General Homebrewing FAQ

How do I take a hydrometer reading?
  Hydrometers are a tool that every homebrewer and winemaker should become familiar with because they can tell you so much about what is going on. A hydrom...
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 4:24 PM
Are Better Bottles better than glass carboys?
 Not necessarily better, just different. Here are the main differences. Glass carboys are: PROS: Impermeable to oxygen Glass Not plastic ...
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 5:20 PM
I have an old 5 gallon bucket, can I use it to ferment?
  I have an old 5 gallon bucket that previously was used to hold food (pickles, sauerkraut, etc.). If I clean and sanitize it thoroughly, can I use it...
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 5:24 PM
During primary fermentation do you NEED an airlock? I have read the Co2 build up will cause it to blow up
 An airlock is specially designed to allow the co2 to escape through the liquid contained in the airlock. Therefor allowing nothing to get back in the f...
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 5:44 PM
RJS Craft Winemaking - Cleaning and Sanitizing
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 5:51 PM