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A fermented beverage where the majority of the fermentable sugars are derived from malted grains via mashing.

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If barley grains are too sprouted, how will this affect the beer?

I have 20 kilos of barley I placed on a wet large towel to germinate in order to obtain malt for beer. I let them too long and they sprouted too much[Look at the photos]. How will this long rootlets ...
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When malting barley is it necessary to remove the small roots that grow on the grains?

I'm new at making beer and I have some questions I couldn't find answers from in my beer-making book. One of them is why everyone I saw on YT tries to remove the roots that grows on the grain after ...
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Want to start making beer in my household. Where to start?

I want to start making beer at home, but I have no idea where to start. I want to mention that I'm a wine making novice, having some vines around my house, but with beer I have no experience. Well, I ...
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cold brew coffee ... cold brew wort

I love coffee. I love it light(Blonde) and dark. I love it with creamer and (sugar-free) sweetener. One kind of coffee I like is "cold brewed coffee". Instead of steeping in boiling water ...
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Adjustment of wort volume when the wort is still hot

When calculating the SG of a hot wort so you can decide how much to dilute your wort to achieve the desired dilution and Final gravity is it correct to make the following calculation? Measure the SG ...
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Looking for a 1 gallon Pineapple Pale Ale recipe

I am looking for ideas and suggestions from fellow home brewers out there for a decent, easy 1 gallon home brew recipe for a pineapple Pale ale that is not close enough to be an IPA and somewhat ...
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CO2 leak at keg and regulator connection

First time kegging. I've run into an issue with a CO2 leak from the connection point between the regulator bolt and the tank. No matter the level of tightening of regulator to the tank.Even tried a ...
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Barb adapter with EVA Barrier Hose

I recently purchased EVA Barrier Beer Line and DuoTight disconnects. But the problem arises when I am trying to do the closed transfer from my fermenter as it's tap is not compatible with the EVA ...
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How to remove tubes from co2 regulators

This has been a long pain to remove tubes from CO2 regulators. To install the Kegerators for event we use C02 cylinder and regulators. After event to dismantle everything we always face issues related ...
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Is this beer contaminated?

Been brewing for some years now and never had a batch go bad. But after I bottled my last brew there was a black layer on the side of the brew bucket(see picture). This layer was below the surface ...
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Using Pine with Beer

The only other topic I found on this was here: Using pine in beer - it was asked nearly 10 years ago and didn't have the answers. Does anyone have experience with using pine in their brewing and if so,...
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Last bottles are extremely cloudy in my first homebrew bottling

I've just bottled my first batch and all bottles seemed fine, little bit cloudy but seemed okay. Last few bottles are extremely cloudy and almost look just like yeast. Is this still safe to use or do ...
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Beer in the American West. Just what was it?

If any brewers here have made inquiries into historical styles of brewing, I have, for no particular reason, this question: In the American West of the late-ish 1800s, when a just-paid cow poke went ...
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What possible reasons cause a (pale) beer to fail to carbonate in the bottle

tl;dr: Almost half of my pale beers have trouble carbonating in the bottle, being almost uncarbonated after 2 weeks I don't think I have ever had this issue with a dark ale or porter. Details I've ...
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Propagating a Beer yeast culture towards other applications

How much of an impact do yeasts strains have on their [beer] products? Is this a significant game changer? I want to craft delicious fermented foods. Beer, bread and pizza are a few of my motives. I ...
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Is a teaspoon of no-rinse sanitizer (diluted) per pint toxic?

I did a brew last night and after pouring the wort into the fermenter i realised I'd forgotten to empty out the sanitizer i'd put in it. It was about 300 ml of Chemsan (described as "A blend of ...
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A good belgian wit recipe for Indian climate?

Cheers! I know there are a few good ones out there but I'm not sure if temperature is going to play a weighted part here. I'm from India and the temperature at the place i live in ranges between 25C ...
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What contamination do I have and is it salvagable?

This is my first time posting to this forum, so if I make some edict mistakes I apologize in advance. I have brewed this recipe, https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/beer-recipe-of-...
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Non-Alcoholic Brewing Safety Question (pH)

I'm trying to brew "non-alcoholic" (<0.5% abv) beer using the BIAB method by using a smaller amount of grain than is typical. I'm happy with the resulting beer except that I believe the ...
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is my still bubbling beer ready?

I made my beer about 5 days ago I mean it's about 5 days that it's vigorously bubbling. I made it in the bottle under a high pressure. Please take a look at my previous question to see how I'm ...
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What is the good amount of beer to brew as a beginner?

I plan to brew some type of ale as my first beer, i heard it is the easiest to start with. I was wondering what is the good small amount of beer to brew first time (or minimal amount possible) as i ...
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Bottle bombs 3 weeks after bottling

I have had 2 brews and a mate, one brew recently that have turned nuclear. And it has been on or about day 20-21 after bottling in all instances. All brews were a different style but the same ...
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Fermentation stopped too early

This is my very first brew. I put a really small amount of beer (4 litres) into the fermenter (I live in a small apartment and I found a recipe for 5 litres - I tried that) on Saturday afternoon. The ...
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CO2 regulator dials

I'm finally getting back into brewing. I'm using a keg my daughter bought me, and I have the CO2 tank. At one point, I bought this regulator. But the numbers on the dials don't seem to make any ...
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Didn’t completely add a stopper CraftABrew

