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    Mold?

    Actually they were dried. I was just trying to say that they weren't pellets. Anyway I have done some reading and seems not all is lost. Skimmed the the top and siphoned out of the middle leaving the top floaters. Bottled and will see what it tastes like.
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    Mold?

    I am fairly new to beer making, i have made about a dozen 5 Gallon batches. This was a twocan coopers Real ale and IPA. After 3 days of fermenting I added a chucks with fresh hops from the hop farm. this is now 4 days later and SG is 1.010 and I was about to bottle today and when I took off the...
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    Cloudy

    I am day 9 of a Coopers (Brew A) IPA. I feel that SG has stabilized. Temp has been at 75F/24C It smells and tastes OK. But the batch looks very cloudy. Any suggestions? Should I rack to secondary fermenter or wait or go ahead and bottle.
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    Toucan brew ends up a little flat

    Sounds like you are you saying not to use Brew Enhancer 2 when bottling. Is Dextrose or Sucrose the best or would you recommend any other types of sugar for carbonation? PS I am using 1/2 Liter plastic bottles with fresh new caps each time.
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    Toucan brew ends up a little flat

    Temp was close to recommended. Time was at least 2 weeks, the ones I am drinking now are about 6 weeks. There is a bit of carbonation when they are opened and if poured from 8 to 12 inches creates a rich dense foamy head. The next batch I will try a wee bit more temp, it's our summer now so it...
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    Toucan brew ends up a little flat

    I Have made a few batches of a Brown and Stout and another that uses Stout and a Bitter. I use 1 can of each with either 1/2 or 1kg of (Coopers Brew Enhancer 2). It brews nicely and I leave it in the primary for about 2 weeks. They have all been quite drinkable. My issue is that I use the...
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    Coopers Dark Ale / Stout toucan

    Have made a few batches of this and another that uses Stout and a Bitter. They have all been quite drinkable. My issue is that I use the standard amount of sugar (Coopers Brew Enhancer 2) when bottling but beer is a little flat when the lid is lifted and will only form a good head if poured from...
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    Can I use twist off bottles?

    Dumb Newbie here. Can I use twist off bottles for beer? There seems to be more than one opinion on this. Thanks in advance :confused:
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    Is there a term for this?

    I opened the can added water and yeast. It made a drinkable stout. I think it was can of stout and can of Tom Caxton Best bitters. I think doing it that way I added no sugar? Sorry this must seem like very simple questions, but I have to start somewhere...
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    Is there a term for this?

    It's been a long time since I have made any beer (15 years and only from kits). I have no recipes from then but I remember using two cans and little or no sugar. Is there a name or term for doing it that way. I tried looking it up but it's hard when you don't know what you're looking for.:confused:
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    Adding spice?

    Does anyone even have a best guess on this? I had a thought, but no idea if it would work. I live in a desert area and some of the wine from local wineries actually has a bit of a sage flavor simply from growing close to sage. Would I be able to add some sage sprigs to the primary fermentation...
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    SG and when to degas?

    Thanks:mug::)
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    SG and when to degas?

    Hi, This is my first batch in about 15 years, I am making a RJS Craft Winemaking Premeur Kit. It Comes with grape peels and seeds 18 Liter 8 week Kit. They suggest Primary and secondary fermentation. Primary 6 to 8 days if SG was at or below 1.020 mine was at .993 on day 8. Secondary should be...
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    SG and Secondary Fermentation

    Hi, This is my first batch in about 15 years, I am making a RJS Craft Winemaking Premeur Kit. It Comes with grape peels and seeds 18 Liter 8 week Kit. They suggest Primary and secondary fermentation. Primary 6 to 8 days if SG was at or below 1.020 mine was at .993 on day 8. Secondary should be...
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    2 questions about cleaning and top juice kits

    Hi, new to this site. I was making wine 15 years ago and still have all the equipment and planning to take it up again. Although it's a bit dusty from hiding in the basement. Question 1. Any special cleaning instructions or warnings about using this neglected equipment? Question 2. Any...
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