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How do you label your bottles?
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I started off just marking bottle caps with a sharpie. This worked well for my own purposes, but whenever I give it to someone they had no idea what it was. Last Christmas I gave beer as gifts, so I ...

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How to add fruit to beer
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You generally want to add fruit to the secondary fermentation. At this point, you already have alcohol that can help ward off any meanies hiding in your fruit. I am having trouble finding a source ...

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What are the advantages of Dry vs Liquid yeast?
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As Jeff said, the biggest advantage of liquid yeast is variety. Wyeast and White Labs offer a huge variety of yeast, including seasonal and limited time offerings. One thing to take into ...

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How do you cool a lager on a budget?
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Cheapest = Brew in the winter =P Edit: I know this is an old question, but I see that it still gets some hits from time to time so I thought I would add a bit to my answer. One of the benefits of ...

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Per-bottle priming tablets?
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Muntons makes a product called "Carb Tabs". I am pretty sure they are what you are talking about. For your sake, DO NOT use them. From my experience, they do not dissolve all of the way and you are ...

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Why my homebrewed lager beer bottles explode?
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Bottles usually explode either because of bottling too soon before fermentation is complete or because too much primer was used.

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Consequences of contamination in a beer?
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I had a batch of dunkelweizen that became contaminated, I think from siphoning with my mouth. The off flavour is obvious, it tastes sour. At first I thought it was completely ruined, but I held onto ...

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How long can I leave beer in the secondary fermenter?
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As long as you want. As with anything, there are considerations: Hop Flavor and Aroma This is a big one. Hop compounds break down and dissipate extremely quickly. If you want a fresh hop flavor ...

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Krausen During Primary
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There is a product out there called Fermcap-S. You drop a drop or two into the boil or primary and it prevents foam buildup. The ingredients are insoluble and don't seem to affect the flavor or head-...

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Drink made from fermented lemons?
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Maybe Limoncello? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoncello

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Why is my IPA not hoppy enough?
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I know it was already mentioned twice, but if you really want aroma it warrants another. Dry Hopping. If you want more aroma, its the way to go. I dry hopped a bitter I was making with 1.5oz Kent ...

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I want to make a Rauchbier. How do I go about smoking my grain?
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A quick way, though definitely not traditional (that would include boiling with hot rocks anyway) would be to simply add dark toast oak cubes or chips to the secondary. Now, this might be cheating ...

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Can I put a secondary fermenter in room temperature without creating any off flavors?
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While using the correct temperature for the yeast is important, you can still have a good finished product if it isn't controlled. The only time I do anything is cool it down if it gets too hot. My ...

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Yuengling Bottles for Homebrew?
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I would suggest against using a Yuengling bottle for two reasons. First, it's twist off. Second, it's green. Regarding the first point; from my understanding when you use a traditional homebrew ...

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Adding honey to a cooled wort
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I generally try to use unpasteurized honey whenever possible. Since I am shelling out for the good stuff, I don't want to apply heat because it cooks off many of the flavors. I usually mix the honey ...

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