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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.


Feb
22
revised What is the effect of temperature on dry hopping?
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Feb
21
answered What is the effect of temperature on dry hopping?
Feb
21
accepted What is torrified wheat?
Feb
18
revised What are the various ways to remove chlorine/chloramine from tap water?
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Feb
18
asked What is torrified wheat?
Feb
15
comment What causes beer to have a “plastic bag burp” taste
Perception of flavor has everything to do with one persons physiology. Everyone tastes things differently and has different descriptors for what they are tasting. For example, not everyone can perceive diacetyl but it doesn't mean it's not there. I think this question is on topic and relevant to off flavors in beer.
Feb
14
comment What do I need to refurbish a corny keg?
One other thing you may have to replace are the poppets, these are the most common source of leaking. One trick that that can help the poppets seat better is to use some food grade lubricant on the rubber gasket before you re-assemble. This can keep the poppet from leaking. It's also a good idea to lube all the gaskets before use.
Feb
14
answered What causes beer to have a “plastic bag burp” taste
Feb
8
comment Propane v. Natural Gas
When you convert a propane burner to natural gas you will loose some heating power. Propane regulators dispense gas from 10-40 psi where your natural gas coming from your home meter is usually at 1 psi sometimes 2 psi in newer developments.
Feb
8
comment Why does my beer taste like bacon?
It may be difficult to discern a big difference between smoky flavors from process errors and from the roasted malt since they are produced by similar chemical compounds. I would think that the pH and not the temp may have contributed to the flavor, the last infusion seems fine. If you do see a spike in pH you can acidify your sparge water to avoid this.
Feb
7
answered Why does my beer taste like bacon?
Feb
4
revised Not using bittering hops
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Feb
4
revised Not using bittering hops
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Feb
4
revised Effects of Grain Freshness on Brew House Efficiency
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Feb
4
answered Not using bittering hops
Feb
4
answered Effects of Grain Freshness on Brew House Efficiency
Feb
2
answered Cold Crash and Finings
Feb
2
comment Home brew, acetylaldehydes and hangovers
Check out the latest post on the Northern Brewer blog about this exact subject. northernbrewer.blogspot.com
Jan
31
answered Brewed an Oatmeal Stout and the gravity did not drop as much as predicted, should I re-pitch or add yeast nutrients/energizer?
Jan
27
revised My cider has too little bite, what should I be looking to change
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