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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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answered Modifying Recipes for Boil Volume
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answered Would Yeast survive the temperatures of distillation and properly carbonate?
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answered Do I need a ball valve on my brew kettle?
Aug
15
comment Is a 12quart pot sufficient for a 1/2 5gal boil?
That's what I started with. You have to be careful, but it works.
Aug
14
answered Is a 12quart pot sufficient for a 1/2 5gal boil?
Aug
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can I put minerals back into distilled or reverse osmosis water?
Aug
10
comment Which Stores carry the metal connectors for constructing a Mash Tun?
The other solution is to look at a different, easier, cheaper design. see www.dennybrew.com for ideas.
Aug
9
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Aug
7
comment Saving a yeast starter
All of the above assumes really good sanitation when you used and stored the original starter.
Aug
4
comment Will a yeast that ferments at higher temps stop fusels?
If they go in the swamp cooler, there is no need to sanitize them.
Aug
3
answered Are there ways to make your own beer on the cheap?
Aug
2
comment Are there ways to make your own beer on the cheap?
Brewing to save money on beer is like buying a fishing boat to save money on fish.
Aug
2
answered Will a yeast that ferments at higher temps stop fusels?
Aug
1
comment Trouble Reaching My OG (Pre-Boil Was OK)
Can you tell us the pre and post boil volume and gravity?
Aug
1
comment Trouble Reaching My OG (Pre-Boil Was OK)
Did you hit your intended volume?
Jul
27
answered Should I sanitize my keg posts every time I attach a quick disconnect?
Jul
27
comment Cold brewed coffee
As long as you didn't add them to the boil, you may be OK. When I use coffee, I usually "dry bean" by adding 4-5 oz. of coarsely cracked beans to the secondary.
Jul
26
answered Cold brewed coffee
Jul
25
comment Testing bitterness during boil
I don't think it's so much hop particles in suspension as that as the beer ferments, interaction between the yeast and hops "tames" the bitterness.
Jul
23
comment Most simple type of beer to begin brewing?
This advice assumes you can find a Cooper's kit. I haven't seen one in years.