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bio website jarrodoverson.com
location San Diego, CA
age 32
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen May 30 '12 at 21:31

General maker, DIY-er, and drinker, which is why homebrewing is so much fun.

Interested in finding the holy grail of IPAs, seasonal recipes, and home brewing equipment solutions.


Nov
12
asked How do you sparge small amounts of grain in a partial mash recipe?
Nov
12
asked IPA recipe left very sweet, little bitterness or aroma
Nov
11
answered How can I avoid a lot of foam in the first pint from the keg?
Nov
9
comment Is there a quicker way to carbonate a corny keg?
+1 for title alliteration.
Nov
9
awarded  Critic
Nov
9
comment Tap Water: Safe to use without boiling?
Have you had problems, or are you just repeating what you've heard elsewhere? There is substantial paranoia when it comes to sanitation in brewing and it's important to know where to draw the line. Not using bottled water without boiling seems like an extreme.
Nov
9
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
9
awarded  Supporter
Nov
9
awarded  Editor
Nov
9
awarded  Student
Nov
9
awarded  Teacher
Nov
9
comment How likely is contamination in an average batch?
Yes, but these are all reiterating the mantra that new brewers, including me, follow without questioning. Is all this (and more) really necessary? What are the chances that you'll have batch-ruining contamination if, for example, you don't sanitize your bottle mouths? How common is contamination? Is it primarily in strikingly unsanitary conditions? Or is the process so delicate that someone sneezing in the next room can destroy a batch? Is it common for batches to be ruined by someone who follows the rules to the letter? Or do you have to significantly cut corners?
Nov
8
answered Why do red wines tend to be stored in green bottles and white wines not?
Nov
8
revised How likely is contamination in an average batch?
edited body; edited tags
Nov
8
comment How do I cut my extract brewing cost?
Damn, at least you've given me an attainable goal. I've been spending 70-80+ on ingredients since i've started.
Nov
8
asked How likely is contamination in an average batch?
Nov
8
comment Primary fermentation taking a long time
What was your ending measurement on the previous brew?