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    Writing a recipe for a Christmas present (I know very little)

    Hi All, In the past I've bought some starter kits for my Dad, and it's been fun brewing and tasting the end product, however I'd like to be able to brew something more similar to what he would usually drink. He usually drinks Peroni, and after talking to various brew shops, all suggestions have...
  2. hybrid__MIND

    For Sale MoreBeer Premium Home Brewing Kit (BNIB) - Houston, TX

    Brand new, In Box. Never opened. Amber ale ingredient kit with yeast included. $230 The Premium Homebrewing Starter Kit has everything you need to brew! Included in this beer brewing starter kit is a massive 8.5 gallon stainless steel brewing kettle, 7 gallon Fermonster fermenter, copper wort...
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    Electric brew-boss wiring help

    Hey guys, Im new at electric brewing and my knowledge of circuits and stuff is at a beginner level. I will hire a profesional electrician to do the wiring work but im trying to not only understand further but also save some money. Also I am setting this up in Mexico and I would like to know a...
  4. C

    Yeast Recs?

    I'm going to start my second batch of cider in a few weeks and I'm curious to try a different yeast than I did last year. Before I used a cider yeast. What is a yeast that would be good for sweetness and apple flavor? And is something that is easy to work with for beginners? I've read about...
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    Should i worry about toxic chemicals since i used unwashed grapes for making wine?

    So basically im new to brewing and yesterday i just bought grapes from the supermarket and prepared them for making wine. I followed all the steps correctly and i haven't washed my grapes and i started the fermentation. It's all well and the yeast is active properly, but I've seen a video about...
  6. ErinDummer

    Gravity problems

    I’m on my third extract batch and am hoping for some advice on how I might have messed up the original gravity and then also what I should be expecting for final gravity. 1. Recipe says anticipated OG is 1.060, I got 1.035 (1.034 measured but I added .001 because I was measuring at 70 deg). On...
  7. H

    Little white bits floating on my wine

    Hello, So I'm a total beginner, I made about a liter of kiwi wine in order to try out how it works. I transferred to secondary when I had too much Lee's and the fermentation was more or less done. It's been a few days, but I started noticing small white floating stuff and I was wondering if...
  8. nicetomeadyou

    General questions from a first time mead maker.

    Hello, lovely to mead everyone. I am a new mead brewer and very very exited. I mixed up my first 30l batch of mead and im going to do another 60l in about 6 months. 1. If i started with a specific gravity of 1.15/1.16 and im using 18% mead yeast, do you think the end result will be dry or semi...
  9. J

    Is this beer off?

    Hello, i recently started fermenting a brown ale and after the 8th day i took a sample using the tap on my fermenting bucket to see the specific gravity. Along with the beer a small amount of what looked like gelatinous fluff also poured into the cup, its hard to explain what this looked like...
  10. nreed

    Beer smells strange after 10 days primary

    Hi all. First post, 3rd brew currently in the primary fermenter. I started with two pretty basic recipes using a Kona Big Wave clone which turned out nice but wanted something a little bigger on flavour so decided to try a BrewDog Hop Fiction clone. I’ve just dry hopped on day 10 in the...
  11. Box

    Back at it!

    Hey everyone! After posting about my first try and receiving lots of useful help I decided to have another go at homemade refreshments! The first batch...well, as alot of people said it sort of turned out like a wet bread flavor or "plain" beer if it could be called that. This time I'm trying...
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    Northern Brewer Chinook IPA (Modified)

    Hey everyone, I'm brand new to homebrewing and decided to purchase the Northern Brewers Homebrew Starter Kit which came with a Chinook IPA kit. I wanted to modify this a little to make it into a hazy/NEIPA style IPA. I decided to replace the Chinook hops with Citra hops and will use LA III 1318...
  13. Trenloco

    First Homebrew experience, suspect infection

    Hello ! Ive been lurking the forums for a while and a week ago I decided I was ready to try my hand at BIAB, here we dont have access to extracts so my first time had to be all grain. I sanitized with bleach but Im afraid I might have screwed up, beer has developed a thick, sponge-like, bubbly...
  14. moeez25041993

    Am I on wrong track or is my Apple Cider gonna waste?

    Hi. I am new to this forum. I am questions regarding ACV. But for this I am writing the complete scenario for understanding. Last year, I made ACV (watching some tutorials from YouTube) and ingredients I used were: 1. Water 2. Sugar 3. Apples as whole During the making of it, I had the smell of...
  15. PlantPatrol

    Pineapple Wine/Tepache potential recipe?

    Hey all, this is my first post, i’ve been brewing about a year so have lurked here for a good bit already though! This is a recipe I figured out from reading about other people’s pineapple experience, I intend to start soon but wanted to get opinions on it beforehand in case any of y’all have...
  16. HonestlyJely

    Bentonite before or after Fermentation?

    Hi! So I'm coming up with my first mead recipe / process and am thinking I might use Bentonite AND Sparklloid to help me mead clear quickly. According to many winemakers online they like to add Bentonite to their must so that it circulates during primary fermentation. (They do caution to not...
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    Looking for brewing tutor in Long Island, NY

    Hi, I'm just starting out with homebrewing. I've assembled an all-grain system consisting of an electric 65L HLT, a 65L Robobrew with pump, and a 1/2bbl SS Brewtech Unitank with heating and chilling and a glycol chiller. I would like to watch an expert brew session in person as YouTube videos...
  18. seanberger

    Houston, I might have a problem?

    Hello All, I started my first batch of kombucha on the 23rd, and I am thinking something went haywire. I submerged all of my equipment into boiling water, along with using said boiling water as the main component of water for my batch (after it cooled down of course!). Used my starter tea...
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    Three Areas of Consideration When Expanding Your Home Brewery.

    Are you totally obsessed with brewing? Are you ready to expand your homebrew operation past the beginner stages? In that case, you’ll want to seriously consider three areas of your procedure: milling, fermenting and bottling. Expanding Your Home Brewery: Milling A grain mill is one piece of...
  20. K

    6 Beginner Beer Recipes and Styles

    We find ourselves in a golden era of beer. There are more breweries open in the United States than ever before, with more and more opening every day. Countless styles and amazing quality are at our fingertips, and tips of our tongues, in nearly every city in the country. As homebrewers, this...
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