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Dynamics temperature measurement

We fight to keep the fermentation temperature controlled, usually constant, but the fermentation is an exothermic activity, so in one side we try to remove energy, and in the other (inside, mainly in ...

fermentation fermentation-temperature temperature-control tem  
asked by Luciano 3 votes
answered by Tobias Patton 0 votes

Best way to estimate remaining fermentable sugars?

This question is kind of for the chemists here, but I'm open to any ideas. In this question Denny Conn, who is far more experienced than me, asserted that a beer is likely finished fermenting, ...

fermentation stuck-fermentation chemistry  
asked by Pepi 2 votes
answered by Denny Conn 4 votes

Bottle Conditioning with Saison Yeast - Any adjustments to priming sugar necessary?

I have 6 Saisons brewing, three using Wyeast 3711 French Saison and three using Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison. The final gravities on these have been my lowest ever for any batch of beer. The 3711's ...

bottle-conditioning saison wyeast  
asked by Matthew Moisen 1 vote
answered by Denny Conn 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Bottles didn't carbonate, anything I can do?

Brewed an Oatmeal Stout and it has been in bottles for about 4 weeks now and still the bottles haven't carbonated. Tried the first bottle after 2 weeks and it was very flat. Now I just opened one ...

carbonation bottle-conditioning bottle  
asked by tomcocca 10 votes
answered by brewchez 13 votes

Am I required to refrigerate bottles after bottling?

My instructions that came with my kit said that I should let the bottles sit for 3 days, then age in the fridge for 10 days. If I don't refrigerate, will I get bottle bombs? Advice on forums and ...

beer bottling  
asked by Wulfhart 15 votes
answered by Dustin Rasener 32 votes

How do you brew high alcohol beers at home?

I've heard that brewing anything over around 14% ABV is pretty much impossible…and that achieving anything over 11% in a homebrew environment is not very realistic. Is this true? If so, how do they ...

techniques alcohol-content  
asked by Shane 5 votes
answered by pjreddie 6 votes

What are the benefits of using brewing sugar over types of sugar?

In many kits I've used, the instructions recommend using brewing sugar. Of course it's okay to use other sources of sugar, but I was wondering whether there are any benefits of using brewing sugar ...

ingredients sugar brewing kits  
asked by Lewis Norton 22 votes
answered by Denny Conn 19 votes
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