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Top new questions this week:

How to encourage haze?

I've got a beer that, for aesthetic reasons, I'd like to make more hazy. I've used torrified wheat in the mash, and tried adding flour to the boil. Those do make the beer hazy at first, but it tends ...

asked by Sneftel 2 votes
answered by Atron Seige 1 vote

Will I damage my lager if I add lager hops too early?

Well my beer is just under temperature so I know it will take a bit longer to ferment but I added my lager hops. Do you think this may effect my lager in any way?

hops lager  
asked by Aiden Hanna 1 vote
answered by mdma 1 vote

Effect of temperatures over beer oxidation

Does temperature affect the oxidation of a beer ? Is a beer at a high temperature, let's say 30C (86F), more susceptible to oxidation that one in low temperature near 0C (32F) ?

hops temperature oxidation  
asked by Luciano 1 vote
answered by brewchez 2 votes

Using brewing sugar (or equivalent) as the only fermentable?

What would the result be of a brew done with say, brewing sugar (or equivalent), used as the only fermentable? Quite an ambiguous question I know - obviously flavour is dependant on many factors, but ...

hops malt sugar  
asked by user45874 1 vote
answered by Denny Conn 1 vote

Is it possible to use manifolds to transfer gas from one keg to another?

I have a standard manifold much like this one A while back I thought of equalizing the pressure in two of my kegs by opening their check valves on the manifold. To test whether this would work I ...

asked by fthinker 1 vote
answered by Tobias Patton 1 vote

Why don't we force carbonate at a higher PSI

A lot of the force carbonation guides that I have seen say to set the psi to 20 and leave it for 4-7 days. Why don't we just set it to 40 (or higher) and wait 2-3.5 days?

asked by fthinker 1 vote
answered by im1dermike 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How much effect does light have on fermenting beer?

If I keep my fermenting beer in my living room, should I cover it with blankets or otherwise keep it out of the light? I've seen topics on brewing referencing this, but most just settle for "why take ...

fermentation light  
asked by Dmac the Destroyer 5 votes
answered by Ell 8 votes

Are plastic fizzy-drink bottles an acceptable substitute for glass bottles?

I'm thinking of cola, lemonade, etc bottles, usually 2 litres, commonly available in the UK. Are these going to be an acceptable substitute for glass bottles? Would save a few pennies on the cost of ...

asked by robaker 7 votes
answered by pkaeding 1 vote
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