil.
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answered Is it possible to make a lager without secondary fermentation?
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answered How long do sanitized bottles keep?
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comment First Time Brewing…am I doing it right?
I really liked the part about good batches smelling funny. The batch I'm conditioning now in my secondary is a tripel, whose yeast during fermentation produced sulfur, thus smelling really bad. If I didn't know this will clear up after a while I may had already thrown the batch away. Patience is a great virtue in homebrewing after all.
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answered Are beer kits any good?
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comment First Time Brewing…am I doing it right?
Most probably there is some live yeast that can populate and ferment your batch. However, while this happens, the yeast produces many off-flavours. I think you should pitch another pack of yeast in the fermenter, after all, even if your beer is slightly overpitched then (which I doubt), it is certainly better than underpitched, you'll most probably end up with a pretty good batch.
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comment What's the ideal size for a mash tun?
Now I can see it too, when I posted this question for some reason the chart wouldn't appear, not even when I used the direct link. Thanks for the answer anyway! I have one additional question though: if I use a 10 gallon mash tun for 5 gallon batches, wouldn't I have more heat loss because of the air trapped in the mash tun, and, thus, worse insulation?
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comment What are the symptoms of poor aeration?
Concerning your long fermentation, did you use a Wyeast Activator or Propagator? One reason I could think for that long a fermentation is that you used a propagator for a 5-gallon batch. If so, the yeast needed more time to populate and metabolise the sugars because its original population was pretty low for the batch. Concerning your not-carbonation, either you have used too little priming sugar or the fermentation process isn't complete for some reason.