I want to know if this is a blunder. I put some water but I didn’t have the lid that I’m holding on my hand. It’s been 2 weeks like this and I noticed it when I was adding cascade hops at the end of 2 ...
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CraftABrew tubing immersion exposed to air overnight

I’m trying craftabrew home brewing kit(West Coast IPA). There was a lot of yeast activity on Day 1 after putting it in the container. Day 2 I removed the tubing from the steel vessel, cleaned the pile ...
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Need recommendations on a Freezer to Kegarator Conversion

Built a bar with a concrete counter top. Already have the 3.5 inch hole for the beer Tap. I'm planning on converting a freezer into a Kegarator. Any suggestions on models ? Also, can we use a chest ...
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Brewing cheap beer for use in garden not drinking?

does anyone have any recipes that produces beer really cheaply. I have several slug traps in my garden to get rid of slugs/snails and I currently buy cheap beer from the shop, but it's a pain having ...
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48 hours into ferment. Fermenter temperature is 73°F. Should I cool it?

First time brewing. I have a IPA in a 6.5 gallon bucket fermenter with US-05 pitched into it. I've got the fermenter in the basement and temperature probe taped to the side of the bucket. Ambient room ...
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Low attenuation beer good enough for bottling

I recently brewed a new 5 gallon batch of hefeweizen. Measured OG was 1.054, I then racked to secondary fermentation after a couple of weeks, the last week of that had had no visible yeast activity. ...
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How careless do I need to be to make poisonous, yet drinkable, beer?

During the Covid lock down in South Africa there was quite a controversial ban on the sale of alcohol for a few weeks which led to many people jumping on the home brewing bandwagon. During this time ...
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Beer fermentation runs real warm and dropped gravity real fast

I started a fermentation 24 hours ago and it has increased the temperature from 22°C to 28°C in the last 8 hours. Additionally the gravity dropped from 1.060 to 1.024 already which seems insanely fast ...
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Yeast suggestions for high temperature brewing

Summer is here and it isn’t quite the end of the world, yet. So, I’d figure I might pick up brewing again. I’m looking for yeast suggestions for a low (neutral) phenolic profile at high temperatures. ...
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What happens if i leave my homebrew to ferment for 14 days then boil and cool it to distill it?

I have made "Lemon beer" using white granulated sugar, lemons and dry bread yeast. I had it in first fermentation for about 8 days then switched the container to second fermentation for a further 8 ...
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What is the effect of storing a full keg at basement temps?

A local craft brew is having a sale on kegs which they brewed up a while back and have not been able to dispense due to the current pandemic situation. I have a 1/2 barrel in my kegerator now and ...
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Too much priming Sugar

Okay, how much danger am I in? I used a Mr Beer kit...and bottling added priming sugar. Unfortunately I got on the wrong line - having 500ML bottles, I added the priming sugar for 1 liter bottles. ...
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Is my beer infected? from an amateur. Posted a picture

I used only DME and hops to boil the wort. Added dry yeast directly. I looked up on the internet for similar pictures but couldn't find any. I know every beer ferments differently. So I thought I ...
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Lockdown Pineapple Beer : A few newbie questions and requests for any advice or comments

Newbie here ... first post. Newbie brewer ... first attempt at Pineapple Beer. I'm posting my narrative, with a few questions at the end. Feel free to tell me where I could improve or change, or ...
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Home brewing first time with bakers yeasts

Due to lockdown ,I am unable to get hold of any brewers yeast. And since this is my first attempt at brewing beer,I wanted to know if I can get anything remotely drinkable with bakers yeast. Taste is ...
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Can I bottle room temperature beer with a beer gun from a pressurized Fermentasaurus or Fermzilla?

I am currently fermenting an IPA at room temperature in a Fermentasaurus. It has built up a nice bit of pressure which is carbonating my beer, GREAT! Nature: awesome. Now I've been looking at better ...
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How long can beer be exposed in a primary fermentation bucket?

I was recently doing a batch of beer and for some reason the temp of the beer after I put it in the primary fermentation bucket wasn't low enough to pinch the yeast right away. I left the top off of ...
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Would you use Brewing Sugar long past use by date? (3.5 years!)

Having a sort out I've found a bag of brewing sugar that went out of date in August 2016! Curious, been stored in the dry, the bag s in tact and feels fine, I know very inexpensive to buy but waste ...
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I accidentally put the wrong batch in the fridge

I bottle multiple batches every other weekend. I accidentally grabbed a wrong batch that was bottled with chico only a couple days before and put it into the fridge. I had not noticed until 2 weekes ...
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Beer is lacking in flavor

I have just started to drink a batch of coopers Dark ale it has been bottled for two weeks now. the carbonation looks ok a nice hiss when the bottle is opend. lots of bubbles in the glass and and lots ...
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Cloudy Beer Please help

Newbie to the word of brewing here in need of a little help please. I have a couple of questions I can't find the answer to first off. Cloudy beer I have brewed a Coopers dark ale from a tin kit it ...
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MegaPot 1.2 All-Grain Brewing System VS Northern Brewer All Grain Cooler System

MegaPot 1.2 All-Grain Brewing System VS Northern Brewer All Grain Cooler System Does any one know which one of these systems is more reliable? I’m not looking to build my own; I just want to buy a ...
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How to mix beers?

I know this question doesn't really comply to standards but, I wanted to know if we can mix beers after, say cold crash. I want to create different beers using the ones I already brewed. Can I mix ...
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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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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 to make Sweet beer

Can anyone help please if I add honey at the bottling stage will this add more sweetness and what sweeteners are non fermentable?
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