Unanswered Questions

55 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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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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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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
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When malting barley is it necessary to remove the small roots that grow on the grains?

I'm new at making beer and I have some questions I couldn't find answers from in my beer-making book. One of them is why everyone I saw on YT tries to remove the roots that grows on the grain after ...
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Hard seltzer turns pink after a few weeks, why?

I've got a bit of an odd situation. I've been brewing some hard seltzers, simple recipe: 4LB Dextrose + Champagne Yeast + Water + Nutrient. However, I've got an odd issue. 2 of 3 hard seltzers have ...
2 votes
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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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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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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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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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
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Modern Wyeast vs Original vs XL

Am getting back into home brewing after a decade-plus hiatus. Call me "born again," at the risk of offending some (I hope none are). When I started in the 1990's, the cultures from Wyeast ...
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Creating a customizable high pressure extensions line for cga 580

So I'm trying to set up a keg on nitro. The way my room is laid out, id like to have the n2 cylinder far away from the regulator and keg. One side of this setup requires cga580 male, the other side ...
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Ginger beer fermentation produces thick, white foam, becomes viscous

I’m making a batch of ginger beer from a bug. 5l water, 400g white sugar. Within just over a day, the fermentation started foaming heavily. The foam has a consistency and taste of egg whites beaten ...
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Hopback filter mesh size (microns)

I am building a Hopback (sort of DIY). Found this on the interwebz: Wondering if 40 micron (approx. 350 mesh) which comes with this filter is not too fine of a filter for a hopback? Or should I use ...
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Does this environment need any changes (SCOBY)

Trying to grow a SCOBY following the video linked below. It’s currently day 4.5 and I maybe see something very faint but not even sure about that. I have it in a bedroom around 70, window closed, on a ...

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