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  1. J

    Is this beer off?

    Hello, i recently started fermenting a brown ale and after the 8th day i took a sample using the tap on my fermenting bucket to see the specific gravity. Along with the beer a small amount of what looked like gelatinous fluff also poured into the cup, its hard to explain what this looked like...
  2. I

    Coopers lager is yeasty, fizzy with no head

    Hi, My first coopers lager batch went perfectly well however this time it did not. I did exactly the same as the instructions told me for the first kit however this time I used the brew enhancer 3 instead of 2. I also used half a teaspoon of sugar for each bottle instead of 2 carbonation drops...
  3. Avid Artifex

    Question on F2 in Fermentor

    Hello, I have been homebrewing kombucha for a couple of months now, and I use beer bottles and bottle caps to bottle my kombucha. I used to flavor each bottle and pour the kombucha into the bottles and do my F2 in the bottles (like you normally do), but I wanted to have nothing else but smooth...
  4. Box

    Back at it!

    Hey everyone! After posting about my first try and receiving lots of useful help I decided to have another go at homemade refreshments! The first batch...well, as alot of people said it sort of turned out like a wet bread flavor or "plain" beer if it could be called that. This time I'm trying...
  5. I

    2nd Coopers homebrew gone wrong

    Hi, After my first successful homebrew of the Coopers Lager kit, I decided to do another batch. However even after 6 months in bottles my beer has just turned out very fizzy with no head whatsoever and a yeasty taste and has not got better over time at all. I am very confused as to why as I...
  6. T

    First time recipe!

    Hi brewmasters! This is my first post and I am also very new to the craft of brewing. I have done two brewing kits (chinook IPA / Hazy) but now wanted to go wild and try to make my own recipe for a Belgian Wheat Ale. Trying to make 5gal recipe - was going to us 6lbs of Pilsner DME (using Palmer...
  7. 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...
  8. MDMD

    Does this baby SCOBY look normal?

    Hey Ya'll, I decided last week to pick up a new hobby of fermenting Kombucha at home, but given my excitement decided that instead of ordering a SCOBY I'd just make my own in a couple weeks. Anyways, here are a couple pictures of my current scoby after 5 days. Please let me know where I...
  9. R

    Gravity reading help please!

    So I started a cider recently but decided I would do it with honey as well. I took a gravity reading and thought it was low at 1.07 considering I'm aiming for at least 13% ABV so I added two cups of brown sugar to try to raise it (no hate please I'm new to this). I then realised that I didn't...
  10. M

    I may be getting to lax with this hobby.... And I've got some questions!

    Okay, so I have made many different wines/hooch/distillates and I just realized I may have just recently made a mistake trying to save some homemade syrups from being wasted. After finishing my newest vodka distillation and racking my cranberry wine, I decided I would try and mix these drinks...
  11. prah

    KLARSTEIN Maischfest all grain system... is it worth it?

    Greeting to all the amazing homebrewers out there! I'm in the middle of thinking on how to optimize my brew day, I brew on the kitchen stove and I'm getting tired of the ridiculous amount of times that I need to get the worth to boil and all this stuff. My most frequent issues are: I only own...
  12. M

    Reasons Your Fermentation Didn't Start

    I think it is way more frustrating to not know what ruined your batch of beer, than actually losing the beer itself. It always makes your next batch feels like a gamble. Am I going to waste $40 and 8 hours of work again? How do I avoid making the same mistake when I don’t know what went wrong in...
  13. Box

    New to this and could use some help, first timer

    Hello all! Been doing some cruising on here and finally signed up, on to the topic at hand; with the closure of liquor stores and a interest in homebrewing I recently started a process to make my own alcohol. As in making a sugar syrup and adding dry yeast and letting nature do its thing. Most...
  14. 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...
  15. Tomdeanmiller

    Expired yeast?

    Hey guys I just started my first ever home brew using a Coopers lager kit, and the kit was one year expired, (I know shame on me) I followed the coopers YouTube video for starting the brew, my OG was 1.040, sitting at 21 degrees. Now a week in to fermentation my SG is now down to 1.012.. if I am...
  16. G

    White spots in my vessel

    I’m a complete newbie with the whole brewing thing, with that being said, I’m doing my first brew. I read the recipe online, and decided to do it. I believe it’s a sugar wine? All it took was sugar, yeast, and yeast nutrient. It seemed simple and cheap enough, so I decided to give it a try. I...
  17. A

    Jack Keller Frozen Strawberry Wine w/White Grape Juice vs. Concentrate

    Greetings Experts! This post is borne out of the sad fact that maybe affecting many of us, that Welch's has discontinued their Frozen Concentrates. TLDR: Need help reformulating for juice. I am here asking for some help in a recipe conversion. One of my favorite recipes is Jack Keller's Frozen...
  18. 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...
  19. V

    BJCP Help

    Waited to long to ask this but I have print the labels today..... I have an imperial milk stout with coconut, vanilla, and Rye Whiskey soaked Oak Chips in it. I am struggling with where to enter it. Here is what I narrowed it down to: 30 A - Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (coconut is...
  20. J

    Could moving the brew on day 1 kill it?

    Hi, my son and I have had a go at making our first ever home brew stout from a Wilko kit called "Artisan Brewing Chocomeister Premium Stout Kit". It was an impulse buy in the shop as I had bren thinking for a couple of years about doing it, but never got round to it. So I read the reviews...
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