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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.


Oct
13
revised Can I use liquid nitrogen to cool my wort?
When converting temperature differences, don't add the 32 to F.
Oct
5
comment When to add salts to RO brewing water
I feel like "How do I add them" is sufficiently similar to "When do I add them" to make the questions pretty much the same. I don't think that aspect was answered adequately, but I'm not sure that it warrants another extremely similar question.
Sep
29
revised Racking a carbonated beer from a keg back to the fermenter
appended answer 7766 as supplemental
Sep
28
comment How does bottling in a half bottle effect taste
I usually just pour my partial into a glass and consider it a taster.
Sep
27
answered How to clean the CO2 line?
Sep
25
comment How to clean the CO2 line?
You should be able to disassemble the connector. That slot at the top will take a medium-large flathead screwdriver. Just keep on eye on where the spring goes...
Sep
23
comment When using a drill whip to degas, how do I ensure I will not aerate the wine/mead?
in my experience, that flavor is "cardboard"
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
19
comment Reusing vs using new yeast
This one may answer some questions, as well: homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/1746/reusing-yeast-at-home
Sep
19
comment Reusing vs using new yeast
If that's not exactly what you're looking for, feel free to edit the question and I can open it back up again.
Sep
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Aerating When Moving from Mash tun to Boil Pot
Sep
14
revised Bottling/Corking
added 1 characters in body
Sep
12
comment Could non-alkalized cocoa powder cause astringency in a chocolate stout?
Oh, I misunderstood your comment about lactose not being involved.
Sep
12
comment Could non-alkalized cocoa powder cause astringency in a chocolate stout?
The lactose in the recipe may have balanced out the astringency.
Sep
10
comment 3 Piece Airlock without Liquid
How long does he let them sit that way? My concern would be oxidation...
Sep
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Bottle Sizes Smaller than 12 Ounces?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
10
revised How can I tell there is mold in my bottles?
edited body; edited tags
Sep
10
comment How can I tell there is mold in my bottles?
Star san won't remove soils in a useful way. You want to use something like PBW or Oxi-clean to remove mold, rinse that out, and then use the star-san to kill any remaining organisms. See this question: homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/180/…
Sep
7
comment Why did beer get into my gas lines from my corny keg?
@paul: only if you have no headroom, so beer is in the gas tube