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Passionate about interesting, practical, and quality solutions to real problems, and the upliftment of the craft of software development. I'm a software architect working in a small bespoke and product development company in Cape Town, South Africa.


May
2
comment Well carbonated, but no head
Thanks Jared. I'm still trying bottles periodically, but so far it appears as it is just more time that is needed (and maybe the glass a little too...)
Apr
30
comment How to train my nose for hop aromas?
great question, I've been wondering about this myself...
Apr
30
comment Well carbonated, but no head
Gah, more waiting and less drinking! It occurs to me that I may have picked the wrong hobby...
Apr
30
comment Would placing the fermenter tank in a tub of water be a good way to handle hot environments?
+1 for pointing out the bouyancy trap :)
Apr
22
comment SG and OG quite different to values indicated on can label
thanks Jared. Is attenuation just the difference between OG and FG? Also, is oxygenation of the wort a good thing? (I had a vague feeling what I'd done was bad, and was considering stirring only instead of shaking, on my next brew...)
Apr
11
comment should I/how do I account for temperature differences for gravity readings?
thanks Graham. I'm fairly sure I had the right mix, and I mixed it VERY thoroughly. I used a brew enhancer as well, so not sure if the can takes that into account? I took the reading after adding yeast, but probably something like 10 minutes after (so not long I don't think) Feeling more concerned now! :)
Apr
11
comment should I/how do I account for temperature differences for gravity readings?
why the downvote? Is there something I can change in my question to improve?
Apr
11
comment should I/how do I account for temperature differences for gravity readings?
Unfortunately the hydrometer came in a kit from a local shop, so no instructions... Probably a cheapo hydrometer, all I know is its a Coopers brand... :/
Apr
8
comment Airlock: vodka, water, or
thanks, I may have overfilled my airlock (in my excitement), but at least I know using vodka a) won't affect flavour and b) is now potentially better because of possible "suckback" :)
Apr
8
comment airlock ran dry, should I be concerned?
thanks! It pains me now to even buy a regular lager from the store, knowing that my own is bubbling quietly away, completely unaware of my betrayal....