Last Activity:05-03-2015 6:07 PM
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Posted in thread: Light skunking when home brewing on 04-27-2015 at 08:30 PM
Checkout BrewChem 101, by Janson, pp 73, 74. Try Amazon. The light is of 400 to 520 nm, or
ultraviolet, and it can happen in seconds.
Posted in thread: What's eating my leaves? on 04-27-2015 at 08:25 PM
I had terrible time last yr. w/ japbeetles. Investigating found; they are in the
East(mostly???), they get worse and worse if not checked, they overwinter in the soil, and are
best treated with Milky ...
Posted in thread: How do you mix your Starsan? Do you use in your airlock? on 04-18-2015 at 07:38 PM
You folks are just lucky:Once you make StarSan sol'n. up to its recommended strength, further
dilution, i.e. 50/50, etc. will make it less effective.It's not necessary to prepare it by the
Posted in thread: Is my LHBS right? Re: Silicone Tube on 03-29-2015 at 08:17 PM
Sigh! ALWAYS research any item which is going to contact humans. Go to the experts, the mfgrs.;
Look for info online; whatever it takes. Go to a chemistry dept....they won't bite(bring
Posted in thread: Is my LHBS right? Re: Silicone Tube on 03-28-2015 at 09:04 PM
First, I'd soak in a mild soap sol'n., such as dishwashing soap, nothing stronger, for a few
hrs.THEN, what you shoulda done FIRST, is look in a plastics manual, or see descriptions in
Posted in thread: where to get food grade/human grade ethanol and muriatic acid? on 03-14-2015 at 09:11 PM
You perform any of the following at your own risk:Can you purchase 151 proof Bacardi Rum? Your
state may or may not allow it, or, you may be able to buy grain neutral spirits(95% or 190
Posted in thread: Bad beer: Give it away, or dump it? on 02-11-2015 at 11:28 PM
Freeze it, pour off the liquid from the ice(water), let crud settle, now try it.
Posted in thread: Hydrometer reading help on 02-11-2015 at 11:25 PM
Before a SG reading, I'd stir the ---- out of the sample to remove most CO2. Meantime, have you
ever standardized the meter in pure water? Always do that, as sheet of paper in tube may move.
Posted in thread: Dry hopping vs bacteria? on 02-11-2015 at 11:16 PM
As aforementioned, if you Pasteurize in neutral water, there should be no additional
isomerization(bittering). Then, any hop flavor should be very close to traditional dry-hopping,
tho there's nothing...
Posted in thread: Corn Sugar vs Table Sugar on 02-05-2015 at 09:23 PM
FWIW, on p. 40 of 'BrewChem 101' by Lee W. Janson, Ph.D., the outline of the fermentation
process shows that glucose is converted to fructose, which becomes pyruvate, then acetaldehyde,
then ethanol. ...