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    first real beer batch

    1 ounce in my 5 gallon fermenter. to sanitize the bottles we just would submerge them fill them with water shake around and dump out.
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    first real beer batch

    Hello, today i bottled my first batch with my father. We used san star in the two fermenters and we took each bottle and filled it up with the water inside the fermenter shook it inside the bottles and dumped the water back into the fermenter. My question is, there were a lot of bubbles when...
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    need some help

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    Huge Problem

    i planted some rhizomes last year they are growning back, but the names of them are gone. I do not have anything written anywhere, so how do I know which hops are which?
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    I may need help!

    Now how many days should I wait till I check with the hydrometer? If I open it before fermenting is complete won’t I risk the chance of infection? Sorry if this seems like stupid questions but this is my first beer. And if air is leaking out in other places could that affect my brew negatively?
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    I may need help!

    Question about my brew we put it in the primary Sunday and it was perking all day yesterday and seems to have stopped today??? The brew is a Witbier, any comments or help would be great. Thanks
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    I just brewed a Witbier, since it will be cloudy by nature is a secondary necessary?
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    brewers best

    are these brew kits good?
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    Does anyone here know a good chicha recipe???
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    make the cider a little sweeter

    What other yeasts can be used to make mt cider sweeter
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    Hard Cider recipe

    I am looking for the Edworts Apfelwien recipe can anyone help please
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    I am sanitizing bottles for some hard cider, which we will drink tonight. I was wondering will the sanitizer affect the way my cider will taste?
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    about to bottle my cider

    It has been fermenting for 3 months for the most part it is clear but i notice a little bit of cloudiness floating around in there is this normal?
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    San star and bottles

    does the dishwasher have to say sanitize or will the water be hot enough alone?
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    San star and bottles

    what a good way to sanitize bottles using this stuff? can it be mixed with water?
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    need some help

    I am currently making some hard cider, this is my first batch ever. It has been in the primary for almost 2 months and I am almost ready to bottle it. I bought some priming sugar to carbonate it a little bit as well. My questions are after i boil the sugar in some water and mix the two in...
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    Another Hard Cider question

    do i boil it in water? if so how much?
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    Another Hard Cider question

    I just bought some priming sugar and i was wondering how i add this. do i add it to the primary? also how long do I wait to bottle after it is added? thanks
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    cider going on 5th week but still slite bubbles?

    Should I make sure a spoon is sanitized before taking the sip?
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    cider going on 5th week but still slite bubbles?

    I never did the hydrometer on this cider, what should it read approx.? Also is it safe to open and check, or can it still get a bacterial infection? Sorry this is my first batch of cider.