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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
23
revised Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
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Jun
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I have a keg, now what?
Jun
22
comment Calculating carbon dioxide production during fermentation
+1 Perfect answer, especially with the link.
Jun
21
comment Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
WY1214 is notorious for dropping out if the temperature takes a downward turn. You're talking about ambient temp - I'm talking about beer temp, which will often be 10F above ambient. So a ambient temp of 60F is not the same as a beer temp of 60F.
Jun
21
comment Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
If you have temperature control, it's a general recommendation for most ale yeasts, particularly if they have a relatively high minimum temp (e.g. 68-70F.) For more hardy ale yeasts, like WLP001/WY1056/S05, it doesn't really matter, since they are typically fermented well above their minimum.
Jun
21
answered Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
Jun
20
comment Going Below Optimum Yeast Temperatures (For Ale in Particular)
Can you measure the temp of the beer? E.g. tape a thermometer to the side of the carboy with insulation. The temp of the swamp cooler doesn't tell you much and will certainly not be the same as the beer.
Jun
20
revised Non-plastic siphon tube
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Jun
20
comment Non-plastic siphon tube
If it's leeching from plastic that's a concern, silicone is the way to go.
Jun
19
comment interesting formation in fermenting beer
There are several questions in the answer - when you need clarification, it's best to ask as a comment, then write your answer when you have all the info you need.
Jun
18
revised Flat beer. Not enough priming sugar?
fixed typos
Jun
18
revised Flat beer. Not enough priming sugar?
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Jun
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Flat beer. Not enough priming sugar?
Jun
18
answered Flat beer. Not enough priming sugar?
Jun
17
comment Improving Your Brewing Significantly
Good answer, but pH 5.2 is pretty rank stuff. Used in the quantity needed to bring hard water into line it will make the beer taste salty.
Jun
17
comment interesting formation in fermenting beer
Hehe, I thought the same, but it's probably just a glob of harmless peptides and proteins.
Jun
16
revised Why does my beer have a separate water aftertaste?
clarification
Jun
16
comment Why does my beer have a separate water aftertaste?
You're misunderstanding me or taking it too literally. It's about the balance, and depends upon the style and the other ingredients present. An Irish Red brewed with soft water will taste blander than when brewed with water containing more minerals, particularly sulphates, while a 100% malt pils tastes great with soft water.
Jun
16
answered Why does my beer have a separate water aftertaste?
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on no carbonation and a few bottle-bombs