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location Boston, MA
age 30
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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.


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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Mar
10
comment Liquid malt extract storage
What did you end up doing here?
Mar
7
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Mar
2
comment Can I add more yeast during primary fermentation?
Just out of curiosity, what kind of fermenter are you using? In your previous questions you've mentioned a screw-on cap, so I would guess that the reason you didn't see any activity is because of a leak or the fermentation just finished really fast.
Mar
2
comment Can I add more yeast during primary fermentation?
... and reduce the likelihood that other organisms (like bacteria) take hold.
Mar
2
comment Can I add more yeast during primary fermentation?
I agree. Isn't yeast actually most active around 85F or so? I don't think yeast dies until it hits 120F-140F, so unless you're fermenting in a sauna I wouldn't worry about it being dead. The reason for fermenting at lower temps isn't to keep the yeast from dying, it's to prevent off-flavors from occurring in your beer.
Feb
24
revised How can I learn the distinctive taste of various hops?
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Feb
24
answered How can I learn the distinctive taste of various hops?
Feb
23
revised Is there a difference between soaking oak in bourbon and just adding the bourbon straight into secondary?
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Feb
23
revised Is there a difference between soaking oak in bourbon and just adding the bourbon straight into secondary?
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Feb
23
answered Is there a difference between soaking oak in bourbon and just adding the bourbon straight into secondary?
Feb
8
comment Propane v. Natural Gas
Natural gas is pretty darn cheap, from what I've read about 5 times cheaper than propane. It's also supposed to be a little safer. Since it is lighter than air it can't pool up and ignite like propane can.
Feb
7
revised Not using bittering hops
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Feb
4
asked Not using bittering hops
Jan
31
comment My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
Yep, that would do the trick as well.
Jan
27
revised My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
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Jan
27
answered My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
Jan
27
comment My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
What different blends of apples have you been trying?
Jan
27
comment Are bottle brushes necessary?
Unfortunately, no, my city recycles everything EXCEPT glass. Fortunately, I rinse my bottles before I even drink the beer, so the last bottle I actually remember throwing away was a few years ago.
Jan
27
revised Are bottle brushes necessary?
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