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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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    Not enough sugar for bottling?

    It sounds more like I'm not moving to secondary quick enough and leaving in secondary too long. I wait until all bubbles have stopped. Agree weight is more accurate but a 1/8 cup of powdered dextrose is going to be pretty close. Should I time bubbles in secondary instead?
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    Not enough sugar for bottling?

    Primary was about 6 weeks. Secondary 3 months since it still had bubbles. Bottled and left for 3+ months at room temperature. 1 in 10 carbed. Maybe there weren't enough yeast nutrients...I don't normally add them at fermentation. I've had this every time I bottled. I fill just up to the...
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    Not enough sugar for bottling?

    Dunno. I was told on this forum to add sulphites at every other racking and just before bottling. Assumption was it only slowed the yeast not killed it. The sulphites were necessary to stop oxidisation. :confused:
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    Not enough sugar for bottling?

    I've tried this same method now for 3 batches and I'm not having much success with carbing. 1 in 10 bottles has a little carbing but the rest are flat. One... That makes me think maybe something was uneven but secondly, I'm wondering if I'm adding enough dextrose. I add: 1/8 cup dextrose per...
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    Convert tower to wall faucets?

    Hmm. Well the distance between top of fridge and faucet will be around 2ft. The rest of the line I could push back into the fridge. Presumably that foam will settle and can be drink shortly after :) I guess I could just have the tower straight above the fridge with only a few inches exposed to...
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