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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.


Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
That sounds like an excellent conjecture!
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
That's an interesting thought and you may be on to something. About the only way to know would be to brew identical batches a couple weeks apart and taste a fresh one against an older one. Do you notice this on any other styles? Do you check pH as you brew or of the finished beer?
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
I don't know of many craft breweries even using that. It's kind of a PITA to use.
Mar
21
answered Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
I'm not aware of any craft breweries that use preservatives. Can you provide examples?
Mar
21
answered Temperature of wort hit 50*F when yeast has a minimum temperature of 60*F
Mar
20
comment Will blending a highly attenuating yeast with a highly alcohol tolerant yeast cleanly lower the final gravity in a very high gravity ale?
Beano in the mash will be denatured and useless.
Mar
19
comment A recipe for a White IPA calls for dextrose and lactic acid. What are they used for?
Yeah, it must be, although it will only add about .6% ABV in 5 gal. Seems pointless.
Mar
19
answered A recipe for a White IPA calls for dextrose and lactic acid. What are they used for?
Mar
18
comment How do you brew high alcohol beers at home?
It may parallel it, but technically it's different. The law sees it that way, too.
Mar
18
comment Bottle conditioning
Great answer!!!
Mar
17
comment How do you brew high alcohol beers at home?
That may be what wikipedia says, but it is incorrect. Distillation removes alcohol from water. Freezing removes water from alcohol. That is why freeze concentrating is legal in the US for homebrewers and distillation is not.
Mar
17
comment Will More grain in a partial mash give more body to my IPA
I meant it more in a comparative sense, and I guess I didn't make that clear.
Mar
16
comment How do you brew high alcohol beers at home?
That's not brewing it to that strength, though. And technically it's freeze concentration, not distillation.
Mar
16
answered Will More grain in a partial mash give more body to my IPA
Mar
16
comment Homebrewing and Cats
Your worries are baseless. Enjoy your cats and your homebrew.
Mar
16
answered Homebrewing and Cats
Mar
16
comment Homebrewing and Cats
Dogs suffer malignant hyperthermia from hops. I've never heard anything about skin problems.
Mar
16
answered Rye and sulfur (burnt rubber / skunk), how to explain the connection?
Mar
14
answered Yeast “cake” after bottling