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Marijuana Based Beer... say what?

'Is this possible that beer could be brewed up somehow with weed?' Sure, in the same way you can put any sort of anything in your beers, as long as you think it will taste good. But to answer the ...
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Good homebrewing podcasts?

Brewing Network should be your starting point. Download The Jamil Show, Brew Strong and Brewing With Style and listen to everything from the start. Yes, it is a LOT of podcasts, but you will learn so ...
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What are the benefits of using brewing sugar over types of sugar?

Sorry to revive an old thread but my experience of 15 years is this - controls of the same kit, same temperature, same time, same everything except sucrose in one and dextrose in the other. Result - ...
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Good homebrewing podcasts?

Basic Brewing Radio Basic brewing, Interviews Gravity, Malts, Equipment, Quality, Everything http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?page=radio Episodes: 50+ Brew Strong Water treatment, Interviews, ...
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Can I fix a higher than anticipated OG after primary?

Adding water after primary fermentation is possible and called high gravity brewing. Yeast produce more esters at higher gravity which is a disadvantage for most beer types, but often desired e.g. for ...
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Beer Brewing: How do I dry fresh hops?

According to the American homebrewer's association, there are 3 main techniques to dry out your hops: Food dehydrator Using a food dehydrator is the easiest way to dry out your hops as it ensures ...
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Lager vs Ale a comparison

Yes, this is incorrect. You are actually conflating a couple of things, which can be all used in combination, and all of these combinations can be true. These are flavor, fermentation and time to ...
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Why my saké turned out sour?

Based upon your answer in the comments, I suppose that your sake has been contaminated by acetobacter. These bacteria convert ethanol into vinegar. That means you now have nice sake vinegar. As such ...
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Brewing with Saccharomyces boulardii

I have ordered some Saccharomyces boulardii and plan to do a test brew this weekend. Going to do 5l/1gallon brew with only pale malt ~1040 OG. Will add a small amount of Perle or saaz depending what ...
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How much wort should be left in the brew pot?

The strategy for getting the most wort into the fermenter is to dump it all in. Everything, hops and everything. I don't scrape the stickies off the wall of the pot, but I tip the whole thing into ...
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Is there a meta version of this site?

Yes, it is here, and it seems to be used.
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Marijuana Based Beer... say what?

The major bitter compound in hops, the so-called alpha acids, aka humulone, is a terpenoid (derived from terpenes). The primary active ingredient in that "herb" you're smoking, the ...
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Good homebrewing podcasts?

Beer smith is nice, that created of the software with the same name interviews different beer experts.
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My carboy is fizzing after 2 weeks

The release of gas when you moved it is not uncommon. There is usually residual CO2 from the fermentation dissolved in the liquid and by agitating the liquid when you moved it, some of that gas is ...
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How much wort should be left in the brew pot?

Although we need more information to be more specific, the general answer to "how much wort should be left behind" is "as little as possible". One thing you can do is pour the wort through a ...
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Difference between 'brewing' beer and wine?

IMHO the most discernible difference between beer and wine is the use of grain and grapes/fruit. Beer tends to be grain based - think Reinheitsgebot. However it can be difficult to decide if cider is ...
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Brewing Low ABV Lager

Many websites can provide recipes. Take a look at some other posts like : Recipe websites catering to beginners? But since you already have a recipe, you just need to lower the ABV a little, take ...
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Baloon air lock not inflating after second day

You may not have a perfect seal, so the gas is dissipating into the atmosphere. This is not a problem. The airlock serves only as a safety mechanism - it prevents buildup of gas, while also preventing ...
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Brewing when sick person is on premises

No. There are no know pathogens that can survive in beer, wine or any booze. You are safe.
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What are the benefits of using brewing sugar over types of sugar?

There is much more to this question than how much sugar and how much alcohol ! It is about the taste of the beer. My 15 years of brewing has strongly borne out what is stated in "The Art of Making ...
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Good homebrewing podcasts?

I recommend Experimental Homebrewing
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Making my first batch, but don't have bottles

If you don't have bottling gear (bottles, capper, caps, bottle tree etc) Your alternatives need to hold about 15 psi, and be easy to sanitize. 2 liter soda bottles work nice, just need to keep the ...
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Home made Cider Over Carbonated what should i do with the other Bottles?

Cool them down to as close to freezing as you can to make sure as much as possible of the CO2 stays in solution. Then carefully vent the pressure from each one in a safe place. If it's not done ...
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What types of beer allow you to skip the boil phase all together?

"Raw Beer" aka "no boil beer" is a popular way of producing beer and there are a number of sites and recipes for this type of brew (a sensible example and a weird example). Many a happy hour can be ...
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My mead wont stay carbonated!

If you are otherwise happy with the carbonation level of the mead, once it is capped and in the bottle your options are limited. Chilling it before opening, and avoiding agitating it are about your ...
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Using Pine with Beer

Among the conifers, there are two that are used in brewing; Juniper and Spruce. None are used widely I think. You probably don't want to use Pine because all parts of the pine tree will add some ...
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Planning brewing towards an occasion over an extended period of time with regards to storage

Most all lagers if you can lager for months you can have some great beer. Fruit Cream Ales are nice for summer, can be done as ales or lagers, often mixed fermentation with both ale and Lager yeasts....
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First time homebrewing, odd film in jug (not on top of beer)

Are you referring to the cream colored gunk on the top (above the beer level)? If so, it is yeast, proteins and a few other things that got stuck to the side during krauzening. Almost all beers do ...
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Anyone has experience with Brewolution Brewster device

I don't have experience with this specific product, but reading the brochure, the Brewolution Brewster is a self-contained recirculating infusion mash system (RIMS) with a built-in 2kW heating element ...
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Brewing with Saccharomyces boulardii

At this point, I have made many one gallon batches of beer, cider and mead using S.Boulardii as my yeast. Cider is by far the easiest. Simply empty a capsule of Florastor or Boulardii Max into a jug ...
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