muck41
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Home brewing with different sugars
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Here is a link to an overview of sugars in beer I have brewed with multiple sugars before but never maple and I'm not certain what golden syrup is. Honey is a very common ingredient. In my uses it ...

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dry hopping with pellet hops
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If your recipe is written as one once by weight, which I can't think of any reason why it shouldn't be. You should be fine with dry hopping and late additions. So as long as the pellets are the flavor ...

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First homebrew batch very sweet
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The yeast could be old. Sometimes those off the shelf kits can be really old, but all the ones I am familiar with come with dry yeast and those packs should be good for over a year, unless the pack ...

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Xmas Brew Ingredients
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For the vanilla, make a tincture of extract by taking 1 to 2 onces of vodka then split and scrape the insides of the vanilla and place it int the vodka. Let it sit a week or 2 before throwing in. I ...

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Can I get away with not rinsing Potassium Metabisulphite when I'm bottling?
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Sulphites are used in a lot of wines, ciders etc and as a general food preservative. So long as you aren't adding more than the directions call for you should be ok, especially if the packing doesn't ...

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CO2 tank slowly losing gas, not sure where the problem lies
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I didnt catch this in your explanation or picture but did you use a good dose of thread tape on all your threaded connections? This got me when i first set mine up. Even though i locked it tight. ...

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Is my copper wort chiller still good?
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After every 10 or so brews, I soak mine in powdered brewery wash (PBW), goes in with a rainbow of colors comes out looking like new. Plus, no elbow grease required.

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Mold in S-Shaped Airlock
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Couple of things if you plan to keep using these air locks it's fine to rinse everything with water but run sanitizer through it. I keep sanitizer on hand in a spray bottle for all sorts of things. ...

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Restarting fermentation after it has stopped?
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I don't think you will have any issues with it. If you are concerned about sanitation you could always make a syrup by boiling the sugar with water, letting it cool then throwing it the cider. You ...

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Wine Kit (extract) Secondary
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My wife is a bit like you and while we do more actual juice wines we have done about 20 boxed wine must kits. It's ok to wait, in fact if you wait long enough there is no need to "stabilize" aka, ...

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Advice for filling a carboy
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I found this a problem too when I occasionally ferment in a carboy (I usually use brew buckets for ease of cleaning some you may also want to look into as a 6.5 gallon carboy with lid will run you ...

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First time wine maker question
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I would if it were me. In fact when I use fresh grape juice anymore I transfer after just 3 to 5 days then again 2 weeks later. If you intend to bulk age at some point be sure to top the carboy up to ...

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Kegged DIPA lost bitterness and aroma after three weeks in keg
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While I generally agree oxidation can be a culprit, if you followed accepted fermentation, transfer and kegging practices this should not be an issue with a young beer. Check your carbonation. Too ...

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Mash & Sparge Calculation
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Quickly put this into brew smith see if I didn't screw something up. Disclaimer. I'm not a batch sparge brewer. Mash in with 33.20 qt water at 168.2 degrees F 45 minutes. 3 step batch sparge. 1 ...

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