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Apple cider cloudy

I made my primary fermentation since 25 days ago SG was 1.100 ( bubbling was stopped since 2nd week), today I’m going to move the cider to secondary the Gravity is about 0.980 but the cider is still ...
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Bottling in Aluminum Coors Light Pint Cans?

I have several aluminum Coors Light Pint cans with screw-top caps. I haven't tried to bottle with them yet. Has anyone else successfully bottled in these cans? Thanks.
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Gravity goes down during cooling

Brewing with Grainfather system. Gravity measured post boil at 1.068. Gravity measured post cooling and transfer to fermenter @ 1.058. How/What could cause this?
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How does “clearing” beer affect flavour and mouthfeel

So Im brewing a Mango Lassi Milkshake IPA. One of the things I forgot to do while boiling was to add my Irish moss. I was looking up alternatives on what I could do, where I found out things such as ...
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Hydrogen peroxide to remove chlorine from brewing water

just wanted to ask if anyone using 3% hydrogen peroxide to remove chlorine from your strike/sparge water? If yes how many ml/l or gallon? Thank you.
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Cold crash amount of CO2 sucked into fermenter

I plan on ussing a bag/balloon filled with CO2 attached to the fermenter when cold crashing. I want to calculate how big this bag needs to be. Assumptions: Fermenter Volume: 30l (23l beer) Room Temp:...
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Still, un-bubbly cider after priming and left for 3 weeks at room temperature

This was the first time I primed my cider when bottling for carbonation. I exclusively wild ferment and press my own apples. I added what I think was enough sugar (ca. 120 g for 25 L), and bottles ...
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Adding hops when krausen is still high

One of the recipes I am following requires half of my dry hops to be added when the krausen is high. I always assumed that adding dry hops then would mean that there is loss in aroma. I was wondering ...
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Accidentally added yeast in first 24 hours

I am making plum wine. The recipe said mash the fruit, cover with water, add a campden tablet and pectinase and leave for 24 hours before adding other ingredients. I through the yeast in at the same ...
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Re-use my harvested yeast from primary after secondary finished on acetobacter

I was brewing a sour beer with Brett Bruxelensis, when my primary finished I harvested the yeast. The beer was fine. When I subsequently added it to secondary with raspberries I ended up with vinegar ...
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Drying Sloe Berry at home

I am trying to brew GIN at home with wild Sloe berries. How to dry sloe berries without losing it's useful fungal coating for sloe GIN?
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Different appearence of liqueur after aging

Last year I have made walnuts liqueur, or nocino in Italian. From the single batch I have obtained 2 liters of liqueur, which I have bottled in dark beer bottles and left to age in the same, dark ...
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When Lagering outdoors

Can you lager outdoors, in the Winter as long as you keep the beer out of the light? I don't have the means or the containers needed to Lager.
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All Grain Brewing

I have never done an all-grain recipe, was thinking about trying one. My question is does the Mash replace the DME? Also, I would think that the rest of the process of the brewing, would be the same.
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When using an electric brew kettle

Is it good practice to let your Wort cool overnight, then pitch your yeast in the morning. I have heard, there are 2 schools of thought that might affect the taste of the beer. Also, could ...
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Peroxyacetic Acid availability

tl;dr Do you know where to buy, food contact PAA in packaging ≤5kg and concentration ≤5% ? I was going to buy Peroxyacetic Acid that already have long history of use has been approved by EU, but it ...
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Why ffmpeg need DNS resolver as it's dependencies [migrated]

I was installing FFmpeg and libav today using brew install ffmpeg libav when I noticed unbound in the dependencies list. It's very strange because unbound is DNS resolver and why ffmpeg would need it....
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Starsan- overly ambitious krausen in airlock

I've recently switched to Starsan from B-brite, and have had, shall we say, very tenacious krausens. I know that the Starsan foam isn't harmful to the beer, but it's foaming up in the carboy to the ...
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Bottle a beer that was stuck at fermentation?

6 Months ago I attempted a KBS Clone. Beer uses chocolate, coffee, bourbon soaked oak. I got 1.090 OG and got stuck at 1.032, but it tastes really good (Can chocolate make it appear higher?) It's ...
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Stuck fermentation, more yeast?

I have a 2.5-2.75 gallon batch of Amber beer. I brewed it using the biab method. It's been in primary for about 2 weeks. 5 days ago the hydrometer reading was 1.030 and 3 days later it was 1.030. The ...
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What can cause color loss in a finished beer?

I made an American Brown ale that turned out very dark brown. I opened the last couple of bottles a month or so apart after most of the batch. The color seems to have faded to a significantly lighter ...
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Sugar lager/cider brewing

What, if any, is the difference between brewing sugar and priming sugar?
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Cold Crashing Mead. Need help with details

How long should I cold crash a mead for? Is it possible to get haze in the mead from being cold crashed too long? The yeast is 71B, and it is one gallon. I had to take the airlock off to put it in ...
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Can the Mash get cold before I add yeast?

I'm brewing two batches of grain mash, since im using a small pot. Anyways, half is cooling outside right now, the other half is on the stove, I plan to combine the two afterwards then get it to 70°...
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Fruit flies in airlock led to contamination

I have some mead and cider going, and left for a month. When I returned there was a layer of white mold that ive heard referred to as air mold. I think it is because fruit flies got in the airlock and ...
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Beer kits: why/when would there be no need to cook the wort?

