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Sep
8
answered Recommendations for a beer style w/ Cherry Extract
Aug
26
asked Troubleshooting a stuck fermentation with Ringwood Ale
Aug
24
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
20
accepted Can I steep grains ahead of time?
Aug
19
comment Always making a starter vs. following package description
Great question. I was about to ask something similar around using 2 liquid yeast packs when the packet seems to indicate that one would be sufficient.
Aug
19
asked Can I steep grains ahead of time?
Aug
14
comment What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
Can you expand on the "serious issues" from powdered grain? I'm not actually going to powder my grain, but it seems a good extreme to identify worst cases.
Aug
14
comment What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
Cool - what I take away from this answer/thread is that the consistency of the crush matters far more than the amount of crushing. If (hypothetically) I am using completely powdered grain for my recipes, that's OK but I will not match a recipe's flavour, though I could refine over time with varying quantity. I was mostly concerned about defects that may come from under/over crushing, aside from flavour variance.
Aug
12
revised What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
clarified sentence that did not read well
Aug
12
comment Ice the wort for fast cooling
This is good advice, I think. I haven't had any problems with my brews so far but that could just be good luck.
Aug
11
answered Ice the wort for fast cooling
Aug
11
asked What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
Aug
10
revised Undershot OG with extract brewing
added notes on beercalc beta
Jul
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
19
awarded  Electorate
Jul
19
accepted How to tell if (and recover from) a diacetyl rest was done too early?
Jul
19
comment How to tell if (and recover from) a diacetyl rest was done too early?
Ahh interesting. So I did a gravity reading and from 1.063 I'm now at 1.040 after 24 hours. Should I move it back to the fridge for a bit longer?
Jul
19
asked How to tell if (and recover from) a diacetyl rest was done too early?
Jul
19
comment Any way to rescue an overly bitter beer?
I agree with @mdma. I almost gave up brewing pale ales after I had a string of way too harsh (earthy bitterness) in all batches. To fix it I made sure to filter when transferring to primary (or after), cold crashing and optionally using fining agents to separate hop matter from the wort/beer.
Jul
5
answered Can a little human spit spoil fermented beer?