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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.


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 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?
Jun
20
answered Gross layer of foam at the end of fermentation and aging
Jun
20
comment Gross layer of foam at the end of fermentation and aging
Are you talking about kraeusen?
Jun
18
reviewed Reviewed Creating the perfect ginger bug?
Jun
18
reviewed Approve How do I avoid airlock foam overflow? Does it affect the fermentation process?
Jun
17
reviewed No Action Needed 1 Litre bottles losing carbonation after opening
Jun
17
reviewed No Action Needed How can I mount a water heater element to a GoldenGate keg?
Jun
16
reviewed No Action Needed How can I mount a water heater element to a GoldenGate keg?
Jun
16
reviewed No Action Needed Safely adding enzymes (e.g. Beano) to lower final gravity
Jun
14
answered 1 Litre bottles losing carbonation after opening
Jun
14
reviewed No Action Needed 1 Litre bottles losing carbonation after opening
Jun
14
reviewed Reviewed What are essential minerals to added to water which is filtered through Reverse Osmosis, when to be added whether after or before Ozonisation
Jun
14
comment What are essential minerals to added to water which is filtered through Reverse Osmosis, when to be added whether after or before Ozonisation
It's quite unclear what you are asking. What do you mean by essential minerals? Are you specifically thinking of brewing here? What is your goal/what are you trying to achieve?