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    How many fresh hops per gallon?

    10 handfuls? :) I'm guessing it's like 10:1 wet: dry ratio
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    How many fresh hops per gallon?

    I have some hop plants and wanted to make some beer with the hops this year. How many fresh hops would I need per gallon? Haven't had time to weigh yet so are we talking a handful or much more/less than that?
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    Cannot get corker to work

    On the hand corkers, how much smaller is the hole than the cork on the bottom of the chamber?
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    Cannot get corker to work

    Just tried a #8 cork. Same thing. It mangles the cork. Won't go through the hole at bottom of chamber. The hole in the chamber is maybe half the size of the cork.
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    Cannot get corker to work

    Still not working. Wet cork, wet chamber. It just mangles the cork. The cork only fits in the chamber, I can't push it through the hole. Worth noting that these corks don't seem to spring back into shape after. Could they be beer bottle corks? :confused:
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    Cannot get corker to work

    I've got one if these hand corkers using 19mm nomacorks but I cannot seem to get it to work, it just squashes the cork and seems impossible to get onto a bottle. Any clues as to how they work? The instructions were in Italian! :)
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    Beetroot wine sweet or dry?

    Flavor seems nice. I guess I just meant light not dark like a grape wine. If I going to make it a dessert wine, what's a starter amount of sugar to add per gallon?
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    Beetroot wine sweet or dry?

    I made a couple gallons of beetroot wine. It's quite dry right now, not very full bodied more like an extremely light rosé. I saw some mentions of it being a dessert wine. If so, how much sugar should I add the second gallon before bottling and sorbating?
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    Co2 tank garage freezing weather?

    Can I store a CO2 tank full on a garage over winter? Temps get down to around -22F sometimes. More worried about the rubber o ring than the gas I think.
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    how often change o rings

    So, with my used kegs, I should clean them but do I need to dismantle to make sure every part is clean or can I just pressurise them and run the liquid through the parts?
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    how often change o rings

    just got some use corny style kegs. They need cleaning but they are holding pressure. How often must you change the o rings and do I have to completely dismantle them to clean them or can I just run fluid through them?
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    Convert tower to wall faucets?

    If I had longer lines outside of the cooler, couldn't I just pour the foam and leave it aside until it turns into cider/beer then drink that? I'm trying to figure out the best of 2 different options.
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    Apfelwein recipe

    I've seen edwort's recipe but I fail to see how that's award winning. The award winning must be the type of juice used or the yeast? I mean the recipe is juice+loads of sugar...ferment. that's like every cider :) Any other interesting recipes to share?
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    Not enough sugar for bottling?

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    Not enough sugar for bottling?

    I thought they woke up again on addition of sugar?
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