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AG brewer since 2007. Current rig is a clone plus extras of http://theelectricbrewery.com. I like most styles of beer.

Projects in progress are a custom kegbot that tracks beer consumption without a flowmeter, a brewpi fermentation controller and a digital specific gravity meter.


Jul
4
reviewed Reviewed Extract brew, sanitizing hop strainer and tap? First brew day!
Jul
4
revised Is my cider ruined after the first day?
fix typo
Jul
4
reviewed No Action Needed Is my cider ruined after the first day?
Jul
4
answered Substituting Carapils with left overs
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
answered Is it normal for my fermenting ale pails to be discolored?
Jul
2
comment Is it normal for my fermenting ale pails to be discolored?
btw, it's pail, not pale! :) Pale is a light color, pail is a bucket.
Jun
30
reviewed No Action Needed Peracetic acid as a sanitizer?
Jun
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the various ways to remove chlorine/chloramine from tap water?
Jun
29
reviewed No Action Needed Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
Jun
29
reviewed No Action Needed Softening Hard Water
Jun
27
comment Relation Between Bitterness And Boil Strength
I see now you said extra post-boil, so that makes sense. +1
Jun
26
comment Relation Between Bitterness And Boil Strength
Why do you think the extra volume (if boiled off) would cause less bitterness? I would have said it would cause more - hop bitterness is mostly a function of the amount of solids that the alpha acids can bind to before dissolving in the wort. A more diluted wort has fewer solids per unit area, which makes hop utilization slightly better.
Jun
26
reviewed No Action Needed Too long in Primary Fermentation?
Jun
25
comment 2 yeast starts with one stir plate
General recommendations are that the yeast should be within 15F of the wort temperature. But there is also a trend of cold pitching yeast, and getting strong ferments, so maybe pitching from the fridge is fine.
Jun
25
comment 2 yeast starts with one stir plate
I agree - you don't want the yeast warming up, consuming their reserves then going dormant again while they wait for you to pitch. But I did say to pitch fresh wort when warming up the starter, so the yeast has plenty of food once it's consumed the reserves.
Jun
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Adding Vanilla Extract?
Jun
23
comment 2 yeast starts with one stir plate
The taste. It will be oxidized, full of esters and usually not all that good. If it's only a liter in a strongly flavored 5galllon batch then that's ok, but more than that and it's best to decant. If in doubt, just taste it first (I always sample the starters since it's a rare opportunity to taste plain wort with the yeast so the yeast character stands out.)
Jun
23
answered 2 yeast starts with one stir plate
Jun
21
answered Can I damage a grain mill by milling corn or sorghum?