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Posted in thread: Help! contamination issues on 06-17-2013 at 12:09 PM
Star San may not kill gram negative bacteria strains and certain wild strains of yeast and
other fungus. Should kill most bacteria and probably effective for most applications but a if
there is still ...
Posted in thread: Help! contamination issues on 06-15-2013 at 06:33 PM
Use a chlorinated sanitizer, StarSan only kills certain types of bacteria like E.coli and
listeria but there are a number that it doesn't kill. I would imagine other no rinse sanitizers
Posted in thread: Why doesn’t beer come in PET plastic bottles? on 02-08-2013 at 12:54 PM
When I go camping (before I started making my own) I would go searching for plastic, most
provincial parks around here don't allow cans or bottles. Plus glass is heavy and glass and
cans need to be ha...
Posted in thread: Why doesn’t beer come in PET plastic bottles? on 02-06-2013 at 10:20 PM
I would imagine it has to do with the cost associated with handling and recycling. Not sure
about else where but here in Ontario Canada they pay 10c on the bottle for returns, allows for
a steady reus...
Posted in thread: Maple brown ale on 01-12-2013 at 08:18 PM
Why not just buy a sealed can and add that directly to the wort? Already sterile if the can is
unopened, assuming you wash the outside of the can first.
Posted in thread: Oh Lord, please help me on 01-12-2013 at 08:02 PM
How many different colours of food colouring are there? Make each bottle a different colour.
Experiment with adding dried fruit to the bottom of some bottles.
Posted in thread: Post-apocalyptic brewing (no CO2, no bottle caps) on 01-10-2013 at 10:10 PM
Most bacteria and other organisms (for instance humans) that break down sugar produce CO2.
Lactobacillus do not produce alcohol though, those are used to make the sour beers. Brewers
yeast is commonly...
Posted in thread: My first brew is ruined!! on 01-10-2013 at 09:53 PM
Rack, bottle and age till they are old enough to drink offering to supply the party with
Posted in thread: Post-apocalyptic brewing (no CO2, no bottle caps) on 01-10-2013 at 03:39 PM
Removed post because I thought the first did nt post and retyped
Posted in thread: Post-apocalyptic brewing (no CO2, no bottle caps) on 01-10-2013 at 03:27 PM
In a post-apocalyptic world desired taste and preferred "style" are not really a concern, safe
consumption is most important. Most ales hundreds of years ago where of a much lower alcohol