Tetragrammaton
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Priming still possible after bottling
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On my first batch I had the following issue: knowing very little about brewing and even more about what "fermentable sugars" are, I primed used raw cane sugar I had first burned into caramel, for some ...

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Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Cellaring
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I too bottle the beer and keep it in beer crates. In that way all the bottles stay standing the right way up and they take less space than the would if i kept them without the crates. Of course i have ...

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What gravity is suitable for not using priming sugar?
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You know that your mean potential FG is 1.012 (this is an example, when designing your batch you can predict your FG more or less). You can find the amount of priming sugar needed according to style ...

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Is it possible to make a lager without secondary fermentation?
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The answer is yes and no at the same time. You need to have full control of the temperature over both the fermentation and the lagering period. Since you have to rack to secondary when fermentation is ...

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First Time Brewing...am I doing it right?
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Did I make a mistake somewhere? Possible reasons for no bubbles: a) The lead of the fermenter is not completely closed, or the airlock not perfectly attached, thus air gets out from somewhere else. b)...

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Starter and smack-packs
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The answer is not quite a "yes" or a "no". The smack pack contains a yeast nutrient that actually transforms the pack in a starter. You should let the pack swell before you use it, because that's the ...

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What is RDWHAHB?
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http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/RDWHAHB\ Acronym Definition RDWHAHB Relax, Don't Worry, Have A Homebrew

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Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
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Munton's beer kits always make light beers. They're not bad, but you have to add some more extracts on your own in order to have a good result. You can see that clearly by comparing the munton kits ...

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Can I add finings after fermentation has begun?
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Irish moss and whirlfloc need to be used during rolling boil, and they stick to the proteins. On the other hand, post-boil clarifiers, such as isinglass or gelatin stick to the yeast. If you use them, ...

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stepping up a yeast starter
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I think either way will work. What you want is the yeast to settle, and both methods you describe will do that. If you use the second one, the only difference is that maybe the yeast will have more ...

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Recipe Sharing Sites
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The only one I've used so far is http://hbd.org/recipator/ I like the fact that it has a really large database of recipes, concerning all beer styles, and that all of them are sorted by style. The ...

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How long do sanitized bottles keep?
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I wouldn't trust bottles stored for more than a few hours. While bottles are being kept in the box, air can circulate inside them, bringing any sort of unwanted predators. What I always do is sanitise ...

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Are beer kits any good?
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I cannot express any opinion about this brand, having only tried munton's and brewferm beer kits, but, as far as I may know from those, beer from kits is not, as you already guessed, an award-winning ...

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Keeping a bottle of no-rinse sanitiser
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Chemipro Oxi can be used as a sanitiser, however it is not listed as one (as far as I have heard) because in Belgium you have to pay special taxes for sanitisers, while cleaners don't have that ...

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At what temperature should a lager be fermented?
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I've never tried a lager myself, but most of the people I know that brew lager usually put it in even lower temperature than the one supllier suggest, about 40-45 degrees F. They say that in that way ...

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Different OG than predicted
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Were all the malt extracts you used dry? If you gave to beercalculus some quantities in DME while you have used LME, it is inevitable that you have a much smaller OG. LME contains some water, so when ...

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Calculating sugar in fresh fruit
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The only thing I can think of is putting some cherries (in whatever form you would use the in your beer) in water, leaving them for some time (could be your fermentation time) and then checking the ...

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Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Failure
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The smack-pack is, in fact, some kind of starter. By pitching your yeast in another starter you didn't make much difference comparing to if you had let it in the pack. From my point of you, it appears ...

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Alternative/Non-traditional Brewing Practices
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The following is just my own opinion, so many errors may be included: -Plastic absorbs some smell each time you use it, so using a plastic bucket for a fermenter makes your next beer taste ...

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Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
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I performed an experiment: I put some water at about 74 degrees C in the bucket, and then I covered the bucket with its cover, a large jacket and a blanket. I noticed that the part of the blanket on ...

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A good style for first batch?
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Most ales need pretty much the same steps. I suggest you don't start with a lager or pilsner since there are already too many things to see in practice before you get into lagering. Watch out for ...

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How can you tell if a propane burner is large enough for boil?
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In general the batches you will brew will be about 5 to 6 gallons. That means you'd better use a 6 or 7-gallon pot so that there is some extra space and you avoid boil-overs. If a propane burner is ...

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Is it okay to ferment a 5 gallon batch in a 14 gallon conical fermenter?
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The answers above are right, but I'd like to point that using a conical so big leaves much space obtained by air. I think it would be better if you used a smaller one so that less air rests inside and ...

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