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Posted in thread: 1st BIAB - If I can, you can on 05-26-2012 at 04:28 PM
Very nice simple set-up! I was all proud of my minimal BIAB set-up (small New York city apt),
but you have me beat - I have a stove and everything (Luxury!). Seriously, I think this is a
Posted in thread: Maris Otter in??? on 05-24-2012 at 06:43 PM
I use it as a base malt for all my British beer styles - British bitters, stouts, etc. For
German style ales and American pales I use Pilsner malt - personally, I think the biscuity-ness
of Maris Otte...
Posted in thread: What is your Brewing Pet-Peeve? on 05-24-2012 at 06:27 PM
When posters on here go off on a tangent about how they do a certain thing that is completely
irrelevant to the original poster's question. Everyone has their own setup, their own
methods...but when y...
Posted in thread: Show me how you insulate your mash vessel on 05-21-2012 at 03:59 AM
OK, I'm posting this just because I think its funny - obviously this is a small batch (4 gallon
brew pot), so I put an old down vest on it. Keeps temp pretty well, actually.
Posted in thread: why wheat yeast? on 05-21-2012 at 03:28 AM
I though your question was interesting, so I went digging around in the literature, and I found
a nice review (Flavor-active esters: Adding fruitiness to beer, J Biosci Bioeng.
2003;96(2):110-8. - its...
Posted in thread: Growing yeast for homebrewers. on 05-18-2012 at 07:49 PM
Dude, the entirety of any lab safety training course can be boiled down to: don't eat the
chemicals. Yet they are routinely at least an hour...
Posted in thread: Starter looks odd... on 05-18-2012 at 07:08 PM
Oh, it was cottage cheese - cottage cheese swirling around the fermentor because of the
vigorous ferment, hence the lava (LAVA, not lave, I can't type at all..) lamp comment. I was so
sure I had conta...
Posted in thread: Growing yeast for homebrewers. on 05-18-2012 at 06:58 PM
LD50 is 2mg/kg for a rat. Assuming scale-up (not a great assumption, mind you), and a 70 kg
human, that's what, 140 mg? I wouldn't want someone noodling around with that at home. And I
don't know abou...
Posted in thread: Growing yeast for homebrewers. on 05-18-2012 at 06:39 PM
There are commercial medias for propagation of fermentation yeast. UBA with cyclohexamide being
one choice. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 38:4:273-276 (1987) While the article is obviously aimed at the
Posted in thread: Growing yeast for homebrewers. on 05-18-2012 at 06:23 PM
I have plans on purchasing a microscope and hemocytometer I'll add a gram stain kit to the
list. I don't think I will encounter very much mutation as I am using a flask type of media and
I pull a 10ul...