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


Feb
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asked What are the most and least competitive categories in BJCP sanctioned competitions?
Feb
12
answered Is it safe to boil my wort outside while it is snowing?
Feb
12
comment Is Wyeast American Ale II a highly flocculant yeast strain?
Cold crashing does not really have to do with how long it should sit. You cold crash when it's done fermenting or it's reached your desired FG. If not cold crashing, you bottle or keg when it's done. Same time. Depends on the beer, but for IPAs 5-7% ABV, two weeks fermenting and two weeks conditioning is generally enough in my experience. Three-four weeks conditioning is often better (so five-six weeks total). The only way you know for sure if fermentation is complete is with gravity readings (e.g. two hydrometer readings 24+ hrs apart and it stays the same). Or if you hit your target FG.
Feb
12
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Feb
12
answered Is Wyeast American Ale II a highly flocculant yeast strain?
Feb
12
comment How do I cut my extract brewing cost?
You can also explore lower ABV styles, which will have less malt in them - milds, bitters, dry irish stout can all be under 4% and still carry a lot of flavor.
Feb
11
comment Stuck fermentation - Should I be concerned?
Beers sometimes don't attenuate all the way for a variety of reasons. It's a common problem. But 51% is very low. I would wait a few more days though, 14 days minimum on an ale like this. You may be able to get it to go a little further warming it up, swirling it around or adding more yeast. Try to control temp. The cause may mean that you can't go any further (bad pH for yeast, a lot of unfermentables in there, etc). homebrew.stackexchange.com/search?q=stuck+fermentation homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/attenuation howtobrew.com/section4/chapter21-1.html
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Feb
11
revised Can I reuse brewing yeast as a nutritional yeast?
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Feb
11
comment Where to buy ingredients and tools for brewing in UK?
You may want to specify the city you're moving to. There are local brick & mortar shops in many cities in the UK.
Feb
10
comment Thoughts on increasing flavor of blueberry wine
midwestsupplies.com/blueberry-extract-4-oz.html
Feb
9
revised Making rice wine
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Feb
9
answered Making rice wine
Feb
9
comment Can I reuse brewing yeast as a nutritional yeast?
No prob. Don't forget to mark an answer as accepted when you're ready :) Also, even if you buy the commercial stuff, you need to eat a lot nooch to get "enough" B12, though it certainly helps. I like Deva brand vegan B12 supplements - they dissolve under the tongue and taste like lemon. amazon.com/Deva-Vegan-Vitamins-Sublingual-Tablets/dp/B001GAOHTS
Feb
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Feb
9
revised How do I avoid airlock foam overflow? Does it affect the fermentation process?
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Feb
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Feb
8
answered Can I reuse brewing yeast as a nutritional yeast?
Feb
6
comment what types of hops can be grown in india ( in rajasthan sami arid zone)
Right, I found this after I made this comment en.wikipedia.org/wiki/48th_parallel_north It just seems subjective to me, that is, I don't know if it is objectively true if they grow "better" or if it's more a matter of history, economics, etc. It's like saying the best wine in the world comes from California, or France, when great wine also comes from South America, Australia, etc. Hops are extremely resilient, and grow well in many regions. But they will have a different terroir just like grapes, tea, coffee, etc.
Feb
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comment what types of hops can be grown in india ( in rajasthan sami arid zone)
Why the 45th parallel? They grow some excellent hop varieties in New Zealand and Australia.