Thomas E. Tamayo

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I blog most of my homebrewing (since Oct 2012). I have brewed the following styles:


Jun
15
revised Can forced air be used effectively to cool a second chamber from a keezer?
Had 1°F, meant 1°C. . . my Temp Controller is in celsius.
Jun
15
comment What are the differences between mashing and steeping grains in preparation
No, they all require crushing to get to the stuff inside the grain. Mashing is the conversion of starch into sugar - this has already been done in steeping grains.
Jun
15
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Jun
15
revised What are the differences between mashing and steeping grains in preparation
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Jun
14
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Jun
14
asked Can forced air be used effectively to cool a second chamber from a keezer?
Jun
14
answered What are the differences between mashing and steeping grains in preparation
Jun
4
comment Flowers of Wine (Problem)
I'm saying that if primary fermentation just ended, it's most likely just wine yeast. It could be an infection, but the flowers would not be as big as in your picture (posted after my answer). Small flowers are difficult to identify. Secondary fermentation is a misnomer. Unless fermentables (some form of sugar or fruit) are added, no additional fermentation occurs. Yeast will run through a clean-up process and other processes may be invoked (such as Malolactic fermentation). Treatment is the same in any case. Dump or drink - your choice... but only share it with undiscerning people!
Jun
3
answered Flowers of Wine (Problem)
Jun
2
answered Light & fermenting
May
28
answered What to do with leftover hops?
May
26
answered Kegging vs. Bottling (force-carbonated), what's the difference in taste?
May
25
comment What are the various ways to remove chlorine/chloramine from tap water?
Another con for K-meta is that some people have sulfite allergies. Residual sulfite will remain in your beer. -- That said, it's still my preferred method!
May
23
comment What's the best/safest way to handle likely bottle bombs?
You were only 6% over what the original called for (if you added 2.5 T to .78 gal). The problem is that, according to northernbrewer.com/priming-sugar-calculator and convert-to.com/246/honey-amounts-converter.html 1T honey (21g) in 1 gal = 2.1 volumes. You were aiming for about 4.4 volumes (63g). That's about 3 times as much honey as you should use and about 2x the safe amount for standard bottles. Definite bottle bomb potential there.
May
23
answered Can a keg explode?
May
22
answered What's the best/safest way to handle likely bottle bombs?
May
21
answered Will a wheat beer taste watery before carbonation?
May
21
comment Specific gravity is the wrong way
brewersfriend.com/hydrometer-temp will correct for temperature. 1.019 at 65°F is equal to 1.020 at 38°F.
May
21
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May
20
awarded  Nice Answer