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


Jan
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answered tips to improve my Ginger Beer
Jan
12
revised Adding cherry extract at bottling time?
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Jan
12
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Jan
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revised Adding cherry extract at bottling time?
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Jan
12
answered Adding cherry extract at bottling time?
Jan
12
answered CO2 All Gone - Leaked through tap?
Jan
12
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
9
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
4
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.
Jan
3
revised Maple wood aging as opposed to maple syrup
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Dec
31
answered filling the airlock
Dec
31
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?
Dec
31
comment Is there a way to protect beer from freezing in a garage with no electricity
@ChinoBrews The asker says there's no electricity in the title of the question and in the body. That's kind of the whole point of the problem.
Dec
31
answered Maple wood aging as opposed to maple syrup
Dec
30
answered Stirring Spoon Hop Stained
Dec
17
comment Recover a brew that quit fermenting after I moved to secondary fermenter
One thing to consider: what ABV are you used to drinking? Because even if you had reached your target final gravity, this beer would have been about 4%, which you might have thought was weak. 1.040 to 1.020 is 2.63% which is a lot less than 4% though. If you like stronger beer, where stronger means higher ABV, you need to start with a higher gravity kit or add some more malt extract. That said you can make some very flavorful low ABV beers, though they are generally lighter than higher ABV beers.
Dec
17
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