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Unscrambler of eggs, brewer/founder of New Republic Brewing. Whether working or playing I enjoy exercise & sporting, folksy-punk-rockish-bluesy-nerdcore music and mathematics.

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[1725.4 km, 224.4º] Apparent Rennerian


Oct
24
comment Corny keg fermentors
Updated --Dean .
Sep
8
comment What is on top of my wort? Mold? Lacto?
Tasted it yet? _
Sep
7
comment What is on top of my wort? Mold? Lacto?
gross . . . . .
Jul
28
comment Countering excessive maltodextrin
Blending is the answer. A little bit at a time until you get a good mix.
Jul
23
comment Checking for CO2 leaks
Or use a spray bottle.
Jul
23
comment Using force carbing, how long does 5 lbs CO2 last you?
Down-voted. This has been asked and answered here: brewadvice.com/questions/680/how-long-does-5lb-of-c02-last-you
Jul
19
comment Converting your fermentation bucket into a mash tun
Well done ººººº
Jul
19
comment What are the effects of a watery mash?
Right. I suspect you have to get up to ridiculous water to grist ratios before running into a problem. Even then, continuous stirring would probably solve that problem.
Jul
19
comment What are the effects of a watery mash?
Nah, the grain settles pretty well. A good vorlauf will set up your filter.
Jul
19
comment What are the effects of a watery mash?
I use 2qts/lb for all my brews
Jul
18
comment What are the effects of a watery mash?
How much is "too much"? In qt/lb would be nice.
Jul
16
comment Cleaning up the sweat & flux
I recirculated PBW for five minutes, then rinsed.
Jul
12
comment Fermenator Question(s)
+1 calling Blichmann.
Jul
9
comment Alternative/Non-traditional Brewing Practices
Fullers brewery in London does sort of a batch sparge/partigyle brew. Look it up on recent episodes of the Brewing Network's Can You Brew It
Jul
9
comment Alternative/Non-traditional Brewing Practices
I'm pretty sure I heard Papazian mention still using bucket fermenters in one of the many interviews I've heard. That dude makes good beer, but I don't know if he's into the competition circuit.
Jun
29
comment Low Cost Conical Fermenter
Just pointing out a downside to the seemingly cheap price of the tanks. Ultimately, I would be happier with SS. I converted to using half-barrel kegs and a special fitting for my fermenters. They're not conical, but are stainless and work well.
Jun
23
comment What is the best book for beginning home brewers?
I'd classify this as an intermediate book. It's not advanced and a smart new brewer could get good use from it. I always recommend this to homebrewers that want to improve their beers.
Jun
18
comment Keeping a bottle of no-rinse sanitiser
The OP doesn't mention it; Idophor can not be kept indefinitely.
Jun
16
comment Didn't hit gravity--how to calculate how much malt extract to add to the fermenter?
+1 To Brewchez's comment on correcting gravity in the kettle. Pre-boil gravity will tell you exactly what your original gravity will be. Also a good idea to check it before each hop addition until you get the hang of what's going on.
Jun
15
comment How long can I leave beer in the secondary fermenter?
I'm surprised this question hasn't been asked before.