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Old 10-30-2007, 01:44 PM   #21
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Huh...never knew that. I just use that yeast nutrient stuff that looks like sea salt. Is that yeast hulls?

I'd be curious to know how they separate the outer shells from the dead yeast...


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Old 10-30-2007, 01:47 PM   #22
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No. It is not simply corn sugar. Who told you that? Just curious.

It is a different type of corn sugar with a very high maltose and glucose content. You will not acheive the same results just using corn sugar.
Maltodextrin, or a is it your own blend? Just wondering really.. I use dextrose for a lot of things, not for brewing..


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Thanks for the suggestion. It was very hard to come up with a name that wasn't already taken. I think I just need more info on the kits.

Yeast hulls are the outer shells of dead yeast that act as a yeast nutrient. Servomyces is a popular form of yeast hulls infused with zinc.
I just want to say that I love your store! I live in TX, but not within easy driving distance of Austin. I do live close enough to drive to a LHBS but I'd rather pay the $6.99 shipping because your kits are put together so well. Plus, I always receive my order the day after you ship it.

I was a little concerned about purchasing from you at first because you are in-state, and I thought I'd be fully taxed on everything. But from the orders I have received, it looks like all ingredients are considered "grocery" so they don't get the 8.25% tax. Am I correct?
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:32 PM   #24
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Huh...never knew that. I just use that yeast nutrient stuff that looks like sea salt. Is that yeast hulls?

I'd be curious to know how they separate the outer shells from the dead yeast...
The yeast nutrient you are referring to is Diamonium Phosphate. It is a chemical that is one type of yeast nutrient.

Yeast Hull are tan colored powder. I am not sure how they remove the carcass but it works better than Diamonium Phosphate.
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Maltodextrin, or a is it your own blend? Just wondering really.. I use dextrose for a lot of things, not for brewing..
There is a difference between Maltodextrin (not fermentable, used to add body only) and a high maltose corn sugar (extremely fermentable and concentrated, used to add alcohol only).
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I just want to say that I love your store! I live in TX, but not within easy driving distance of Austin. I do live close enough to drive to a LHBS but I'd rather pay the $6.99 shipping because your kits are put together so well. Plus, I always receive my order the day after you ship it.

I was a little concerned about purchasing from you at first because you are in-state, and I thought I'd be fully taxed on everything. But from the orders I have received, it looks like all ingredients are considered "grocery" so they don't get the 8.25% tax. Am I correct?

Thanks for the props, spread the word. You are correct on the tax issue.
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Yeast hulls are removed from the yeast with a "Yeast Gin". In 1890, Jebodiah Brewton patented his yeast gin, and it could be seen in production use on the sprawling yeast farms of the great plains states. Unfortunately, during the 1930's the U.S suffered through the "Husk Bowl" period, with many crops damaged irreparably by the swirling storms of yeast hulls, or "husks", and the yeast gin fell into disuse
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Yeast hulls are removed from the yeast with a "Yeast Gin". In 1890, Jebodiah Brewton patented his yeast gin, and it could be seen in production use on the sprawling yeast farms of the great plains states. Unfortunately, during the 1930's the U.S suffered through the "Husk Bowl" period, with many crops damaged irreparably by the swirling storms of yeast hulls, or "husks", and the yeast gin fell into disuse
My great grandma used to be a yeast farmer. They used to call her house "Hull House".
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FWIW ... I live in Austin and go to AHS weekly... and those guys rock. Helpful and fairly priced. That is where I get all of my gear. They have some recipes that are not on the web site that rock as well.

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