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  1. Nyxsmead

    48 hours and no bubbling! :(

    It has been two days and not a single bubble from the airlock. I’m using a carboy and the rubber cork/airlock is definitely on correctly, I didn’t put too much water in the airlock either. This is my first batch ever so please bare with me /.\ I aimed to make a 1gallon batch of cyser. I used 1...
  2. H

    First Batch, made mistakes

    Hey All, First time making Mead and I went ahead and failed to do ample research (as I am now learning). I followed a basic recipe with too little details making substitutions and omissions as I went (Honey+Water+Yeast works right?). I am since learning better and am looking for some...
  3. I

    First batch ever...is my fermentation stalled?

    Hey everybody, I'm finally starting my homebrewing journey and started my first batch about two weeks ago. This is a small 1-gallon batch. I used "Brewer's Best" American Pale Ale extract recipe. Followed instructions and everything seemed to go to plan. My airlock wasn't bubbling much but...
  4. 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...
  5. T

    First racking

    Hi all! I started the fermentation on December 23rd with 1.060 sg. Now I'm around 1.030 and the fermentation speed is around 114 FSU. Based on the jolicoeur's book maybe I should wait until 1.020 sg but in another section of the same book he wrote that an early first racking could be done...
  6. Mr_moo91x

    My first cider need help

    Hey guys, New to this website and new to brewing. I am looking to make some small batch turbo ciders I only have 2x 2l demi John's so I'd be making small amounts until I get a bigger set. So far I have cider yeast, wine tannin, necessary sanitising powder. And 2 air locks with bungs. What I'm...
  7. BeBetterBrewing

    My first brew!

    Brewed up my first batch I have ever done. Did the American pale ale kit that comes with the more beer deluxe kit. Can’t argue against a name like that! FREEDOM. Hoping everything turns out awesome! Fermenting in the dark in the basement for the 2 weeks. Biggest step that I learned, crack a beer...
  8. TheBearMoon

    AHH forgot to take OG Hydrometer reading: Mead

    So originally I totally forgot to do an OG read and knew better than to try it when I forgot, its been going 4 weeks now and I grabbed a reading (even tho I don't know which reading is the one to read HAH) but I know where the level has ended up. is there any online calculator or something I can...
  9. K

    First brew underway

    Hello all, New to this hobby and I believe it suits me well. I am diagnosed with schizophrenia and can’t function socially, for this hobby, all I need is myself. I’d love to work for a few years and develop skills further to potentially opening a local brewery but unless I had help I wouldn’t...
  10. Zzyzx Rhoades

    First batch, worried about infection

    This is my first attempt, starting off with fresh organic apples from a local farm, and had them pressed for me at a local cidery. Trying to go with natural fermentation, so no campden or metabisulfate, no yeast added. Straight into a 5 gal and 3 gal carboy with plenty of headspace for primary...
  11. Z

    Help with 1st mead batch

    Hey everyone so i started making my first mead batch from a mead making kit off amazon. Ive always wanted to try making it so this seemed like a good way to get started. I'm about 2 weeks in after setting it aside in a cool dark room, about 69-72F, and a friend mentioned that I should separate...
  12. J

    New guy working on his first batch

    Hey everyone, I'm a new member, and a new brewer(does that word apply to cider?) I got a very basic 1Gal kit from my wife as a birthday gift and popped my first batch in on Saturday. It was just simple apple juice (from concentrate, but no other ingredients, not refrigerated) and kit-provided...
  13. I

    Advice on ingredients for brewing my first beer.

    I wanted to brew my first beer soon. I was thinking of the following ingredients. I was wondering if I could seek some help selecting the right ingredients. Where I'm at, I am somewhat limited in the choice of ingredients. 1) Dry malt extract 2) Red Wine yeast or Dry wine yeast: I plan to brew...
  14. E

    Stuck mead fermentation

    Good morning everyone, I am new here and this is my first batch of homebrewing mead and my first post about it. First of all, telling that I am making 5 litres of mead, using 1.9 kg of honey and safale S-05 as yeast, so it achieves 12% aprox. It has been already one month since it started, so I...
  15. Paul Alfred

    First Batch of Cider Started Today!

    I have just started my first batch of cider today! I used 6 gallons of Louisburg cider (pasturized, but no preservatives) bought at my local HEB grocery store. I sanitized everything, poured in the cider, and added 1 Tbsp of pectic enzyme (1/2 tsp per gallon). I'm letting it sit for 24 hours and...
  16. Ed Porter

    First batch results...

    Hello all, First batch done and bottled. Using Northern Brewers deluxe kits, and I made an Irish Red Ale extract kit. Followed the recipe to a T. The taste is good, although not as flavorful or as bold as what I had hope, and there isn't much is the way of carbonation. Far from a flat beer, but...
  17. R

    Home brew at 0.53% ABV?

    Hey all, New guy here, first time brewing. I’m in the middle of brewing a pale ale (of of those Cooper DIY kits) and I have a question regarding OG and SG. I took an OG reading at the start of fermentation and got a reading of 1.026. 6 days later I took another reading and the SG is 1.022...
  18. Merds

    Chocolate Milk Stout - fermentation question

    Morning! I'm new to home brewing and started fermenting my first batch last week. Everything seems to be going well - keeping temp around 64-66 degrees and happily bubbling away. My question is this - the recipe calls for 1-2 weeks primary, then add chocolate nibs (which I will soak in Vodka to...
  19. J

    First Batch Questions

    Hello fellow homebrewers, I'm a complete beginner when it comes to this stuff and my very first batch is nearly done fermenting. I have a few (probably stupid) questions. Firstly, I ordered an equipment kit from Homebrew Supply.com that came with all kinds of extra toys (immersion wort...
  20. J

    First custom recipe

    I'm brewing my first custom recipe next week. My plan is to do a basic extract IPA recipe but to use a blend of CItra ,Summit, and Galaxy hops. Any experiences in blending those hops? Or suggestions?
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