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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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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 ...
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is it possible to use near beer as my wort and add brewers yeast to have beer with %5-6 ABV?

Good day to everyone in here! This is my first post and I'm a newbie in here , and I would like to ask you guys if I can use non alcoholic beer ( near beer) as my wort + brewer yeast ( not bread yeast)...
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Creating Brew Recipes

This is more of a general question that I'd like to throw out to homebrewers that like to 'experiment' with beer recipes. I've been through enough all-grain brews now that know my equipment fairly ...
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Creamsicle beer

Any ideas on how to make a creamsicle-ish beer? My wife really wants to me try and I'm not sure how to make it happen. A kit or an original recipe would be awesome. Thanks
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Can I fix a higher than anticipated OG after primary?

I just brewed a witbier that was way below the estimated preboil gravity of 1.49. I only got 1.34 in case you're wondering. I've never had that bad of an efficiency before. The grains came ...
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Lack of head from under carbonation? A force carb question

I just brewed by first DIPA, which is batch number 3 for me when it comes to all-grain brewing. I've forced carbonated before, but this is the first time I tried to speed up the process by agitating ...
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How to make sweet beer in india at home

Tell me recipe to make sweet beer . Beer are usually sour, hard taste . In india , how to make it at home ? please tell recipe
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Brewing with Bananas

I am planning to add bananas to a beer some time soon. There is a lot of good info in "Homebrew All-Stars" (Drew Beechum and Denny Conn) from Joe Formanek about how he uses bananas in the mash. One ...
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Reduce sediment in bottle for IPA

I have just started a kit based IPA, but am experimenting with my own hops. I have been reading about reducing the amount of sediment, as the ciders i have made recently, have had about 5 - 6mm of ...
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Does this look contaminated?

This is the first all grain I made, it's a coconut porter and seems like some grains made it through. This is right before I transferred to my secondary fermenter, I know you can't tell much by only a ...
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How to substitute liquid yeast in recipe

I'm starting out on homebrew beers, made some all-grain recipes already and I want to try some new recipes, but, where I live is very difficult to find liquid yeast, and almost all recipes (mainly on ...
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Whirlpooling vs. Flameout (Knockout)

I'm new to adding different hop additions after the boil. I'm not sure of the difference between recipes that cite add hops (whirlpool) and add hops (flameout). What's the difference? With flameout ...
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Adding store-bought juice to beer

I've been toying with the idea of adding roughly a gallon of white grape juice to a beer (possibly a Belgian Blonde?) but was previously told that the juice will just be completely fermented out by ...
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What makes a beer syrupy in texture?

I have recently brewed a nice rye ale. It turned out very nicely, however, compared to all the other beers I've brewed, it has a really syrupy texture and thickness to it. It quite dry but it isn't ...
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Upgrading Equipment

I am getting a new Equipment on the next month. As background info I was homebrewing for the last year. I was reading as much as I can and cooking beer as many time as I can, i think that I have at ...
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Use of “potions” / secondary

So, I've added my grapefruit potion along with my hops in the secondary fermenter. Will it need to stay in the secondary fermenter longer because of the added alcohol / ingredients?
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What kind of infection shows a white film with dots in secondary?

Hi! Okay, so around month ago I made a saison with some mixed frozen strawberries (1 week in the freezer) added to the primary fermentation (fermented with S.Cerevisiae strain). After three weeks I'...
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Spirit w/ evaporaed alcohol as a beer flavouring addition

I thought about adding whisky/bourbon/rum/brandy to one of my future porters or stouts. I was thinking about evaporating the alcohol from it first in order to prevent unnecessary ABV increase via ...
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Making my first batch, but don't have bottles

I'm making my first batch of beer to try out brewing. The kit I have produces 20 pints but unfortunately I don't have bottles to put the beer into afterwards. Is there any other way of storing the ...
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Can any LME be used for Mr. Beer kits or is it suggested to only use theirs?

I'm looking for alternative LME providers to use with my 6 gallon Mr. Beer kit. Coopers LME selection is decent, but I was wondering if anyone has used other brands of LME before with Mr. Beer. If so, ...
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Can I make Double Fining ( Beer)

During my beer brewing I needed to pitch more yeast due to stuck fermentation. Now my beer is ready for bottling. I would like to use Beer Brite Fining. My Question is can I use fining 2 times to ...
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I added 2 pounds of honey

I brewed brewers best holiday ale on July 17th and I added 2 pounds of honey. I got 1.080 OG. After 5 days no fermentation. I added yeast restarter but up to now no fermentation .. I just checked ...
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Gas in first ferment

I'm brand new to home brewing and have bought a starter kit and a box of Norfolk Wherry. We are 1 day into our 6 day first ferment, and this morning my fermenting tub was whistling because there was ...
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Picobrew Pico VS home brewing

While I was searching how to solve some brewing problems I watched a video for picobrew Pico https://youtu.be/LFtH24eCNbU This machine will be in the markets soon ... but there was another products ...
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Apple Cider Beer the way my dad made it in the 80's?

