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When I'm not coding I'm brewing.


Aug
26
answered Which strains of yeasts are the cleanest for warm/hot fermentation?
Jul
26
comment Spigots: What's the consensus
the greatest chance of infection is between flameout and fermentation. this is when microbs have the best chance to infect. Now it doesn't take much to prevent infection. clean, sani, seal. if you have to open up primary it won't have negative impacts on the beer. relax, have a homebrew. once fermented the chance of infection through the normal course of homebrewing is almost 0. the alcohol prevents other microbs from taking residence in the beer. don't stress over this too much. find a technique that works for you and be done :)
May
29
answered Using pine in beer
May
14
revised What to brew in the summer?
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May
14
answered What to brew in the summer?
Jan
9
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
30
answered Is Oxiclean Free OK to use on a metal brewpot
Dec
23
awarded  Yearling
Nov
27
answered What happens if I Double Brown Ale
Nov
14
comment How much malto dextrin is too much? Increasing body of gluten-free homebrew
a word of caution: sorghum makes for a very bad tasting beer. You really need to sweeten (honey, sugar) and hop (2-4 oz) the wort to mask the flavor. My friends w/ celiac like the beer, but compared to real beer it has a terrible aftertaste. I would suggest other malt alternatives like Quinoa, Amaranth & Buckwheat for base grains.
Nov
8
comment Will bitterness from a flameout coffee addition fade with age?
for future batches, add whole beans to secondary 1/4 to 1/2 lb. you get the coffee flavor without the overwhelming acidity
Nov
6
comment Building Custom Sized Carboys
glass does break easy. i've learned that the hard way. fortunately it was empty. No beer was lost <phew>
Nov
6
comment Building Custom Sized Carboys
there you go :) glass is the default type but it doesn't have to be.
Nov
6
comment Building Custom Sized Carboys
some say plastic will leach into the beer, where glass will not. It really depends on how long the beer will sit. if it was a few weeks, then there is no harm. a few months then maybe I would go for a stronger material, but that could just be a boogie-man of home brewing. plexi-glass may be a good choice for building a secondary fermenter too.
Nov
5
answered vanilla beans in a porter
Nov
5
answered Building Custom Sized Carboys
Oct
25
comment Maple wood aging as opposed to maple syrup
for the pumpkin pie flavor I'd go with equal parts powder ginger, nutmeg & cinnamon in secondary. not too sweet, so the beer/hops character doesn't disappear behind the sweetness.
Oct
23
comment Initial Fermentation Temp?
the difference between 70 and 75 for home brew, especially your first few batches is negligible.
Oct
22
answered Initial Fermentation Temp?
Oct
22
comment What does it mean when a recipe calls for a boil addition of coffee in pounds, but also mentions brewing the coffee?
i made a coffee stout before with 1lb of coffee and yes you don't need nearly that much (lesson learned). 1/4 - 1/2 lb is plenty. I used whole bean in secondary for 2 weeks and it came out great.