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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!


Jul
29
comment How low can a beer's final gravity be?
Since the attenuation has already happened, there's probably no hurry to drink it. In fact, I had an unintensional brett contamination once that was horrible 'cherry pie' flavor. I left it for a month in the garage (up to 80F), then figure I'd get rid of it at the drunken end of a party. But it 'cleaned itself' and actually tasted good! I took it home with me!
Jul
29
comment Oxyclean safe inside the bottle
I'd be more worried about the label glue getting deposited inside the bottle (dissolved into solution, then deposited on a bottle's interior). So even though it's a pain, I keep the bottles upright.
Jul
29
comment Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?
For the ones that don't come off easily with Oxi Clean, I throw them out and make a dumpster dive run to the local craft beer bar on the morning after a beer with easily removable labels was on special!
Jul
29
comment How to oxidize my beer during transfer
I taste oxidized beers all of the time at the various homebrew clubs I attend. Those brewers know what not to do, but they still end up with stale beer, so I'd say you can be careful, and still get oxidation.
Jul
29
comment Does Thomas Hardy use a separate bottling yeast strain?
Yep, the plan is exactly as you have outlined... crazy starter is on the stir plate as we speak, and the healthy slug of WPL099 is planned. BTW, the only reason I'm doing this massive beer is that I won a 55 lb bag of marris otter!
Jul
29
comment Does Thomas Hardy use a separate bottling yeast strain?
The idea was to use the WPL-099 after a few weeks, after the original yeast gave out. Presumably that yeast would take over and carb up the bottles. Yeah, I'd not just throw it in at bottling time...that would be a disaster!
Jul
25
asked Does Thomas Hardy use a separate bottling yeast strain?
Jun
21
comment Sanitization practices when dry hopping in a muslin bag
UPDATE: I have updated my process to use the boiling technique. I've got a little electric teapot where I put the bag, weights, and floss. I also have added rubber gloves to the process. I pour off the water after boiling and after a few minutes I can handle things with gloves, even though still hot.
Apr
2
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
14
comment Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?
The finder app is wrong (says they are in Charlotte, NC), but I know on my next trip though Jacksonville, I will be stopping to get some.
Mar
10
comment Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?
This worked for the first link:facebook.com/pages/Coors-Light-Home-Draft/…
Mar
10
comment Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?
Awesome. The second link tells me that they have them at some grocery stores around here! I can't believe it. I've been into 4 or 5 grocery stores and haven't seen them.
Mar
5
comment Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?
I travel, so anywhere in the US would be helpful to me. Also, the question may help inform a home brewer that wanted an alternative to bottling; it may not have been obvious walking past this item in the grocery store that it could be re-used for home brew.
Mar
2
answered Fermentation vessels options for 1/2 batch experiments (~2.5 gallons)?
Mar
1
answered Marking your brew pot?
Mar
1
asked Where are MillerCoors Light Home Draft units available?
Jan
16
answered Best beer to brew that will last a long time
Jan
13
comment What is the minimum amount of time required for a yeast starter?
You and mdma usually are in closer proximity than this. If 6 hours isn't worth it (I agree), how about 10 hours on a stir plate?
Jan
13
comment New to Kegging - Help
He probably unhooks it from the CO2 because sometime in the past he found an empty keg (and a huge mess) and/or an empty CO2 cylinder. Someone new to kegging needs to keep in mind that if something leaks, even slowly, you're in a world of hurt.
Nov
11
comment 3 Piece Airlock without Liquid
What's not needed during active fermentation is the "bug cap" (the plastic cap with the tiny holes). If you happen to get krausen into your airlock and you have the bug cap on, that is when you may need to use the mop on the ceiling! Without the bug cap, that fate is less likely. Of course a blow off is recommended, but it's not quite as easy, and so not always done.