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  1. 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...
  2. S

    Forgot to add whirl floc

    We made a stupid mistake on our last brew: forgot to add whirl floc near the end of the boil. The plan is for two dry hops: one in the fermenter; the other when we transfer the beer to kegs. But to make matters worse, the yeast is "medium to low" flocculation. Other forum members say that the...
  3. 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...
  4. R

    What's the worst that can happen? The scene...

    A couple of weekends ago I brewed a red ale using ingredients that I bought from my local brewmeister. Followed instructions to the T. It was not until I had the entire batch in the primary fermenter that I realized the instructions and recipe related not to whole grain (as I intended) but for...
  5. JSBULL

    Recovering from a Chlorine mistake - help please

    I pulled a bonehead move 2+ weeks ago. I brewed 15 gallons of kettle soured berliner with untreated tap water. Now there is a chlorine flavor that I'm trying to mask. Factors that lead to this screw up: Chlorine will typically boil off, but because it was a berliner, I didn't reach a full...
  6. T

    Forgot to take an OG reading...any hopes at reverse-calculating?

    I brewed a beer last night, and in the haste of trying to finish up and get everything cleaned before it got too late I forgot to take an OG reading. However, I did take gravity readings of first runnings from the mash and last runnings (stupidly not the mixed wort pre-boil). I had hoped to...
  7. beervoid

    Fixing a Stout finishing @ 1.031 FG

    Hello everyone I decided to open a separate topic on this. I recently failed to properly mash a stout and was left with it at 1.031 FG. OG was 1.056 so it's now a thick sweet potion with only 3% or so. Is there anyway to save this baby? I was thinking of adding straight burboun to bump up the...
  8. spaceyaquarius

    Stupid DME mistake!

    Hadn't brewed for about a year, used a Belgian Wit Brewer's Best clone kit. Wasn't paying attention and I poured in the liquid DME into the hot water when it was actually time to steep the grains. No way to fix it at that point, so I continued the rest of the recipe as usual, steeping the...
  9. P

    Did I ruin this?

    So I was making a stout at 15 minutes before burn out I was to add 1/2 oz of kent goldings. I accidentally pitched in 1/2 oz of northern brewer. When I noticed my mistake I added the kent in too. The question is - What can I expect? Should I expect to need to dump this beer? I know this...
  10. chicagobrew

    Used dry hops back into new batch?

    OK, so I had a little misstep yesterday. I mashed as normal and thought everything was going well. I had the wort on the burner and it was just starting to boil. I threw in my hops for a 60min boil and turned my back for one second to set something down. Whoosh, the damn thing boiled over and...
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