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Research astrophysicist. Particularly interested in paleobiology, extremophiles, origin of life studies and studies of ageing.


Jun
11
answered sediment at the bottom of brew
Jun
11
comment How long will an extract kit stay good?
Update here : the Safale S-04 instructions (www.fermentis.com/FO/pdf/HB/EN/Safale_S-04_HB.pdf) suggest that the yeast will stay good up to 24 months after production date. This this is consistent with my findings.
Jun
8
answered Short boil and DMS
Jun
7
asked At what point can a beer be called organic?
Jun
7
answered Hops in the compost?
Jun
7
answered What software do most brewers use?
Jun
7
awarded  Scholar
Jun
7
awarded  Supporter
Jun
7
accepted What is the advantage of krausening?
Jun
7
comment Is the iodine test for starch conversion pointless?
So how do you ensure that you have a starch solution without suspended particulates?
Jun
6
awarded  Student
Jun
6
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
6
awarded  Editor
Jun
6
revised What is a “biscuit”?
correct spelling
Jun
6
comment Is the iodine test for starch conversion pointless?
This is certainly what I'm inclined to think after hitting my target OG on a number of occasions, even though the iodine test suggested incomplete starch conversion. So, is there an alternative, or do we just trust in our mash temps & times?
Jun
6
asked Is the iodine test for starch conversion pointless?
Jun
6
answered What is a “biscuit”?
Jun
5
answered How long will an extract kit stay good?
Jun
5
comment What is the advantage of krausening?
Well, I have always used the term "krausen" (perhaps erroneously) to mean prime with gyle. But yes, as far as I can see there is no merit in the procedure other than to allowing you to say that your batch has no added refined sugar.
Jun
5
asked What is the advantage of krausening?