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bio website jarrodoverson.com
location San Diego, CA
age 32
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Jul 8 at 21:29

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
30
comment How likely is contamination in an average batch?
The questions were just off-the-cuff examples. Maybe the title should have been phrased along the lines of "What are uncontrollable sources of contamination in an average batch?" You're answer was still great and got a +1 from me.
Nov
29
comment How likely is contamination in an average batch?
All the other answers were great but this told me what I needed to know, the "why" of how a batch can be contaminated if you cut corners and one of the things you are actually protecting against in an average kitchen environment. Thanks.
Nov
15
comment What are some alternatives to hops?
That sounds really interesting. Do you have any other tips? How much tea did you use for what size batch?
Nov
13
comment IPA recipe left very sweet, little bitterness or aroma
I just noticed the lack of specification as to the type of extract on the page. The in-store flyer I am almost positive said DME, so that's what I used, 3 3-pound bags of dry extract.
Nov
9
comment Is there a quicker way to carbonate a corny keg?
+1 for title alliteration.
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
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
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
comment Primary fermentation taking a long time
What was your ending measurement on the previous brew?