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location San Tan Valley, AZ
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seen May 7 '13 at 12:03

Aug
30
revised Why is a quiet environment recommended?
Now with 2% more science-y words.
Aug
29
answered Brew stops bubbling at night
Aug
29
answered Why is a quiet environment recommended?
Dec
28
comment Bottling homebrew late
I have abandoned a secondary altogether now, unless it is specifically required by the recipe (i.e. racking to fruit, etc.). Now, all of my batches do a four week primary and the result has been a clearer, cleaner-tasting beer.
Dec
19
answered Cleaning bottles - What's a good cleaning agent?
Nov
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
27
answered Pennies in the Boil
Oct
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awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
26
awarded  Scholar
Oct
26
accepted Using Burnt Caramel / Brewer's Caramel in Recipes
Oct
26
comment Using Burnt Caramel / Brewer's Caramel in Recipes
No waste of time at all. I was unaware of the coloring agent, and that might be just what I need if the need arises. Based on some toying with my recipe in Beersmith, I found that removing the flaked maize and upping the grain got me into my target range for the SRM. I was worried about the flavor profile, and figured it would depend on how much burnt caramel would have need to be added.
Oct
26
comment Using Burnt Caramel / Brewer's Caramel in Recipes
Thank you for the additional information. I am assuming that it is quite possible that it is due to the age of the information that I had, as well. I am trying to find the exact reference, but the discussion I was reading was from the late 90's. I know that they had used flaked maize at the time, and have since abandoned that, as well. I am guessing that the removal of the flaked maize might also have removed the need for the burnt caramel. I am experimenting with a London Pride clone recipe and hope to brew this weekend. I was able to boost my SRM by eliminating the maize, as well.
Oct
26
awarded  Student
Oct
25
asked Using Burnt Caramel / Brewer's Caramel in Recipes
Oct
21
awarded  Editor
Oct
21
revised What are the easiest and hardest commercial beer bottles to re-use for homebrew?
Added Fuller's as being easy-to-use.
Sep
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