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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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    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...
  13. 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...
  14. Angus MacDonald

    New to cider brewing

    Hey folks. I'm fairly new to home brewing, in fact I'm supping on my first homebrew of ale as I type this. I'm interested in making some cider next and I'm wondering, how much apple juice would you recommend for a 25L capacity fermenting tub? Obviously filling the tub with 25L of apple juice...
  15. HomeBrewMasterRace

    New Project - Honey Mango Hefeweizen

    Hi All, I'm working on a new beer recipe and was interested to see what you all think. It's currently fermenting so it's going to be more of an explanation so we'll see how this goes. I started out with 7.5 lbs of American Wheat (american because i started making it on the 4th) 3 lbs of...
  16. M

    First brew - need some advice

    Hi all, Would love to seek your inputs on my first brew. Currently finished the boiling phase and it’s been fermenting for 3 days already. I’m following the recipe as provided below: The problem here is that my...
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    California Complete Homebrewing Equipment Set

    HI! I have a complete home brew set that I am selling. The price is set at 2,500$. Well work out a deal to part it out if necessary. This has only been used once!!! Been busy and haven't had time to brew, so I need to give it to someone that will brew more then I have. Put this equipment to use...
  18. HomeBrewMasterRace

    All Grain BIAB

    I'm interesting in doing a 5 Gallon Batch of a hefeweizen. I just bought the grain as well a brewing bag to clamp over the sides. I know i need to not tie it off and clamp it so i can stir to avoid clumps. My question needs a little background I only have a 5 gallon kettle, If i was to make the...
  19. M

    Newbie recipe design, HELP!

    Hi Guys! This is the first recipe i've put together, and i'm interested what you think about it, and I really need some advice! So, I'm trying to make a stout, all grain with a 5 gallon batch size, BIAB Grains: 10lbs Pale Malt 2lbs Carapils 1lbs Carafa 3 1lbs Chocholate malt 1lbs Roasted...
  20. C.N. Brewer

    Hops suggestion for pale ale recipe

    Howdy, I’m new to homebrewing. I’ve brewed 3 different kits but I want to make my own pale ale recipe. I’ve read “The Beer Bible” and “How To Brew” for good background knowledge. I’m concidering using brewer’s gold as the bittering hop, but I’m unsure about what to use for the aroma hop. I want...