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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.


Apr
7
answered What bourbons work well for flavoring beer?
Apr
7
comment What bourbons work well for flavoring beer?
As long as you don't add a huge amount, no problems.
Apr
5
revised Attribute taste variation to volume of bottle?
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Apr
5
answered Attribute taste variation to volume of bottle?
Apr
5
comment Re-using the yeast cake for another brew!
Sorry, downvoted accidentally and I can't figure out how to undo it.
Apr
5
comment Salty Starter. From Gypsum?
That seems like an extremely high Ca and SO4 content. How did you arrive at those figures?
Apr
4
revised Lower temp Mash-out
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Apr
4
answered Are firestone soda kegs still available at scrapyards
Apr
4
answered Lower temp Mash-out
Apr
2
revised How to best grind grain at home?
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Apr
2
comment How to best grind grain at home?
I use a JSP adjustable and it's served me well for over 10 years and hundreds of batches. There are other good mills out there, too.
Apr
2
answered How to best grind grain at home?
Apr
2
comment What should I do with this 1-lb brick of maple sugar?
If maple sugar has the same gravity contribution as other sugars, 1 lb. in 5 gal. will add about 9 gravity points.
Apr
2
answered What should I do with this 1-lb brick of maple sugar?
Mar
30
comment Style Question: How does a stout become a porter?
I dunno about "higher gravity". Compare Guinness to most porters and you'll find Guinness is lower OG.
Mar
28
comment Mash rests and water to grist ratio
Graham, I don't notice any loss of efficiency. Although the mash may start thick, by the time I get to saccharification temps it a "normal" ratio.
Mar
27
comment Move to secondary?
GJ, it's based on my own and many others experience. I have not had good results pitching directly into higher than 1.040. Wyeast is trying to make it easy. Also, unless the pack is very fresh, the viability is low and there are not an optimal number of cells there. They say the same thing about "my" yeast that they sell, but I would never do what they recommend.
Mar
27
comment Mash rests and water to grist ratio
Glad to help, Justin!
Mar
27
answered Mash rests and water to grist ratio
Mar
26
comment Move to secondary?
Not your question, but in my experience Activators are only direct pitch into wort of a 1.040 OG or less. If you underpitched, that could be a reason why you're still seeing bubbles.