fearoffours
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Can I sell my Homebrew in the UK
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Really, selling your homebrew is not worth the hassle of licensing requirements and so on. The 2003 Licensing Act states that the sale by retail of alcohol requires a license. And you will certainly ...

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Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?
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I usually find soaking them in my sterilising solution does an excellent job.

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Sloe wine: going very slowly
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Slow is good (no pun intended), and anecdotally at any rate, I believe it leads to a more thorough fermentation and usually a dryer wine. As long as it's fermenting, no matter how slowly, it's doing ...

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If/When to move to secondary fermentation
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In contrast to @Jeff L, I'd read in CJJ Berry that when brewing wine, it's advisable to rack off fairly early to prevent wine sitting on dead yeast and being contaminated by undesirable flavours.

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What are my options for brewing software?
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If you're brewing wine, take a look at Fermsoft's Amphora software. They also offer an online wine-brew logging system which I've just started using.

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Do you keep your wine/beer making records online?
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I've just located Fermsoft's Online Wine Log which is great for wine brewers, though not really suitable for beer etc. The data entry is nice, but I'd have liked to have seen some analysis in the ...

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How do you tell if your fermentation is stuck?
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First thing I always do is stick it somewhere warm or wrap my fermenting vessel in a blanket for a day. The two times I've had a stuck ferment, that's restarted it. I'd also be taking hydrometer ...

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How do you label your bottles?
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I design my labels in Inkscape and print them with a laser printer onto labels from Minilabels which have an enormous number of labels available in different materials/adhesive and printing methods.

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