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  1. Alexandra_Berry_Queen

    New Mead Enthusiast

    Hello all! I’ve been home brewing whenever I can (not often enough) for about a year/year and a half. I’ve had some great successes and even better learning experiences. “You CAN NOT compress a liquid.” It just. Doesn’t. Work. lol I’m mostly interested in mead and it’s variants, but I love to...
  2. Melite

    Hello from Mexico.

    Hi, im 23 and im from México. Im very happy to be part of this community, i just made my first mead batch ever. I went with a simple strawberry mead, and i hope it turns out well. Mead has always fascinated me, since i always watch movies, series or playing videogames, it was always there haha...
  3. Mac95

    Third time's a charm?

    Hi from Glasgow, Scotland. This'll be my third year trying to make a decent batch of perry and cider from fruit that grows in my garden! 2020's was bland, 2021's spoiled, so I'm hoping that I can get advice here to make 2022's palatable. I'll also be giving strawberry wine another shot this...
  4. T

    Wilko Premium Wheat Beer Help!!

    Hello I'm just starting my brewing hobby having brewed only 2 batches (first was an American Pale Ale kit - followed the instructions religiously, the second was a St Peters stout kit which I added 500g lactose sugar and cocoa nibs). Today, I have used a Wilko Premium Wheat Beer kit (limited...
  5. F

    Chinook IPA recipe HELP!

    Hello brewers! This is my first home brew ever and went with the Chinook IPA recipe. I had a question about specific gravity. I followed the instructions exactly has followed with the recipe. Initial SG: 1.08 (which I thought was high for this beer) and did my final SG: 1.01, which translates to...
  6. J

    New brewing, help identifying

    Hello, I know there is tons of post similar to mine, but I couldn't find any pictures that looks like mine. I am trying my second Kombucha brew, but as I was about to do the second fermentation I saw those white spot on the scoby. I did my research, but I am unsure. They do not look like the...
  7. HonestlyJely

    Bentonite before or after Fermentation?

    Hi! So I'm coming up with my first mead recipe / process and am thinking I might use Bentonite AND Sparklloid to help me mead clear quickly. According to many winemakers online they like to add Bentonite to their must so that it circulates during primary fermentation. (They do caution to not...
  8. L

    Colorado 4 304 SS MicroMatic facets

    4 MicroMatic 304SS faucets for sale 2 are brand new, the other 2 have about 1 keg through them. Price: 100 local pickup or 110 shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states.
  9. jayjay

    Need advice on malt and hop substitutions

    Hi So i am just about to order the ingredients for my third batch (a New England IPA) and i would like some advice considering hop and malt substitution as the recipe i follow use some ingredients that can't find in my home country (denmark) The recipe i plan on following is this...
  10. I

    No foam after 3 weeks in bottle

    Hi, new brewer here I have been making the australian lager from the coopers brew kit and followed eveverything by the letter. Final gravity worked out perfectly etc. I have tightly screwed caps when bottling and left them for 3 weeks in complete darkness in the recommended temperature...
  11. I

    Accidentally added leftover yeast when bottling

    Hi, new brewer here. I am making a 4% coopers lager and when it came to bottling I noticed a light yellowish sort of colour (which smells pretty bad) when I reached the tap of my fermenting vessel (which I'm assuming is all the leftover yeast. Which people tend to throw out or to re-use). I...
  12. annhulett1

    New to Brewing

    Hi all. New to brewing and I am not sure how this forum works. I do not even know if this will be seen. Interesting in making meads and was given this forum address and a link to "Joe's Ancient Orange Mead". Can someone help me figure out how all this works? Thanks in advance. Ann H.
  13. prah

    Robust Porter... maybe?

    Hi folks, i'm a farly new all grain brewer (currently on my 5 batch), I absolutely need your advice on this one: on my last batch i was ready to brew a Stout so i bought a good amount of Maris otter as base malt and some specialties... except roasted barley (LOL) so i decided not to go for the...
  14. SKBugs

    New to brewing, very limited equipment.

    All i have is a 8 gallon(ish) kettle and an electric stove top. I have made a couple of extract batches with some steeping grains, which came out at around 4-5 gallons. The stove managed the boil very well and i think it could go up to most of the 8 gallons. The two beers i made have been...
  15. Lilum

    Batch Sparge Mash vs. Triple Decoction?

    Hello! I’m new to this forum and new to homebrewing. Lemme give a little backstory first. Until 3 months ago, I was living in Germany as an au pair, which gave me an opportunity to try many different incredible beers. During my stay, my all time favorite was by far the Füchschen Alt, or Altbier...
  16. nagmay

    New hop varieties

    We may be entering a new renaissance when it comes to hop varieties! As many of you know, I have my own experimental breeding program going on - but, I'm also always interested to learn about any new hops entering the market. So, I thought I'd start up a thread to document new one as they...
  17. P


    Hello, I am very new to the hobby. I actually haven't started my first batch yet, but I have a few probably dumb questions. I was watching someone make mead. They said after fermenting about 2 weeks to a month to rack the mead. Before they started they sterilized everything. Would I need to...
  18. I

    Hello, new guy here

    Hello fellow brewers! I am going to get serious and brew some GF beer real soon. I've got my own equipment but it's been awhile. Last season I tried somewhat of a Sorghum Ale with coco nibs and it tasted like a grapefruit. Big fail. I'll be poking through the forums looking for suggestions on...
  19. Chris Branuelas

    Planning an electric based all-grain HERMS system

    Hi, I've brewed for years but have never been satisfied with the product or my equipment. I've decided to move into better gear and am considering an electric HERMS system for 10 gallon finished batches. Open to suggestions! Thanks, Chris B
  20. Angus MacDonald

    Hey folkies

    Hey folks, Figured I'd introduce myself and whatnot. I'm from Inverness in Scotland and I'm currently drinking my way through an English Bitter, which was my first brew. Currently have 12L of cider fermenting and I'm waiting on another fermenting bucket to arrive so that I can either brew a...