Robert Zormeir
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Bottling With Jelly Bean Question
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Grocery store. I've never seen any special homebrew jelly beans, and I've been at this for a long time. When you add beans you're adding sugar (or possibly high fructose corn syrup), gelatin, fake ...

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To ferment or not to ferment for no alcohol
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Will the ginger beer taste different if you don't ferment? Yes. but mostly because you will have a sweeter product because the yeast didn't consume the sugar you put into it. You may want to adjust ...

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Why did I miss my high target gravity? By quite a lot. Is it just my brewhouse efficiency?
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More bad news: If you didn't like the OG, you'll probably like the FG even less. This is because higher mash temps produce more complex (and less fermentable) sugars. You want to be making ...

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How does a yeast starter affect original gravity reading?
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If you add your entire starter to the wort, you're doing it wrong. Like Denny says, chill it, decant it, and then add the yeast slurry to your wort. No calculation necessary. Adding a massive starter ...

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Reducing the taste of yeast
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Gelatin is a great fining agent that will pull the yeast out of suspension, the taste of gelatin itself is absolutely undetectable in beer and the grocery store Knox unflavored gelatin will work just ...

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How to detect channeling when fly sparging?
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The bad news is that you can't detect channeling while you are fly sparging... but you can see it afterwards. This works best in darker beers. After the mash get something to scoop out the spent ...

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Proper use of campden tablets in a recipe that calls for the staggered addition of a sugar source
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You should be totally good to go using the maple syrup without any treatment, because it has been simmered for quite a long time to make it into syrup. No worries there so long as your syrup folks ...

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How to make the best beer with arduino?
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Make mag has some great stuff and this seems promising: https://makezine.com/2014/03/28/homebrewing-and-arduino-the-perfect-recipe/ Includes links to open source projects. I know I'g going to check it ...

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Can I increase the carbonation of already-bottled beer?
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Yes, maybe. You can add a measured amount of sugar and that can increase your carbonation but you're inviting other problems. 1. The yeast may have temporarily stalled out, and if it takes off again ...

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Lager vs Ale a comparison
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It's actually the opposite. One of the reasons you use a lager yeast in a light lager to get a rounder, fuller flavor out of the same malt bill, and avoid some of the fruity flavor notes that ale ...

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Carbonation Disappearing
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As beer is dispensed, you get more and more headspace. That headspace has to be filled with something. If air can come in from the outside, it will, and oxidation will change the taste of your beer. ...

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