I suppose one might make the admittedly-tangential argument that cracking the sucrose to glucose+fructose using a boil and acidifier could make it somewhat easier (or at least different) on the yeast.
Or that killing any undesirable micro-orgs in the sugar would reduce competition/stress on the...
The audio levels between the tracks are uneven. Voice is the top track in this Audacity screenshot. Music and effects on bottom. My guess is they were normalized but the voice track has two loud spikes so everything else gets mixed way down.
Although I generally use iodophor, I do keep starsan mixed in the spraybottle (distilled water) for that reason.
BTW, doing this from memory but the easiest way I've found for measuring iodophor is with a syringe; 3ml/gallon = 12.5ppm.
My homemade stirrer runs cool, and my (unheated, I've read the specs) Fisher Scientific commercial plate runs hot like yours. I've handled it a couple of different ways:
* with a thin slice of styrofoam as you discuss. Sacrificed a Bud Light cooler I found in a neighbors garbage and...
I have not used it for its intended purpose, but I did use the Munich in batch of apfelwein; didn't like it. A year later and the twigginess is still fading out.
I have not tried Munich in actual weizen wort; maybe I'll do that this week.
I have let root beer overcarb to insane levels in 1L and 2L bottles.
The pressure got so high that the bottom of the bottle and even the lid were bowed out. The bottles did not fail. I'm going to say that it's some stupid-high number like 8-12 volumes. I hope someone can chime in with a...
Nowadays I just recycle any bottles that don't delabel easily. It's not worth the effort.
I agree with the prev. poster that those plasticky Amstel labels are evil. Some of the foil Japanese labels are a pain, too.