HOMEBREW Digest #3247 Sat 12 February 2000

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  Re;  Carboy shakers (William Frazier)
  Fermentap (Kurt Kiewel)
  Re: Bottle Fur (Jeff Renner)
  Re: Bottle Fur (phil sides jr)
  RE: Final notes on bottle fur (Vance J Stringham)
  Biere de Garde (Scott Murman)
  Low pH extract experiment ("Troy Hager")
  honey,continuous O2, and O2 data ("Czerpak, Pete")
  Comp Q's, CAP (John Varady)
  Pint's a Pound ("   ")
  Fur in Bottles ("Nigel Porter")
  My Spies (EFOUCH)
  Re: yeast for CAP (Jeff Renner)
  M. Maceyka Posting (Wyeast Labs - David Logsdon)
  Fur Update (Richard Foote)
  Join us at MCAB2 in St. Louis! (RBoland)
  Siebel Returns? (BsmntBrewr)
  Siebel ("Rob Moline")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 06:29:00 +0000 From: William Frazier <billfrazier at worldnet.att.net> Subject: Re; Carboy shakers Pete Calinski wrote "How often do you let more air into the carboy". In my experience it takes only a few shakes for most of the air in the headspace to dissolve into the wort." OK Pete - I must admit that I went to carboy shaking a while back because I had an infected batch and I decided to try and close up my system. Run off cool wort into a settling carboy thru sanitized tubing. No more collecting wort in a pitcher and transferring via a funnel to my settling tank. I bought a 6.5 gallon carboy for this part of the process. After the boil my batches finish up at 5 gallons +/- 1 pint so there is plenty of head space in the big carboy to allow for some vigorous rocking and I get quite violent action with lots of foam and bubbles in the wort. I cover the mouth of the carboy with aluminum foil and I have to believe air can enter the carboy, however the whole idea was to keep the air in my basement brewery away from the wort. So far so good ~ no more bad beer. BTW check out Wayne's (the Botanist Brewer at Big fun Brewing) web site <http://member.aol.com/bfbrewing/BigFunBrewing.htm>. He's made a special rocker for carboys and kegs. I've got to make one and maybe put a motor on it. My kids are all grown but maybe you young guys could rig it up to rock a kid to sleep at the same time it aerates your beer. Anyway, I've acquired a sterile filter and stainless stone that I intend to hook up to my aquarium bubbler and go back to that type aeration, at least until I figure out how to infect another batch. Bill Frazier Olathe, Kansas Briarpatch Brewing Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 08:15:35 -0600 From: kiewel at mail.chem.tamu.edu (Kurt Kiewel) Subject: Fermentap Mark Vernon posted to explaine how he transfers from primary to secondary using a Fermentap. I'm not sure I understand the need to transfer to a secondary if you have the ability to remove most of the spent yeast and trub? Isn't the purpose of such a device to avoid having to transfer to a secondary to get the beer off of the trub and yeast? Kurt Kiewel Brewing in College Station, TX Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 09:17:57 -0500 From: Jeff Renner <nerenner at umich.edu> Subject: Re: Bottle Fur phil sides jr <psides at carl.net> has a theory about bottle fur: >2. It is caused by static electricity (hear me out on this one) There is a way to test for this. Rub a bottle of beer on your head. Does it make the hair on your head stand up? (I used to be able to do this. There are other things I used to be able to do, too, that have nothing to do with static electricity). Can you then make the bottle stick to the ceiling? If the answers are yes, then your bottles are subject to static cling. Jeff -=-=-=-=- Jeff Renner in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, c/o nerenner at umich.edu "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 10:06:33 -0500 From: phil sides jr <psides at carl.net> Subject: Re: Bottle Fur Jeff Renner <nerenner at umich.edu> opines: >There is a way to test for this. Rub a bottle of beer on your head. Does >it make the hair on your head stand up? (I used to be able to do this. >There are other things I used to be able to do, too, that have nothing to >do with static electricity). Can you then make the bottle stick to the >ceiling? If the answers are yes, then your bottles are subject to static >cling. So, has anyone ever seen their wife on her way to work with a bottle of homebrew stuck to her hose? I'll need someone else to conduct this experiment because my hair is only 1/4" long on top and always stands up ;-) Phil Sides, Jr. Concord, NH - -- Macht nicht o'zapft ist, Prost! Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 10:49:10 -0500 From: Vance J Stringham <vancenjeannie at juno.com> Subject: RE: Final notes on bottle fur Regarding Phil's theories, I have never brewed barley wine. However once my brew is bottled I store my them in cardboard 6 packs and flip-top bottle case containers. They are placed in a dark closet, in the upright position, and maybe two or three are disturbed as I check development. All of mine have developed the fur. All this before I started receiving HBD! (grin) Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 08:45:58 -0800 (PST) From: Scott Murman <smurman at best.com> Subject: Biere de Garde Thanks for reviving my personal interest in this style. Great timing. Just to play devil's advocate here, but one mans "earthy musty" flavor, may well be another mans oxidation problems. Taste is very subjective, and the difficulty is compounded when dealing with obscure styles rarely seen or tasted in their prime. If Michael Jackson tastes a vintage bottle pulled from an underground cellar, then it might get described as "earthy", but that doesn't mean it tastes like dirt. BdG is a style that's meant to be consumed fairly quickly (for a 17P beer), usually brewed in Feb. and Mar. and consumed in the summer. If that's not the case, then the beer must be cellared appropriately, and I doubt most US importers and retailers do such. I would caution against making too much from a few uncontrolled data points before becoming convinced that some mould spore is going to make your beer improve. The chances