ctorx

Fresno, CA

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.NET Software Professional and Consultant

Mar
21
accepted Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
I haven't noticed this on other styles, but while we've been having this conversation I was doing some research on the effects of carbonation on the perception of sweetness, and there seems to be something to it. If so, it would make sense that tasting a beer slightly prematurely would have less carbonation as well as residual sugars and likely present itself more sweetly. It's entirely possible that I'm simply longing for a sweeter version of my brown ale and maybe I need to work that into my recipe next time.
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
It was just an example I remembered reading about some time ago. It seemed like a strange additive, and it got me wondering what else might be used be commercial breweries. I've also read about uses of caramel coloring, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, etc., in some of the lower quality beers.
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
Perhaps. While I don't consider New Castle Brown Ale to be a high quality beer, it always tastes the same to me, whenever I drink it and that's really what I'm trying to understand in terms of my homebrew beer. I suppose the reality could be that what I am tasting after 3 weeks of conditioning is the actual flavor of the beer, and what I've been tasting earlier in the process is something that hasn't quite finished conditioning.
Mar
21
comment Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
It was more of an assumption and quite possibly incorrect. I suppose I am thinking along the lines of clarifying agents like Isinglass.
Mar
21
revised Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
added 81 characters in body
Mar
21
asked Maintaining Optimal Flavor in a Brown Ale
Mar
20
asked EF Code First Migrations Enabled For Existing Database After EF Upgrade
Mar
20
comment Entity Framework Code Based Migration not working after upgrade from EF 4.3 to EF 6
I've had a similar problem when upgrading from 4.3 to 6. I don't use code migrations (all DB changes performed manually), and after the upgrade, code is failing trying to create SQL objects that already exist, even though I have not explicitly enabled migrations. The only way I am able to prevent it is by adding "Database.SetInitializer<MyContext>(null)" at App startup.
Mar
13
answered BC30560: 'ExtensionAttribute' is ambiguous in the namespace 'System.Runtime.CompilerServices'
Mar
7
accepted How to Compensate for Higher than Expected Extraction Efficiency
Mar
7
comment How to Compensate for Higher than Expected Extraction Efficiency
Great explanation, thanks. Do you have a formula for determining dilution volume?
Mar
7
asked How to Compensate for Higher than Expected Extraction Efficiency
Mar
6
answered Is there anyway to tell if a glass bottle of beer is carbonated without opening it?
Mar
6
comment Is there anyway to tell if a glass bottle of beer is carbonated without opening it?
I've been using plastic better bottles for primary and secondary fermentation since I started homebrewing and I have yet to get an infection...I am an over-sanitizer with a spray bottle in my holster at every step. Plastic bottles of soda or water should be more than sufficient for this, and I don't think you'll need to dump it out either unless you have the habit of sticking sharp things inside the plastic bottle prior to filling it with beer.
Mar
5
awarded Popular Question
Mar
4
asked Best Way To Keep Up-To-Date On Platform and Framework Releases
Feb
28
comment Jqueryui: how to make a shadow around a dialog box?
Thanks, corrected.
Feb
28
revised Jqueryui: how to make a shadow around a dialog box?
SO Editor not numbering list items correctly
Feb
24
comment Entity framework with repository and Unit Of Work pattern and POCO architecture - is this right?
I think passing the UOW to the service would defeat the purpose since the UOW scope can span multiple service calls. Assume you have a logical UOW that makes three calls to separate services. If you passed the UOW along, any one of those service methods would be able to Commit or Rollback the UOW. This would force you to continually check the state of the UOW so you'd know if the next service call should commence. I've been using the in app UOW scope for some time now, and I find it very simple, straight forward and reasonably flexible.
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