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bio website kaeding.name
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I am a software developer living in Boston. When I'm not on the computer, I may be brewing beer.

Nov
21
answered How is the length of each fermentation determined?
Nov
19
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Nov
19
comment Alternatives to a hydrometer?
+1 I love my refractometer, and I kick myself for not buying it earlier!
Nov
16
answered Beer recipe calculations?
Nov
15
answered Is it possible to do full boils without a propane burner?
Nov
15
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Nov
14
answered How to add adjuncts (hops, fruit, spices, etc) to the fermenter without contaminating the beer?
Nov
14
comment How do you insulate a cooler based mash tun?
@Matt I never heard that about a wet towel. That seems counter-intuitive. I mean, if I wrapped a wet towel around myself, I would expect to feel a lot colder than if I used a dry towel.
Nov
14
answered How to add fruit to beer
Nov
14
comment How to add fruit to beer
Freezing will also help the flavors get out of the fruit and into the beer. The water inside the cells of the fruit will crystallize and expand, bursting the cell walls. This essentially mashes the fruit from the inside out.
Nov
12
answered How would you ship your brew?
Nov
11
answered Which commercial bottles are good for repurposing?
Nov
10
awarded  Suffrage
Nov
10
comment What's the point of going all-grain?
Yeah, it takes more time, but we don't brew for the sake of conveniece, right? :)
Nov
10
comment When brewing a gruit, how do alternatives to hops, such as mugwort, affect the bitterness and flavor?
Thanks, I will add that to my reading list. Stephen Harrod Buhner's Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers is another great gruit resource. I was hoping for people to comment on their personal experience, to augment what I have read.
Nov
9
comment Why do red wines tend to be stored in green bottles and white wines not?
@fear here is one study comparing the UV protection offered by different colors of glass: skspolytech.com/assets/…
Nov
9
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Nov
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Nov
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Nov
9
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