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Vinometer reads 16% while SG says that can't be possible

Vinometers don't work on beer or wine with residual sugars. You need to use a hydrometer. Vinometers only works with dry wine.
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Why did my cherry juice turn directly into vinegar while never being wine?

It's difficult to answer why fermentation did not complete without further information. It's quite possible the sugar content was too high and pH to low for whatever yeast was added to survive and ...
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Does beer expiration change based on yeasts?

Quick answer no. The yeast used should have very little effect on on the expiry date. Things that will affect this more are: Temperature of fermentation Hot side aeration Cold side aeration ...
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Does the yeast weaken in flat beer?

By the time you open your beer the yeast has mostly exhausted itself by converting the sugars into alcohol. You may be able to use it to kick start a sourdough starter, or grow it back to an active ...
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Elder flower champagne best to use natural yeast or add a wine yeast?

I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. Your description of your earlier wine makes me question you: Have you used a hydrometer to calculate the alcohol percentage of your ...
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Yeast beer and the gastric problems

Here's a good link regarding yeast, now this article is talking about candida but can likely apply to other strains of yeast http://www.needs.com/product/NDNL-0704-01/a_Probiotics In a nut shell, a ...
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How do beer manufacturers keep the taste the same?

I think this homebrew post has a good explanation of how brewers keep yeast strains. Homebrew yeast discussion White labs from San Diego also has a great slide about how they do it. White labs is the ...
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How do beer manufacturers keep the taste the same?

There are really two questions here. 1) How do breweries keep the yeast they have from evolving over time 2) How to breweries keep a consistent flavor over time I'll answer the second one first... ...
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How do beer manufacturers keep the taste the same?

Macrobreweries such as Budweiser brew several gigantic vats at a time, and they blend the various vats' products to create a consistent product. They have a board of tasters at each factory to taste ...
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Any Iranian rummers here? What yeast do you use?

Bread yeast is very close to brewers yeast. There is a mead recipe you can search-up: "Joes ancient orange mead", which does specify using bread yeast, rather than specific mead yeast. Many home ...
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Alternative ways to know the impact of ingredients

This discussion would be more suitable in the homebrew stack as Andrew said, but I will answer it anyway. You are on the right track, making a simple pilsner recipe will show you the effects of the ...
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Can all sugars be used for brewing?

Some sugars won't start a fermentation with brewer's yeast at all, such a lactose. In such case, sooner or later other organisms would take over (e.g. lactobacteria). Any sugars that can be fermented,...
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Propagating a Beer Yeast Culture to other applications

Yeast can change everything in a beer. The french brewery le père l'amer released 2 beers (or 4) on which they brewed one batch of beer, splitted it in 2 and put one yeast on the first part and an ...
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Does the yeast weaken in flat beer?

I'm not a bread baker, but I believe that the yeast in beer (what little might be there) is different from yeast used for baking and isn't active in the baking process. However the carbonation in beer ...
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Restart fermentation stuck at 1.026SG?

There are specific steps to restarting a stuck wine/mead/high gravity beer. You can read the whole procedure here. You'll need some champagne yeast or some other special yeast used to restart stuck ...
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Can all sugars be used for brewing?

Can all sugars be used for brewing? I would venture to say yes for the most part. That is all sugars expect maltodextrin and lactose. What is Sugar? But before I can answer the questions ...
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How was beer brewed before the discovery of Yeast?

Yeast as a microorganism was discovered by Pasteur. The Vikings did not have microscopes, likewise neither did the Germains who wrote the beer purity law of 1516 which does not include yeast as in ...
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