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    2 cider questions, im a noob.

    No.1. Can I boil store brought apple juice (pasteurise) before adding to my Fermenter, or is there no need? No.2. How much lactose do I need to use to make a sweet cider?
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    G'day all, Can I use lactose to sweeten my cider If so how much for 5 gals / 19 ltrs. If not,what can I use and how much? Thanks to all who help!!!
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    Vanilla bean and Cinnamon ???

    G'day all, I'm making a 5gal/19 ltr Belgium style beer ,but want to try some different Flavours in it and thought that vanilla and cinnamon would be great flavours to have as I like both. But I'm not sure on the quantities of each and when is the best time to add Them in the brew...
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    G'day, I was wondering what is better to use fresh orange peel or dried orange peel ? Also how much of each in a 20 Ltr / 5 gal batch ? Thanks to all, who help.
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    Honey in my brew...

    G'day, I was wondering, what the difference between brewing honey and ordenairy off the shelf honey. Could someone tell me and how much of either should i use in a 18 ltr / 5 gallon brew. Im looking for a slight honey flavour.
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    Using Home Made Toffee

    G'Day all, I was just wondering that if I made some home made brown toffee With normal table sugar and brown vinegar like my mother used to make,and boy did it taste nice,it could be broken up into pieces like Belgian candi, how would that taste in a brew?
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    Warning!!! Could have gone wrong.

    Before I made my brew today, I sterilized all my equipment. Then for some stupid reason and no thought, I sterilized or so tried to sterilize my mash tun with a very strong dosage of Sodium Metabisulphite , Not a very smart move on my behalf, as it created unseeable gases which I couldnt smell...
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    Go over my recipie and tell me if it's o.k.?

    1.5kg of Thomas Coopers amber malt EXtract 1.5kg of Morgans Carramalt liquid Extract 200 gms of Choclate Malt - Grain 300 gms of Crystal Malt - Grain 1 kg of Dark Dry Malt Extract 500 gms of light Dry Malt Extract SAF T-58 Hallertau Hops for 60 mins Hallertau Hops for 10 mins...
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    safbrew 033 is this suitable for Belgian ale.

    hey all, Im about to do a belgian beer , and my local HBS doesnt carry any liquid yeasts , but told me that this yeast will do the trick. If so should i create a starter.
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    23 litres is this too much

    A Newbe Question. I have put together a recipie based on many i have viewed on many sights and so far i have compiled a recipie based on these common ingrediants. 1.7 kg of amber liquid malt 1.7 kg of caramalt liquid extract 100 grms of chocalate malt grain 200 grms of caramunich grain...