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Homebrewer, nerd


May
26
comment Brew closet - concerns?
Is there a definitive location, no. But a good guide is Palmer's "How to Brew" and the recommended temperature ranges listed by the yeast manufacturers. Often books with recipes, such as "Clone Brews" will have recommendations as well. Good luck!
May
25
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May
25
answered Brew closet - concerns?
May
13
comment Is an immersion chiller really necessary?
Jack is 100% correct here. Chillers save time and decrease the risks of infection. Four or five gallons can be chilled off in 12-20 minutes reliably, with better cold break and good pitch temperature. Upvoted.
Apr
15
comment Do commercial breweries stir in their fermenters to expose more yeast to the wort?
Excellent answer, brewchez. +1
Apr
1
answered How can I restore the shape of syphon tubing?
Mar
30
answered What ale yeasts can closely approximate the clean and crisp characteristics of lagers?
Mar
28
comment Why do my airlocks lose liquid?
Denny, I can appreciate that.The issues of suckback and other situations where you may get lock-juice in your beer generally require more than plain water. This falls into the category of "best practice" rather than "must do".
Mar
23
comment Do homebrewing shops get brewery's permission before designing/marketing a clone beer kit?
Norther Brewer recently received a Cease and Desist on trademark basis, for their 3 Hearted Ale from Bell's (maker's of 2 Hearted Ale) It's a simple trademark defense, and not really aimed at the recipe. bellsbeer.com/news/…
Mar
23
comment Brewing with very bad old-smelling potatoes?
@PJ Rodger that. I don't have any particular problems with the question or home distilling, just wanted to make sure mods were aware.
Mar
22
comment Is RTD beer susceptible to any damage from temperature fluctuations?
I would describe periodic refrigeration as a process that will slowly overcarbonate your beer, as opposed to improper warm storage all the time. Essentially, it will kill your beer by inches. Cool, lightless, dry environments are required for beer storage.
Mar
22
comment What is the shelf life of canned LME?
Great point about the yeast, brewchez.
Mar
22
comment What is the white film on my beer in my bottles?
My understanding is that diacetyl doesn't show up visibly, am I wrong about that, or are you getting at something else? Just curious.
Mar
22
comment What is the white film on my beer in my bottles?
Excellent point, baka. Pediococcus is a possibility as well.
Mar
22
comment Brewing with very bad old-smelling potatoes?
Pretty sure home distillation is illegal in the United States...Flagged for review.
Mar
22
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Mar
22
answered What is the white film on my beer in my bottles?
Mar
22
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Mar
22
answered How to tell the difference between corny keg posts?
Mar
22
answered What is the shelf life of canned LME?