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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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Non-kinky siphon hose?

Recently I replaced my cloudy old 1/2" i.d. siphon hose with one that gives a better view of what I'm siphoning. The trouble is, this new hose is far more kink-prone than the old one, to the point ...
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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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Amount of oak chips

I'm brewing an imperial stout. It will have 10-12% ABV in the end (hopefully). I never used wood chips before, but want to add it to this beer. I read through guides but I read everything from just 24 ...
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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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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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Beers with roasted barley come out overcarbed

I've pretty much settled the protocols for mashing, sanitising, yeast maintenance, and bottle conditioning. Generally my beers come out decent. With one exception, anything that uses roasted barley. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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