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


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revised What hops provide the guava-like taste of some IPAs?
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revised What are finings? How do finings work?
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Jan
14
comment High water pressure compressor for washing bottles
I agree with Denny. PBW & Oxiclean are sodium percarbonate cleaners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OxiClean PBW (powdery brew wash) is more powerful, oxiclean is cheaper, but both work and there are generic versions of oxiclean. You may be able to order PBW from wherever you are ordering your homebrew supplies. Or check a hardware store or wherever you buy cleaning supplies for a percarbonate cleaner. Works best if the water is over 140 degrees F to dissolve the cleaner, but it will work in warm water.
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answered tips to improve my Ginger Beer
Jan
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revised Adding cherry extract at bottling time?
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answered CO2 All Gone - Leaked through tap?
Jan
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comment tips to improve my Ginger Beer
Are you making a fermented soda? When you say weak, do you mean the flavor is weak or are you talking about alcohol? obviously you want it weak in a soda.
Jan
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comment What does skunked beer taste like, How would you describe skunked beer?
+1 @ChinoBrews If you really want to learn what something smells like, you need to smell it - you can't learn this by reading about it. Yuengling (green bottle) also skunks very easily in my opinion - you can try that if it's available near you and you are okay with sacrificing one.
Jan
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comment filling the airlock
Depends on the ABV :)
Jan
3
comment Brewing with a deadline
I've made good dark milds in 7-10 days. The style is meant to be consumed fresh. Not everyone likes 3.5-4.5% beers, but they can pack a lot of flavor. Blonde ale works too.
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answered filling the airlock
Dec
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comment filling the airlock
Also what kind of airlock - 3-piece or S-Shaped?
Dec
31
comment filling the airlock
Need more info on the fermenter. You say it's a bucket, but you also say you can see krausen. How is this possible? Buckets are not clear. Is it a bucket or clear plastic/glass carboy? Also how big is the fermenter and how big is your batch?