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Jun
14
comment Can you use only malted wheat to brew?
@JeremyHolovacs: The Reinheitsgebot only allowed barley, hops, and water—not even yeast was a permitted ingredient. So virtually any beer made today would violate the standard, even with a small amount of wheat.
Jun
14
accepted Holding a glass carboy by its neck
Jun
14
comment Bubble, Bubble, Toil = Trouble? Brewing's Carbon Footprint
While it's true that the CO2 from fermentation came from the atmosphere, I think it still counts as CO2 emissions. If you burn wood you produce CO2 emissions, even though the tree absorbed it. In fact, the carbon in fossil fuels was originally in the atmosphere, before it was absorbed by plants and algae, decomposed, pressurized for millennia, and finally drilled for commercial use.
Jun
14
awarded  Teacher
Jun
14
answered Does a given pressure and temperature determine the number of volumes of CO2?
Jun
13
awarded  Critic
Jun
13
comment Holding a glass carboy by its neck
Yikes. I definitely will be picking up some straps.
Jun
13
asked Holding a glass carboy by its neck
Jun
11
accepted Storing beer bottles horizontally
Jun
11
comment Storing beer bottles horizontally
The shaking & settling comment is a good idea, but maybe I should make more of an effort to get the bottles vertical.
Jun
8
revised Storing beer bottles horizontally
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Jun
8
asked Storing beer bottles horizontally
Jun
6
accepted Using unknown loose hops
Jun
6
accepted Ideal fermentation temperature
Jun
5
revised Ideal fermentation temperature
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Jun
4
asked Ideal fermentation temperature
Jun
3
accepted Lagering in plastic carboy vs glass
Jun
2
asked Lagering in plastic carboy vs glass
Jun
2
comment Using unknown loose hops
Can you elaborate on how improperly stored hops would affect the flavor? There are several common beer problems that I'm aware of (too warm fermentation -> fruity flavors, oxidation -> stale flavor, infection -> sour or worse), but don't know what the ramification of old hops is.
May
31
asked Using unknown loose hops