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  • Posted in thread: Silica on 05-19-2011 at 12:13 AM
    Here's some advice from the Google box: Silicon dioxide. Silica. Fining agent for beer or
    wine.Should be used in conjunction with gelatin. Add 2.2 ml per litre of wine or beer (about 50
    ml per 23 lit...

  • Posted in thread: Silica on 05-19-2011 at 12:07 AM
    since I am veggie I'd really like to have a fining option available.Could you use a gelatin
    derived from kelp, like agar? That should work for vegetarians. Or Polyclar, which is
    plastic.Reading into P...

  • Posted in thread: Buying returned bottles from Beer Store in Ontario? on 05-16-2011 at 11:35 PM
    i think the beer store just crushes the bottles.The Beer Store (note the Caps) in Ontario does
    actually return the bottles back to the breweries. They're good for several cycles before
    they're actuall...

  • Posted in thread: New Zealand beer stuff on 05-03-2011 at 11:40 PM
    Get him to bring back some Emerson's.And the Kiwis are even more anal than the Aussies about
    quarantine, so maybe warn him that his shoes should be clean, and be honest on the customs

  • Posted in thread: hops bitterness/flavour on 04-28-2011 at 03:28 PM
    IPA's generally have a lot of both bittering and flavouring hop additions. Unless what you
    don't like is Keith's "India Pale Ale" which isn't a good example. The bitterness should be
    obvious, and does...

  • Posted in thread: Sweet Wort on 04-27-2011 at 08:26 PM
    I like it when it's sweet, pre-boil, but after the hops go in, I generally avoid it until it's
    done :)I've contemplated making my own sweet wort syrup to put on my special beer-batter
    pancakes. Perfec...

  • Posted in thread: Free Green Bottles: Use or worth it to get dark? on 04-27-2011 at 07:59 PM
    Some labels are more like a paint or resin than a traditional label. Like Corona, or Absolut
    bottles. I haven't had any luck getting these off, but if you're worried, you might be able to
    physically a...

  • Posted in thread: Disappointed with my local LCBO on 04-25-2011 at 03:54 AM
    Blue Moon is a wheat beer, right? I have a vague recollection of it from the one time I had it
    while in Indiana, but those memories aren't reliable, as we'd been drinking ;) .If so, then
    there are a f...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB: How to make the Bag? on 04-22-2011 at 12:45 AM
    I just use a square of material that's big enough to sit on the bottom of the pot and still
    hang out a fair bit on all sides. No sewing involved. So it'll depend on the height and
    diameter of your pot...

  • Posted in thread: Disappointed with my local LCBO on 04-21-2011 at 05:31 PM
    What were their "big three"? let me guess... Blue Moon was one, right?****ing distributors.The
    Big 3 are Molson, Labatt, and Sleeman. Who between them own The Beer Store, which is why we
    often have to...