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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 Stuck fermentation - Should I be concerned?
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Jan
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answered Stuck fermentation - Should I be concerned?
Jan
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comment Stuck fermentation - Should I be concerned?
How did you brew a 5 gal batch and end up with 6 gallons of wort?
Jan
30
comment Juniper berries for brewing pale ales
Agree on re:aroma, for the most part. I think steeping juniper in hot water (vs cool, warm) will extract more flavor, possibly aroma as well, because it's generally dry and it's a lot like a spice. I'm not sure if actively boiling it for a long time will help the flavor though. Short boil may be useful, certainly for sanitizing. Grinding it may help too.
Jan
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Jan
28
comment What is a stir plate?
Kind of awesome that now, 2 years later, when you click the link in this answer it brings you back to this page with the first hit. Google even cuts out @mdma's answer and puts it right into the results.
Jan
25
comment Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
if you have room for a bucket, you have room for a large enough kettle. Store the bucket in the kettle. The difference is maybe a couple inches in diameter.
Jan
25
comment Turn Bottling Bin into a Mash Tun?
This is pretty similar to this question: homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/1903/… where one of the answers mentions the bucket-in-a-bucket mash tun from Charlie Papazian's book "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing". Another answers mention using the bottling bucket as a mash tun.
Jan
25
revised Will secondary further clear my IPA?
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Jan
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answered Will secondary further clear my IPA?
Jan
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comment Food Grade Steel Drums
This is an interesting idea, but they are expensive. Like nearly as expensive as a 55 gal Blichmann kettle. morebeer.com/products/… vs SS drum: google.com/…
Jan
22
revised How to get a richer body when brewing
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Jan
22
answered How to get a richer body when brewing
Jan
16
comment tips to improve my Ginger Beer
Cool blogs, looks like you're doing some interesting stuff. You guys should make some beer with Brazilian ingredients! acai stout, or guava IPA or wheat maybe :) If you are satisfied with my answer please mark it the answer. Of course, feel free to leave it open if you want to.
Jan
14
comment Little hop aroma in first batch
Probably needs more hops! Aroma comes from late additions and dry hopping. Post the recipe. And compare your recipe to clone recipes of DIPA's that you like (e.g. homebrewtalk.com/f36/pliny-elder-recipe-questions-125517/…).
Jan
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Jan
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revised What hops provide the guava-like taste of some IPAs?
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Jan
14
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.