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Using Sugar substitutes (artificial sweeteners) instead of sugar

I am new to home-brewing. I want to brew some liqueurs but since I am a diabetic, I can not use normal sugar in brewing. My option is using sugar substitutes (like artificial sweeteners) like ...
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Cherry vishnick

I've been looking for recipes for cherry vishnick and most of them involve just putting the cherries into a jar of vodka for several weeks. I'd been looking for a recipe that involves fermentation. I ...
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Fruit Liqueur- Chop Fruit?

I'm about to macerate some fruit to make sweet liqueur (first attempt), and am using the generic instructions from homedistiller.org: Fruit Liqueur Place cleaned fruit in a large jar. Add ...
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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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Would coffee wine be at all similar in taste to Kahlua?

I'm interested in brewing kind of a coffee wine. Would it taste at all like Kahlua? I imagine the coffee flavor would be slightly weaker. Recipes for it I've seen have described the taste as "unique" ...
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Home-made coffee liqueur

Previously, I made cherry liqueur. Beyond that, I do not have much experiance about homebrewing. Now I want to make coffee liqueur, but I have no idea how to do? I need help with the ingredients and ...
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For a Swamp Cooler, what alternatives are there to Bleach, Vodka, and Star San?

I use a swamp cooler to keep my fermentation cool: a bucket full of water where my carboy or bucket goes in, and a t-shirt draped over the carboy/bucket with a fan pointed at it. One room has two ...
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What solution of hard alcohol is sufficient to sanitize and infuse something for addition to a fermenting beer?

Context: I'm brewing into small, split batches lately to test the effects of various additives. I've got some true cinnamon bark and cacao nibs which I am planning on crushing up, letting steep in ...