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bio website madalchemist.com
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I brew beer for a hobby and make video games for a living.


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answered Munich and Vienna Malts - Dullness
Jan
21
awarded  Revival
Jan
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awarded  Student
Jan
21
asked Do you use a default/standard base malt? What are the advantages?
Jan
21
revised Should I always use a starter?
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Jan
21
comment Is there a problem if one forgets to sanitize caps?
I with Northern Brewer Chris on this subject. The most vital thing you can learn to make great beer is sanitation. A good sanitizer is a good brewer. A good brewer is a good sanitizer.
Jan
21
answered Should I always use a starter?
Jan
21
answered Should a starter be hopped?
Jan
21
awarded  Editor
Jan
21
revised Yeast Starter Steps
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Jan
21
comment should i keep my carboy at current fermentation temp after moving from 75F+ to 68F?
Piggybacking on Denny's comment again: For a vast majority of my ales, I ferment for 3-4 weeks in primary and never transfer to secondary. It produces great results and I've never had off-flavors from leaving it in primary for that time range (in fact, the only time I ever have was when I left it for 2+ months).
Jan
21
comment Will a carboy's narrow opening hinder or prevent successful wild fermentation?
Agreed with Denny here. If you want drinkable beer, buy Brettanomyces/Bacteria/Lambic yeast from White Labs or Wyeast.
Jan
21
answered How does ambient/room temperature compare to fermentation temperature?
Jan
21
answered Yeast Starter Steps
Jan
20
answered How can I achieve smokey flavours?
Jan
18
awarded  Teacher
Jan
18
answered Brew in a bag (BIAB) material
Jan
18
answered How to brew less than 5 gallons at a time?
Jan
18
answered What software do most brewers use?
Jan
18
answered Will there still be yeast leftover for second fermentation after filtration?