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Economics behind homebrewing?
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Because I am such a sad individual I wrote a rather elaborate spreadsheet to document my spendings, because I was bored and I like to tinker. in my defence I use it a bit like a diary. I'm not a ...

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Do I have contamination?
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Smell: Smells like beer. Look: Looks like beer. Taste: Tastes like beer. Verdict: It's beer! I think the issue here was paranoia of using a new sanitiser and tech. The Krausen looked to me like colony ...

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Using mason jars to bottle in?
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Don't Do It The Mason Jars can withstand the pressure inside a pressure cooker, because the jars are usually sanitised with lids open (so steam goes everywhere) in the pressure cooker. The pressure is ...

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How do i clear the batch after fermentation?
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Use Cold crashing so the yeast and other undesirables fall out of suspension and to the bottom of the vessel. Finings is another way clarify and drop out the undesirables from suspension in the ...

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Keezer ~ Collar vs Faucet top tower
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I am constructing one too from a chest freezer. With the Tower config: It is awkward to open and close with all that faff hanging off the top, to aid in opening and closing you can have the keezer ...

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How do I make grape wine at 60%ABV, that tastes good?
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To Exactly answer your questions: Is it possible, Does anyone know the process? Yes, you would have to ferment some wine then add a very high ABV% of Alcohol, acquired, paid or distilled by another ...

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Where to buy ingredients and tools for brewing in UK?
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UK Highstreet Shop (If you want to kill your local homebrew shops) My Local Shop My Goto UK Online Shop (<-- I think everyone agrees) Cheapest UK Cam Locks (for DIY) Cheapest & Best UK Tap Kit (...

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What are finings? How do finings work?
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Original Source The What Finings are substances that are usually added at or near the completion of the processing of brewing wine, beer, and various nonalcoholic juice beverages. Their ...

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To Bottle or Not to Bottle?
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If you believe fermentations is complete (No more bubbles in airlock or correct FG), You have a few options. Continue to wait and let gravity slowly do it's thing. Carefully transfer the beer to the ...

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Balancing: Correct Serving Pressure Vs Beer Line Length
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Original Source: BYO.com Balancing your Draft System: Advanced Brewing With: 3/16" beer lines Serving tap 2ft above the keg 5 PSI CO2 serving/dispensing pressure (high for some Homebrewers) A 2ft ...

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Beeswax for bottle waxing
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I'm aware that this doesn't include beeswax.Use Crayons and Hot Glue Gun sticks melted together (melt glue first) at a ratio of equal number of crayons sticks to glue sticks. Crayons give waxy feel ...

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Homebrewing and Cats
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Note: Not directly related but worth noting DOGS are generally allergic to hops, gives them sore skin. I don't know if the same is for cats. Correction: hyperthermia (overheating can result in death)...

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My Bottles are Breaking :(
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You are not capping twist-off-lid bottles are you??? If you are using an old style Hammer Capper for your caps it could maybe damage your glass if your bit too heavy handed. Buy/try a lever capper. ...

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Sediment in bottled elderflower wine
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I made the exact same stuff last summer. That stuff is LETHAL! lol I got terribly drunk. What you have made is referred to as Country Champagne or Country Sparkling Wine, the sediment is Yeast which ...

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Difference in FG from recipe
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A possible cause could be when you took you SG the wort would have suspended particles from the malts. These particles in solution will effect the density of the wort and your reading. When left to ...

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What is the property of the carbonation of champagne that makes you feel light-headed?
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It's been proven here Source but the reason is still unclear. "It must be absorbed from the digestive system quicker," says Ridout. Normally, we absorb 20 per cent of any alcohol we drink in the ...

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What is Disgorging or Dégorgement?
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Disgorging is a way to remove sediment from fizzy wines.This is the process of storing bottles upsidedown and rotating over weeks for sediment to rest in the lid. When very cold a quick upside down ...

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How do I carbonate without yeast or a keg?
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Dry Ice Couldn't you pour your liquid into a pressure safe container, add some dry Ice and seal the container.I don't know how much dry ice to you, I imagine a little, otherwise congratulations you've ...

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Concerns/Considerations for making mead with raw honey?
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*Not an expert but... I believe I have read that Honey is not a great food source for yeast as it doesn't have ample levels of all the bits and pieces needed to make happy baby yeasties. So your ...

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Concerns/Considerations for making mead with raw honey?
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Re: HONEY SHOULD NEVER BE HEATED AT ALL. (Sorry apparently I need 50Rep to sub-comment???) Wikipedia says In humans, no correlation between intakes of HMF and disease is known. I'm not sure how ...

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Where Can I Buy Commercial Beer in Swing Top Bottles in UK
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Location: Asda / Tesco Brand: Grolsch Size: 450ml Cost: 3 for £5 approx Colour: Green

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Where Can I Buy Commercial Beer in Swing Top Bottles in UK
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Location: Aldi (Next shipment Sept 2014) Brand: Das Helle Size: 500ml * Cost: £2 approx Colour: Brown *

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How do you brew high alcohol beers at home?
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Look up fractional freezing, Brewdog use this technique with "32% Tactical Nuclear Penguin" and " 41% Sink the Bismarck"

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