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Python on a mac

What are your "best practices" for managing/using python on a mac? [more inside]
posted by pjenks on May 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Racking Hard Cider, Part 2

Here I am one week later, as advised, ready to rack my cider again. But I'm still unsure of some of the details. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Back-carbonating a homebrew cider

Two weeks ago I put sugar and yeast in a jug of cider, and it's time to rack it. But the online resources I'm using have me confused. Should I rack more than once when back-carbonating, or am I done? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 3, 2014 - 11 answers

What would happen if I put my living yeast in various places?

I just started my first batch of homebrew cider using Lalvin EC-1118. I had a little yeast left over, and didn't want to throw it away, so I fed it some apple juice and honey. I started wondering about what I could do with it, but a little voice said to me "ah, better think twice about this." [more inside]
posted by brenton on Mar 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Where can I find an old soda keg fridge?

Where can I find a refrigerator approximately 30" tall and 12" wide, or thereabouts? Fridges of roughly these proportions used to be made for soda kegs, and I'm hoping to convert one to use for my homebrewed beer. All I want to fit inside is a single cornelius keg, which is 9" in diameter and 23" tall. [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction on Dec 10, 2013 - 8 answers

How is distillery formed?

How do newcomers enter the spirits business when distilling without a permit and or without paying excise taxes is a federal crime? Home distilling is not a viable gateway hobby like home brewing. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 18, 2013 - 20 answers

hops me

Homebrewingfilter: How should I store my ingredients for the next couple weeks? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Sep 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Design a Homebrew for FODMAP diet

What homebrew can I make that someone on a FODMAP diet can drink? [more inside]
posted by pmed on Jul 25, 2013 - 3 answers

Relax, have a homebrew

What are the best online and bricks-and-mortar outlets for purchasing homebrewing equipment in the UK (London)? [more inside]
posted by narcotizingdysfunction on Jul 23, 2013 - 5 answers

The Dummy's Guide to Making Kombucha.

I was given a scoby and I want to make kombucha. How to do this the safest and yummiest way possible? A few details within. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jul 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Are there any actual health benefits to drinking kombucha?

I have been brewing and drinking my own kombucha for years. I like the taste, I like the bubbles, and it's a fun and relatively low-maintenance hobby in the realm of brewing things (way less involved than beer, for instance). What I'm wondering is if there is any actual known proven non-woo benefit of drinking the stuff. There's so much crap online it's difficult to sort through. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Mar 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Cleanliness: On tap!

What's the best system for cleaning a kegerator? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 10, 2012 - 6 answers

What is your homebrew sanitization process?

Homebrewers, what is your sanitization process? I am stymied. [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Sep 27, 2012 - 29 answers

Under Pressure, da da da da da da da! (White, white baby?)

I'm on a quest for inexpensive (over the long haul) home carbonation. The big limit here is NO PLASTIC. HomeBrewFilter? [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Jun 2, 2012 - 18 answers

Homebrew - Four Loko / Joose clone recipe

I'm a novice homebrewer looking to brew something similar to the pre-2011 versions of Four Loko / Joose. Would anyone be able to provide information on a clone homebrew recipe for the caffeine, taurine, and guarana versions of Four Loko / Joose? [more inside]
posted by disguise on Apr 12, 2012 - 10 answers

They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.

What kind of barley can be grown in a garden for use in a home brewed beer? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Tiny Bubbles

Is there any appreciable difference between making homemade sodas by adding carbonated water to flavored syrup and making them by carbonating a more watery/liquid flavored base in a soda siphon? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Glass is not a valid flavor.

Some of my homebrew beer bottles with crimp-on tops broke when opened. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Dec 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Kegging homebrew?

For homebrewing, is a kegging system enough of a convenience to justify the extra cost? [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Oct 2, 2011 - 15 answers

How much do hops weigh?

How many individual hops flowers are in an ounce of fresh hops from Freshops? [more inside]
posted by lostburner on May 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Fermentors: Hard cider problem!

I am trying to make hard cider and am having issues. It has fermented for two weeks steadily and burbled the airlock nicely. But no change in gravity reading and no taste of booze. I don't understand. If there was gas release then the yeast was active. I had this happen last time too. I introduced yeast twice, watched air action, etc. I make beer and wine but am about to give up on something that should be easy but is inexplicably diff. Help!
posted by kturner on May 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Late to the Mario Party

Is it still possible to hack a Wii? If so, what is the homebrew "killer app"? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Apr 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Homebrew gone wrong?

So yesterday I brewed a batch of beer and I think I've done a few things wrong. I know it's hard to completely screw up beer, but I wonder if what I've done (or not done) is a problem, and how I can correct if necessary. [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Dec 13, 2010 - 20 answers

Autumn in a bottle

Tips for making hard cider? [more inside]
posted by splatta on Sep 26, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me start homebrewing!

