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Software Developer interested in craft brewing, snowboarding, cycling, surf, sci-fi, biology and travel. Ah! and computers...


Apr
17
comment Picking hops very late
How did that turn out?
Apr
10
revised How to Cold Crash an Imperial Stout?
Reference to Black Ipa style
Apr
10
comment How to Cold Crash an Imperial Stout?
@Conor Must correct myself here, a few days ago I heard about the 'Black Ale' style, which seems to be a porter/stout with a large charge of hops. See my edited answer for details.
Apr
7
comment How can I fix low starting gravity?
@DennyConn Correct, I overlooked the batch sparge part. Just for the record, 'traditional' batch sparging doesn't require letting the wort sit any longer than the time it takes for the solids to fall back in after stirring (mash is already over, go ahead and drain it).
Apr
7
answered Best way to clean an airlock
Apr
6
comment How can I fix low starting gravity?
And regarding your lower efficiency, what sort of equipment you use on your batch sparging? A manifold? False botton? Bazooka Screen?
Apr
6
answered Bottle drying after sanitisation?
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Mar
29
comment Brewing timer in Brewing software
yep, look at the 'timer' tab in beersmith.
Mar
29
comment About going BIAB
@paul Well, I assumed an regular beer with the regular BIAB process (full boil). You aren't answering the question either, or rather, you are setting boundaries just like I did, if you require 1.25 quarts water/pound grain or assume a concentrated boil with later water additions. If you do a small beer you need an smaller vessel, a bigger beer will require a bigger vessel, unless you use simple sugars or add water or do other tricks. My answer gives a middle of the road size, but I guess we can agree on disagree on this one. :)
Mar
28
comment About going BIAB
I just installed a pulley system over my oven (just a hook on the ceiling and another on one of the walls) and use it to suspend my bag minimally, so it won't touch the botton of the kettle while I'm heating it (I don't even take it out of the wort). It is handy also when removing the grains, I can leave it to drip over the mash while heating.
Mar
28
comment About going BIAB
@paul The question didn't specify any of that, my answer was within the boundaries of my earlier question, and for the kind of beer I specify there, it is indeed valid.
Mar
27
comment About going BIAB
They do say that, on the other hand, neither Jamil or Palmer had much hands on experience with BIAB. I would try it and draw my own conclusions. On the sinle batch I did so far I couldn't see much difference.
Mar
27
comment About going BIAB
@GalapagosJim I believe the main reason is the diminished risk of tannin extraction. Heard that here: thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/670
Mar
26
answered About going BIAB
Mar
22
answered How important is the 'Best Before' date on Brewing Sugar?
Mar
22
comment Can I change the color to my beer to an arbitrary color?
Why during primary? Usually I read about people doing fruit additions to secondary.
Mar
19
comment Side-effects of 'lower than recommended' fermentation temperatures?
@MereDevelopment You are welcome. You may want to wait a couple of days on the next time to see if someone can come up with a better answer, or add something to the existing ones, people tend to focus more on the unanswered questions. Cheers!
Mar
19
answered Side-effects of 'lower than recommended' fermentation temperatures?
Mar
19
accepted Peracetic acid as a sanitizer?