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    Question on over use of yeast

    Hi all, I will be doing a 5liter brew this weekend and I have scaled the recipe from a standard 23liter brew. Do I also need to scaled the yeast or can I just use the whole 11g? The yeast I have is Lallemand Danstar Nottingham Yeast For Home Brew Ale Beer Brewing 11g.
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    How to brewing and manage small batches.

    hello all, I’m planning on brewing a small batch this weekend, somewhere between 2 to 2.5 to gallon. I have no problem getting the beer into the small glass carboy but what i am concern is, getting it out from the carboy and straight into the bottle. what techniques have you used in the...
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    How to scale down a batch size.

    hello fellow brewers, There are just so many good recipes in this forum and its almost impossible to try everything in 1 lifetime. Despite that, I will endevour with your help of cause. I wish to scale down recipes to a 5 liter/ 1.3 gallon batch. e.g. for this recipe...
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    Need advice on a stock pot for BIAB

    Hello all, I’m planning to go all grain and its time I invest into a nice stock pot and came across this on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Large-30L-Aluminimum-Stock-Pot-and-Basket-Perfect-Seafood-/380378117193?pt=AU_Accessories_Tackle&hash=item58904d7449 Because I live in a small...
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    Using a can of coopers for a 10L brew.

    Hello, Need help here. I have a mr.beer kit sitting at home and I refuse to buy their malt extract to make a 10 liter/2.64 US gallons batch. Instead I was hoping to get a can of coopers malt extract and use the whole can instead. I know this will make a really strong and high gravity beer...
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    Need recipe for Stella Artois.

    Hello folks, Does anybody here have a reliable and tested recipe for Stella Artois? My wife and her friends like this beer and since winter is upon us what better beer to brew which will suit the weather and make her happy. I am for one not a big fan of this beer but whatever makes her...
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    Guinness lager

    This came as a surprise to me and anybody here tried it before? http://www.guinness.com/en-au/thelager.html
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    Question Natural carbonation.

    Hello all, Let’s assume that I'm a very patience person, can i bottle my beer without priming sugar and still get the carbonation in need from time – say 6 months? And is it true that if I’m going to keg my beer, I don’t need priming sugar cause I’ll have the co2 hook up to the keg anyway.
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    Newbie mistake?

    Hello all, Over the weekend I tried my hands on this recipe https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/paulaner-style-hefe-weizen-32811/ and made a mistake only to realise it was too late to undo. Basically after two days of fermentation... What went wrong was when my wort came to a rolling boil I...
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    Fermenting Coopers Irish stout at 34c

    Hello folks, Did my extract brew yesterday and it's going to be a hot summer. Average temperature will be around 33-34c. You think this will ruin my beer?
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    How to make wine

    Ladies/Guys, In order to keeping brewing beer I need to make wine as well to keep the other half happy. Is there a good site or even past posts in here to help me get started? Regards
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    brewing is all i can think about

    and its affecting my work quality.:confused:
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    Drastic change in fermenting temperature – Will quality be affected?

    Hello all, In order to “maintain” an ideal fermenting temperature for my lager using Saflager S-23 yeast I plan to ON my fridge for 2-4 hours everyday but mostly OFF when I’m at work. I’ve been taking lots of reading lately before I start fermenting and the highest my temperature it will go...
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    Drastic change in fermenting temperature – Will quality be affected?

    Hello all, In order to “maintain” an ideal fermenting temperature for my lager using Saflager S-23 yeast I plan to ON my fridge for 2-4 hours everyday but mostly OFF when I’m at work. I’ve been taking lots of reading lately before I start fermenting and the highest my temperature it will go...
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    Brew in a bag for all grain brew - PLEASE HELP ME!

    Dear All, I’m begging for your HELP for this brew… Here is the situation; I have 3 bottles of Hob Goblin in my fridge and I am very reluctant to drink it as I’m keeping it for that “special” occasion. When I came across this post my heart stopped and instantly knew this was going to be my...
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    Using Saflager S-23 at below 10C/50F

    Hello all, I'm going to brew a lager just as soon as I get my temperature regulated and right now my fermentation fridge is hitting slightly below 10C/50F. Can you please advice from your experience if this Saflager yeast will work at this temp? In the packaging it says preferred temp is at...
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    Using Saflager S-23 at below 10C/50F

    Hello all, I'm going to brew a lager just as soon as I get my temperature regulated and right now my fermentation fridge is hitting slightly below 10C/50F. Can you please advice from your experience if this Saflager yeast will work at this temp? In the packaging it says preferred temp is at...
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    Coopers Wheat Beer - do i need to mature it?

    Hello folks, I brewed my second beer last Sunday using a can of Coopers Wheat Beer, 1KG of DME and used a packet of Danstar Munich yeast. Today is the 5th day and I have consistent airlock reading for yesterday and today. Can it be right? Only 4+ days and its done fermenting – is that right...
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    Advice needed on PET bottles

    Hello guys, Need your advice on the type of PET bottles that I want to use for my beer fermentation. This is what I got from TESCO a few weeks back but need further input if its safe and will not provide off flavour if use as a primary fermenter.
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    Beer with too much gas?

    Hello All, Please have a look at this brew, its an Australian Pale brewed with a Coopers extract. I bottled my beer at week 4 when all the reading was consistent for 3 straight days. I added 1 tea spoon of fine sugar for each 750ml bottles. The beer taste horrible but its getting slightly...
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