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Posted in thread: Alternative Energy Electric Setup on 07-10-2011 at 01:39 PM
Check out Princeton Homebrew's site. He's not using Electric, but it is alternative energy.
Fresnel Lenses...Large Fresnel lenses.www.solarhomebrew.com is really interesting, although I
wonder how ha...
Posted in thread: How Do You Calculate Alcohol Content on 07-07-2011 at 05:05 PM
One last post: I would like to show the world the fearsome science that Fionnbharr prostrates
himself before.BEHOLD!The "unscientific" calculation: (1.06-1.05) * 131.25 = 6.565% =~ 6.6%The
Posted in thread: Do Vanilla Beans Cause Phenolic Flavors? on 07-07-2011 at 04:52 PM
I hear ya. I have had others pretty happy with my results but never been satisfied myself. I
used the vodka soaking method probably 3 times and every time I have been able to taste some
Posted in thread: How Do You Calculate Alcohol Content on 07-07-2011 at 04:34 PM
Stop being an ass.Hear hear!I mean really, does understanding the exact method for figuring out
your ABV really make you a better brewer? No, not really. I know some awesome brewers that
never even ta...
Posted in thread: How Do You Calculate Alcohol Content on 07-06-2011 at 05:31 PM
So I'm taking it that no-one read the article I posted?Psh... no way dude. That would settle
the argument. It's way more fun to talk out your ass.
Posted in thread: Do Vanilla Beans Cause Phenolic Flavors? on 07-06-2011 at 11:02 AM
Thats one thing about using vodka that sucks too: if you use the cheap stuff, you get nasty
flavors. But using top shelf seems like a waste. I don't even like vodka but for the price I'd
rather drink ...
Posted in thread: Do Vanilla Beans Cause Phenolic Flavors? on 07-06-2011 at 11:00 AM
That was another thing I forgot to mention, depending on the vessel you used to soak the beans,
you could have gotten some plastic-ness off of it. I used glass cups before for a chocolate
stout, but t...
Posted in thread: Does oxygen really enter your starter? on 07-06-2011 at 06:52 AM
I think this is a excellent explanation...very interesting.....but I question how any gas could
enter a positively pressurized container. Are you saying that diffusion is not affected by the
Posted in thread: How Do You Calculate Alcohol Content on 07-05-2011 at 05:38 PM
and the short explanation of THAT is that we are converting sugar to ethanol and CO2... sugar
being the 'difference in gravities' we measured. We are of course assuming that nothing but
pure ethanol a...
Posted in thread: How Do You Calculate Alcohol Content on 07-05-2011 at 05:34 PM
Cool. There hasn't yet been a reason for me to know, other than being asked once, so I didn't
even bother calculating before. until looking up the simplistic calculation for a closer
estimate. I was c...