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What woods can be safely used to flavour/age beer?

You may be interested in Wood Toxicity and Allergen Chart presented at The Wood Database. With very important warning: Just because any given wood is not listed on the chart, does not mean that it ...
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Ginger Beer Not Carbonated

It will be absolutely fine. Drink and enjoy. By dropping into the fridge so early you just caused the yeast to stop their work. By removing it and allowing it to warm you have restarted the ...
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Is it safe to use old dried malt extract?

I have tried this myself, using DME that had been stored cool, dry and in airtight barrier packaging, but was three years past its BBE date. The beer tasted weird, but I feel fine. However, it is ...
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What woods can be safely used to flavour/age beer?

Over the weekend I kept thinking about this and I have done a bit more digging and found this article from bear-flavored.com, in which they speak about brewing with 4 different woods and discovered ...
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Can I cook/eat milled barley malt?

Post mashing you've actually removed much of the nutritional portion of it and put that stuff in your wort. The primary component left then is all that fiber. Even using the unmashed malt for the ...
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Can I cook/eat milled barley malt?

You don't want to eat the husk. You can, but it's about like eating a wood toothpick. But we need husks in the mash as they work as the filter for lautering. As for using a spent grain. After a mash ...
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What woods can be safely used to flavour/age beer?

I would stick to the wood chips that are available from your homebrew supplier. There is a large selection available. One may be temped to cut up an old liquor barrel or cubing a known safe species ...
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Can brewing while infected with covid-19 spread the disease trough the finished beer?

Alcohol and the natural pH drop (acidity) from the fermentation process will kill any viruses. You cannot get sick from your beer... unless you drink way too much at one time, which is a different ...
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Is it safe to use old dried malt extract?

Since it should always be boiled, I don't see why it could not be used. Those bits of protein and fat might decompose, but these will not form harmful compounds. Take your time to dissolve in hot, ...
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Are plastic mash paddles safe for stirring boiling wort?

Probably - but I wouldn't Material Type: Plastic This is not very informative, and i couldn't find any details. If there is a food safe symbol on it, it shouldn't introduce any toxins to your food ...
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Home made huckleberry wine

What you're describing is called a colony of cells called a pellicle. According to Home Brew Talk's wiki: A pellicle is a lumpy, slimy white film that is formed by some strains of wild yeast, ...
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How do I know if my Kombucha Scoby is growing something funky?

Yes, +1 on white spots being mold. You can dump the batch and wash the SCOBY in white vinegar to try to save it (but it's better to just dump it). FWIW, mold is caused by 2 things, but basically it's ...
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Ginger Beer Not Carbonated

I leave mine in the shed for weeks and it can get very cold and then the temperature goes back up. Its fine once your bottles were very clean before bottling. Any type of mold is what you need to ...
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