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  1. J

    Beer/ soda carbonation

    Hello, So i made my first batch of beer and my wife has asked me to make soda for her. I am bottle conditioning my beer, however she wants the soda to be 100% non alcoholic. Is there a way to carbonate soda THEN bottle it? If so what would i need?
  2. DanInSydney

    Head retention

    I’ve made a couple of extract brews and although they taste great. Original Bitter & Northern Brown Ale. HOWEVER... although they’ve carbonated with the right amount of fizz I was going for in each style, I get crappy head retention. I doubt it’s the bottles as I’ve tried a few types. I’ve...
  3. H

    CO2 Levels in Beer: The Role it Plays

    Beer is one of those beverages that has an important trademark: it is bubbly, effervescent and bright. CO2 is imparted by beer conditioning (by adding priming sugar) or by forcing CO2 into a keg, this element has a huge impact in our favorite brew, and can give very specific characteristics just...
  4. D

    A Series of Unfortunate Brewing Accidents

    A Series of Unfortunate Brewing Accidents It happens multiple times throughout a homebrewers career. You do your best to prevent mishaps large and small, but at the end of the day, human error is judge jury and executioner. Usually no one actually gets hurt in these accidents, and looking back...
  5. lynnfhoffman

    Is 'still beer' still beer?

    Is 'Still Beer' still beer? When a brew pub is located in an industrial park, that's a good sign. It suggests that the brewer is paying a lower rent than his colleague in the fancy neighborhood. Lower rent means lower costs overall, but it especially means that it costs less to store the beer...
  6. jOitheboat

    Free The Nitro!

    I've been brewing off and on with various levels of focus, excitement, and regularity over the last 15 years or so. Over the years, my tastes have swung between sessionable low gravity stouts to hop overdose IPAs and all the way back. I've had a kegging system for a long time and have often...
  7. lynnfhoffman

    Is 'still beer' still beer?

    Is 'Still Beer' still beer? When a brew pub is located in an industrial park, that's a good sign. It suggests that the brewer is paying a lower rent than his colleague in the fancy neighborhood. Lower rent means lower costs overall, but it especially means that it costs less to store the beer...
  8. jOitheboat

    Free The Nitro!

    I've been brewing off and on with various levels of focus, excitement, and regularity over the last 15 years or so. Over the years, my tastes have swung between sessionable low gravity stouts to hop overdose IPAs and all the way back. I've had a kegging system for a long time and have often...
  9. Redhouse Brewing

    Carbonation Issue

    Can anyone assist with a weird carbonation issue that I’m having. I quick carb all my beers (homebrew) by kegging cold beer (36 degrees) and setting regulator to 35 psi for 48 hours, reduce to 20 psi for 4 hours (usually) depends on the beer. Then reset to 10 psi and the beer pours perfect but...
  10. R

    Carbonation Issues

    So I currently have 2 batches currently bottle conditioning and they have been for about 2 and a half weeks at around 70F. Of which I used 1cup of dextrose for priming with just enough hot water to dissolve it all and when bottling would give my beer a stir every 6-8 bottles as I do with all my...
  11. jayjay

    Yeasty tasting beer - not done bottle conditioning?

    Hi So this might be a rookie question My first batch of beer just finished (i think) fermenting last sunday after which i bottled it with sugar for bottle conditioning. The recipe told me to leave beer at room temperature for 2 days and then move to a cooler place. Out of curiosity i tried one...
  12. DanInSydney

    How time affects your brew

    I recently finished my first batch of Original Bitter and was really happy with how it turned out! I knew bottle conditioning would have an impact, but was pleasantly surprised at how much better it was vs prior going into the bottle. I keep seeing people on the forums saying the longer you...
  13. DanInSydney

    Bottle carbonation fix

    Have been bottle carbonating a batch of Ordinary Bitter since around 4 weeks and 2-3 bottles didn’t carbonate. Any tips to avoid eating them. I guess maybe some extra yeast then sugars for carbonation, but I’m just concerned about bottle bombs!
  14. Franktalk

    Barrel Aged Barleywine--Priming Sugar and Yeast?

    I have had a five gallon batch of 8.5% barleywine in a bourbon barrel for 6 weeks, and it's ready for bottling. A sample has convinced me that it's ready, and that it has the perfect amount of bourbon and oak flavor and aroma. So, will I have to add yeast with my priming sugar to carbonate it...
  15. DanInSydney

    Is my beer carbonating?

    Just bottled my first batch & carbonated using carbonation drops. I plan to leave them for a few weeks to condition. I was wondering is there any way visually I can tell if my beer is carbonating as it should? Waiting 2-4 weeks to open & find out if it’s actually worked is a killer! Can I just...
  16. S

    DIY Keg Carbonation Rocker Sled Plans

    Here are some plans for a DIY wooden hand rocker used to aid in fast forced carbonation of a corny keg. It can be used on a table or counter by hand(two fingers) or on the floor with your foot. Takes 10-15 minutes to get the keg fully carbonated. How it works: Strap in the keg, attach co2...
  17. Jhonntan Gonzalez

    Keg Lid Carbonation Stone

    Hello guys! I recently bought a keg lid with a carbonation stone to start kegging and carbonating my beer. I was wondering if you guys have any insight on how to use it. I have followed the following steps: lower keg temperature to 39F apply carbonation stone at 4PSI for 30 minutes increased...
  18. R

    New to kegging. Help please

    Hello all. I’ve been brewing for a number of years, but have always bottled simply because I have a paranoia about gas canisters.... yes, seriously. I decided to bite the Co2 tank (like Jaws) and get into kegging. I have no idea what I’m doing. I just put the beer into primary fermenter so I’ve...
  19. K

    Harder to get carbonation when using beergun with CO2

    Hi! Everytime I use my Beergun and give each bottle a good spray with CO2 before filling the beer, the carbonation take forever. Sometimes up to 3-4 months. I use the same amount of primer as I always do. The only differense is the lack of oxygen in the bottle. Is that the reason? Does anyone...
  20. N

    noob help with priming, sweetening and flavor

    hello, guys, this is my first time here and I have a question? I have a 5 gallon batch of cider working and I used a red star premier blanc champagne yeast it's still bubbling and is coming to its end. I know it's going to be very dry and I'm not sure how to go about priming for carbonation with...
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