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A software craftsman and brewer from Indianapolis.


Oct
28
comment Should I dunk my dry hops?
As long as the total weight of the object used to submerge the hop bags is greater than that of the bag + hops, and assuming no trapped air, then it's pretty straightforward to figure out how much weight is needed to prevent buoyancy.
Oct
28
suggested approved edit on Should I dunk my dry hops?
Oct
27
comment Wort Chiller Cool Down Times?
Unless you're only chilling a very small volume, I'm highly skeptical. Given Newton's Law of Cooling and the stated performance from Blichmann (10 gal in 5 min to 68 oF using 58 oF cooling water at 5 gpm) that seems impossible.
Oct
27
accepted HERMS or RIMS - How to choose?
Oct
23
comment Rinsing specialty grain bag after steeping
If the question was worth the time to answer, wasn't it worth an upvote?
Oct
23
revised Rinsing specialty grain bag after steeping
edited title
Oct
23
asked Rinsing specialty grain bag after steeping
Oct
22
awarded  Excavator
Oct
22
revised The move from kit brewing to all grain brewing
corrected grammar
Oct
22
comment The move from kit brewing to all grain brewing
That link has nothing to do with the OP's question.
Oct
22
suggested approved edit on The move from kit brewing to all grain brewing
Oct
22
revised HERMS or RIMS - How to choose?
added 9 characters in body
Oct
21
revised HERMS or RIMS - How to choose?
edited title
Oct
21
asked HERMS or RIMS - How to choose?
Oct
20
awarded  Critic
Oct
20
comment Any good iPhone/iPad apps for brewing?
Downvoted because there are numerous apps available currently as well as when OP asked question.
Oct
19
comment Transferring wort from brew kettle with ball valve
Right. I designed mine with a 90 degree elbow under the valve about 1/8" above the surface of the kettle with that in mind.
Oct
17
comment Using a hop spider for steeping specialty grains
Sorry. Got in a hurry. Upvoted.
Oct
17
accepted Using a hop spider for steeping specialty grains
Oct
17
comment Transferring wort from brew kettle with ball valve
Exactly right. I tested the diptube assembly I soldered this weekend and it worked perfectly using good old gravity. I doubt the specific design of the diptube matters much, but I did use a 3' length of tubing and as soon as I opened the valve, the siponing started and completely drained the kettle (well, within a few ounces). I consider this a success since I will no longer need to wrestle with the kettle to drain it.