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Posted in thread: Any new news on Home Depot Homer buckets? on 04-07-2013 at 04:04 PM
Thats not really true. All studies about its effects on health are inconclusive and the FDA has
not banned it because there is no evidence its harmful. they banned it on use in baby bottles
only and t...
Posted in thread: IPA first batch notes/questions on 02-04-2013 at 05:43 PM
If it's too bitter, age a month. If after a month it's too bitter, age the rest another month.
Keep going until you're happy. Take notes :) Aging also changes most of the other flavors too,
so the res...
Posted in thread: Who's injured themselves brewing on 02-04-2013 at 05:35 PM
Do hangovers count? :drunk:I've had mild chemical burns from star-san (and crap, if you have a
cut on your hand it's better not to dip that hand in even the properly diluted star san--I knew
this was ...
Posted in thread: Recycle dry hops? on 02-04-2013 at 05:31 PM
I'm sure this would work. One problem with it would be that if you like the beer it produces it
will be very difficult to reproduce.This is my thinking as well. Length of dry hopping,
Posted in thread: Recycle dry hops? on 02-04-2013 at 05:25 PM
I recycle mine in my compost heap. I don't think you will be happy with your experiment results
but I'm interested in hearing how it comes out.Compost tea is not tasty, but my plants like it.
Posted in thread: Why no 'recycle value' on glass wine bottles? on 02-04-2013 at 05:21 PM
Because the energy to convert the ingredients to glass is the expensive part of the process and
it is gone when the bottles are cool. Silica is plentiful and the primary ingredient in glass.
Posted in thread: Pulling bottles from your neighbor's recycle bin - thrifty or across the line? on 02-04-2013 at 05:16 PM
In my state, beer bottles have a deposit, so often people stroll through the neighborhood
grabbing deposit-able bottles from everyone's bins. We almost never dispose of deposit-able
bottles now (sodas...
Posted in thread: Any new news on Home Depot Homer buckets? on 02-04-2013 at 05:10 PM
Dang, I have about 12 homer buckets. I don't use them for fermentation but I have been storing
grains in them. I'm not dead yet or anything but had I read this first I would have bought
Posted in thread: Any new news on Home Depot Homer buckets? on 02-01-2013 at 04:07 PM
Personally, I am wary of even "Food Grade" plastics. The US legally allows various recycled
plastics to go into food grade containers, and generally focus on percentages of safety rather
than being 10...
Posted in thread: Sparkling Peach White Wine, Great Recipe on 05-15-2012 at 07:37 PM
Thanks-- I did more research and the welch's frozen concentrates contain a small amount of
sulfites which won't be too much of an issue. I think for me, I plan on letting the yeast
multiply in the jui...