Sparki
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How do you find fresh grapes for homebrewing?
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In the UK (south east) there are many orchards, fruit farms and PYO (pick your own). The best way I found is if you grab a couple of bottles of your last brew and visit a farm on the off chance, if ...

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Didn’t completely add a stopper CraftABrew
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I would take a gravity reading and taste it! it looks like it fermented well, did it come out of the top? if you had the white cap on it then that is definitely OK. CO2 is heavier than air, so would ...

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Not homebrewing, but I need help bottling for medical issues
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things 'able' people don't think about, but it makes total sense! I have sat back in my chair and thought about this for half an hour or so, this is what I came up with, food for thought. Buy smaller ...

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Taste diacetyl in my first Pilsner :(
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Short Answer: Oxygenation or Yeast Did you stir it enough to oxygenate the wort? Did you use enough yeast (you must have, sorry answered this one for you)? How did you store the yeast? Yeast age? ...

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Volume of brewer's yeast for a 1-gal. batch? Lumpy brewer's yeast?
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The general rule of thumb: Upto and including 3 gal, 2.5 grams or 0.0882 ounce (half packet, by eye) Over 3 gal under 5 gal, 5 grams or 0.176 ounce (whole packet) Over 5 gal work it out from the ...

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Freshly pressed apple cider turned into jello overnight
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First of all you start with pressed apple juice (Cider is the final product). You really need to know what you are putting in the pressed apple juice from the 'kit' to work out what is going on. can ...

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Transferring carbed beer between kegs at different temps - will it retain carbonation?
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wow 25.83 PSI, that is tight. The real world does not work like that, nor can you measure 100th of a PSI. every beverage beer, larger, ale and bitter and the differences between each home brewed ...

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What if I forget to "feed" my wine?
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Did you take hydrometer reading before you started? Do you need to be feeding it, with sugar and flavours? What yeast you using/are you following a recipe? short answer, It will be fine just wont ...

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non fermentation
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Did you take an hydrometer reading (OG) before ferment? If so, what was it and: take another reading, has it go down? Has it finished? with champagne yeast it should go dry (depenging on your OG ...

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How long does CO2 carbonation take for 5 gallon tank at 10psi?
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I use corny kegs (picture below), to fully carbonate I pump to 30psi and leave for a week, re-pump (open the bottle valve) to 30psi every so often when the pressure drops through absorption or leave ...

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Wyeast smack pack activator not activating
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I have never seen or used these before, YouTube is your friend. here is a video showing some tips https://youtu.be/svrUeZEg1MI I looked it up as I wanted to know what this was... Personally, I would ...

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Where to buy 2 Gallon or 4 Gallon carboy?
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Northern Brewer make the "Little big mouth bubbler" and other sizes, I have seen them used in youtube videos and they look great (thick glass) and easy to clean. I am awaiting stock to ...

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CO2 regulator dials
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For the Top gauge this is your output pressure, adjusted by the screw Numbers in red = PSI (marked bottom centre in red above the screws in the gauge) Numbers in black = Kg/cm2 (marked bottom centre ...

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How can I use artificial flavors when making homemade hard seltzer?
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Methanol will not be an issue, just try it, if it is horrible then bin it. Costs nothing... Personally I would use VG (Vegetable Glycerine) based flavours as some people can have reactions to PG (...

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Fermenting at a fraction of the fermenter size - is it OK?
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Correct me if I got this wrong, you want to ferment 2Gal (~10 litre) in a 30 Litre pressure vessel? For 1st Ferment, you will probably get away with it as long as the vessel is left undisturbed then ...

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