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  1. AntDoctor

    Suuuper slow pour from floating dip tube?

    So I am fermenting and serving a braggot from a single 5 gallon keg. The beer is only 3 gallons, if that matters. I'm using a floating diptube (the "FLOTit" found here) to pour and serve it. However, even when I crank up the pressure to something like 20+ PSI, the beer hardly trickles out my...
  2. pizzamead

    Beginners brew questions/problem?

    Hey! This is my first time making mead ever and I'm worried about it. I started it on September 14th and made a simple gallon lemon, orange peel and 3lb honey brew with wine yeast and some yeast nutrient. The first two weeks started off great. It was bubbling every day and the honey was...
  3. B

    Too much fermentation? from 1054 to 1004 - first brew. Urgent help!!!

    Hi just attempted my first ever home brew as I miss the heavily hopped AIPAs I was used to drinking in pubs before covid lockdown. In a rush for self sufficiency I bought a mangrove jack single hop (Simcoe) extract kit. All went well but at the last minute I decided to but a corny keg kit, but...
  4. V

    Help? Maybe?

    I started a one gallon batch of mead last night. It is my first time, woke up this morning to look at it pictures to show, is something wrong with it? Do I need to fix it? How do I fix it? What went wrong if anything?
  5. beervoid

    Sudden strange efficiency issue

    Hello everyone. I've been brewing on a grainfather type machine for about 2 years. Efficiency has been all over the place and just when I thought I had it down I run into this low efficiency again. I currently have 2 similar machines and did 2 batches on the same day. I usually mash for around...
  6. beervoid

    Regulator doesn't stop building up pressure

    Hello, I've just run into a problem with my regulator. It's less then 5 month old and maybe used on 2 batches. Even when the regulator is dialed down as far as possible, as soon as I turn on the gas pressure starts building up and it doesn't stop till the security valve lets out pressure...
  7. F

    Help! what are these scary looking dots on my scoby/baby?

    Last batch, we had a small dot of mold. It was about ~3/8" diameter, perfectly round like from a petri dish, right on top of the fully-formed / mature scoby. We couldn't see anything else similar. We carefully removed it, and waited several more weeks to see if anything else bad grew...
  8. michio

    Coconut oil in mead

    Hey, usual beer brewer but decided to make a few meads recently. Wanted to see if adding coconut oil is a problem. I've always read that oil is bad for head retention on beer but since its a mead does it matter? I figured I just mix it in some hot water and stir and pour in with the rest of the...
  9. beervoid

    Broken refractometer?

    Hey everyone, I noticed that my refractometer became harder to read and just today it was almost impossible to read. The blue background is not making a clear line anymore. Can refractometer breakdown with time? Did I not properly take care of it? Should I buy a more expensive unit? Wondering...
  10. beervoid

    BruNWater vs Mash Made Easy, different PH outcome

    Hello everyone I've been trying to wrap my head around BruNwater as I noticed that my PH calculations are off as compared to the Mash Made Easy spreadsheet. Also checked with brewersfriend. Anyone here that could shed some light on this topic as to why BruNwater which I always believed to be...
  11. F

    Dry hopping techniques

    Hi! I am going to brew my first NEIPA soon and I have just bought me a keg. General, I have had a lot of oxidation problems when bottling my IPAs so I am hoping the keg will help me in this situation. One question I have is if you guys have seen some problem with oxidation with different dry...
  12. U

    New Here Bottling Issue

    So I started brewing a couple months back so my experience isn't massive. But I've read John Palmer, and try to stick by "the book." In terms of all the brewing literature/knowledge I've obtained as far as proper procedure. But with that being said on to what I am sure is a "noob" problem...
  13. beervoid

    Experiences with spunding valve (see photo)

    Hey everyone I bought this spunding valve and can't seem to make it work right. It is marketed as an adjustable pressure relief valve. There is a screw at the end (see photo) that I can turn outwards to relief tension from the in built spring. I use it to ferment in kegs. After adding first dry...
  14. S

    Wine Conditioner problem??

    Hello all, Novice winemaker here, I bottled a gallon of strawberry and a gallon of pineapple a few months ago, and when I was going to try one of them today, I noticed that the pineapple wine had white particles floating in it, some almost as big as shredded cheese. Keep in mind the wine was...
  15. M

    Fridge Wiring Rubber Stopper - PITA

    I'm converting a smaller, but full-size fridge to a fermentation chamber and hit my first major obstacle that I haven't found on any formus. Beside the compressor, there is what looks like a black rubber stopper that all the wiring goes into on its way to the thermostat (pictures below). I want...
  16. phroggy99

    Possible Contamination Issue? Maybe....

    So I am brewing a wheat extract belgian wit with Oak Chips. Everything is fermenting really well except for after a week, I decided I wanted to rack the batch to get the last of the oak chips out. When I did that, I noticed when cleaning out the carboy that with the spent yeast and oak chips, it...
  17. RushN24

    I know, RDWHAHB, but...

    Ok I did my first partial mash today and everything seemed to go fine until the end; I missed my target gravity by a pretty fair amount. I mashed 4.75 lbs of grain (3lbsMO, 1lbs Crystal 20, and .75 biscuit) with 5.94 qts of water at 154 for 60 mins, batch sparged and came out with 2.35...
  18. L

    Help!

    I made a peach wine using this recipe http://scorpius.spaceports.com/~goodwine/peachwine.htm I did everything it said and I feel something has gone wrong :(. I started this wine on 1-31-2010 and it is now 2-10-2010. It has been in the glass carboy for 6 days now and the fermentation has slowed...
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