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I started homebrewing recently, but I'm quite into it already!

Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
17
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.
Aug
3
answered Is it possible to make a lager without secondary fermentation?
Jul
23
answered How long do sanitized bottles keep?
Jul
2
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.
Jul
1
answered Are beer kits any good?
Jul
1
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.
Jun
28
revised First Time Brewing…am I doing it right?
edited tags
Jun
28
answered First Time Brewing…am I doing it right?
Jun
23
answered Calculating sugar in fresh fruit
Jun
17
answered Keeping a bottle of no-rinse sanitiser
Jun
14
revised Using a Induction cooktop
edited tags
Jun
9
asked Keeping a bottle of no-rinse sanitiser
Jun
7
accepted What's the ideal size for a mash tun?
Jun
7
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?
Jun
6
asked What's the ideal size for a mash tun?
Jun
1
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.
May
31
comment Maturation - what does it mean?
Recently I was told about a guy on the internet who really liked stouts. He tried several recipes and at last only one remained. The only thing that was missing was the right maturation time. It turned out that he best liked his stout after exactly one year. I couldn't have waited this much nevertheless. :P
May
31
comment Using commercial (breakfast) cereals in a mash
Did the cereal give you extra fermentable sugars? You used 2 boxes of cereal for a batch of what size?
May
23
asked Home-made LME&DME-is it achievable?