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  • Posted in thread: Tankless water heater for fly sparging? on 03-22-2011 at 08:53 PM
    I just got off the phone with a guy at ECCOtemp who manufacture a small unit for about $250
    which runs on LP and he says that while it would void the warranty it would be quite easy to
    remove the high...

  • Posted in thread: Brewery names--what's your story? on 01-18-2011 at 07:53 PM
    Ive been pushing around two names, Animas City Brewery, Animas city was a town in colorado
    where I grew up, but is now defunct and no longer exists, Beards Brewery, is what I produce my
    english ales o...

  • Posted in thread: Microscope Magnification on 06-24-2010 at 02:41 PM
    Yes I believe there are many dyes that can determine viablity, my understanding is their cost
    is prohibitive to a homebrewer. I believe methylene blue works for yeast, google yeast
    viability should gi...

  • Posted in thread: Microscope Magnification on 06-24-2010 at 01:40 PM
    This will be a quicky, the internet has more involved protocals for this. Essentially you need
    to dilute your culture so that when you plate 10-100 microliters of media, you will have a
    countable numb...

  • Posted in thread: Microscope Magnification on 06-23-2010 at 04:42 PM
    In general microbiology, you would need to do a battery of tests, to see what metabolisms your
    bug is capable of doing. Off the top of my head though, I would do a lactose test,
    lactobacillus can meta...

  • Posted in thread: Microscope Magnification on 06-23-2010 at 04:17 PM
    In general the information you obtain from a microscope is minimal, you can tell a yeast cell
    from a bacterial cell, but if you want to identify the difference between an acetobacter vs a
    lacto, or a ...

  • Posted in thread: Microscope Magnification on 06-23-2010 at 02:15 PM
    The lense at the front of the microscope is 40X and the eyepiece gives a 10X extra
    magnification, for a total of 400X. As a microbiologist, I can tell you that a microscope will
    be a waste of time and...

  • Posted in thread: Oops, I added hops before hot break on 06-16-2010 at 02:17 PM
    Hop oils actually aid in forming a good hot break, early hopping can help you from having a
    boil over

  • Posted in thread: BerlinerWeisse on 06-16-2010 at 02:13 PM
    I would suggest adding lactose to add sourness, the lactobacillus gets rid of all of the
    lactose, it will not contribute to the body. Lactose cannot be fermented by yeast, so this
    should give you pret...

  • Posted in thread: Ska Modus Hoperandi on 06-01-2010 at 10:12 PM
    Decadent is 10% it will get your noodle going