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I am a Java/web developer for a large electronics manufacturing company in PA.


Jun
7
asked Why would someone use Cascade for bittering over Amarillo?
Mar
10
comment What are my options for brewing software?
BrewBlogger seems overly complicated. There are much simpler "web-based alternatives". I wasn't a huge fan of BrewTarget either... but it a good free alternative to BeerSmith.
Mar
10
comment What are my options for brewing software?
+1 I've recently become a very big fan of this site. Love that it is a web app, and it is dead simple to use for creating, storing, and sharing recipes.
Mar
10
awarded  Teacher
Mar
7
accepted Effect of boil size on IBUs
Mar
7
comment Effect of boil size on IBUs
ok, so the volume would still probably be 2 gallons even though I added 8 lbs of DME in addition to the original 2 gallons of water?
Mar
7
comment Effect of boil size on IBUs
Gotcha. If only I had looked into this before brewing, my IBUs are going to be about half what we were trying for. Related, if I boil two gallons of water + 8 lbs of DME, is my partial boil size 2 gallons, or is it 2 gallons + whatever space the DME takes up (so more like 3 gallons)?
Mar
7
comment 90-minute boil for pilsner malt?
Would the same apply if you are using Pilsner Malt Extract? Maybe a silly question, but I'm still a learner... EDIT: nm, just found answer elsewhere, the answer is NO, it does not apply to malt exract.
Mar
7
asked Effect of boil size on IBUs
Dec
9
comment Is Final Gravity a good indicator of sweetness?
Makes sense to me. Thank you.
Dec
9
accepted Is Final Gravity a good indicator of sweetness?
Dec
9
awarded  Editor
Dec
9
revised Is Final Gravity a good indicator of sweetness?
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Dec
9
comment Is Final Gravity a good indicator of sweetness?
But would you sau often times that is not the case and it could be a good indicator? Our would you say it is generally not a good indicator?
Dec
9
asked Is Final Gravity a good indicator of sweetness?
Dec
9
accepted What factors can lead to a higher attenuation?
Dec
9
comment What factors can lead to a higher attenuation?
Agreed, everyone's answers were great. However, this one is probably the most complete and will provide the most helpful information to anyone looking for this information in the future, so I am going to mark this as the answer. Collectively though, all these answers are a great help.
Dec
8
comment What factors can lead to a higher attenuation?
I'm adding .0016 to compensate for the temperature difference. i.e., I measured at 75 degrees but gravity should be measured at 60 degrees.
Dec
8
comment What factors can lead to a higher attenuation?
So are you saying that certain malts which are used to color the extract also add some amount of non-fermentable sugars as well?
Dec
8
comment What factors can lead to a higher attenuation?
You're right about the adjuncts. I forgot to mention that I used about a pound of honey! I'm guessing that is the smoking gun here. And regarding specialty grains ... they don't add to the OG, do they? I was under the impression they typically just added flavor and color.