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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
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
Mar
4
comment Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Fermentation
Sounds effective, but way too much work for a pragmatic brewer like me!
Mar
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
3
comment What's the best technique to add chamomile?
Anywhere from .5-4 oz. depending on how much chamomile flavor you want. I like a well integrated flavor so that it doesn't stand out, so I usually use .5-1 oz.
Mar
3
answered What's the best technique to add chamomile?
Mar
2
revised Adding yeast to secondary
edited body
Mar
2
answered Adding yeast to secondary
Mar
1
answered Bottled and right into the fridge
Feb
28
comment How to crush unmalted wheat?
I'd just go back to the homebrew shop and tell them to keep running it through their mill til it was crushed.
Feb
27
answered Two tens to One twenty
Feb
27
comment How to crush unmalted wheat?
Wheat gelatinizes at mash temps. A cereal mash is not necessary.
Feb
23
answered How do i clear the batch after fermentation?
Feb
22
answered New All Grain Setup
Feb
21
comment Is there a heath issue using Irish Moss aka Carrageenan in beer making?
Paul do you have any scientific evidence that it doesn't drop out? AFAIK, it's R'gebot compliant which would mean it doesn't remain in the beer. If I wasn't so busy I'd try to find citations for you. Maybe in a week or so I can do that.
Feb
21
answered Is there a heath issue using Irish Moss aka Carrageenan in beer making?
Feb
18
answered What are the consequences of a “weak” boil?
Feb
18
comment What are the consequences of a “weak” boil?
Kettle caramelization can't happen. You can't reach the temps needed in a kettle of liquid like that. You can, however, form Maillard reaction components that influence color and flavor.