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Engineer by degree, but I code for a living. Recently switched to using a tablet for leisure internet, like this site, but the on-screen keyboard is horrible, so please forgive my missing letters and things!


Dec
22
revised Should I worry about blow-off?
Changed wording to correct consistency issue.
Nov
25
comment How long will carbonation “hold” in a growler?
I pull a balloon over the neck of the growler so I can see if I have a leaking cap. Having a non-leaking cap is key. With a good cap, and a proper no-air fill (counter pressure or at least cap on foam), your growler should last months (keeping it chilled would be best). Once opened, the party is over in a day. I've tried several kinds of caps. Poly seal caps are what I settled upon.
Nov
25
comment Sourcing empty 15gal (1/2bbl) beer kegs?
After more research, I think breweries probably do pay $110 for new Sanke kegs. I asked at local brewery, and they pay even more (not buying enough to get a price break). It's still a bit of mystery how there can be brand new kegs for $90, while the breweries are paying more. Maybe the $90 ones are a thinner grade of steel or something.
Nov
19
answered Homebrewing and Arduino
Nov
19
comment Sourcing empty 15gal (1/2bbl) beer kegs?
-1 on the $110 per keg. No way Sierra Nevada is paying that much in volume for sanke kegs!
Nov
19
answered Sourcing empty 15gal (1/2bbl) beer kegs?
Nov
19
comment How long do I need to carbonate a keg?
PS: The guy was going to try to mod a paint shaker to make it less of a manual process.
Nov
19
answered How long do I need to carbonate a keg?
Nov
19
comment Emptying bottles into a keg
+1 on don't do it unless you're trying to rescue a beer. "Jack up" means "mess up", I think.
Nov
19
answered Profesionally Printed Labels?
Nov
19
answered What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
Oct
23
comment What can I do to ensure my high OG wort ferments well?
I presume you're not going to make one batch, split the wort, and let part of it sit around without yeast while other part has yeast? That would mean that you seem to be setting yourself up for brewing two batches of beer, but ending up with one :) I agree that with proper oxygenation, and quantity of yeast, you should be find just pitching the whole batch.
Oct
23
comment Is rapid wort chilling always needed?
Chilling with a copper coil needs agitation. You can cut this time by 4 jiggling the coil!
Oct
23
answered HERMS or RIMS - How to choose?
Oct
23
answered How much difference does malt make in extract brewing?
Oct
23
answered Picking hops very late
Oct
17
answered How precise must the measure of priming sugar be?
Oct
17
answered What are the best practices for using a wine degasser to aerate wort for beer?
Oct
17
comment Is it necessary to heat honey when using it in cider?
Thanks for the mead making insight. I just dumped the commercial cider and commercial honey in a carboy and shook the heck out of it to get the honey dissolved (and to aerate). Then I put in a packet of S-04. We'll see how it works!
Oct
17
accepted Is it necessary to heat honey when using it in cider?