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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

    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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    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?

    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?

    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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