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What are the gelatinisation temps for vegetable starches?

This page from Oregon State shows some of the science behind gelatinization and mentions that: Starch begins to gelatinize between 60 and 70C, the exact temperature dependent is the specific starch....
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Brewing a gruit. Myrica Gale alternative needed

Myricia Gale - Common names include Bog-myrtle and sweetgale. Also be aware: The plant has been listed as an abortifacient and therefore should not be consumed by women who are, or might be, pregnant. ...
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Mead made from Agave nectar?

I've done a couple of 1 gallon batches to see what it would do, and they came out decent. I've found that Agave nectar can be tricky to ferment, and it takes a long time. If you proceed as if you ...
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Can beer done without hops?

Stinging nettles used to be used in Britain to provide bittering and anti-bacterial properties in beer brewing before hops were widely available / cultured.
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What are the gelatinisation temps for vegetable starches?

I've found that when looking for low gelatinization temperatures, a good guide are sous vide recipes. For instance, in this recipe for carrots it recommends 183ºF (84ºC) http://www.seriouseats....
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Adding butterscotch syrup in primary

I have never used that for brewing but i have for ice cream. I would add it after the the Lag phase of fermentation, basically in the heart of fermentation, when the yeast is done multiplying, due ...
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Advice for a Harry Potter butterbeer

The butterscotch is a typical fault in many beers and is produced by diacetyl an ester produced by yeast in growth phase. Diacetcyl is cleaned up at the end of fermentation by raising temp to 68°. If ...
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Advice for a Harry Potter butterbeer

What you're describing is a Cream Ale. The BJCP describes the the flavor as: Low to medium-low hop bitterness. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness, varying with gravity and attenuation. ...
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Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?

The product is no longer available: Subject: Regarding Case #:22090857 Date: 29 Jul 2014 11:08:38 -0400 From: Coors Light Online <CoorsLightOnline@CASupport.com> To: Thank you for ...
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Airlock Alternatives

Just use the bottle cap with a tiny pin hole
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Airlock Alternatives

I prefer to have a crystal clear view of the activity in my fermenter, so I did away many years ago with my opaque fertiliser lids and airlocks. Instead, I use kitchen cling wrap, stretch it across ...
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Airlock Alternatives

I wanted to start making mustang (wild) grape wine in the cellar of the old house I owned during the 1980s-90s. I went to a liquor store that also sold winemaking equipment and looked at a couple of ...
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Airlock Alternatives

Ginger beer fermenting in 6-liter water bottles with simple baggie airlock.
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