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  1. C

    For Sale Electric Herms Setup - Medford Oregon

    Are you ready to take your home brew to the next level? Here is a 10 gallon electric homebrew system, rolling rack, grainmill, pumps, 2 chillers, water purification. just a lot of stuff... including fermentation tank used to control temp for lagers, pills, ales etc. Cold crash like no other. ...
  2. N

    My cider stopped fermenting halfway

    Hi, i was wondering why my cider stopped (severely slowed down?) after 1 and a half weeks of fermenting. I tasted it and it wasnt strong at all, 6 percent max. Lots of sugar left aswell. I stirred it with a small spoon to get the yeast that lied on the bottom back up, put on the airlock and...
  3. Mistivor

    New Brewer Wanting Advice

    I started my first brew 1pm yesterday and today at 6am I've found that it's fizzing and a must is already starting to form. I got my brew set up on an air lock now. Is the speed in which my fermentation set a good thing or should I be worried? Full process: We started off with prepping some...
  4. B

    Fermenting in Keg Filtering

    Just switched 2 brews ago from fermenting in a fermonster to fermenting in kegs. The brews I have done have toasted great but I always seem to have small little pieces floating in the beer. Just doesn’t seem to clear like all previous brews in the fermonster. I cold crash to 40F for 3 days...
  5. benoj

    Irish Moss Krausen - Normal or something up?

    Hi, I brewed an Amber ale on Friday and everything seemed to go okay - in-fact I finally remembered to add some Irish moss that I have had and neglected on my last 5-6 batches (used it 1 time previously). After I cooled with my IC i noticed that there was some precipitate in the wort and...
  6. S

    Bohemian Lager stalled at 1.021?

    Last Saturday I brewed a German Pilsner, which I chilled to room temperature (67°F) and pitched my 1200ml starter of Wyeast Bohemian Lager which was also room temperature. OG was 1.043. After pitching the yeast I transferred the carboy to my Inkbird controlled fermenter and lowered the temp to...
  7. S

    Maybe it's too much honey

    I'm making my first batch of mead in a plastic jug with holes poked into the lid and a balloon stretched and taped with holes in the top to be sure it's a good seal, just to give you an idea with what I'm working with. Anyway, I made this fermentation 3 days ago and it's going strong, the jug is...
  8. J

    Stuck Fermentation... Help!

    So this is my 4th brew. The first two went swimmingly. The 3rd one I had an issue with the brew not reaching its FG and the same has happened on my 4th brew. The 3rd one I ended up throwing away so don't want to make the same mistake here.. I've done some research and I'm putting it down to...
  9. marlinmatt

    Oxygen Regulator

    This a super cool vintage regulator.works fine. Used to oxygenate. They don't make em like this anymore! $25, 15 to ship if needed. I'll refund excess shipping if post office offers cheaper option Thanks, Matt
  10. W

    A pressure controlled fermentation vessel?

    Hello everyone! I'm hope I'll be forgiven since i'm not brewing a standard brew. I'm working with milk... I know, right? Anywho, I was wondering if anyone knew how I may go about fermenting my milk in a pressurized canister that i could possible control? Don't want it exploding on me (Jesus...
  11. J

    Secondary Fermenting

    OK, so I hope I don't offend anyone with my idiocy but I have a question regarding secondary fermentation. After all there's no stupid questions right!.. I know secondary fermentation is a thing that many brewers do to acheieve a better clarity to the beer. My first ever brew, I seived the...
  12. M

    Fermenting Experience With Chia Seeds (Yep Chia Seeds)

    Hello Everyone! So I've been a lurker for a while and recently had the urge to post, for the first time, because of a thread about brewing/fermenting Hard Seltzer. Through my research, I came across a thread on here about someone having a hard time with keeping yeast active long enough to get a...
  13. DanInSydney

    Irish Stout fermentation

    Got a stout on the go in 2 glass carboys. 3 weeks fermenting and looked finished - beautiful black colour. But... Yoday 1 of the carboys started bubbling away like crazy and has gone back to the brown colour it was before turning black. See left back right above. Any idea whats going on?
  14. M

    Lager at Pressure

    Hi all. I hope you guys and girls can help. So I had my second brew day yesterday decided to try my hand at a Czech pills as requested by the mrs. I had the liquid yeast for a couple of weeks in the fridge due to moving I didnt have time for a brew day.....so I pulled it out around 18-24...
  15. J

    Not enough yeast....

    Hi, I've just started off my second brew. I'm using 8kg of orange blossom to make 18L in total. However, I've just filled the fermenter and realised I only have 5g of yeast, I reckon I need at least 8g. it will be around 24 hours until I can get any more, should I add the 5g and top it up later...
  16. ForkJohn

    Want to make a Belgian Tripel, but don't have a way of chilling fermenter

    Hi Guys, So I was looking at brewing a Belgian Tripel, however, it seems all the instructions on fermentation require I lager the beer. Unfortunately I don't have a kegerator or any way of chilling down the temperature, unfortunately it'll likely have to stay in room temp. I plan on leaving...
  17. B

    Kombucha Commercial Brewery Alcohol problem

    Hi, I am a Kombucha brewer that provides 4 different flavoured Kombucha products for Food stores throughout South Africa. I have no background in actual food science so my knowledge regarding live organisms and interactions with each other is limited to the internet. Firstly- Primary...
  18. O

    Chronic attenuation issues

    Hello Everyone, I was hoping that someone could help me out. I've been brewing for 15+ years now. I would consider myself an advanced brewer. But I am stumped right now. My last (4X) batches, have been stuck at 1.020. current batch 10 Gallon My current batch: Hazy IPA 25lbs of Briess 2row...
  19. Bertkrawl

    "Crazy" Idea!

    Hey everyone, New member & first time posting. My father-in-law called today with a crazy idea for a batch of mead. He had a question that exceeded my knowledge of the process. He gathered his honey (orange blossom) and his yeast (unknown) from a brew shop in Austin, Tx. For the water he wants...
  20. GreenSmithGoodness

    Bottling Fermented Shrub Soda

    I've been really into fermenting fruit shrubs and using them in mixed drinks and as added flavors for soda. How can I bottle it without pasturizing it, while maintaining the quality of the product? similarly, I have also been fermenting elderflower champagne and want to do the same. This is...