Help me start homebrewing! I need advice for the simplest possible homebrew setup. [more inside]
posted by auto-correct on Sep 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Am I brewing trouble?

Can I start a private club to function like a CSA, but for homebrewed beer? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me build a great brewery

Building a new garage. It will include a dedicated space for brewing fabulous beer. Technical design and planning questions inside. [more inside]
posted by BrooksCooper on Mar 21, 2010 - 7 answers

T'ej in the Upper Midwest

How can I get my T'ej (mead) to ferment in a cool climate? [more inside]
posted by milkman on Mar 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Make Me Mean Mr. Mustard(-based BBQ sauce)

I want to make mustards. But wait! I want to make them so I can then make beer-enhanced mustard-based barbecue sauce. Is this a fool's errand? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 12, 2010 - 5 answers

hops hops hops hops hops

I'm looking for some great homebrew beer recipes. [more inside]
posted by sanka on Nov 13, 2009 - 12 answers

How to make the NDSlite display PDFs

Google-fu failed, has anyone found a PDF reader for the NDSlite for use with an R4 card? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Nov 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Bottles for home-made ginger beer

Are there any good alternatives to 2L soda bottles for fermenting and storing home-brewed ginger beer? [more inside]
posted by goingonit on Oct 7, 2009 - 18 answers

Wort Chilling Ideas

Any good ideas for quickly cooling a 5 gallon stock pot full of homebrew Wort without scalding myself or others? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Sep 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Kegging and transporting kegged beer.

I am going to keg my homebrew for the first time and take it to a friend's wedding. I have the CO2 system set up and I have checked it for leaks and practiced with H20. Everything is set to go. I need some help about what do next however, because I have to transport the beer twice and I don't have a fridge to keep the beer in (my plan is a cooler and ice). Here's the scenario: Beer is ready to be kegged, the wedding at which it will be served is in 14 days. The beer is in a carboy two hours away from my home and I will need to transport it to my home this week before the wedding. Then, two days before the wedding I will need to transport it from my home 5 hours away to the wedding. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by Packy_1962 on Sep 4, 2009 - 9 answers

How much does the rice break down when fermenting sake?

A question for sake brewers. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Aug 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Fermented but not bottled after 2+ years

[HomebrewBeerFilter]: In the vein of the "should I eat it" questions. I'll cut to the chase - I have had beer fermenting in a 5-gal glass carboy for over TWO YEARS. [more inside]
posted by pkphy39 on Jun 19, 2009 - 22 answers

I'll buy no kits before it's time.

Wine- (and beer-) making without buying a kit: What kind of equipment to buy, and where? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jun 8, 2009 - 16 answers

Old PSP Sending Up the Lego Bat Signal

I'm having a firmware problem with a 1000-series PSP. [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Jun 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Best hardware for this homebrew universal remote?

What hardware should I use to build this networked universal remote? [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Next, I want someone to figure out how to build me a diamond ring out of some coal, a letterpress, and a gold earring I found on the ground.

[video camera hardware hacking filter] Is there a way to hack/homebuild a p2 card for the Panasonic p2 system? How would I enlist help in this endeavor? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Mar 1, 2009 - 2 answers

What emulators run best on a PSP?

Can you recommend the best emulators to run on a (homebrew enabled) PSP? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Feb 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Fixing fan noise and lowering overall computer noise...

Homebrew PC is making a lot of noise — advice on how I should fix this? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Feel like a kid again.

I own a Nintendo DS. What are some great, unheralded games I should probably know about?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Aug 27, 2008 - 35 answers

What's the best DS homebrew hardware?

What is the easiest and best homebrew hardware for the Nintendo DS? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Aug 26, 2008 - 29 answers

I want to turn my DS into an FX processor. How?

My Nintendo DS has a mic-in and headphone jack. I want to be able to send a signal from my amp/mixer/etc. to the DS for processing in the DS audio homebrew I've downloaded and send the processed signal out to the mixer/amp/etc. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Aug 15, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I control my beer temperature?

I'm looking for a serial-port temperature controller thingie for a bizarre cooling system I'm building, for a beer fermenter. [more inside]
posted by geodave on May 18, 2008 - 11 answers

So I got my R4, but now what?

I just got an R4DS, but I am at a loss for what homebrew to look into. What should I be running on my R4? [more inside]
posted by MaHaGoN on Dec 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Tips on cooking or brewing with hot peppers.

Tell me about cooking (or better yet, brewing) with hot peppers. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Dec 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Sell my own beer?

What would I need to do to legally sell my homebrewed beer? I live in Washington State.
posted by bajema on Jul 20, 2007 - 13 answers

What's au courant in DS homebrew in June 2007?

I'm interested in homebrew for the Nintendo DS. I've seen the threads here and here but am interested in the June 2007 hotness. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Jun 5, 2007 - 10 answers

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