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    3 ruined batches.

    What the hell? I have ruined 3 out of my last 5 batches. I have brewed about 25 batches previously and never had this problem. I don't know what is going on. This last batch, I was extremely careful with sanitation, and careful not to aerate. It tasted great right before bottling. Then a week...
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    Lactose

    I am making a milk stout. How much lactose should I use for a 5 gallon batch? How will this affect my FG compared to my OG?
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    Sweet cider.

    This finishes fairly sweet without backsweetening. I got an FG of around 1.01. 4 gallons pasturized cider with no preservatives 2 cups honey 6 oz Grandma's mollases. Heat enough to thoroughly combine all ingredients. Pitch: Wyeast Bavarian wheat yeast. Tell me what you think.
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    Boil or vodka infusion

    I am looking to make a chai milk stout. I am trying to decide on whether to include the chai spices in the boil or to do a vodka infusion. Any thoughts?
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    boil or vodka infussion

    **Moved to recipe section** I am looking to make a chai milk stout. I am trying to decide on whether to include the chai spices in the boil or to do a vodka infusion. Any thoughts?
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    Bottle condition in 1 gallon jugs?

    I am throwing a party and planned on brewing a couple batches for it. I don't want to put in the effort to bottle both batches and don't have a kegging system. Has anyone had luck natural carbing in 1 gallon Carlo Rossi jugs? Will this work? It would be a lot easier than bottling. Thanks in advance.
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