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Posted in thread: Vodka as a sanitizer? on 02-24-2015 at 03:46 PM
If you can get betadine or povidone-iodine from a drugstore or from a doctor, mix 1 Tbsp with 5
gallons of water for a bulk sanitizer solution.
Posted in thread: Revolutionary plastic Fermentation Information on 01-11-2012 at 03:39 PM
Another issue besides being food safe is oxygen permeability. I think I remember this being a
problem for all but a couple of plastic types.But the real problem for me is finding a
container of any pl...
Posted in thread: i need new thermometers any sugestions on 01-03-2012 at 10:35 PM
I never found a thermometer I liked for one reason or another. What I really wanted was an
accurate remote temperature reading with a long probe. Like 3 feet long. So I got a LM34 sensor
for $2.50, st...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter - tastes like vinegar on 11-21-2011 at 06:52 PM
I usually taste my starter, especially the first smaller steps, just to make sure it fermented.
Oftentimes if I let it go overnight, the whole thing will be done by morning. If I'm using
Posted in thread: Digitally track your fermentation on 10-25-2011 at 06:25 PM
Now you've got me thinking... The OG/FG is just a measurement of the minuscule weight of beer
displaced by the hydrometer. So with your sightglass idea, if the top of the tube were closed,
then when y...
Posted in thread: Glacier - Drinking Water on 10-20-2011 at 04:10 PM
I use Glacier. It's RO water with an extra UV sanitizer step. I've never used it in a mash
straight, however. I always add trace minerals to match the composition of water from a
particular locale. Bu...
Posted in thread: Fermenting Outside??? on 10-19-2011 at 09:58 PM
I fermented outside for many years. Winter is best because it's way easier to warm liquid up
slightly than to cool it down. I use the garbage can full of water method. Put the fermentation
vessel in t...
Posted in thread: Double milled - Great efficiency on 10-18-2011 at 04:03 PM
+1 on the grain conditioning using cyclonite's method. Not just for efficiency either since
less flour also means way less trub after the boil in my experience. Less trub means more beer
Posted in thread: Most versatile base malt for buying bulk? on 10-10-2011 at 11:06 PM
And there's the modified pasta roller malt crusher for around $15. used mine for a couple of
years before it fell apart and I sprung for a barley crusher.
Posted in thread: Iodophor subsitute? on 10-08-2011 at 03:51 PM
I use gentle wound spray in a bottle that looks identical to the one Revvy posted. It's been
several years since I looked, but at that time the MSDS for the wound spray product had