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age 29
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
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I started brewing beer in my college dorm room (Room 3) when I was 20. Had a 2 year absence from brewing (graduated, new wife/jobs/house), but now I'm back!

Other hobbies: writing code and smoking various meats.


Jun
8
revised Short boil and DMS
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Jun
8
answered Short boil and DMS
Jun
7
comment At what point can a beer be called organic?
Yeah, as long as it's 95% organic it can be labeled as USDA certified(usda-fda.com/articles/organic.htm).
Jun
7
comment At what point can a beer be called organic?
Yeast is not organic if it was cultured with non-organic malt, just as a cow that has been fed non-organic grain cannot be labeled organic beef. But, like Brewchez stated, it doesn't really matter as long as the majority (95%) of ingredients are organic.
May
27
comment How much does heat affect beer?
The beer in question is a Hefeweizen, which probably makes matters worse since they are a "drink fresh" beer.
May
27
answered Is it safe to use a chipped aluminum stock pot?
May
26
asked How much does heat affect beer?
May
23
answered Homemade airlock
May
23
answered How to get clearer and more clarified home-brewed beers?
May
18
comment Planning a trip, which breweries should I go to?
The criteria for questions on the site is "for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts". I would say that wanting to tour a good microbrewery and learn their process is an enthusiast-type question. If it is indeed off topic the FAQ should be updated to reflect that and give a better definition of what can and can't be asked...I think I hear a new meta topic being born.
May
18
revised Planning a trip, which breweries should I go to?
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May
18
answered Planning a trip, which breweries should I go to?
May
18
comment Planning a trip, which breweries should I go to?
Great question, I'm going to OBX in 2 weeks and am wondering the same thing.
May
13
comment Is an immersion chiller really necessary?
Also, as your wort approaches your heat exchange's temperature (chiller, ice bath, etc.) it cools slower and slower because heat transfer is proportional to the temperature difference.
May
13
comment Is an immersion chiller really necessary?
How long does it take your ice bath to get it down to 65? That's the big question I have. My immersion chiller can get my wort to 80 in 5 to 10 minutes, it's getting it down that last 15 degrees to 65 that takes the bulk of the time.
May
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on equipment tag wiki excerpt
May
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on bottling tag wiki excerpt
May
3
comment What's a good “running” beer?
Yeah, they've been making this for almost 100 years in Bavaria for bikers in the Alps, they call it a Radler. They usually mix it with a lager though, and sometimes they'll use lemon-lime soda instead of lemonade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radler
May
3
comment DIY Racking cane / Auto-siphon
@Jerry - You start the siphon by filling the tubing with water or sanitizer, then put one end in your beer and let the water/sanitizer out into a sink/waste pail, then let your beer into whatever you want. If you feel like living on the edge, you can rinse your mouth with vodka or mouthwash, then suck beer through the tube until siphoning begins. I've never used a pump.
May
3
comment DIY Racking cane / Auto-siphon
I agree, using copper or stainless pipe/tubing would be the best option.