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bio website billshomebrewing.blogspot.com
location Los Angeles, CA
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Feb 2 '11 at 17:52

Dec
2
asked Is 55% ABV “beer” actually beer?
Nov
26
comment Wort aeration on a budget
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Nov
26
answered Baking yeast for brewing?
Nov
26
accepted How to brew all-grain indoors
Nov
24
comment How to brew all-grain indoors
I have no porch or patio, but I do have roof access. I'm not interested in exploring the roof as an option, and generally feel lazy about lugging equipment from site to site.
Nov
24
comment How to brew all-grain indoors
@JackSmith DMS?
Nov
24
comment How to brew all-grain indoors
This is interesting. I'll keep this in mind for the future. Thanks!
Nov
24
comment How to brew all-grain indoors
Those look kind of bad ass. What are the chances that I burn down my entire block with these things?
Nov
24
comment How to brew all-grain indoors
Yes, I meant the electric elements on stoves. I only boil about 2.5 gallons when I brew, and I just barely get it to a boil.
Nov
24
asked How to brew all-grain indoors
Nov
24
accepted Too much Irish moss?
Nov
18
answered Do you add anything to the secondary container?
Nov
17
comment I want to brew this American IPA kit with some ginger — terrible idea or give it a go?
I should say, this advice is second hand. See these related questions with similar answers: brewadvice.com/questions/1686/sarsaparilla-beer brewadvice.com/questions/1787/a-new-beer-with-a-hint-of-soy
Nov
17
answered I want to brew this American IPA kit with some ginger — terrible idea or give it a go?
Oct
29
comment Small batch size brewing trub issues
I brewed a one gallon recipe last night and it's sitting in a homemade 6-8 quart plastic primary fermenter. I'll update on trub levels once fermentation is complete.
Oct
27
comment Has anyone used molasses in a beer?
A recipe in the most recent Zymurgy confirms this. The recipe (SchwarzBier or something like that) calls for 0.5 lbs of molasses in a 5 gallon batch. A quick internet search suggests that 1 lb of molasses has a volume of 1.4 cups, so 0.5 lbs. is about 3/4 of a cup. So, JackSmith's recommendation translates to no more than one pound of molasses per 5 gallon batch.
Oct
18
comment A new beer with a hint of soy
This advice is strikingly similar to the advice you gave me here: brewadvice.com/questions/1686/sarsaparilla-beer This is a great method for experimenting with "radical" flavorings in beer. And, it's fun to have friends over to play with beer and see what they think.
Oct
12
awarded  Teacher
Oct
12
answered Growlers v 12oz Bottles
Oct
4
revised Doing my first all grain batch this weekend. What are the key issues for me to follow/watch/do?
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