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


May
2
comment Aggressive foam from Keg
This is a useful link, but he doesn't know the "pressure in the keg in PSI" because it's a commercial sanke, not a corny that he carbonated himself.
May
2
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May
2
comment How to prime with maple syrup?
It's risky because of this fermentability issue. You should round up or you run the risk of the bottles exploding. But this could lead to undercarbonation. Seems like it would be nice to be able to use it, but it's ultimately impractical because of the risks, none of which exist for priming sugar (bad idea). I would save it and use it in a brew.
May
2
answered Aggressive foam from Keg
Mar
28
comment About going BIAB
Sorry, I still think this is a bad answer. The question does not specify a style - yours does - but you're not answering your question, so your answer to this question should not be within the boundaries of your earlier question. This question asks how big of a pot you need and you do not need a 10 gallon pot to brew a 5 gallon batch of beer. I've brewed great, all grain BIAB beer in a 6 gallon pot - and I only boiled about 3.5 gallons and added water later, so I really only needed a 5 gallon pot!
Mar
28
comment About going BIAB
This just isn't true. It's completely dependent on how much grain you use, so saying "10.5 gallons" makes no sense. You can get by with about 1.25 quarts of water per pound of grain is generally fine in my experience. You don't even need to do a full boil. Using more water can increase your efficiency, but it's not necessary. You can always add some DME if you miss your target OG. You can easily brew a small style like Mild or Bitter with 3-4 gallons of water. Bigger beers need more water.
Mar
15
revised Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?
title isn't really grammatically correct
Mar
14
comment What are the benefits of using brewing sugar over types of sugar?
Either way, just make sure you weigh it instead of measuring by volume. The only time I ever had bottle bombs was measuring table sugar by volume!
Mar
14
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Mar
14
comment Marking your brew pot?
@jalynn2 Yes, this answer is for cylindrical kettles. Volume conversions for keggles are more complicated. To be really precise with a keggle you would need to know what the height to volume ratio is at multiple levels throughout the kettle, because there are also ribs on the sides of the keg that hold additional liquid, in addition to the domed bottom. There are various posts you can google for for help with the volume of a keggle, but there are different keg sizes and brands (budweiser, miller, sabco, etc.).
Feb
27
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Feb
27
comment Marking your brew pot?
Agreed, pi*r squared*h will work too of course, but you will need to know the radius (or diameter) of your kettle in addition to the height of the liquid for this, instead of knowing the height-to-volume conversion I mentioned in my answer :)
Feb
26
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Feb
26
answered Marking your brew pot?
Feb
16
comment Has anyone a recipe of Yuengling beer?
Recipe questions are considered 'off-topic' meta.homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/11/recipe-questions
Feb
11
comment Good home brewing blogs
This isn't really an appropriate question for SE, it's open ended and can't have a specific answer.
Jan
25
comment How much beer can I do with a 5L pot
Where in Europe are you? Also, where are you buying your ingredients from?
Jan
24
revised How much beer can I do with a 5L pot
A pan is generally a shallow skillet or frying pan. He means a pot or kettle. Since it's on the small side (1.3 gal) pot would be the right word.
Jan
24
revised How do you strain pellet hops out of wort or beer?
question was unclear, rephrased and changed
Jan
24
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