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I have been brewing beer at home for more than 10 years. Would like to help other people get started. I can recommend equipment, methods, ingredients, and estimate what it would cost to get set up. I have travelled a lot in Europe, and have tried many kinds of beer.

Experience in the area

More than ten years of home brewing.

What do you like about this subject?

Drinking good beer.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

So far, I have only bottled the beer I make. In the future, I plan to try putting it in kegs.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

It's easy to get started with only about $100 worth of equipment.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

If you drink too much of your beer when other people are around, that can lead to controversy.

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Recent Answers from Dave Nyce

2010-04-22 Beer making:

When I first started making beer, I didn't like having so much sediment in the bottom of the bottle. I had a lot of previous experience with making wine, so I tried to reduce the beer sediment, and have

2010-03-07 Fermentation:

If there has been temperature fluctuations, or sometime for an unknown reason, fermentation can sometimes stop, or slow prematurely. You can get it started again by taking a cup of wort (in a clear glass

2009-12-05 kegging:

Since he is a chemical engineer, I'll assume that he knows how to keep the process sterile. Kegging will keep equally as well as bottling, and bottles can be stored without refrigeration if they are around

2009-03-12 Force Carbonation vs. Bottle Conditioning:

There is not really a difference in the taste/quality/head retention, etc., except for one thing.  Carbon dioxide is carbon dioxide, whether introduced from a cylinder or from fermentation, so that's not

2008-04-14 Bottling:

It should be OK as long as you added the correct amount per each bottle.  It's usually about 3/4 cup sugar (dextrose, or corn sugar, or malt, etc) per 5 gallons of wort, so the amount for each bottle would


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