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How can tobacco be used in beer?
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Italy's Birra del Borgo do a range of beers that are made with tobacco. I don't know how they do it, but I have had the KeTo RePorter and the KeTo ReAle and can say that they genuinely taste like they ...

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Electric brewing in UK or Ireland
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You can buy off the shelf equipment that can do all of this. I have two plastic boilers that I got from the local homebrew shop, both have thermistors on the back to control the boil. A friend has got ...

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Finding good hop stockists
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There are a number of homebrew shops online in the UK, it's just a case of trawling all their websites and seeing what's available. I have heard of people ordering hops from retailers in Australia and ...

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Recommendations for Simple, Hoppy IPA
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Have a look at An Enthusiast's Guide to Homebrew Beers: Making Ales, Lagers and Unique Hybrid Styles by Sam Calagione, it's got a recipe for 60 Minute IPA in it, as well as another for Hopfather a 100 ...

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All-late addition hop APA
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Yes it works, more commonly know as a hopburst, I believe. Google for "baby faced assassin homebrew" and read the many blogs about a UK homebrewer turned pro who did one with Citra hops.

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Pausing a ginger beer plant
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Give it to a friend to look after. I can remember my wee brother looking after a friends plant while they were on holiday. The reward? My brother got some of the plant, which he grew on and we got ...

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Any way to remove painted on labels?
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I've managed to scrape the paint off some Rogue bottles using a window scraper. One of these -> http://www.toolbank.com/p/C10208/STA028590 It took quite a while to get it all off and I decided after ...

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Cask beer at home
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In the UK we have access to 5L mini-kegs -> http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Easy_Kegs.html I don't know if you can get these in the States or not, but they're prefect for parties. Or if ...

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Sweet sparkling cider without pasteurizing, sulphites or lactose
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You could always try keeving which is a process used by the French (and British) to produce a naturally sweet cider. It works by creating a gel in the must, that traps nutrients and rises to the top, ...

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Brewing process for sweet apple cider
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You could always try keeving which is a process used by the French (and British) to produce a naturally sweet cider. It works by creating a gel in the must, that traps nutrients and rises to the top, ...

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Is it possible to bottle condition without sediment?
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There are some brewers in the UK who tank condition their beer. Once they have the correct level of carbonation, they put it through a centrifuge to remove the yeast, but retain the carbonation and ...

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How much weight to add to a dry-hop bag?
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After trial and error, I add about a handful of those glass beads you put at the bottom of a flower vase. They're easy to boil sterilise along with what ever I'm putting the hops in. Works well for me....

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Online stores for unhulled grains in Europe?
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You could always try asking the Maltsters' Association of Great Britain if any of their members could supply you with some. Or maybe one of the homebrew suppliers like The Malt Miller would be able to ...

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Apple juice for hard cider (UK)
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You can just use cheap apple juice from the supermarket, see this blog post by Sean Ayling. Cheers, Bob P.S. In the UK we don't call it "Hard Cider", it's just called Cider...

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Any suggestions / stories on heather ale brewing?
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Williams Brothers, from Scotland, brew a range of traditional ales, one of which, Fraoch, is a heather ale and has been around for over twenty years. If you are interested in the history of heather ...

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Where can I find some Nelson Sauvin hops?
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Hop & Grape in the UK have some listed on their website - http://bit.ly/8LWW4r Their website makes it look like they ship internationally if you're not based in the UK.

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What are the UK regulations for transporting compressed CO2?
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I don't know the exact answer to your question, a quick google shows plenty of PDF files which might contain your answer. The easiest option is to just phone the HSE and enquire. I have another hobby ...

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How to use a Hambleton Bard s30 cylinder?
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You can't control the pressure with any accuracy, as it's a case of screw it in, give it a squirt and then unscrew it. If you put too much in, then the pressure relief valve should allow the excess to ...

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Tips for my first English IPA
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If you're after making a "proper" British IPA, then Cascade probably isn't the hop you want to be using. (East Kent) Goldings and Fuggles are the classic British hops, you could also look at using ...

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What is the best book for beginning home brewers?
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Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher

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What to do with a stuck fermentation after 2 days with my first beer kit?
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You could try rousing the yeast and see if that gets it going. Grab your brewers paddle and give the wort a good mix up.

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