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PhD student and part-time developer. Member of the New York City Homebrewers Guild. My favorite styles are American ales.


Jul
19
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the various ways to remove chlorine/chloramine from tap water?
Jun
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
18
revised Winemaking Clubs in Greater DC area
spelling
May
28
revised To Squeeze or Not To Squeeze the speciality grain mesh bag?
Removed last sentence, it's plainly not true. What do you mean by "In general, the results will be more consistent if you brew all grain." You will not get you consistent results just because you brew all grain. There are more variables in all-grain brewing, making consistency all the more difficult
May
22
awarded  Custodian
May
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the various ways to remove chlorine/chloramine from tap water?
May
9
revised What does “dregs” mean?
grammar of question
May
3
answered Trimming back hops
May
1
answered Bottle Conditioned Infographic
May
1
revised Oh… my back… (how do I brew with less heavy lifting?)
improved clarity of question
May
1
answered yeast starter, always a good addition?
Apr
30
revised What type of Yeast can withstand high gravity beers?
edited body
Apr
23
comment yeast starter, always a good addition?
Are you talking about liquid or dry yeast? It's generally unnecessary with dry yeast.
Apr
4
revised What is it about this receipe that makes it an IPA? Or more generally, what makes an IPA?
included recipe copied from other website so that users dont have to go to another site to understand question
Apr
2
comment Cleaning Inside of Racking Cane
Good to know. My first auto-siphon developed cracks in it within a year. A lot of people on forums say it's caused by hot water. Since then I haven't used hot water and haven't had a problem (yet). Maybe they use different plastic in other racking canes, like the one you have, and it's more heat resistant.
Mar
31
answered Cleaning Inside of Racking Cane
Mar
31
comment Cleaning Inside of Racking Cane
Just be careful with the temperature of the water. Percarbonate dissolves best when the water is 140°F or higher, but the plastic they use in a lot of racking canes (esp. the auto-siphon) will begin to get cracks in it very quickly if you clean it with hot water. You can use a percarbonate cleaner if you let the water cool down, or do a long soak (several hours) in warm, but not hot water. In the warm water, the cleaner will eventually dissolve.
Mar
27
answered Extract Brewing - Adding Water to Carboy after Pouring Kettle into Carboy