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Independent game developer focusing on mobile platforms


Apr
30
comment What software do most brewers use?
I wrote an Android app a few years ago called BrewDroid. I haven't maintained it, but I just made it free a few days ago :)
Apr
29
awarded  Critic
Apr
21
answered Do I need to continuously measure the temperature of my mash tun?
Apr
17
comment Would coffee wine be at all similar in taste to Kahlua?
Kahlua is about 20% alcohol. There is very little fermentable sugar in coffee, which would leave a very low alcohol beverage -- not the least bit similar.
Apr
11
comment Storing water after chloramine removal
Have you had problems with this medicinal taste? If not, you might be trying to solve a problem that doesn't really exist. That said, I always filter my drinking and brewing water -- I find chloramines very offensive.
Apr
10
comment Bottling Blended Sours
Yeah -- would take a lot more of each part of the mixture, though. And since sours tend to change over time, I wouldn't want to do this...
Apr
10
awarded  Yearling
Apr
9
revised Is it possible to calculate ABV% without Original Gravity?
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Apr
9
answered Is it possible to calculate ABV% without Original Gravity?
Apr
9
answered Bottling Blended Sours
Apr
9
comment how to calculate proper proportions to make drinkable wine
I suggest you pick up a book -- those are some broad questions you're asking :)
Apr
6
comment Does temperature rise time between mash steps matter?
Indeed, they are defaults -- I'm suggesting it's a safe assumption that they are fairly sane. Incidentally, I'm doing a step mash for an Irish Stout and it took me about 25 minutes to raise from 120F to 150F. I fear I spent too much time in the beta amylase range, but we'll see.
Apr
6
comment Does temperature rise time between mash steps matter?
I've wondered a lot about this before. In a lot of mash design software (e.g. BeerSmith) you often see suggested times of about 10 or 15 minutes between steps, which is optimistic without the proper equipment (or an infusion). I think Denny has the right answer, but I'd like to see some more data to support it...
Apr
3
awarded  Teacher
Apr
3
answered What is it about this receipe that makes it an IPA? Or more generally, what makes an IPA?
Feb
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
28
accepted Can boiling the entire mash achieve results similar to decoction?
Jun
27
comment Can boiling the entire mash achieve results similar to decoction?
Funny. Nice setup, by the way. I'm giving this serious consideration only because I'm designing an electric system (with similar influences as yours) and wondered if there might be enough advantage to putting a heating element in the mash tun to justify doing so.
Jun
27
comment Can boiling the entire mash achieve results similar to decoction?
Good point. You could boil at the end of the mash (after any steps you wanted to do)...
Jun
27
asked Can boiling the entire mash achieve results similar to decoction?