Unanswered Questions

57 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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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? === The election happened, but the above is still ...
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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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Distilled honey spirit needs an official name

I am relatively new to the world of personal home brewing. I have always gravitated towards mead and my next venture ought to be distilling some. I've read through lots of articles and threads on the ...
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What contamination do I have and is it salvagable?

This is my first time posting to this forum, so if I make some edict mistakes I apologize in advance. I have brewed this recipe, https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/beer-recipe-of-...
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Sour/musty tasting mead

My son and I tried our hand at mead for the first time... I didn't notice a lot of bubbling I thought that it wasn't fermenting correctly but my son thought differently, he's 17. Lol But when we went ...
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Lowering Est FG before Brew

I am planning out a Saison and trying to hit the traditional guideline numbers.... I need to get the East Final Gravity down below 1.008 - I am currently way too high. The changes I keep thinking to ...
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Grainfather Glycol Chiller

A home brewing group I am with has a Grainfather Glycol Chiller. It has been working fine until yesterday. We turned it on and we had an issue. The pump is working and circulating but the chiller is ...
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c02 production during secondary fermentation

I just moved my wine from the primary fermentation bucket to a carboy with an auto siphon. I had some trouble with the auto siphon. It worked fine when I tested it out with water. But when I used it ...
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Strands Like Hair in Fermenting Beer

I am brewing a schwarzbier using US-05 because I don't have a setup to brew a real lager. The OG was 1.047 and I have a current gravity reading of 1.012 after 5 days of decent fermentation at an ...
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Beginner advice on hop weights, scheduling and "alcohol taste"

I haven't brewed in a couple of years and am getting back up to speed. I'm starting off with a small 10L fermentation using extract. Azacca (11.9% AA), citra (12.8% AA) and lemondrop (5% AA) hops + ...
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Bottling in Aluminum Coors Light Pint Cans?

I have several aluminum Coors Light Pint cans with screw-top caps. I haven't tried to bottle with them yet. Has anyone else successfully bottled in these cans? Thanks.
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Using Refractometer to measure Carbonation Level

I use a Refractometer when I brew mostly for the boil off phase of an all grain batch. This helps me make sure I get to the exact FG I want for the specific type of beer. It works well and I don’t ...
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Oak Barrel Schedule

I’ve been a (grape) home wine maker for 7 years. Every year, I put my wine in non-permeable stainless steel kegs and leave it there for the next 12 months. I rack it 2-3 times to clean the lees of ...
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Cloudiness in cider

Hi this is my first batch of cider from pressed apples. 28 days in, and it’s cloudy, still tastes a bit sweet, 1.020 on hydrometer, put in some pectinase enzymes, and still a bit cloudy. What should ...
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Is it common to refrigerate after 2F with ginger beer?

I've been having luck brewing kombucha this past year and am interested in trying out ginger beer since I have been lead to believe the processes are quite similar (besides the 1 way valve for 1F). ...

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