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Forum: Brew Science 07-30-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By AlCophile
I am a chemist, and I suggest you (all) check out...

I am a chemist, and I suggest you (all) check out the Chemistry of Beer course, beginning Aug. 18 by the Univ. of Ok. The program is called JANUX. It is archived, too, so it's accessible now; but you...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-30-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By AlCophile
Checkout Labelpeelers, in NE(?) Ohio. Good prices...

Checkout Labelpeelers, in NE(?) Ohio. Good prices and an occasional BOGO. Shipping, tho, too high. The stuff I need can be shipped by turtle, so I can't abide the shipping costs.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-30-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By AlCophile
Got some news for you: Been doing part-grain for...

Got some news for you: Been doing part-grain for a year, been relying on glucose ppgs from Palmer, from Briess on their LME, and my own HYDROMETER readings on my own wort only(partial grain only,...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By AlCophile
Wouldn't efficiency be greater if wort were in...

Wouldn't efficiency be greater if wort were in inner tube?; any liquid that passes along the inside of the outer tube may not mix as well as liquid in inner tube. Remember something called laminar...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-22-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By AlCophile
If you can't get a moist-cotton air filter on it,...

If you can't get a moist-cotton air filter on it, try a few layers of Kleenex tissue, held in place with rubber bands; this is fruit-fly season, and you want to keep those little buggers out. I've...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-27-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By AlCophile
As Lizard says, make a good size starter, pour...

As Lizard says, make a good size starter, pour off liquid, suspend yeast in some 25%-by vol. glycerine(glycerol, from drug store, WalMart) put into several small bottles, refrigerate a day, lay on...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 06-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By AlCophile
number40fan: 1) Get Palmer's book :How To...

number40fan:
1) Get Palmer's book :How To Brew", cheap on Amazon.
2) Sign up for free Chemistry of Beer course from JANUX at U. of Oklahoma in August, or, archived.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,031
Posted By AlCophile
Homer: There used to be available 1 qt. glass...

Homer:
There used to be available 1 qt. glass bottles coated with vinyl all the way up to just below the threads, but, I haven't seen one in about 40 yrs. and don't know if available.
Sudbuster's...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-19-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,170
Posted By AlCophile
So, there was this 'Brew Expert', who claimed he...

So, there was this 'Brew Expert', who claimed he could identify any brew, etc. "So, how bout some samples", said he?
He's going along, doing well, when he gets a gorgeous sample, ICE cold, head just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By AlCophile
You'll save all of us a lot of time if you get...

You'll save all of us a lot of time if you get and read Palmer's "How To Brew", 3rd ed.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-17-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By AlCophile
From Michael Jackson's "Beer"...Corn,...

From Michael Jackson's "Beer"...Corn, ...flaked...can impart an unpleasant "chicken-feed" character.
I'd do more research.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By AlCophile
I presently use Briess LME, bought in bulk: about...

I presently use Briess LME, bought in bulk: about $64/ 33#, $1.94/# Can't beat that.
For hops, I use my own extracts, but my next expt. is going to be boiling the hops in a wort made from a few #...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By AlCophile
I use stir-bars which are Teflon-coated; you can...

I use stir-bars which are Teflon-coated; you can use a large one from the outside of a vessel to guide another smaller one which is inside, like a wand. Better yet, leave it in! It's Teflon, not...
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,544
Posted By AlCophile
Happy to have found this, and will recommend it...

Happy to have found this, and will recommend it to my neighbors, who THINK they are raising chickens, but are actually raising FOX, using chickens as feed.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-03-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By AlCophile
I suspect that there is sufficient water in even...

I suspect that there is sufficient water in even a totally full bottle to fully dissolve normal carb levels of CO2. Buuuuttttt....at normal pressures(very great pressures, actually) water is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-27-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,933
Posted By AlCophile
Why bother? StarSan is diluted one-to 640, as I...

Why bother? StarSan is diluted one-to 640, as I recall; that's one cc(or ml) diluted up to 640 cc. Or, any multiple of that. No need to make 5 gal., or even 1 gal. Make only what you need; it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By AlCophile
You might look at the McMaster-Carr site, under...

You might look at the McMaster-Carr site, under Tygon tubing; several types, incl'g. beverage. They offer several pre-cut lengths, they have no min. order and they sell to the public.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-16-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By AlCophile
The extract mfgrs. I have contacted say not to...

The extract mfgrs. I have contacted say not to boil, as it will affect the flavor adversely. Are you using hops, or using hopped extract? I've done 12 batches in last year and never boil. When I hop,...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-16-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By AlCophile
Try moving the flask so that the stirbar is in...

Try moving the flask so that the stirbar is in different positions relative to the flask wall and the magnet beneath.
It could also be too high in the flask, ie., too far from the magnet. Also,...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-16-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By AlCophile
I do it all the time; well, for a year so far. At...

I do it all the time; well, for a year so far. At $12 a pouch, I have to save some $!
Merely make a huge starter, eg. couple hundred cc of LME, couple hundred grams dextrose, some nutrient, 2L...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-15-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By AlCophile
I use EtOH(ethyl alcohol) for hop Xtrn., and I...

I use EtOH(ethyl alcohol) for hop Xtrn., and I suggest you store your extract under an inert gas atmosphere. I also keep my extract cold, but since you have no EtOH present, yours might get cloudy or...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By AlCophile
I'm still working on the dextrose vs sucrose (in...

I'm still working on the dextrose vs sucrose (in beer and ale) issue too. Only reason being that, in bulk I pay about $1/lb for dextrose and about $0.50 for sucrose. Also, sucrose can be hydrolsed...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By AlCophile
Good Lord, kids!!! You could bottle on the...

Good Lord, kids!!!
You could bottle on the Int'l Space Station, but, if you got a cyl. of CO2, you could flush the bottles, the carboy, the whole shebang. You could even put Dry Ice in a bag and use...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By AlCophile
unionrdr: I am that scientist-type other guy....

unionrdr:
I am that scientist-type other guy. Since that post I found later info on alcohol sterilants: The alc. concentration must be between 60 and 80%, or 120 to 160 proof. Buuuutttt, the...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By AlCophile
You might try to fill the space(volume) with a...

You might try to fill the space(volume) with a clean poly bag, which is vented to outside; let bag be deflated as CO2 produced. I haven't had to do this as I keep compressed inert gas on hand. Good...
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