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Software Developer - currently working in the Microsoft ASP.NET Stack with C#, MVC, JavaScript, CSS, HTML


Jul
8
comment What is 'first press' beer?
I'm thinking its just marketing jargon, intended to give the consumer the same impression as extra virgin olive oil. In a typical Asian lager (very light body due to rice), using only first runnings would be totally counter-productive to the style, I would think.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
comment Relation Between Bitterness And Boil Strength
001 sometimes takes time to floc out, how clear is the beer?
Jun
26
comment Relation Between Bitterness And Boil Strength
What yeast did you use? Yeast in suspension can sometimes mask hop flavor, until it drops out. How old is the beer right now.
Jun
20
comment Make American 2-row taste like Pilsen
That's really interesting Denny. Do you boil your Pale Malt wort for the same length of time as your Pils wort?
Jun
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
13
comment Why does Olde English 800 taste so bad?
I don't think that its off topic. It sounds as if fthinker is wanting to clone this commercial beer, and needs to understand why the commercial beer is flavored a certain way.
Jun
3
comment Could honey be the reason for a rather bitter beer
Look for "Honey Malt", its a type of crystal malt who's sweetness is more light & sugary, rather than caramely, and has a flavor associated with honey. A little goes a long way though, so start small.
Jun
2
comment How do I fix Acetaldehyde in a finished beer?
Ok cool. The next time I'm making a starter with clean ale yeast, I'll make it double sized, and I'll pour a quart or so of starter wort + yeast at high krausen into the keg, does that sound correct? I'll off-gass the keg after a day or two.
Jun
2
comment How do I fix Acetaldehyde in a finished beer?
No, I moved it to a d-rest when it hit 1.020. It finished at 1.012, I believe.
Jun
2
asked How do I fix Acetaldehyde in a finished beer?
May
21
comment How long do crushed grains last?
I've drank so much free beer and gotten so much great advice at my local homebrew store (in addition to making some awesome friends) that it FAAARRR outweighs the cost savings of $.25/pound on malt or whatever from an online retailer.
May
18
awarded  Popular Question
May
16
comment Gluten Free Brewing with Sorghum Extract
Have you taken any gravity readings recently?
May
5
revised What does “dregs” mean?
added 415 characters in body
May
5
comment What does “dregs” mean?
Yep, I'm pretty sure the first time I ever learned about 'dregs', it was in the recipe for an Orval clone too. Orval was the most accessible source of good Brettanomyses when I got into brewing several years back.
May
5
answered What does “dregs” mean?
May
5
comment High Gravity/Low Alcohol - How do I get there?
Look into the "Mild" sub category of English Brown Ales. I brewed one recently that was 3.4% ABV and it was the best beer I've made in a long while.
Apr
29
answered High FG / Low Attenuation across 3 different beers
Apr
17
comment Using my immersion chiller in ice bath instead of wort
What are you using to pump the wort through the coil?