I made beer from malt extract a couple of times with satisfying results. I had been reading a lot about it upfront and practiced what I had learned. This meant ignoring the instructions that came with ...
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Bottling Advice

I am bottling my first wine soon. However, I am not sure if I should invest in a winged corker, or a floor corker. What are the pros and cons of each, and which should I invest in?
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How to calculate alcohol content after freezing beer (Eisbock)?

I experimented with turning a regular bock into an Eisbock. My bock had an OG of 1.088 and a FG of 1.014 (for an abv of ~9.5%). I froze that bock to varying degrees, and pulled the unfrozen liquid ...
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Will this work?

If I make 1.25 gallons of mead with Lalvin 71B, and put half in one gallon carboy for secondary and half in another gallon carboy. To fill the carboy I will use fruit juice or fresh fruit, possibly ...
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Force carbonation function

Does anyone have a formula for forced carbonation level (dissolved CO2) as a function of beer volume, temperature, CO2 psi, and time? I assume that this function would be logarithmic with respect to ...
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Cold crashing and priming for carbonation, does that work?

My wild fermented cider from freshly pressed apples has been on the carboy for almost one and a half months now. Cider is cloudy and there's still some very, VERY occasional airlock activity (once or ...
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Contaminated batch - what went wrong?

After a number of successful brews, I think I finally have a contaminated batch. I've always been good about sanitation (or so I thought) but I've steadily progressed from paranoid germophobe to a ...
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Using Refractometer to measure Carbonation Level

I use a Refractometer when I brew mostly for the boil off phase of an all grain batch. This helps me make sure I get to the exact FG I want for the specific type of beer. It works well and I don’t ...
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does my ginger bug have mold?

My ginger bug had been 3 days bubbling and fizzing, but now it's stopped bubbling and smells too much of fermented ginger, can somebody help me? please? I need help urgently.
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How to make an optimal fermentation for ginger beer with ginger bug

I'm trying my first batch of ginger beer and decided to make it with ginger bug. What I want to achieve is a bit sweet ginger beer with max alcohol my ginger bug can handle, I read somwhere it is 4-5%...
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All Grain vs Dry Malt Extract

Please, what are the major differences between brewing with all grain versus brewing with dry malt extract, besides the amount of time?
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First Time Brewer: Skipping secondary fermentation, bottling and a few other questions

I'm brewing my first batch of home brew, 'Hank's Hefeweizen' from Norther Brewer (extract). The instructions say 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary, and 2 weeks bottle conditioning. I did not check my ...
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Under OG, and only 3 days fermentation

So, I'm brewing an all-grain batch of the Rogue Chocolate Stout Clone based on this recipe (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/rogue-chocolate-stout-clone/). I divided the recipe ...
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Will this spoil?

Mead in secondary, looks to be going well. However, the lighting isn't totally dark. Also, there is a single dog hair in the carboy, but not touching the mead. There seems to be very little oxygen, ...
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Having doubts about my first stout

I just had an issue with an oatmeal stout. I'm just starting to brew beer at home (BIAB) and I think I made some mistakes. I had my water at 80°C hoping for the decrease of temperature to 72°C when ...
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How to avoid SCOBY in the Kombucha bottle? (second fermentation)

I am a kombucha brewer, and for a long time I have been trying to avoid SCOBY formation in the bottle during the second fermentation. Does anyone know some way to do this?
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Slow but effective fermentation

I have successfully made several (at least 15) gallons of homemade wine, and only really had one come out undrinkable (was black cherry experiment, made a decent cooking wine) I started with a simple ...
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Corny keg post sizes

My corny keg has two O-rings on each post is this ok? As my other keg only has one, do I leave both O-rings on or remove one?
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Is SG 1.005 OK for cider before first racking

The primary fermentation for cider is going for 9 days and SG wend down from 1.052 to 1.005. Is it normal to have such a low value before first racking? Should I add sugar to rise SG to 1.015 and ...
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Stuck fermentation on wild fermented cider?

I pressed about 40 L worth of apple juice 12 days ago. Sweet cider was put into a carboy and foamed heavily after 3 or 4 days for about a week with consitent airlock activity. In the past two days, ...
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Pitching stressed yeast cake (Wit)

I've recently made a wit and used Wyeast WLP 3944. I didn't have time to make a starter and only had one package of yeast. Beersmith estimated the package to be around 66% viable given the date on ...
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Water is way past the max level line on airlock

Will this cause a problem in the fermentation process? My first batch was fermenting fine but this batch the water is up way higher and I'm wondering if that's why I'm getting no bubbling so far. ...
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Over-primed for bottle conditioning. How many days to blow off carbonation before allowing to resume?

Alright, so I've gone and over-primed a 5 gallon amber batch when bottling. Surprisingly, there is limited solid information available so I figured I would ask for feedback and then post the results ...
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How can I raise alcohol content in my rum?

I have been letting it sit for 10 days and it is still not 40%. I would like to know how to raise alcohol content in my rum while it is still in the process of fermentation. There are bubbles rising ...
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RIMS declining efficiency

For many years, I was getting efficiency at about 81% after backing into the numbers with Brewers Friend doing simple non-recirculated infusions at 2qt per lb with continuous fly sparge. About a year ...

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