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  1. M

    Constant contamination

    I am asking for some help around here as I am starting to lose hope. I brewed 4 beer at my apartment, and only one of them turned out as not contaminated. The exact type I am not sure, I am guessing it is lactobacillus, but it can be something else. It smells and tastes sour, a bit like vinegar...
  2. L

    Name this infection.

    So I’m quite new. My wine was made with apples, oranges, and white grapes. After it sat for close to a month when a sort of ‘slime’ formed on the top. It was like little bubbles of slime sitting on top. So I carefully racked. This has been sitting for probably close to 8 weeks and now there is...
  3. B

    Wine kit gone wrong. Can I distill? Make brandy?

    Hey guys I started a wine kit a couple weeks ago unfortunately I found a film layer at the top. After sending a pic to the place that sold me the kit, they are giving me a new kit. Anyways before I pour it down the toilet, wondering if I could use it for anything? I have my own distiller. Is...
  4. Trey Ark

    Mouse Poo and Apples...

    Hey Everyone, I've been busy with multiple brews, college, and work. I left some of my favorite apples in the garage, meaning to use them the next day but life happened and they've sat out there. I've thrown out the rotting ones and found some mouse poop in one of my boxes. I have another box...
  5. I

    1 week into first Cyser, Panicked, is it salvageable?

    Hello! So exactly a week ago I started my first ever homebrew. I bought two gallon jugs of apple cider from Whole Foods, and left one as is, and the other poured 1.5 lbs of honey into. Then I added 1tsp of Yeast Nutrient (Urea and Diammonium Phosphate) and 1/2 tsp of pectic enzyme to each jug...
  6. T

    Weird taste to my second batch

    Hey all! I am new to the kombucha scene, and I made my first batch successfully, however I seem to have messed something up on my second. After a 3-4 days, the batch was not ready, but after tasting it every so often, it didn't seem to taste very good. It's been about a week and my batch smells...
  7. B

    Yeast starter mishap

    I made a yest starter today for my NE IPA and I noticed (after I pitched my yeast) that some of the DME I used was stuck to the bottom of the Erlenmeyer flask. I boiled the water-DME mixture in the flask for 15 minutes and then chilled it like I normally do. Will the stuck dme at the bottom of...
  8. I

    Stinky Beer - Batch gone bad.

    Hi I did a Woodefordes Wherry kit on Sunday and it has been bubbling away since. I looked at it this morning and smelt the gas coming out of the airlock and it seemed pretty. good. I just popped in to check it tonight and it stank! It actually smelt a but like rotten eggs although my wife...
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