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Homebrewer - Gravity BrewCo


Jan
21
awarded  Yearling
Feb
28
answered How to clear beer
Feb
21
comment What are the harms of a boil over?
Ditto, I always just thought it was messy, never realized it could actually affect the beer!
Feb
21
awarded  Commentator
Feb
21
comment Is whisky distilled from beer?
Corn is the primary ingredient for Bourbon, but it also includes many grains that are used in beer, like malted barley. Bourbon is also a regional product (similar to Champagne), it has to be made in Bourbon Country in Kentucky (US) and aged at least four years in oak, otherwise it is just normal whiskey.
Feb
21
answered Is whisky distilled from beer?
Feb
21
comment Addition of Watermelon extract to secondary
Ah I see, that does just come down to what the additive is and if fermentation needs to continue (for natural carbing or similar). I have had some secondary additives (specifically flavoring syrups) get destroyed by the yeast, so it can be a tricky situation.
Feb
21
comment Kettle lid with hole in it
I definitely agree on the convenience factor, and good ventilation is a necessity if you're brewing indoors.
Feb
21
comment Kettle lid with hole in it
I thought something similar a while back, but after research and experimentation I found that it didn't make an appreciable difference in a small-scale brew. The off-flavors I had identified in my brews turned out to be the result of other factors and not DMS (from leaving the lid on) like I originally suspected.
Feb
18
answered What size mash tun for a half batch (2-3 gallon) brew?
Feb
18
comment What size mash tun for a half batch (2-3 gallon) brew?
The smaller the volume of grain the harder it is to maintain a consistent mash temp, so it depends on how you are heating it. I'm guessing since its a chest cooler you don't apply heat directly? What is your process right now? I assume since you tagged this "all-grain" that is what you're trying to accomplish?
Feb
16
awarded  Quorum
Feb
15
revised no air lock activity after 3 days
Added further recommendations
Feb
15
answered no air lock activity after 3 days
Feb
11
revised How do I start experimenting?
Added more detail
Feb
11
comment How do I start experimenting?
Good point, there are some more potent malts like the black patent. I've made an addendum to my answer with a little extra advice.
Feb
11
answered How do I start experimenting?
Jan
31
awarded  Editor
Jan
31
revised How much water is used for mashing
added 8 characters in body
Jan
31
comment Is Videne effective as a non-rinse santizer?
Are there no other brands available there? I've always had good luck with 1-Step (easy to find anywhere around me), but I don't know if it's widely distributed in the UK.