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  1. Aróchito

    Brewing Cider in Plastic Sparklets 5Gal

    Hey folks, I am about to start brewing a new batch of cider and have aquired 6, 5 gallon plastic sparklets water jugs with the number 7 on the bottom. They have only carried water in them, were never reused, and kept out of the sun. Does anyone have any experience or know anything scientific...
  2. D

    Is homebrewing worth it in 2019?
  3. B

    Michigan Home Brewery Retirement

    After nearly 30 years it's time to hang up my hat. Moving aboard a sailboat and don't have room. Everything needed for all-grain from mill to kegging or bottling. Location is 48430. 6 Gallon Glass Carboy, $30 ea 5 Gallon Glass Carboy, $30 ea Growlers, $3 ea Air locks with bung, $2 ea...
  4. Cameron Engelbrecht

    Storing Dry Yeast

    Hello! I am very new to home brewing. I recently bought dry yeast from northern brewer that is designed to be pitched in a five gallon batch. However, I am only brewing 1 gallon batches at the moment. Is there a way I can store the unused yeast after I open the package without contaminating it...
  5. O

    Brewing from very opaque nectar

    Hi all! Here's my second question. I am a big fan of the tropical fruits, being of Dominican Republic ancestry although I was born in the States. Since the more tropical fruits are hard to come by in the northern states, I've essentially been forced to decide to brew from juices and nectars...
  6. O

    Hyperslow Brew

    Hi all! First post. I have two unrelated questions so I'll separate them. Here's my first: I am making an apple wine with a bottled apple juice with no preservatives. Here's what I did. I added yeast and nutrients into a primary, racked into a secondary with more nutrient, then used that bottom...
  7. Gussguss

    Hi , FNG here, just started brewing

    Hello all, I want to say hi and thank you for all the great info and for being humble and humorous. The beer in kettle is my first. Sweet Porter, should be called a stout porter lol. ABV was about 2 percent higher than expected. I just bottled and gonna let it set 4 weeks with a taste at 2. I...