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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.


Nov
25
answered Help! I added too much sugar for batch's recipe.
Nov
25
answered Aging a beer bottled from the keg
Nov
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
23
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
21
comment Old homegrown hops
I don't think utilization itself would be lower, but IBUs likely would be for the reason you state.
Nov
21
comment I might have pitched at too low a temperature
Are you sure about the OG? Kit beers almost never are off on OG. Is it possible that it could be incomplete mixing giving you a false reading? Can you post what you used for fermentables?
Nov
20
answered Old homegrown hops
Nov
20
comment Can I rescue a batch that may not have had enough water at its start?
What was the OG and how big a starter did you make?
Nov
19
answered Secondary Fermentation - Gravity too high to bottle but it's not going anywhere
Nov
19
comment Sourcing empty 15gal (1/2bbl) beer kegs?
Do you have info that Sierra does not?
Nov
16
comment How long should a Belgian Strong Dark Ale be aged?
If you're going to be brewing many Belgian beers, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of "Brew Like a Monk". IMO there is no better info on Belgian beers and how they're brewed.
Nov
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
15
answered How do I determine the freshness of malt & hops?
Nov
14
answered How long should a Belgian Strong Dark Ale be aged?
Nov
13
answered What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why measure gravities?
Nov
10
answered Water quality and its contribution to off-flavors
Nov
10
answered What accounts for the cheesy/sweaty flavor of hops and are there ways to minimize it?
Nov
9
comment Sourcing empty 15gal (1/2bbl) beer kegs?
Maybe he just doesn't realize they're not his to sell. I just returned from Sierra Nevada Beer Camp and they talked about what a huge problem keg theft is for them. Kegs cost them over $110 each. (edited to add "not")