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Programmer and Homebrewer that lives in San Diego.

Jul
13
comment Calculating sugar in fresh fruit
I ended up going with brewchez's suggestion, but using the refractometer seems like a great idea. I'm going to give it a shot next time.
May
19
comment What temp for a secondary maturation?
What do you mean by cold crashing?
Feb
8
comment moving a better bottle carboy
+1 for using vodka
Feb
2
comment What about opened LME cans?
I would think it might be better to remove it from the can similar to storing canned food after opening?
Jan
15
comment [WIKI] Bottle Sanitizing Techniques - Pros & Cons
Wow I can't believe never thought about needing to sanitize the bottle tree. That seems like something quite important that I was overlooking.
Jan
11
comment Uses for spent grains
I was thinking feeding it to chickens as well. It seems more and more common for people to keep chickens as pets in the city.
Jan
8
comment Shipping beer cheaply
Yeah it seems safer shipping through UPS or FedEx. I have however had a friend ship beer through USPS without issue a number of times, but I suppose its only a matter of time before he runs into a problem.
Jan
6
comment Using champagne yeast
Thanks for the info on the bottles. I would want it to be really bubbly. I was hoping to get away with capped bottles, but corked makes sense.
Jan
6
comment Adding Bourbon flavor to a beer
Yeah a barrel was really not an option. I thought about soaking oak chips in bourbon, and throwing them in there, but I figured there would be more control of the flavor if the bourbon was just poured in right at bottling. We just added an ounce or two at a time and tested until it tasted right. I guess it just seemed too easy, compared to aging in a barrel like the big guys do it.
Jan
6
comment Salty flavor in beer?
I think this sounds like a good experiment.
Jan
5
comment All-Grain to Extract and Steeping
Thanks! That chart was the thing I needed and could not find.
Jan
5
comment Buying bulk hops online
Are there sources online you would recommend that can be guaranteed to have stored the hops properly to begin with?
Jan
3
comment Old grain and hops stored in fridge for 1 year - ok to use?
+1 for storing in the freezer
Dec
30
comment Is it HOT enough for ya!
When you say "Worty" do you just mean super sweet syrupy?
Dec
28
comment Amount of Water to Boil for Wort
What if I use bottled drinking water?
Dec
27
comment Recipe for Imperial Red Ale?
Be sure to post if you get it converted to an extract recipe.
Dec
27
comment Amount of Water to Boil for Wort
Yeah, without the wort chiller a full boil just seems silly. Is it better to buy or build one?
Dec
27
comment Amount of Water to Boil for Wort
Is it really necessary to sterilize the room temp water not included in the boil? I have never done this and have not had issues in the past.
Dec
22
comment Sanitizing oak chips
This is the way I always assumed was easiest.
Dec
22
comment Sanitizing oak chips
Didn't know about the tannins issue from boiling. Good to know!