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I've been brewing since spring 2008. The more I do it, the more I enjoy it, and I love learning new information and new techniques.

I really like the fact that brewing combines and applies knowledge from so many different realms, and much like cooking, ends up with the best results being considered as works of art as much of science and engineering.


Jan
14
comment Will Jalapeno or Habanero peppers adversely effect yeast
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsaicin#Natural_function "...there is evidence that capsaicin evolved as an anti-fungal agent. The fungal pathogen, Fusarium, is known to infect wild chilies which reduces seed viability. Capsaicin deters the fungus, and in doing so limits this form of predispersal seed mortality."
Jan
10
comment Irish Red Recipe
meta.homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/11/recipe-questions We can help you change the flavor profile of a recipe that you've already got, but we can't help you come up with recipes.
Jan
1
comment Increasing the 'caramel and coffee tones' of my porter
I always get more coffee flavor with roasted barley, and more "ashtray" from black malt, but I may be using things in the wrong ratio.
Dec
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
14
revised Will bottling by pouring negatively impact the flavor of my beer?
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Dec
14
revised Will bottling by pouring negatively impact the flavor of my beer?
restructured, fixed some grammar.
Dec
14
answered Will bottling by pouring negatively impact the flavor of my beer?
Dec
13
revised Measuring yeast activity by collecting CO2
spelling
Dec
4
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Flat beer after priming in a pressure barrel
Dec
4
revised Flat beer after priming in a pressure barrel
changed 'secondary fermentation' to 'priming in a pressure barrel'
Dec
2
awarded  Yearling
Dec
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is DMS content relevant when using extract?
Nov
30
awarded  Constable
Nov
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Alternatives for priming sugar
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Could I add flavored Cappuccino syrup?
Nov
2
comment Where can I get custom crown caps in the UK?
Sorry, I misinterpreted the various flags on a comment.
Oct
26
revised How Does a Hydrometer Work?
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Oct
26
revised When is fermentation done
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Oct
26
comment Maple wood aging as opposed to maple syrup
and try to find Grade B Syrup. It's darker and has more "maple" flavor than the Grade A Syrup. Presumably, it would be slightly less fermentable, too, much like the various grades of molasses.
Oct
19
comment Measuring specific gravity without sampling
Why wouldn't you want to sample your beer?