djs
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How do I ferment homemade brewed tea - a black tea
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I had a pretty decent hard iced tea made by a fellow homebrewer one time. Don't remember his exact recipe, but it consisted of fresh brewed organic black tea, a whole bunch of brown sugar and some ...

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What happens if beer ferments below the optimum temperature?
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40 degrees is quite a bit lower than the bottom range for your yeast. I'd expect that they've gone pretty much inactive. But don't worry! All you need to do to reactivate them is to warm your brew ...

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Does cider need to be kept out of light?
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Hops react with light to create skunky flavors. So long as you didn't use hops in your cider (not unheard of), you don't need to be overly concerned about light. I still wouldn't recommend fermenting ...

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Why don't we force carbonate at a higher PSI
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For what it's worth, I usually set mine at 40psi for 24 hours, then 20psi for 24 hours, then 10psi for 24 hours, and fine tune from there. I usually serve at about 8psi. Naturally, I pour myself a ...

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trying to ID if my beer was infected!
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What was the OG reading? What was the FG reading? If these measurements are within the expected boundaries of your yeast strain and fermentation has stopped, then it is probably not infected. ...

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Adding the yeast to a beer kit by sprinkling or stirring
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To answer your question directly, I'd recommend a gentle stir. It will introduce a bit of oxygen to your wort. Also, if you aren't pre-hydrating, stirring will help hydrate your yeast and get them ...

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Does temperature during bottle conditioning effect the flavour?
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The simple answer is yes: the yeast will actively be fermenting in your bottle, which will contribute to the flavor. However, the effect on the overall flavor will be very very small. I've read that ...

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Fermentation krausen
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You said that "For the first two days there was a thick foamy raft floating over" your brew. That sounds like krausen to me! Do a quick search for "krausen" on Google images and you will see lots of ...

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Has anyone got an IPA recipe using extract but not in a kit?
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I use The Recipator for estimating gravity, IBUs, and color. This tool provides general ranges for various styles, including IPAs. You should notice the style guidelines for IPA top out at about 7.5% ...

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Airlock not pressurized, any explanation other than a leak?
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It is normal for the air lock to slow way down after a couple days. It may bubble only once every few minutes. (And a watched pot never boils!) However, you may also have a bad seal. You can use the ...

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Airlocks and long term unsupervised fermentation
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I don't think water would remain useful for very long at all. It will stagnate and become fertile ground for lots of little nasties. I recommend filling your airlock with cheap vodka. The alcohol ...

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