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bio website whatsdougeating.blogspot.com
location Mt Juliet, TN
age 38
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Jun 25 at 19:54

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.


Aug
6
comment How to connect my immersion chiller to the faucet
@Symmetric: Yes, or they only had a couple of them and I got lucky and guessed the correct one, I can't remember. I had also recently replaced my faucet, so I think it was a standard Delta size fitting or something.
Aug
5
comment How to connect my immersion chiller to the faucet
I picked one up at Home Depot
Aug
2
comment Advice for converting to outdoor propane brewing
fermcap-S is some awesome stuff
Jul
27
comment Is a dual-body CO2 regulator worth the additional cost?
My kegs usually have enough pressure to push beer out without needing to be hooked up constantly.
Jul
26
comment Why is the pressure slowly decreasing when force carbonating a corny keg?
is the Carbon Dioxide tank in the refrigerator with the beer? If so, the pressure will decrease on the tank as the temperature decreases.
Jul
21
comment 5 or 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
That's just a blowoff tube. There's no Burton Union involved (as some of the comments in the linked article mention).
Jul
19
comment Fermentation Schedule on a Biere de Garde
related: homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/4092/…
Jul
15
comment Any way to rescue an overly bitter beer?
Just remember to avoid anything that will reduce (as in deglazing and sauces) the beer, as that will amplify bitterness and make your food taste somewhat unpleasant.
Jul
15
comment Any way to rescue an overly bitter beer?
Can you also share the original and final gravity? These play a large role in bitterness.
Jul
14
comment If I condition my grain, is it ok to wait until I grind it?
You may grow some lactobacillus species in that time...
Jul
13
comment can you dry hop in the primary, or do you have to rack into a secondary in order to add the dry hops?
homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/6485/…
Jul
13
comment can you dry hop in the primary, or do you have to rack into a secondary in order to add the dry hops?
homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/1792/…
Jul
12
comment Measuring yeast in a slurry
Wouldn't different strains of yeast also have different sizes and masses?
Jul
12
comment Getting custom beer crates in the US?
I feel like this would be more appropriate for a discussion in the chatroom, but we really don't have enough people sticking around there for it to be as useful as it could be.
Jul
7
comment Is level of roast indicative of flavor contributions?
So is the implication that they will taste pretty much the same, then? I'm skeptical of that.
Jul
6
comment What's the difference between English chocolate malt and American chocolate malt?
@mdma: depends on the level of roast... two 350L roasts would probably taste pretty similar, but a 350L and a 450L would provide slightly different characteristics.
Jul
2
comment Cleaning & sanitizing NPT and weldless fittings
It does need to be cleaned pretty well occasionally so you don't get off-flavors from old hop oils from previous brews.
Jun
28
comment What material should I make my brew paddle with?
one caveat... Aliphatic Resin wood glues become thermoplastic around 120F (don't leave an acoustic guitar in your car trunk on a hot summer day).
Jun
27
comment How do you label your bottles?
Nice idea. I wonder if you could hot-glue the twine to the bottle?
Jun
27
comment How do you label your bottles?
commenter has a point, but it's useful info and somewhat old, so I'm converting to a CW