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    Question About Using Bread Yeast

    Hi, I was just wondering what bread yeast tops out at alcohol wise. Or if anyone has general info about using bread yeast to brew with. Thanks! Jennifer
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    Welch's Wine but no Champagne Yeast!

    I thought I had some champagne yeast, but no. So I am going to use some of the Red Star Premier Cuvee instead. Also considered: Lalvin 71B-1122 Red Star Cote des Blancs We'll see how it turns out. Everything is an experiment anyhow! :mug: Jennifer
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    Apfelwein: Reusing Yeast

    What are the consequences of continually adding apple juice to the old sediment (not clarifying the old yeast)? Will it affect the flavor? Just wondering, because that is what I just did. Wanted to see what would happen. Maybe I'll just keep the experiment going unless the flavor begins...
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    Husband Dumps Out Store Bought

    This is funny. My husband bought an assortment of beers from around the world and I don't know how many he has tried and dumped. He says my beers are way better. This must be true, because I would never drink the stuff from the stores. Now I am a beer drinker! :) Jennifer
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    Record Your Message On A Beer Can

    Hi folks, Taking a chance that maybe you've seen this before but while I was indulging one of my other favorite hobbies I found this: direct to beer mastering - the sound of the pro's and thought of ya'll. :mug: Jennifer
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    A Short Word Of Encouragement: Flat Beer

    Hi, last spring I used a nondescript, hodgepodge beer kit from the local brew shop to make a wheat ale. When it was finished it had almost no head and had what I would describe as an unpleasant edge to it. Now, almost nine months later it pours into the glass and foams so much you get...
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    Freezer Death Forces Wine Making & Dumb Mistakes

    Hi, freezer died yesterday forcing me to make the strawberry wine that I had put off. Being exhausted from a very long workday I had a brain fart on the recipe. I suspect it isn’t disastrous, but would like your input. Here is what I made: 27 lbs strawberries 17 lbs sugar 5 tsp acid...
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    What Is Wine Conditioner?

    I have purchased it and used it but is there a cheaper version available? What is the stuff made of? Thanks, Jennifer
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    Don't Shoot The Questioner: Hops Shortage Still Going On?

    Back to my hobby again and as I am just a lowly kit beer brewer I am wondering what's going on. The last couple of kits I made tasted yucky because of the substitution hops. Don't want to splurge on one unless I know it will taste right. Also, which types of kits would not have been...
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    Is There a Simple Recipe for 3 Cans of Raspberry Puree?

    I have a recipe, but it seems a bit heavy on adding a lot of stuff. Acid blend, yeast nutrient, pectic enzyme, and tannin. I can do this, but I was wondering if anyone has a simpler way of doing this. Thank you, Jennifer
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    Shot Hydrometers?

    Hey, I have a question. I have 3 hydrometers. I just brewed a couple of beer kits and two of the hydrometers just shoot way up to an unregisterable degree. One will read true. What is the deal with the other two? There seems to be no discernible difference between any of them. Thank...
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    Apfelwein oops, what have I done?

    Hi there, Due to the human error factor I made a mistake and didn't discover it until two weeks later: I put the apple juice into the carboy and simply added the yeast alone. Got some fermentation and then it quit. I discovered my mistake and just decided to plunge on. I simply...
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    Ways to Sweeten Elderberry Wine?

    Hiya folks, I am about ready to bottle my first batch of wine. This stuff is currently sitting in tertiary, and it has needed every one of its stages to settle stuff out. Anyhow, I have not even tasted the product for several months, but suspect it will need a little sweetening up...
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    Second Beer is Ready

    The American Cream Ale is done, but I only have my husbands thumbs up on it. He likes it a lot. I am working out of town right now so I cannot add my comments. He also told me that my mom thinks its good too. Can't wait to try it. Jennifer
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    Anyone else here keep an aquarium?

    We were gifted with multiple tanks and a few fish a while back. The fish are African Cichlids, from lake Malawi. Labidochromis caeruleus (Lion's Cove I) I finally got the 55 gallon tank repaired and set up. These fish are the most reclusive I’ve ever had. They spend all day digging holes...
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    Sampling at priming time: Alpfenwien

    My daughter and I are racking up the cider this weekend and we are going to sample it. We are anxious to try it. But I believe I will probably like it better after the three weeks of priming. We also get to sample our American Cream Ale, it is ready this Saturday. I have never drank so...
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    Bottling Apfelwein?

    Hi, the Apfelwein that I made is now ready to leave my carboy. I guess I'll bottle it in beer bottles, but should I prime it? I have some Dextrose to use. I would like to get it out of the carboy and accessible for us to enjoy. Thanks! Jennifer
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    'They' Suck and I Done With 'em

    Changed my mind. It is worth the fight. Jennifer
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    1st Batch Irish Stout Done and Tested

    It worked!! My husband is totally pleased and so am I. It has a great flavor and makes a huge head. Kicks like a mule to boot. I took some to my cowboy friend in Texas and he is used to drinking Miller lite. (yuck) He told me it was like drinking three of them and called it a...
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    Using Dishwasher to Clean New Bottles

    Please tell me if the stuff added to 'rinse' the dishes will coat the bottle and cause a problem with the beer later on. I am trying to remember the name of the stuff, but I'm having a brain fart right now. Anyhow, I have it in my dishwasher and ended up handwashing all of the bottles...
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