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Developer Relations at Google. Home brewer.


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?
Jun
19
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
13
awarded  Popular Question
May
30
answered Can homebrew be sold in NSW, Australia?
May
30
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May
1
comment My first brew tastes a bit like champage. Did I do something wrong?
by adding it to the bucket and adding the beer next, the two will mix and give you a more consistent blend of beer & sugar than doing bottles individually. It also means you are measuring one large qty of sugar instead of many small qtys, so is less prone to error.
Apr
14
accepted Does a malt “late addition” affect OG?
Apr
14
comment Does a malt “late addition” affect OG?
Recipe size matches what I've put into both BrewMate & BeerCalc. 21L / 5 gals. How frustrating! Thanks all.
Apr
14
revised Does a malt “late addition” affect OG?
Removed ghost sentence.
Apr
11
asked Does a malt “late addition” affect OG?
Apr
11
comment Are German Merkur or Herkules hops noble enough to sub in a Pilsener?
Good luck! If it's not too late, you could try adding a bounty to the question to encourage answers.
Apr
10
comment How much effect does light have on fermenting beer?
Though it is true that the effect comes from hops. Reference
Apr
10
comment Cleaning bottles - What's a good cleaning agent?
Instead of OxiClean I use Napisan where I live. The active ingredient of both is Sodium Percarbonate. It also makes a great cleaner for keg lines & the rest of the kit.
Apr
10
accepted What's wrong with using finings?
Apr
10
comment What's wrong with using finings?
@fire.eagle FWIW I'm in Australia, where neither the FDA or ATF regulate :) Please excuse my international ignorance!
Apr
3
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Mar
7
comment How long do I need to carbonate a keg?
Interesting... got a link for your Flash Cooler?
Feb
21
revised Very long primary in plastic
word fixing
Feb
16
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