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Top new questions this week:

Left bottles in car overnight - am I screwed?

Last night I bottled an extract kit with a friend, divided bottles, drove home, and left them in the car overnight 6pm to 6am. It got down to 5 degrees F, but the beer did not get cold enough to ...

bottle-conditioning  
asked by bingbong 2 votes
answered by Denny Conn 6 votes

cold crash bottled ale

I have bottled my ale, it's been bottled for 2 weeks in the warm. I want to drink it in about a week but it's still very cloudy. Should I cold crash to clear it or hope that in another week it will be ...

cold-crash  
asked by paterbush 2 votes
answered by Denny Conn 3 votes

Saison fermentation stuck around 1.035

We are brewing a Saison-style, all-grain beer. We had a multi-stage, multi-temperature mash process requiring us to get the mash to a set temp then hold it for a period then increase the heat and ...

secondary-fermentation  
asked by Lindsay Welsh 2 votes
answered by Tobias Patton 1 vote

Bucket Heaters and Condensation safety / Lid considerations

I purchased 3 of these bucket heaters to assist my induction stove boil wort. The instructions state the following safety warnings: DO NOT COMPLETELY IMMERSE THIS PRODUCT IN WATER. The handle and ...

safety bucket-heater  
asked by Matthew Moisen 1 vote
answered by Pepi 0 votes

Looking for process improvement suggestions

I just did my 4th brew, my OG was lower than expected, and I'm looking for help with process improvements. I'm doing an all grain process. I have an 8gal kettle, a 2gal kettle, and a 0.5gal kettle. ...

all-grain original-gravity process  
asked by Roland 1 vote
answered by Pepi 1 vote

Calibrating PID. Temperature probes PT100 not linear

I am working on my HERMS setup and have a few PIDS and temp sensors to work with. The problem is that the temp sensors show about 5 degrees celsius off when I first set it up. I Raised the water in my ...

temperature-control temperature-probe  
asked by Fredrik Dernebo 1 vote

How much Chloride in PPM is too much for All Grain?

I passed my water through those cheap water filters and sent it to Ward Industries for a water test. It came back with 61 PPM of chloride. In the 3rd edition of the Joy of Homebrewing, Charlie ...

all-grain water  
asked by Matthew Moisen 1 vote
answered by Chino Brews 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

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 14 votes
answered by Dustin Rasener 30 votes

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 8 votes
answered by brewchez 11 votes
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