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

Mar
20
answered stepping up a yeast starter
Mar
16
awarded  Commentator
Mar
16
comment Open-Fermented or Native Yeast Beers
A really great answer to a really interesting question!
Mar
14
revised What characteristics should a bucket have to be suitable for a mash tun?
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Mar
14
asked What characteristics should a bucket have to be suitable for a mash tun?
Mar
12
comment Beginners cider homebrewing
Maybe you could use lactose or some other non-fermentable sugar, so that you get it sweeter without having to chill it.
Mar
5
answered What is RDWHAHB?
Mar
4
comment Electric Kettle with thermostat
The brewferm electric kettles have a power of 1.8-2 kW, so I believe 4-5 kW would be too much. After all, we are talking about a company producing reliable products for homebrewing, so I wouldn't doubt the kettle's ability to boil 20 litres of wort. Could you provide the homebrew talk link for that byo article?
Feb
26
comment Electric Kettle with thermostat
The product I had in mind is Brewferm's BREWING KETTLE 27 l ELECTRIC. It is made of stainless steel,has a volume of 27 lts, heating element of 1800 watt and an adjustable thermostat 30-100 degrees C. It is suitable for batches of up to 20 lts and even has a tap. Here's a picture of it brouwland.com/content/assets/photos/057/0570951.jpg The pro version has also a digital thermostat and a timer, but I think the considerable price difference gets it out of most homebrewers' shopping cart.
Feb
22
answered Recipe Sharing Sites
Feb
20
asked Electric Kettle with thermostat
Feb
16
asked Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Diacetyl Rest
Feb
10
accepted Fermenter Heating Belt
Feb
10
answered Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
Feb
8
comment moving a better bottle carboy
Very good and complete answer. I would just like to add that I personally use vodka instead of water in the airlock so that in case of sucking-in there is neither a chance of infection nor of change in taste.
Feb
7
comment Using Granular Yeast in a Lager
Yeah, 38 C might even kill the yeast. I will stick to the official guidelines and pitch it in a wort at about 25 C, that's what i always do anyway, and the leave it until it reaches 20 degrees to pitch it into the rest of the wort. Since this is not a real starter, just a rehydration, do you think using raw cane sugar is ok or it's better to use malt extract like in starters?
Feb
6
asked Using Granular Yeast in a Lager
Feb
1
asked What about opened LME cans?
Feb
1
comment Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
Yeah, without a recipe not much can be done. If you used a brewferm kit though, it's most unlikely that it came out with less than a great body without doing something wrong. The brewferm kits produce really full-bodied beers.
Jan
30
asked Using honey in beer