Last Activity:09-20-2014 3:18 PM
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Posted in thread: I Quit Smoking on 09-18-2014 at 08:01 PM
Smoked 4 yrs in HS, quit. Now, my ETF(16%/yr) holds Phillip-Morris, Lorillard, Altria, thanks
Posted in thread: I took the labels off, but then this happened... Now what?!?! on 09-13-2014 at 08:25 PM
You might try a little bleach, soaking overnight. CAREFUL Bleach will damage eyes, so do in
outbuilding. Rinse well, air out on side or upside down. Only other I can suggest is naphtha,
Posted in thread: Water or vodka in airlock? on 09-08-2014 at 07:14 PM
StarSan. I'm assuming you dilute it according to pkg. directions??? It's food-grade phosphoric
acid plus a trace of surfactant. It's been in soft drinks since forever.Forget vodka, it's not
Posted in thread: Tried replacing dry-hopping with hop tea on 09-08-2014 at 06:55 PM
I wouldn't blame the pressing, rather the heating. May consider reducing the % water present by
using a solution of 40% EtOH(vodka) or, if you have a chemist friend, 70% EtOH. Let it soak a
few hrs., ...
Posted in thread: Frozen kegs on 09-07-2014 at 01:01 AM
When a compressed gas expands, it takes heat with it, leaving behind cold gas or liquid. This
is how Dry Ice is made: CO2 gas is allowed to expand so fast that some turns to snow, is
compressed, and s...
Posted in thread: Enzymes on 08-30-2014 at 07:01 PM
BSG sells a 1.5 oz bottle of amylase, and it was dirt cheap; probably isolated from a bacteria
culture. Bought at my local HBS. Haven't used it yet, maybe in winter. Look 'em up, or call A@G
HBS in Po...
Posted in thread: Bottling struggle on 08-27-2014 at 09:26 PM
I get free bottles @ town recycling ctr. I use Sam Adams cause they weigh up to 386 grams, so
I'm hoping the extra weight helps withstand pressure better. The only other ones I use are the
Posted in thread: Bottling Suggestions on 08-15-2014 at 09:06 PM
Just use 22oz beer bottles: easier to handle, not too much to drink(well, maybe), if one bursts
you can vent the rest w/o breakage, faster to cool, can add different flavors to several from a
Posted in thread: Hydrometer sinking on 08-11-2014 at 01:30 AM
That is why you always remove a sample for hydrometer test. No, don't pour it back in.
Posted in thread: "Technical" or Non-Food Grade Phosphoric Acid on 08-11-2014 at 01:28 AM
You might consider tartaric acid, available in HBSs in food-grade from Crosby & Baker.. It's
naturally occurring in wine as the potassium salt, I believe. Dirt cheap. It is a strong
organic acid, odor...