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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.


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.
Jul
22
answered Most simple type of beer to begin brewing?
Jul
22
answered Cascade hops high alpha acid
Jul
21
answered Is my SG too low?
Jul
21
comment Specialty Grains, To boil or not to boil
Sorry for the confusion...I would AVOID boiling the grains. The only time that would be a good idea was if you were doing a decoction mash, and the circumstances for that are very different. (original comment now corrected)
Jul
21
comment Specialty Grains, To boil or not to boil
The reason that boiling grains works for decoction is becasue the pH is so low. If you're putting the grains into a large kettle of water, there won't be enough grain to buffer the pH and it will very likely remain high. That could lead to extraction of tannins from the grain. For that reason, I would avoid boiling the grain at all costs, unless you have a reason to do it and are certain that the pH is in the correct range.
Jul
20
comment Is brew with burned steeping bag safe to drink?
Yep, it you can't taste it now, it won't develop later.
Jul
20
comment Is brew with burned steeping bag safe to drink?
Based on my experience, it will never go away.
Jul
17
comment Beer stone: what works?
PBW isn't significantly different than Oxiclean.
Jul
15
answered Can someone explain the difference between different kinds of malts?
Jul
14
revised Is brew with burned steeping bag safe to drink?
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Jul
14
answered Is brew with burned steeping bag safe to drink?
Jul
14
answered Does Saki have Extract Brewing?