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Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 02-25-2008 at 09:09 PM
If they're pet use them....but most of them are polycarbonate NOT PET or PETE. Polycarbonate
uses BPA (bisphenol-A) in it's production. BPA may mimic the natural female sex hormone
estradiol. In anima...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 02-25-2008 at 09:04 PM
I just checked the Deep Rock Jugs here in the office....They say "PET Approved for Drinking
Water"Does this mean that I just got a nearly unlimited supply of primary fermentors for the
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Kits on 02-20-2008 at 09:58 PM
I am going to embark on my third brew and am probably just going to buy another Brewers Best
Kit. Are there any favorites out there? My first brew was their Imperial Pale Ale, I am still
letting it co...
Posted in thread: The hop shortage on 02-18-2008 at 06:51 AM
Maybe not corn but Hop acerage world wide has decreased significantly over the last decadeYou
are correct but it has nothing to do with corn. With the advent of hop storage technologies the
price of t...
Posted in thread: The hop shortage on 02-17-2008 at 07:18 AM
I don't think so. Some of the articles I've read have talked about farmers changing their hop
fields over to corn.Having spent some time in hop country I can say that this is not true.
There has not b...
Posted in thread: Cheap Carboys, Local or Net on 02-15-2008 at 11:52 PM
#7 plastic uses a grab bag of plastics to manufacture a bottle, there's no way to tell what you
are getting with respect to O2 permeability. You have chosen to gamble with that and it appears
Posted in thread: Cheap Carboys, Local or Net on 02-15-2008 at 07:52 PM
The risk of oxygen permeability is very real. It has to deal with the chemistry of the polymer
in the plastic.Or in the words of Ron Burgundy, "It's Science.":fro:I have looked at the O2
Posted in thread: Cheap Carboys, Local or Net on 02-15-2008 at 06:22 PM
True they do work, but they are easily scratched and they are also oxygen permeable.IMO, not a
risk I am willing to take, then again people do say that I have a "Type A" personality. :)The
Posted in thread: Glass vs. plastic carboy? on 02-15-2008 at 06:19 PM
Just ordered a kit yesterday from homebrewers.com and i can't wait for it to get here to start
brewing. The kit I ordered is coming with a plastic carboy but people have been telling me that
glass is ...
Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 02-15-2008 at 04:40 PM
I like it better carbonated, and I used 8.5 oz. of dextrose in a five gallon batch to produce
four volumes of CO2 and approximating champagne. That is excellent, as it really came out like