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bio website jasonscott.org
location Rochester, NY
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K-12 School District Sysadmin in upstate New York.

I enjoy {bi,motor}cycling and home beer brewing.

I'm learning to use Mercurial. I hope to have more to share in the future. http://hg.jasonscott.org/


Nov
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
4
awarded  Commentator
Jun
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comment No-rinse acid sanitizer - is there a risk?
+1 As a know-nothin' noob brewer, I was super hesitant about all the foam. Read John Palmer's How To Brew and watched a bunch of brewing videos on YouTube where they used StarSan, no rinse, foam everywhere... Now I'm a believer.
Jun
4
comment Which pieces of brewing equipment seem like a good idea to buy, but are of limited usefulness?
@baka No kidding? I didn't know that. The guy at my LBS sold me on the handles as he indicated they were attached to the strongest part of a carboy and allowed for one-handed operation. Guess I'll have to take 'em one-at-a-time instead. Appreciate the info.
Jun
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comment Which pieces of brewing equipment seem like a good idea to buy, but are of limited usefulness?
I've found the handles incredibly useful. My basement stairs are very narrow and steep. I couldn't carry, simultaneously, two full carboys down to the basement without the handles. Also, handles are aces when cleaning the carboys.
Nov
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
comment Which commercial bottles are good for repurposing?
+1 The Dogfish 60 Minute only has a single label to remove.
Nov
10
comment Chilli Alcohol Recipe
The active hotness ingredient in peppers is capsaicin. Capsaicin is insoluble in cold water.
Nov
10
awarded  Editor
Nov
10
revised Do you keep your wine/beer making records online?
Added template link.
Nov
10
awarded  Teacher
Nov
10
answered Do you keep your wine/beer making records online?
Nov
9
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of Buckets vs Carboys?
There are carboy handles that make it much easier to move a carboy. If you're imbibing so much you can't lift the carboy, you may consider placing it on a cart with wheels.
Nov
9
comment Should you rehydrate dry yeast?
@spoulson: Yeast starters can expedite the fermentation process as well as help avoid certain pitfalls.
Nov
8
comment I have some “expired” mead yeast, is it still good?
+1 For starting fresh. New yeast is an insignificant cost compared to the investment of money and time for an entire batch.
Nov
8
comment I have some “expired” mead yeast, is it still good?
It would certainly be easier/faster to just buy new yeast.
Nov
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awarded  Supporter
Nov
8
comment How do I culture yeast from a commercial beer? Is it legal?
If the commercial brewery pasteurizes their beer, this would be nearly impossible.
Nov
8
awarded  Autobiographer