Well, I have a question and you will be my personal hero if you can answer this for me so here goes: Back in the 80's my dad would make this awesome fermented apple cider. He would keep it on top of ...
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Can I mail bottles for homebrew contests?

I was wondering if it is possible to mail bottles to bjcp/ aha homebrew contest. I live in a place where there are not any contest within 300 miles and do not want to take work off to enter them. Is ...
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Mojito beer help

I am trying to make a beer that taste kind of like a mojito to try. I am thinking of doing 4lbs 2row and 4lb wheat with a lb of molasses to get around 5% abv. I am just wondering what hops to use and ...
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Is beer more vulnerable to contamination than hard cider

I have made about 10 batches of hard cider. I have yet to have a contamination issue ruining a batch. I clean the carboy with washing up liquid and warm water. The bottles are the same. I use a juice ...
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Off Flavors in all of my Homebrewing attempts

I'm pretty new to the homebrewing world, and so far I've done three 5 gallon batches. The first was a prebuilt kit (Pale Ale), the second was a recipe I concocted (IPA), and the third was a recipe I ...
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Brewing - forgot to stir in yeast

I added the yeast to my fermentation bucket and closed it up without stirring. Remembered about 8 hrs later; opened bucket, lots of yeast floating on top, stirred it up good and closed it. Have I ...
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Making a butterscotch oatmeal stout

I have an Oatmeal Stout and want to add Butterscotch flavoring extract. I researched quite and found a butterscotch extract that is gluten free and sugar free. Is there a formula available for ...
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What is the longevity of dried belle saison yeast at room temperature?

I am starting to brew beer and when I bought my kit the yeast was stored in a fridge and I forgot to put in my fridge when I got home. It is dried "belle saison" yeast and was at room temperature for ...
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Amount of time available for racking after fermentation is complete

I have two things: five gallons of nut brown ale that is done fermenting, and the flu. I really don't feel up to racking so how many days can I safely delay it until I don't feel sick? My fermentation ...
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What happens if fermentation happens at wrong temperature?

What will happen with my beer if fermentation takes place either at a too hot or too cold temperature? What will be the effects on the flavour?
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Why are hops added at different times during boiling?

I crafted an Oatmeal Stout (using a Brooklyn Brew Shop kit) last weekend and the recipe instructions were to add 2/3 of the Golding Hops pack at the beginning of the boiling and the remaining 1/3 15 ...
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Yeast and flower for raspberries and rye beer

I'm thinking about making a rye/raspberries mixed beer in a 3:1 d water (basified with Mg(OH)2 to PH 6.5)/glucose ~0.1% some flower smoke (not sure what flower yet). What yeast should I use to get a ...
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What are the guidelines to store beer ingredients?

I am new to the homebrewing world. In this moment I have just brewed using prepared kits (I use Brooklyn Brew Shop kits). However, I am considering trying new recipes and therefore buying the ...
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My beer is at the fermenting stage but it is not vigorously bubbling

I brewed beer for the first time two days ago using Brooklyn Brewshop kit using their Oatmeal Stout recipe. Now I am at stage 4 "Fermentation" but I don't observe a vigorous bubbling, just a bubble ...
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No fermentation after 3 weeks

About 3 weeks ago I brewed my very first beer, a simple lager. I checked on the beer after 1 week of fermentation and now again after a bit over 3 weeks. At both times the density of the beer didn't ...
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Oxygen in beer due to airlock

I just noticed that my airlock opened up within the past day and I was wondering if it is ok to bottle still today? It has been fermenting for past 2 weeks which is supposed to be enough but I am not ...
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White floaties at the top of each bottle

This is my first time brewing a batch of beer. At the top of each bottle there is a tiny amount of little while floaty things. The rest is super clear. I've tried to get a photo of the floaties, ...
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How to increase sweetness without adding body?

Most methods, like increasing mash temperature, adding oat flakes, or using lactose, increase body even more than sweetness. Are there any methods to increase sweetness only, without affecting body? ...
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What beer would showcase Castle Malting® Château Black Of Black?

I have 1kg of Château Black Of Black malt. Bought it without really planning, because it's description was appealing. Particularly: the flavour and aroma typical of the traditional Black malt ...
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My cooled wort got contaminated by tap water. What are the primary consequences of re-boiling?

One of the hose clamps for the cooling spiral malfunctioned, so my cooled wort got contaminated by roughly 10 liters of tap water (in a 55 L batch). This is a lager beer which will be stored for five ...
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Planning brewing towards an occasion over an extended period of time with regards to storage

When brewing for an occasion in the summer, like a wedding, an anniversary party, I might want to make several different kinds of beer. Neither me nor the average Joe necessarily have the time or ...
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How to make a fermented, low-alcohol ginger beer to sell in a bar?

I'm about to make my first ever fermented ginger beer. I want to use it in the cocktail recipes of my bar, but it need to be at below 0.5% abv to be legal for me to produce and sell. My problem is ...

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