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Sparge Water & Yeast Viability: Mr. Wizard

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Q So much fuss has been made about mashing in grains with the correct ratio of water to grains for the initial mash. So if I’m doing a batch sparge, can I

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Freezing Glasses, Yeast Cultures & Priming Brett Beer: Mr. Wizard

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Q I have found that reusing a previously used beer glass affects how much foam comes from pouring more beer into said glass. Typically I place my used glass back into my

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Cleaning Wort Chillers, Mash Hopping: Mr. Wizard

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Q I’m Requesting your advice for cleaning and care of copper wort chillers. Like other brewers, after the cool down I pull my wort chiller out of the pot and it’s usually

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Perfect Priming & Kettle Souring: Mr. Wizard

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Q I can’t seem to find any information that I feel like I can trust on the amount of priming sugar to use if I cold crash my homebrew. I have heard

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Hop Shelf Life & Egg Finings: Mr. Wizard

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Q I have a random assortment of leftover hops in the back of my freezer that is about a year old. I always freeze the unused portions right away so they don’t

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Carbonating High-Alcohol Beer, CO2 Protection & Filtering: Mr. Wizard

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Q I fermented a Russian imperial stout for 10 days, held in the secondary for 20 days, and did a third transfer/conditioning for 30 days. Next, I transferred it into a freshly

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Yeast Starters, Nitro Gas & Stainless Care: Mr. Wizard

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Q I’ve been doing a lot of research on making yeast starters and my question that I can’t seem to find the answer to is whether there is an upper limit to

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Hop Utilization, Prepping a Barrel & Yeast Washing: Mr. Wizard

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Q I use a hop spider to reduce the amount of debris in my chilled wort prior to transferring it into my carboy for fermentation. The hop spider is a 5-gallon (19-L)

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Stabilizing, Barrel-Aged Cider & Adjusting pH: Mr. Wizard

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Q After brewing for a long time in Seattle, Washington I now find myself in extreme southeast Arizona. Seattle was a kitchen brewery but Here I have a shed dedicated to brewing

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Tropical Ingredients, Hitting FG & Rauchbier: Mr. Wizard

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Q Have any good recipes for pineapple or coconut ale? or any light beer recipes? I’m new so the easier the better. Kevin Hill Clemson, South Carolina A Recipes are something I

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Bottled Cask Ale, Dry Hopping & Low-Alpha Bittering: Mr. Wizard

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Q I think that the best beer you can have is real cask ale. But if you only have equipment to bottle your beers, is there anything you can do to make

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Rehydrating Dry Yeast, Bottle Bombs & Fading Hops: Mr. Wizard

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Q Being new to homebrewing, I am reading as many books and magazines as I can, reviewing sites like byo.com and poring over the message boards. The rehydrate/don’t rehydrate dried yeast debate

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