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  1. D

    Help! Banana Wine Worries!

    Hi! So this is our first ever wine (why did we try bananas first lol) okay so I have a few questions and concerns: 1. So it’s day 5 and no bubbling from the airlock, I can hear it bubbling when I have my ear next to it. It’s 18-20 Celsius in the fermenter. 2. It smells like strong rotting...
  2. Q

    Brainstorming for a keezer build, looking for ideas/recommendations, etc

    So, a few months back, I was musing on how I would get a chest freezer into our basement, because I didn't want to put it in the garage - it's detached. The wife suggested putting it on our enclosed three season patio (last owner bricked it over, walled and roofed it, and put windows all around...
  3. prah

    Robust Porter... maybe?

    Hi folks, i'm a farly new all grain brewer (currently on my 5 batch), I absolutely need your advice on this one: on my last batch i was ready to brew a Stout so i bought a good amount of Maris otter as base malt and some specialties... except roasted barley (LOL) so i decided not to go for the...
  4. B

    Need to upgrade equipment. Advice?

    I know starting off, usually the cheapest option is the best way to go, as you don't want to dump money into something when you have no idea what you're doing. BUT I'm the type of person where if I decide to do something, I like being great at that thing, therefore after 1 batch of homebrew...
  5. Althozgraz

    So I have decided to build my own electric brewhouse. Advice needed

    Hello fellow Brewers. I have decided to build my own electric brewhouse. I am already well versed in all grain brewing and have alot of batches under my belt. Currently brewing on the grain father and I'm very happy with it but I'm on my second unit and I know eventually the element is going to...
  6. Kory Kullander

    New to brewing!

    Hi there, My name is Kory, and everything ive been looking up has directed me to this forum... so first off, let me thank you all for contributing as its grown my knowledge of what im doing from a 0 to a 1.2/10 already! But... im looking for a bit more of a personal touch to my super...
  7. R

    New mead brewer here - Advice needed.

    Hey guys. This is my first time brewing mead with the honey my family harvest. So, for starters I used Red Star Premier Cuveé yeast, I looked up and it will create a dry mead. if mead is in someway like wine, I prefer my mead and wine dry, not sweet, but do you have any suggestion regarding the...
  8. joeybeer

    Building a 240v 5500w Craftbeerpi Single Heating Vessel System (EBIAB?)

    Hi all, I've been thinking about this build for what seems like 10 years ! Long enough, that my dreams of PID control have been replaced by the amazing Craftbeerpi. We moved into a new house recently, and when I removed a cover plate off the wall behind my work bench, what should I find but a...
  9. Bryan312

    Mead advice!

    Hey all long time reader first time posting, I’ve been making wine and beer for about 3 years now and spirits for about 2 and I e been a chef for 13 years. I just got a hold of 10kilos of pasturized honey for free from the restaurant and thought I would try to make mead. However I’m not sure...
  10. Angus MacDonald

    Hard Pink Lemonade

    Wasn't quite sure where to stick this since it's not really a cider, beer, wine, or mead. I'm planning to make some hard pink lemonade based on a recipe I found online in a different forum from 8 years ago. Wondering if anyone had any experience/tips on making hard lemonades. I mean, it's...
  11. R

    Looking for criticism on my third all grain brew

    Hi there, I finally made the jump to all grain brewing. I’ve done one with my cousin who brews quite a bit and now 2 on my own. I made the zombie dust clone: https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/5916/zombie-dust-clone-all-grain I felt like it was almost the perfect brew, but I...
  12. H

    3 tap kegerator that is tall enough - please help!

    I'm getting myself 3 tap free standing dispenser/kegerator, and there must be something wrong with the way I approach this... After asking friends/reading online - I need help! I'd like to get kegerator that: 1) fits three pony kegs (1/6 gallon) (this - EdgeStar KC3000SSTRIP - seems to fit the...
  13. Stephen Moody

    Looking for advice

    I'm currently working on a 1 gallon cherry Mead, although I'm doubting myself on the ingredients I have used. Instead of water and cherries, I used a gallon of tart cherry juice. Any thoughts on what this could do to the final product?
  14. J

    New Brewer 1st Mead

    I started my 1st batch of mead i used about 3lbs of honey to make 1gallon and i used lalvin ec-1118 followed the directions on the back the water was at just under 109f and it didnt foam really at all and i also left it in the water a little longer then the 15mins it says and now it is about 2...
  15. S

    Brand new to kegging- need help with shopping

    Hey all, I have never kegged before but I've been brewing for almost a decade now. I just cleaned out an old fridge that I will soon be converting into a kegerator, but I need helping choosing a regulator. My long term goal is to have a three tap setup, but I only want to start with 1 tap...
  16. paradoc

    Help my buy my brewery

    OK... I need some collective wisdom and advice from the folks on this board. I'm currently a 5 gallon all-grain brewer using a single pot on a portable propane turkey fryer. I want to upgrade to 10 gallon, 2 or 3 pot brewery. Initially I was looking at 1 tier systems like the Keggle Brewer...
  17. J

    A few minor problems.

    hey everyone! so my friend and I have been brewing for almost about a year now, and this is our 5th batch we just did, 2nd all grain batch. We did an IPA and I THOUGHT it was going to turn out well. We brewed saturday afternoon and put it in the primary saturday night. sunday night it was...