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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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Names for when you use hops

I have heard a lot about the different stages of hopping in the mash, but I have only heard the term dry hopping. Are there different terms given to the different stages of hopping, or are they all ...
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Brewing with tamarinds

For reference: tamarind. I recently saw this fruit at the store today and thought it smelled interesting so I investigated. I've decided to brew my very first batch of beer as a tamarind saison as a ...
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What yeast should I use to make a semi-sweet Ginger Beer with about 5% ABV

I want to make a semi-sweet (a little less sweet than Crabbies) ginger beer that is about 4.5 to 5.0% alcohol, and my plan was that in the end, I want it to be between 1.020 and 1.025 s.g.. Therefore ...
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How long to wait on Lalvin BM45 wine yeast in beer wort before giving up?

Brewed a 10 gallon batch of a saison wort at a super-dry mash temp (142-145 F). It's currently split between two conical fermenters, one of which has around 150 oz of a tart cherry puree. Rehydrated ...
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Beer has off flavor, sample taken while bottling tasted good

I brewed an IPA about 3 weeks ago. Everything went fine during fermentation and I've dropped a couple of hop pellets 4 days before bottling into the fermenter as I planned to do. When bottling ...
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What to do with my (accidently) sour saison?

I have recently made a batch of Saison that turned sour. I'm having a hard time pouring it all down the drain, I thought about using it for cooking but I don't know what sort of recipes to look for. ...
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How to fill a Corny with Commercial Beer

It may seem odd that a Homebrewer wants to do this, but my last batch didn't go to plan and then my wife decided to invite our friends round for a BBQ this coming Saturday. I'd prefer to have ...
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Newbie… Question on halving a recipe

I'm planning on brewing a dead pony club clone, however I don't want to do the full 25L I'd rather do 10L or half it. So if I just half everything on the recipe e.g instead of 2.79kg of pale malt I ...
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How do old homebrews taste like?

I often come across guides on detecting off-flavors. But I never seen a guide on how to how to identify flavor caused by poorly aged beer, though I’ve come across plenty of home brews past it’s prime. ...
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Neem leaf instead of hops substitute

Can I use neem leaf for substitute of hops? Especially it's difficult to manage hops in our region. I found a lot of health benefit in neem leaf.
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Turbo Yeast for making wheat beer

I am a newbie for homebrew wheat beer making. I used the alcotec turbo yeast 24 express(distiller yeast) for the fermentation. But After 20 hours brew is stopping fermentation. Can I keep it for the ...
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Where do I drill my homebrew fermenting fridge?

I just bought a freezer for use as a fermenting unit. How do I know where to drill my holes? Any advice greatly appreciated. I cannot see any specific advice on the net.
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George Washington's beer recipe. Did he say “yeast”?

This journal is dated 1757. Pasteur connected yeast to fermentation in 1856 (discovered what yeast does) Historically bakers would take beer "waste" to make bread rise. Also there are early ...
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Can I cold crash if I'll be bottle-conditioning?

I've seen cold crashing presented as a means of clearing beer by knocking much of the yeast out of suspension. But it seems to be a technique that's used by brewers who keg. Is there still enough ...
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Diluting beer after 11 hours of fermentation. What to expect?

Ended up with too high gravity wort. Since I was not prepared for this I didn't have enough sterile water to dilute the wort. I ended up pitching the yeast anyway and adding sterile water at 11 hours ...
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Beer blew up into the airlock. What's next?

So it happened again. The beer blew out the airlock leaving a water and beer mix behind. The airlock still bubbles as per usual. Now I'm wondering what I should do next. Leave it as is Replace the ...
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Can I store beer in wine bottles

I have only standard wine bottles available, are they strong enough to hold bottle primed beer (max. 30 psi) without exploding?
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Brewing beer from tropical ingredients

What's the best reading material for a starter who would like to brew good tasting beer from tropical ingredients?
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How to use ( Super Kleer ) for the Beer !

How to use ( Super Kleer ) to clear the beer ... I purchased that but i didn't find a clear Direction to use it for the Beer ... Is it during primary or secondary ! Im planning to use it in the ...
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Flavor effects of adding yeast energizer or nutrient to beer?

My understanding is that generally (with the possible exception of starters) yeast nutrient and energizer are not really needed for beer, as the barley provides basically everything required. However,...
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Ginger bug problem

I have set up a 1 gallon brew using brewers yeast. I have also made my own bug starter and also purchased one. After 4 days my own starter is going well and smells very strongly of yeast. The ...
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Pectic Enzyme (powder) for Beer !

Can I use Pectic Enzyme (powder) for Beer ! ( What I understands it's for wine only )
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Help me improve my Canadian Blonde recipe

I made many great stouts in the past, but blondes seem more difficult to get right. I looked on the web for an all-grain Canadian Blonde recipe (basic blonde similar to a Budweiser). I found a few ...
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Very light golden hazy beer with citrus flavour

It is my first home brew. The batch size was 10ltr. I used 100% wheat malt of 2 kgs and used bitter orange peel of 36gm instead of Hop. The OG was1.02 and FG is 1.01 after 14 days of fermentation ...
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Dady yeast for beer?

I have made my way into homebrewing with LME, hops, adjuncts and Dady yeast. Dady yeast (Distillers Active Dry Yeast) is a distillers yeast strain which is supposed to produce a lower final gravity ...
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Specific Gravity too low

I started my latests batch of IPA (from a Wilko kit) off 19 days ago. Unlike my previous attempts, fermentation began rapidly and consistent. It has slowed down over the past couple of days so today ...
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starsan in double bubble airlock keeps getting sucked into fermenter - why and how to prevent?

