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Brewing hand-crafted beer


Nov
14
comment What are some methods to increase extraction efficiency and consistency?
Are you looking for consistency, or higher efficiency? I wouldn't worry about a 65-85% efficiency; when I've pushed efficiency higher than that I've found I extract husk tannins.
Nov
14
comment How do you insulate a cooler based mash tun?
Yep, I add a blanket to the top. Seems to be enough.
Nov
13
answered Will scaling a recipe from 5 gallons to 1 gallon introduce significant differences?
Nov
13
answered Aluminium boil pots: Heresy or not?
Nov
13
accepted How do I make a Yeast Starter?
Nov
13
comment How do I make a Yeast Starter?
How about a stir plate?
Nov
13
asked How do I make a Yeast Starter?
Nov
13
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Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
answered IPA recipe left very sweet, little bitterness or aroma
Nov
12
answered What are some good online sources for recipes?
Nov
12
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Nov
12
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Nov
12
comment Boiling with lid on or off?
I don't know about the gravity. That's a good question. Most grain has DMS precursors already in it; heating it causes it to form, so you can't escape having it. Some grains have more DMS than others. For example, Pilsner malt tends to have more DMS which is why you'll often see recipes with Pilsner malt recommend a 90 minute boil. You can read more here: homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/DMS
Nov
12
answered Boiling with lid on or off?
Nov
12
comment What's your favorite type of beer to brew… and why?
This should be a community wiki; there's no right answer
Nov
12
answered How long for a pellicle to drop when brewing lambic?
Nov
11
revised How can I maximize dry hops aroma?
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Nov
11
revised How can I maximize dry hops aroma?
Removed 'ipa' tag; it's a great question for many styles
Nov
11
revised How can you use an oaken barrel for secondary fermentation?
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