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How dangerous is Tempeh starter?

Rhizopus Oligosporus is believed to be "harmless" on the basis of the fact that there has never been a recorded incident of Rhizopus Oligosporus' ability to produce a toxin when fermenting Tempeh, but ...
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Sterilising tips?

As Pepi noted in the comments it would take a serious infection to be noticeable in 24 hours (Just think how long it takes yeast to get going and that is supplied into fermentable at a huge number of ...
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How dangerous is Tempeh starter?

Some people develop an allergy to the fungi in the tempeh and the fungus was suspected of being causative of Zygomycosis. IIRC that may now have been disproved and Rhizopus is generally considered ...
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Brewing a 25l batch in a smaller fermenter

No. When I calculate a solution of 10l at a gravity of 1.100 (which is already big), then I get an amount of 8.4 l water with 2.6 kg sugar. But that is already stretching things, because without ...
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Fermenter bucket still a bit rank after several cleanings

I get a similar issue with the bucket I use for bottling (I use a glass carboy for fermenting). I am still using the bucket with the usual cleaning straight after use and sanitizing prior to use with ...
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Fermenter bucket still a bit rank after several cleanings

Its ok. If you keep making beer in it the slight smell won't make your next beer smell any more of less beery than the last one. Its plastic and it absorbs odors. Perfectly normal. There is no ...
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Can I move the beer to another location while its fermenting?

Either way should be fine. Although I'd probably pitch the yeast before moving it just to avoid having to have another thing to do after moving it. 2 hours probably isn't enough for it to start ...
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Re ferment beer after transferring to keg and force carbonating it

I have largely found the "miracle" of champagne yeast to be a myth. It hasn't worked well for me. The failings of pitching dried champagne yeast is primarily due to two things. First, champagne ...
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Will Rhizopus Oligosporus Mold Die When Frozen?

The best tempeh is fresh tempeh although it has no shelf life (about 3 days)making it difficult to maintain a business the next best tempeh is frozen, after the tempeh is finished fermenting it should ...
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Barb adapter with EVA Barrier Hose

You could replace the barb with something more suitable. One possibility: this 1/2" NPT to 1/4" flare adaptor, plus a swivel flare fitting such as this (EVAbarrier can be softened in hot ...
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Can I bottle room temperature beer with a beer gun from a pressurized Fermentasaurus or Fermzilla?

If beer is "perfectly carbonated beer", then transferring it isn't a problem. What happen with "warm" beer is that it doesn't retain/absorb gas as a cold liquid. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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white molds to top of 3 days old pear wine bucket,

I've had a number of beers and meads that after a week, fermenting in fridge, have had the bucket covered in mold. I don't know which kind of bucket you use, I use these. Since they are very well ...
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How to reduce beer loss when dumping yeast using conical fementers?

The only bad part about stainless fermentors, is your blind at this stage of the brew process. Ideally the fermenter will have a drain on the very bottom. Use this port to dump the trub after primary ...
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Suckback and sampling from conical fermenters

An s-type airlock allows air in, but the liquid remains in the airlock rather than getting sucked in
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Suckback and sampling from conical fermenters

There is a trick to pulling a small sample or drawing yeast. Use a 1" blow off tube of ample length to reach the bottom of a bubbler jar on the floor. The volume in the tube is enough to draw a ...
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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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