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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
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
Mar
14
comment How long to refrigerate yeast starter before pitching into wort?
Tobias, I reversed my vote based on your edit. Chino Brews, I'm thinking about it!
Mar
13
comment How long to refrigerate yeast starter before pitching into wort?
Sorry, Tobias, but I had to downvote for warming the yeast before pitching. You don't want to do that. As the yeast warms, it starts using its glycogen reserves. You want that to happen in your wort, not the starter. Cooler yeast into warmer wort is fine. The other way around is not. I have been doing it this way for 16 years and over 400 batches and it works great.
Mar
12
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
comment What is the difference between Munich and CaraMunich malts?
No, they do taste differently. The darker the color, the more toasty the flavor for the Munich. The caraMunich also does that, but the taste gets more toffee/caramel like as it gets darker.
Mar
11
comment What is the difference between Munich and CaraMunich malts?
Maybe, but I wouldn't be so sure. There are a lot of homebrewers who think that adding 1/2 lb. of Munich will make more difference than it actually does.
Mar
11
answered What is the difference between Munich and CaraMunich malts?
Mar
10
comment Capping fermentor for carbonation
It's a very uncertain way to control carbonation and there's really nothing to be gained by it in terms of beer quality.
Mar
10
comment Addition of powdered peanut butter
I can only recommend the technique I wrote about above. I don't know how any other method would work.
Mar
9
revised Addition of powdered peanut butter
edited body
Mar
9
answered Addition of powdered peanut butter
Mar
8
answered How to prepare Hop Tea?
Mar
8
answered What characteristics would agave nectar add to a wort?
Mar
5
comment Is a yeast starter required for this recipe
That's like asking if the chicken or the egg came first! I've never heard a good explanation of the variance, other than people often rehydrate at too high a temp and kill the yeast.
Mar
4
answered Is a yeast starter required for this recipe