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bio website scharrer-online.de
location Limerick, Ireland
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Mar 23 '12 at 10:34

I'm a German fellow living in Ireland. I home brewing activities started with kombucha and water kefir for which I bought some brewing containers and equipment from an Irish online shop. After already having most of the stuff required I started to also brew wine. I didn't tried to brew beer yet.


Apr
21
comment What type of beers stand up to temperature variation during fermentation?
@chris: While I agree with your comment in principle you should really use °C or (*C) instead of 'degrees'. It's simply not accurate. After all, people don't know if you are an American living in Alaska were it might be 16*F-21*F throughout the day. :-)
Apr
20
comment What are the easiest and hardest commercial beer bottles to re-use for homebrew?
I currently live in Ireland and use mostly Grolsch bottles because they are the only swing-top bottles I could find here (besides clear 750ml French lemonade bottles unsuitable for beer). One downside, beside the green color, is that they only contain 450ml instead of the usual 500ml. In my home country Germany some breweries still use the classic brown 500ml swing-top bottles, which are ideal for home brewed beer.
Apr
14
comment Can I store my fermentation containers filled with sanitizer liquid
Thanks, I already saw it. I will try to change the sanitizer.
Apr
14
comment Can sanitizier liquid be reused?
StarSan sounds interesting. Unfortunately it isn't sold in Europe it seems.
Apr
14
comment Can I store my fermentation containers filled with sanitizer liquid
At the moment I use "VWP sterilizer" which is a white powder.
Apr
14
comment Ever brew Kombucha?
If you have an interest in kombucha also have a look on water kefir. I brew both.
Mar
30
comment What are the best ways to regulate temperature while fermenting?
Just saw the question and wanted to add the same answer. I use this method for homebrewing kombucha which works very well (Images). It should work the same way for beer and wine. There is is even easier because you don't need the big opening for air access like kombucha needs.