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  1. SnyderCider

    Garage Brewing

    So I just started my first brew of hard cider with Motts (I know it's not ideal but it's what I can afford). My garage stays at about 68-75 degrees daily but living in NJ the weather can change that. The biggest thing I've noticed is the humidity and I've read that it can cause a spoiled cider...
  2. Sinisterdeer

    Primary fermentation

    This is my 2nd batch of beer, but this time I dont hear the bubbles from the airlock like with my last batch. I do see little bubbles. Is this something I should be worried about? It has been in the primary bucket for 12 days now. Also how long should I leave it in there? Last batch I kept it in...
  3. D

    Hydrometer confusion

    incoming noob!!! I recently purchased my first starter kit (Bulldog Micro Brewery - IPA - Starter Equipment and Beer Kit). I followed the instructions provided and have now also watched several videos on youtube. The pack came with a better brew hydrometer by hambletonbard. This hydrometer has...
  4. Brulian

    Brewing mishap. Thoughts?

    Hi all, So yesterday I attempted my 1st ever brew. Im using a beer brewing kit with hops and barley extract. In the instructions it says that a minimun size pot of 5L should be used(stainless steal), which I have (next time im going to buy a larger pot). I placed 3L of water to boil and then...
  5. D

    Is homebrewing worth it in 2019?
  6. I

    Looking for a simplistic recipe to get started

    Hello, newbie here. I've always wanted to try my hands on home brewing. Firstly, I like cooking and would have joined culinary school if I didn't choose my current career path. Secondly, I am a tiny broke at the moment. So, I figure now is as good a time as any to try it out. I was wondering if...
  7. T

    How to make higher ABV

    Hey everyone, I brewed a block party summer ale from northern brewing and I don’t think I boiled the wort hard enough but it’s been fermenting for 2 weeks and one week was colder temperatures so I got a heat pad to make it around 70F and it’s been at that for a week under a blanket for...
  8. Hobby brewer

    Priming sugar options?

    Have been kicking around the idea of trying alternative sugars and such for priming my bottles. Anyone have good luck with this?