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Software Engineer at Big Hammer


Sep
18
comment What are the possible consequences of putting dry yeast straight into the wort?
Yes, it doesn't answer the question
Jun
28
comment What is the secondary fermentation debate?
Correct me if I don't understand your answer, but I think you're asking a question which wasn't asked. The question is "What is the secondary fermentation debate?"
Jun
25
comment Measuring yeast activity by collecting CO2
Care to explain the downvote?
Jun
23
comment Do glass bottles weaken over time?
@mdma think nothing of it. we are in the same boat
Jun
22
comment Do glass bottles weaken over time?
@mdma I warned you for the love of science to not spread that myth. Old windows are thick at one end because they were manufactured with the crown glass process en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_glass_(window). They put the thicker end at the bottom because it's simply more stable that way, but I would bet that you can find old windows installed upside down that are thick on the top
Jun
22
comment How do you label your bottles?
How is this an acceptable question? homebrew.stackexchange.com/faq#dontask
Mar
14
comment Alternatives to Bottling Wands
I'm confused. Was the problem that the inlet to your autosiphon and the tip of your wand got plugged up? (couldn't think of a less dirty way to ask that)
Mar
8
comment How does lemon juice ferment into hard lemonade?
This (sandcreekbrewing.com/beers.php#hard_lemonade) is the only hard lemonade I buy. The first time I tried it at the Great Taste of the Midwest I was blown away at how good it was. This (heavytable.com/…) gives some insight into how they make it. I should email them
Mar
8
comment How does lemon juice ferment into hard lemonade?
I think I might try that. Seems like with that water to lemon juice ratio, the pH should be high enough. Have you tried this?
Mar
8
comment How does lemon juice ferment into hard lemonade?
@Graham There's not a lot of tradition, but people are doing it. If you can get your hands on Sand Creek's hard lemonade, give it a try. Orange juice just doesn't fall into fermenting naturally: you don't use the skins to gather the juice (unlike grape juice or apple cider); and it's drinkable on it's own (unlike lemon juice); and it's not already a typical summertime beverage (lemonade)
Mar
7
comment How does lemon juice ferment into hard lemonade?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner By 'mash' I meant the ingredients you listed. Perhaps that's not a real mash, but I don't know what else to call it. Here's one recipe: forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=56697. couldn't tell if Tobias was serious, and if the upvoters were serious... I'm trying to make something like Sand Creek hard lemonade or (ugh) Mikes
Mar
2
comment My cider stopped fermenting until I swished it around in the bucket a bunch, then continued. Is that normal?
4 gallons of cider, a gallon of various malts and water, half ounce of hops. it's both i guess. look up graff recipe and you'll find a thread about it going back a few years
Feb
23
comment Mead made from Agave nectar?
tequila is made from the heart of the plant. the leaves are cut off