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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 What is torrified wheat?
Well, yes and no....you'll get some "wheatiness" from the malted wheat, but it will be a different flavor than torrified.
Nov
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
14
comment Chocolate and Coffee Additions
Well, then, I'd just follow the recipe.
Nov
14
comment Chocolate and Coffee Additions
Why do you think you need to make any changes at all? Despite what you've heard, there isn't enough oil to worry about. And the recipe has been brewed as is by the author...don't you think they would have come up with another technique of that didn't work?
Nov
5
comment Turning off co2 tank necessary when regulator psi set to 0?
That's correct. Once the main valve is closed, everything downstream is off.
Nov
4
comment Alternative malt extract for Northwestern Gold LME
The problem with using anything other than light extract is that you have no idea what they use in it. Gold extract could have crystal malt, Munich...who knows? A quick web search doesn't turn up a list of ingredients. Maybe of you contact them directly they can give you some info.
Nov
1
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
31
comment Bottling high gravity FG barley wine
Good advice. I'd give it at least a month in primary.
Oct
29
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!