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seen Jul 3 at 19:54

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.


May
3
comment DIY Racking cane / Auto-siphon
I agree, using copper or stainless pipe/tubing would be the best option.
May
2
answered DIY Racking cane / Auto-siphon
Apr
29
comment Is it possible to make a beer worthy of a competition with malt extract?
Not the same question as yours, but some of the answers address the same issue: homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/2211/…
Apr
25
revised What is the impact of a second d-rest after 3 weeks of lagering?
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Apr
25
revised What is the impact of a second d-rest after 3 weeks of lagering?
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Apr
25
answered What is the impact of a second d-rest after 3 weeks of lagering?
Apr
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on mash tag wiki excerpt
Apr
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on abv tag wiki excerpt
Apr
11
answered Options for heating a stainless conical fermenter
Apr
7
answered What does sour mash do for a sour beer?
Apr
5
asked Does the length of a diacetyl rest matter?
Mar
31
comment What effect will doubling the yeast concentration have?
@drj - There's a balance you have to strike in cell count, you don't want too much, nor do you want to little. Regarding the smack-pack, I've seen Wyeast microbiologist Greg Doss mention in a video that the yeast doesn't actually increase in cell count, its metabolism just gets a kick-start so it's not dormant when you pitch it. Link: youtube.com/…
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
29
answered Can a good beer be ready in one week?
Mar
29
comment Can a good beer be ready in one week?
Take a look at homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/1566/…
Mar
18
comment Help with Hop Analysis
@Denny-I'm guessing it's because TinCoyote lives in the "Upper midwest". I imagine the harsh climate has some affect on hop production. Here in central Virginia, I know a guy who's 3 plants produces more than he could ever use. I'm sure it also depends on the variety, not all varieties grow well outside of the hop growing regions of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Mar
15
comment What are the most citrusy hops?
I agree that Citra is the way to go, but don't be surprised if you taste Sierra Nevada Torpedo and are disappointed. I thought it was overwhelmingly piney and floral and you could barely detect any citrus in it.
Mar
13
awarded  Yearling
Mar
10
comment Liquid malt extract storage
Gotcha, I was just considering buying ingredients for two brews to save on some shipping costs.
Mar
10
revised Is it better to make yeast slants from a bottle after single stage fermentation or from the primary?
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