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i'm a chemist.....i try to mix science and beer on a regular basis.

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awarded  Notable Question
Mar
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
24
comment Do you filter water, or just use tap water?
about $.50/gal at safeway....but this water will have NO MINERAL NUTRIENTS.....something to think about.
Mar
13
comment Fruit for fruit beers
great idea, i've considered doing a 5-gal neutral batch then after the primary splitting into several secondaries and test different additives....has anyone tried this with fruits or other? new post question?
Mar
3
comment How do you avoid disturbing sediment when moving your fermenter to rack or bottle?
just like brewchez said....i move the primary to the counter top and let it sit for 20-30 mins while i sanitize and get set up for the transfer to the secondary...
Feb
25
awarded  Commentator
Feb
25
comment Improving Your Brewing Significantly
voted up for the aeration comment....v important
Feb
22
comment Open-Fermented or Native Yeast Beers
good question, i've always wondered the same...hopefully someone will of had experience with open fermentation...
Feb
15
comment What do I do about beer coming out my airlock?
had the same thing happen...the top ended up blowing off so i had a good old fashion open fermentation for a few hours....side note - no contamination and final beer turned out great...
Feb
15
asked Harvesting commercial yeast
Feb
8
comment Small Space & Apartment Brewing: Mashing
putting it in the the oven (preheated?) sounds like a good idea
Feb
5
comment Crushing malt without a mill
what NOT to do is just as interesting as what works.....
Feb
5
answered Airlock Alternatives
Jan
31
comment Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
Lots of questions to help narrow down an answer for you. How much wheat extract did you use? Did you use any hops? What type of yeast (dry/liquid/brand)? Was this a pre-packaged kit or did you buy the ingredients separate?
Jan
31
comment Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
Lots of questions to help narrow down an answer for you... -How much wheat extract did you use? -Did you use any hops? -What type of yeast (dry/liquid/brand)? -Was this a pre-packaged kit or did you buy the ingredients separate?
Jan
31
comment Brew Fail Diagnosis Help
Lots of questions to help narrow down an answer for you... -How much wheat extract did you use? -Did you use any hops? -What type of yeast (dry/liquid/brand)? -Was this a pre-packaged kit or did you buy the ingredients separate?
Jan
30
asked Brew in a bag (BIAB) material