I did a brew on saturday and cooled, got in the fermenting bucket and added yeast, added starsan to the chamber in the double bubble airlock and got it under the stairs. Ever since then, the starsan ...
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How to get higher gravity

I am using 60kg undermodified 6 row barley for 300 litres, I performed 60 minutes rest at 64°C and 30 minutes rest at 72°C, but I got 12°Plato original gravity (1.048) after boiling. Please help me ...
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Beer having an aroma more like wine/champagne

so its my first time brewing, and i chose a DIY Cooper's kit since I dont have much room in my apartment, everything went well while dumping the things in the fermenter, although, it seems it has a ...
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Clarifying my beer [duplicate]

I would like to know, the easiest way to clarify my beer. To avoid chill Haze if there's a way to avoid that. Any and all help be greatly appreciated.
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is my cider infected or is this normal for safaleUS05

Made a batch of cider with granny smith apples 13%brix. Juiced my self. used half or maybe less of Kmeta than what is suggested on the packet July 3: saf-ale US05 yeast. Starter was 2L apple juice ...
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Step by Step homebrewing from extract - need verification and clarification

I am sorry for the long thread, but I am digging the net for few days now and did not find such a "tutorial", so I will built my own and want to share it. I will be happy you comment/correct me, and I ...
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Water- distilled or not?

Is distilled water a necessity? I live in Louisville and we have some of the best water in the world.(hence our amazing whiskey)
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Preboil volume doesn't fit my pot

I did my last batch of extract lately and aiming to make all grain from now on. Since my biggest stainless cauldron has 12 or 13 liters capacity, I realised that my 5 gallon carboy wasn't fit for my ...
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Creating a fruit saison: when to add the fruit and rack to secondary?

I want to create a fruit saison, I used some interesting hops (centenial and citra) and intend to rack to secondary ontop of the fruit puree (I will also dry hop with citra). The question I now have ...
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What kind of beer can I make with these ingredients?

I have used most of these to make a Czech Pilsner, which came out every well, however, I don't have a refrigerator in which to lager the pilsner right now. So, I'm looking for a light refreshing beer ...
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Difference between 'brewing' beer and wine?

I haven't been able to sort out the exact differences, it seems to me both of them are blended with yeast in a 'must' for x number of days then bottled for secondary fermentation/carbonation. What am ...
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Reusing water from boiling corn cobs?

I will be boiling corn cobs and I was thinking about reusing this water to make a brew batch. I know some commercial breweries use corn as an ingredient, but I am unsure how. I am thinking that a ...
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Can I put my beer into a glass jug instead of a bunch of bottles or will a cork not hold up to carbonization

My beer is close to being done fermenting. There is 5 gallons of it and I was wondering if instead of putting it into a bunch of bottles I could put it into 5 glass jugs that have rubber corks?
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What are the essential data one should collect when brewing beer?

guys, I just started homebrewing and I want to know what are the essential data one should collect when brewing beer other than hop schedules and gravities. What additional statistics do you suggest I ...
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Fast cooling processs for beer dispensing

first of all thanks for reading my question, so I did a jokey box a while ago, it required ice, and the kegs to be refrigeraated beforehand, it would serve rather well, sort of studied the ...
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Is there anywhere in Aus/NZ that sells MiniBrew HDPE?

Pretty much, the title. I've done a few searches and turn up the Malt Mechanics products, but no MiniBrew. If you have Minibrew equipment and you live in Aus/NZ, where do you get your parts from?
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Interpreting single-infusion mash instructions with two temperatures listed

I've been brewing all-grain for a while now, but I can't figure out why the recipes I read have the following. Take this example: Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body Total Grain Weight: 10.25 ...
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Making pineapple beer with bakers yeast

Its my first time ever trying to brew some sort of beer. I decided to try making a 5 litre batch of pineapple beer. I added one pineapple, 1 kg of sugar, approx 5 litres of boiled water and 14 grams ...
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Problems with gushing

I have a problem, that has been pestering me for some months now. My beer gushes from time to time. For example, in one batch i have some bottles that will gush very quickly, some slowly and others ...
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Is it ok to bottle fermenting beer when it is slightly semi sweet?

This is my first time doing any home brewing. I'm using a Mr. Beer kit my parents got me. It has been fermenting for 3 weeks. So I tasted it yesterday and it still has a slightly sweet taste, which I ...
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Wondering what the overall quantity of beer will be ..?

i am just wondering if i have .. 1 KG of DME 2 KG ( rice malt syrup ) how many liters of beer i can make out of them if i wanted to make a good full bodied beer ? Thanks !
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Incorporating Japanese rice malt into a beer recipe?

I bought two jars of rice malt syrup today and I am looking for a beer recipe I can use it in. I am thinking of mixing it with hops and molasses. Does that make sense?
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Should I stir the fermentation?

After week 2 my double IPA is still fermenting and has a healthy yeast cap of about 1 inch. Should I leave it be or stir it into the beer? The gravity is 1.019, near to what I'm expecting the final ...
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how many liters/gallons of beer i can make out of 1 LBS of barely malt syrup ?

i am going to use this jar which is the only available malt in the markets , and because its a bit pricey as i mentioned in my last post in decided to get only one . and i would like to know if there ...