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Are you aware of Homebrew Meta?

this is a quick one are you aware of the meta side of this site. https://homebrew.meta.stackexchange.com/ Did you know this existsed before now? Just thought I would try to make people more aware ...
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DIY 110 volt eBIAB sytem possible?

I've been doing some research into pre-built electric all-in-one brewing systems (Robobrew, Grainfather, etc) vs DIY electric systems. The prevailing sentiment is that a DIY 110v 1500 watt system is ...
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How long does clarification take given a refrigerator temperature level cold crash?

In this question defining cold crashing, there is some discussion of ramping the temperature down slowly over a long time, but then says quicker cold crashing is possible if the beer has already ...
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First time brewing Ginger Beer. Is it dead?

I am attempting to brew homemade ginger beer using this recipe However, this is my second attempt at a plant/bug and it doesn't seem to be going well. Like the first time, the sediment in the plant ...
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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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How long should I give pectic enzyme to takle hazy finished fruit wine?

I've got a gallon of really sweet, 16.5% kiwi wine. The fermentation has not been completely stopped but haze didn't settle with time or after I used fining agent. A quick test with methylated spirit ...
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Aluminum coil in jockey boxes

Is it safe to use aluminum coil in jockey boxes even if the tube is firstly boiled to create that protective dark layer on it? And what is the frequency that is necessary to make and keep it with ...
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Barrel fermenting (white) wine. Questions and assumptions

I am wondering if it is possible to barrel ferment white grapes/wine. I can only find information on the web about red wines. In regards to this process I have some questions and assumptions; I hope ...
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Blichmann QuickCarb and Bottling

I used this Quickcarb to carbonate my beer, but when bottled (with a BeerGun) I get too much foam in the bottle and almost no beer, after finally filling the bottle I tap it. And when I try my beer it ...
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Bread Kvass Safety Concerns

My first brewing experience is gonna be bread Kwass (following this recipe). Now, I browsed a bit to get some info, and I only managed to get terrified. There are three concerns that I would like you ...
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Ginger bug does not produce enough carbonation

I am using the following recipe to grow an active ginger bug: 2 cups bottled water 2 tbsp grated organic ginger 2 tbs refined sugar Each day I add 2 tbsp ginger and 2 tbsp sugar to the mix. I wash ...
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Old ginger bug not bubbling anymore - could it still be alive in spite of no bubbles

I have an old ginger bug (my first) that I have had going for a few months and used a couple of times to make ginger beer with great results. Last couple of months, though, I haven't been able to ...
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Currently looking at spaces for a number of home brew kits. Looking for guidance in any way

I am currently trying to organize a space for a collective of 10 brewers to store their 2-5 gallon kits. I'm currently looking into studios, as the area that I am in does not have many options for ...
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Comparing beginner homebrew kits?

Any thoughts on the Midwest Supplies Beer, Simply Beer kit vs the Basic Brewer's Best 1000 kit? They seem pretty comparable, but I'm curious if I'm overlooking something because I'm a newb. P.S. I ...
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Staggered 2 primary fermentations. Then fermentation started in the Demi again. Is the wine ok?

So i decided to try grape wine last year since my friend had a backyard full of grapes that were going to go to waste. My process ended up a little complicated and now I wonder if it’s still ok. I ...
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Remaining ginger bug

This is the first time I will make a ginger bug and the process seems very simple but my question is. How long can I keep feeding my ginger bug and if I will be using that bug to make ginger beer ...
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Ginger bug causing a gelatinous soda

I have been making ginger soda. But after fermenting, the soda was very viscous and slimy in some of the batches. It usually turns out fine but this happened multiple times inconsistently with ...
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Brewferm Abdijbier + buckwheat honey = a bit of a bitter flavour - Help please

I have made one Brewferm beer before (the Grand Cru which turned out very well) and in an attempt to run before I could walk, when I came to make the other one I had (the Abdijbier) I thought it would ...
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why did we get lots of vine but way less harvest this year?

The area the hops are in is a raised bed that gets lots of sun. This summer has been very rainy, which I am wondering may have stunted buds. Also the bed has just been covered with stew and sand for ...
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Carbonation dissipates very quickly after opening bottled beer

I finished a German Wheat beer that I kettle soured and then I made a franken-beer shandy with a couple of gallons of the leftover wort. Neither of these beers seems to have kept their carbonation. ...
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Possible chlorophenol issue?

I recently brewed a pale ale, 100% 2 row, ~13*P, hopped to about 40IBU with Azacca, and fermented with Voss Kveik at around 30*c. I ended up with an awful hose water flavour, which I can only assume ...
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Combining Autumn Ale and Apfelwein

I’d like to brew a spiced Autumn Ale, but somehow also combine it with Apfelwein. Can this be done? Sort of, a bastardized version of Graf (Graaf / Graff) Recipe I have calls for adding “pure apple ...
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Ginger bug, white powder kind of stuff on top

I just made a Ginger bug, feed Ginger and sugar daily, during first 3 days it was perfect with bubbles forming, but on forth day, no bubbles seen and some white powder/coat kind of substance on top ...
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Question about Ginger Bug

I'm very new to brewing and also fermentation and I'm really confused when I start fermenting my ginger bug. I don't know when to screw my bottle tight and when to put a cheese cloth on top of the ...
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My first ginger bug question

I start making my first ginger bug a week ago and it finally gets to produce bubble on the 7 th day! But I’m planning to brew a big batch of ginger beer in a 5 gallon carboy and I’m going to need 7 ...
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Diluting juice from old wrinkly apples for hard cider

I've juiced about 50kg of wonderful heritage apples that I stored over winter. They've dried out a lot. When scratting the pulp was almost dry to the touch, and the resulting juice was practically ...