UVC (wavelength ~254nm) is very effective at killing bacteria, yeast, etc. fairly quickly. A wand like below could probably be used if you are having contamination issues, but diluted bleach would probably be easier.
i would definitely recommend woodstock inn if possible to make it there. also, the strange brew in manchester has a pretty good selection of beers. i would make sure to try the harpoon IPA, also both shipyard and long trail are worth trying while in the area
Distilled water has no mineral content, but I don't believe that distilled water is marketed as sterile. You can buy sterile water but it will probably be insanely expensive and is usually only used in dialysis, operating rooms, etc... Sterile just means that it is completely free of microbes...
Am taking a stab at an American style red ale, if anybody has any suggestions please feel free to comment. Thanks for the help
For 5.5 gallon batch @ 70% efficiency
Bitterness: 31 IBU
8 lb Vienna Malt (73%)
2.25 lb Melanoiden Malt (20%)
I noticed the same problem when I first started using one. I put a dish towel in between the lid where it closes (near the handle). This seemed to be the place that steam was coming out most. With preheating there is no problem holding temperature for an hour.
I would say there really is no reason to have two separate peltier units for heating and cooling, although it could depend on your temperature controller. The real beauty of a Peltier junction is that all you need to change from heating to cooling is to switch the current direction. As far as my...