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I have been a homebrewer for over 15 years and 440 batches. I'm a BJCP National judge and a member of the Governing Committee of the American Homebrewers Assoc.


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comment Bottling high gravity FG barley wine
Good advice. I'd give it at least a month in primary.
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comment How large of a Kettle to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches? (All Grain)
Sorry, looks like I misunderstood.
Oct
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does gypsum do?
Oct
27
comment How large of a Kettle to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches? (All Grain)
That will work. I remember the first time I did a 5 gal. batch in a 15 gal. kettle. I thought there was no chance of boilover, then I turned my back for a second....the point being that no matter what size you use, you need to learn it's capabilities.
Oct
26
answered Which temperature do I ferment at: the recipe's temp or the yeast's recommended temp?
Oct
26
answered How large of a Kettle to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches? (All Grain)
Oct
26
comment How large of a Kettle to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches? (All Grain)
Based on your assumptions, it sounds like there would be no headroom in the kettle.
Oct
26
comment Just finished fermenting my first batch beer. Does this look… normal?
In that case, you're worrying way too soon. I wouldn't even think about that beer for at least another 2 weeks. In addition, the high fermentation temp will exacerbate the aromas you're smelling. Give it some time and you'll likely be fine.
Oct
25
answered Just finished fermenting my first batch beer. Does this look… normal?
Oct
22
answered Bitter orange and scaling
Oct
20
comment Tea-like aroma in my beer
The "cat pee" thing is dependent on when the hops were harvested. I can't recall ever getting that from Simcoe personally. As to homebrewers not getting the best hops, that isn't necessarily true. The wholesalers who sell to homebrew retailers have the same chance at the same hops as anyone else who buys them.
Oct
19
comment What are the qualities to evaluate when purchasing a Burner for All-Grain brewing?
Thanks for that!
Oct
19
answered What are the qualities to evaluate when purchasing a Burner for All-Grain brewing?
Oct
19
comment What are the qualities to evaluate when purchasing a Burner for All-Grain brewing?
Using a propane burner indoors is an invitation to disaster. Please don't do it.
Oct
18
answered Using brewing sugar (or equivalent) as the only fermentable?
Oct
18
answered Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
Oct
17
comment Tea-like aroma in my beer
Technically one tab is good for 12 gal. I use half of one for 5.5 gal. batches. But I've used a whole tab in 5.5 gal. and not gotten any off flavors from it. With all the processing that's gone into it, it's hard to inagine that it would have any flavor.
Oct
16
answered Tea-like aroma in my beer
Oct
12
answered PB2 PORTER - BETTER TASTE?
Oct
11
comment Wort aeration on a budget
Until the fermenter is full of foam....usually about 2-3 min.