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  • Started brewing with my brother back in 2008. After the first couple of batches, moved up to all grain and have not looked back.
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  • Posted in thread: Stuck/Stalled/Conked Altbier on 01-12-2017 at 02:22 PM
    That is the problem with alpha amalyze during fermentation - how do you stop it?

  • Posted in thread: BJCP Tasting Exam in Fredericksburg, VA this Sataurday 11/19 on 11-17-2016 at 01:04 PM
    I have an open seat for a BJCP tasting exam this Saturday, 11/19, in Fredericksburg, VA. PM me
    if you are interested. Thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Oxidation experiment, unexpected results on 10-20-2016 at 03:56 PM
    Oxidation is accelerated by heat. Take some of those bottles and warm them up to 100f for a day
    or two and you will taste the oxidation much better.

  • Posted in thread: beer turning gray in keg on 09-19-2016 at 04:58 PM
    Oxidation, along with high levels of iron/other metals in the water, will give the beer a grey

  • Posted in thread: Color darkened in the bottle - oxidation? on 09-06-2016 at 04:34 PM
    Do you have iron or other heavy metals in your brewing water? These metals can speed up
    oxidation processes and the darkening you see.

  • Posted in thread: How to remove acetaldehyde from Pilsner on 08-15-2016 at 04:51 PM
    Acetaldehyde can also be created by the oxidation of ethanol. If this is the case, then it will
    be really hard to get rid of.

  • Posted in thread: Had my first Dark Lord - disappointed on 08-09-2016 at 07:35 PM
    Sounds like a severely oxidized sample.

  • Posted in thread: Taking gravity readings without compromising your brew on 08-01-2016 at 04:35 PM
    Make sure to raise the fermentation temperatures toward the end of fermentation. This will keep
    the yeast in suspension longer and get more attenuation.

  • Posted in thread: The co2 "blanket" on 07-27-2016 at 08:15 PM
    I agree with Yooper that the #1 flaw I see in homebrew competitions that keep good beers from
    being great is oxidation. I bet if you polled some of the award-winning homebrewers in your
    area and asked...

  • Posted in thread: I think my beers are oxyidized on 07-25-2016 at 06:17 PM
    How come everybody's getting oxidized beer all of a sudden? I've had a few issues here and
    there, but oxidation has never been one of them. Are you folks 100% sure the issue is O2?What
    makes you think...

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