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  1. SaltedSeabass

    Initial Original Gravity is too high and I added yeast. What should I do?

    Hi all, so I think I now understand the hydrometer better the morning after I already added yeast to my first batch. I'm using Fleischmann’s active dry yeast, which has a cap ABV I've read of 12%. However my original gravity was over 1.140. If the gravity after fermentation ends on the average...
  2. C

    Noob question about Step One

    So I just started my batch of wine. My kit from the LHBS came with star san AND, as an add-on, step one cleanser. I didn't know which one to use, so I went with step one. It said no need to rinse, so I didn't dry with a paper towel. Instead I just shook off the excess solution. Will I be alright?
  3. 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...
  4. Stormcrow

    Waste minimizing hydrometer strategy?

    Hey all! Just joined the site, but have been like a fly on the wall here for awhile, and been thoroughly enjoying it. I'm still pretty new to brewing. Jumped right in with all-grain BIAB style in January and have just a few small batches under my belt. My batches have all been 3 gallons split...
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