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I am a customer service representative for Northern Brewer Ltd. I have been home brewing for 14+ years. I am also a Master BJCP judge and the President of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association.


Jun
22
answered Is it safe to open the lid of a fermentation container to stir the yeast and sugar?
Jun
8
answered To keep wine sweet when do I add potassium sorbate?
Jun
2
answered How long will an extract kit stay good?
Jun
1
answered Is it possible to bottle condition without sediment?
Apr
29
answered When is pectic enzyme effective?
Apr
25
comment What is the impact of a second d-rest after 3 weeks of lagering?
I usually use Nottingham dry yeast since it is neutral and highly flocculant and is relatively cheap. If you want to use a lager I would use the safelager 34/70 or the S-23 but run as much as the liquid.
Apr
25
revised What is the impact of a second d-rest after 3 weeks of lagering?
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Apr
25
answered What is the impact of a second d-rest after 3 weeks of lagering?
Apr
21
comment What to do when gravity comes out too low?
Have you calibrated your refractometer lately? If you added the 9.15 pounds of LME and steeped the specialty grains your OG should have been 1.068 in 5 gallons. What OG did you measure?
Apr
21
answered What to do when gravity comes out too low?
Apr
21
comment What to do when gravity comes out too low?
Do you have recipe details you can post? Was it all grain or extract?
Apr
5
answered How do you come up with a recipe to use for “Second Runnings”?
Apr
5
comment Sweet sparkling cider without pasteurizing, sulphites or lactose
You can use an artificial sweetener like saccharin that won't ferment but I would personally use pasteurization before adding that.
Apr
4
answered Sweet sparkling cider without pasteurizing, sulphites or lactose
Apr
1
comment How can I restore the shape of syphon tubing?
I don't know where you purchased the tubing from but if it was from Northern Brewer contact customer service at info@northernbrewer.com and we will send you a replacement.
Apr
1
answered How low can a beer's final gravity be?
Mar
17
answered hop back and hot side aeration
Mar
10
comment Liquid malt extract storage
@Room3 - This is a frequent question I get from customers and I was curious what others recommended since I don't deal personally with LME in my own brewing.
Mar
9
answered Common practices for adding liquor to homebrew?
Mar
8
comment Measure water before or after adding Malt Extract?
Make sure you take into account the fact that water expands when heated. 5 gallons of 210F water won't be 5 gallons at 70F. Take your volume readings at the same temperature and you should be able to predict your boil off after a few batches.