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Aug
12
reviewed Reviewed How should bulk grain be stored?
Aug
12
comment How should bulk grain be stored?
Have you tried this technique with brewing grains? It's not clear from your answer.
Aug
12
reviewed Reviewed Which Stores carry the metal connectors for constructing a Mash Tun?
Aug
12
revised Which Stores carry the metal connectors for constructing a Mash Tun?
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Aug
12
reviewed No Action Needed Too little sugar?
Aug
6
awarded  Custodian
Aug
6
reviewed No Action Needed Raspberry Stout Infection?
Aug
6
awarded  Custodian
Aug
6
reviewed Reviewed Fridge recommendations for fermenting
Aug
6
reviewed Reviewed High FG / Low Attenuation across 3 different beers
Aug
6
comment High FG / Low Attenuation across 3 different beers
The question is about attenuation. Does pH affect attenuation? I understand that it can lead to poor mash conversion, but surely that would only affect the starting gravity.
Aug
6
reviewed No Action Needed Irish Moss - powder form?
Aug
6
comment What effect does adding flaked corn to a recipe have?
You make an interesting point. I was thinking that "body" is the same as "residual sugars". Since corn ferments out completely, it does not changes the residual sugar in the final beer, and, to my way of thinking, therefore does not change the body. But maybe it's better to think of body as relating more to the final gravity of the beer, uncorrected for alcohol content. In this conception of body, corn does decrease body by increasing the alcohol content and hence lowering the final gravity.
Aug
3
revised Using 5L oak barrel for beer
Corrected some typos to clarify meaning.
Aug
3
awarded  Yearling
Aug
2
comment Are there ways to make your own beer on the cheap?
You can brew cheap beer if you brew all-grain, and buy grain and hops in bulk. It takes a while to recoup the equipment costs, though. If you're just getting started, don't worry about the per-batch cost. Just do a few batches and decide if you like it.
Jul
25
comment Testing bitterness during boil
The perception of bitterness will be affected by the sweetness of the wort. It will taste considerably less bitter than the finished beer.
Jul
22
comment Most simple type of beer to begin brewing?
Stout is also a good style to start with. All those roasted malts can effectively cover up subtle flaws.
Jul
20
answered Oil before hops
Jul
16
comment Why do kit wines age differently?
Because fewer people would buy them if they told the truth on the label -- that all wine needs to age a year before drinking.