to me seem very slim. It seems more likely to me that poor cellaring is the driving force, and if you appreciate that flavor, it's certainly easier to obtain than controlled mould growth. I would try to contact some of the brewers (or out of business brewers) directly to gain insight. These days, it's not that difficult. -SM- Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 08:41:06 -0800 From: "Troy Hager" <thager at hcsd.k12.ca.us> Subject: Low pH extract experiment HBDers, I am the one that asked the question a few weeks ago about how to raise the pH of your mash. My water out of the tap tests very acidic (around 5.0 or so) and my mash drops into the 4's. One of my questions was how this level of acidicity is affecting my beer. I had many responses. One suggested I try an experiment using RO water and extract in a basic pale ale and see any differences. I brewed this last weekend. The wort in the kettle tested right on at about 5.3 pH (with Micro Essential test strips). When I took samples I also noticed a lot of hot break - much more than I usually get in my all grain brews. I chilled it in the kettle with an immersion chiller and when I took a sample of the wort going to the fermenter I was amazed to see about 1.5 in. of break material quickly fall to the bottom of my hydrometer flask. I have NEVER seen this much break material in my all grain brews and my question is: 1. Is this large amount of break material benificial? 2. And, if it is important, why am I not getting it in my all grain batches? I do have very soft (as well as acidic) water but supliment with brewing salts like gypsum or CaCl to levels suggested in the literature. Thanks for you help. Troy Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:01:44 -0500 From: "Czerpak, Pete" <Pete.Czerpak at siigroup.com> Subject: honey,continuous O2, and O2 data Vance mentions his 10 day long fermentation with Wyeast 1056 and 2lb of honey. Well, honey is a noted slow fermentor (why meads are in primary for quite a long time). 10 days is not too long for primary. I would probably let it go for a few more then rack to secondary. if you bottle at this point and the honey isn't totally consumed, you risk high carbonation levels or maybe even the dreaded bottle bombs. plus are you at cold winter temps or in the 62-70ish range. 1056 can be slow even at 62 especially if you dont use a big starter. Ron Laborde asks about a 4 hr continous air feed to a just pitched batch. this is the way that yeasts are raised in the biotech industry in order to maximize yeast production and limit alcohol production. in fact, the yeast are fed sugar and O2 incremetally to get them to reproduce rather than make beer. since they are continuously using the O2 when reproducing, it is best to feed them continously in the first few hours of fermentation when they most need to reproduce to get a high cell count. if I had a pump, I would certainly use it for the first few hours after pitching. i am however a swirl the fermentor brewer though even though its not optimal. I did think that the posting of the old data by George and AJ was quite useful to see. this might push me to get an airstone and pump. I had never thought that it would take so long (~10 minutes of mixing) to get 100% possible DO in water. I actually probably swirl my carboy for a minute or 2 and its probably 90% full rather than the 50% full used in the experiment. The key still is: pitching enough yeast can offset many problems. Regards and happy brewing wkend. Pete Czerpak Albany NY Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:18:29 -0500 (EST) From: John Varady <rust1d at usa.net> Subject: Comp Q's, CAP I was sending beers off to some competitions this week (Boston & Brooklyn) and I was disappointed to find out that both of these competitions only allow a brewer to enter one brew per subcategory. This bums me out because I have two Pilsners that I would like to have evaluated side by side. I want feedback as to which is better and wanted some unbiased opinions (although last weekends blue-ribbon gives me some indication). Can any competition organizers out there explain why this rule is in place? If the primary purpose of a competition is to provide feedback to a brewer, then the rule makes no sense. If the primary purpose is to hand out ribbons, then I can see why it is so. - -- On the subject of using Bavarian Lager yeast on a CAP, I can say it works nicely. It does give more of a malt profile than may be desired, but it still tastes great. I made one last winter with 2206 and 20% polenta that scored in the 40's at the HOPS-BOPS in Philly. Haven't made one this year. John John Varady The HomeBrew Recipe Calculating Program Boneyard Brewing Custom Neon Beer Signs For Home Brewers Glenside, PA Get More Information At: rust1d at usa.net http://www.netaxs.com/~vectorsys/varady Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 10:05:59 -0800 From: " " <brian_huntley at my-deja.com> Subject: Pint's a Pound John Wilkinson writes: > If I am not mistaken (not entirely unlikely) > the Imperial measure was not well > define in 1776. I think there were numerous > versions and the US (the "colonies") > merely adopted a different standard than > England. I think we may have chosen the > correct version, after all. At least in the > US "a pint's a pound" if not the the > whole world round. Actually, I believe the US adapted the British standard gallon of the day, but then the British changed it. Being independent by then, the US never resyncronized. Legend has it the change was prompted by a fire at Greenwich, which destroyed the building the "Standard Gallon" was stored in, and the standard itself. In an amazingly SI-like moment, the Powers That Were decided to make the new standard equal to the volume of 10 pounds of fresh water at mumbleteen degrees at sea level. It beats having to take care of a silver bucket. - --== Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ ==-- Share what you know. Learn what you don't. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 18:09:19 -0000 From: "Nigel Porter" <nigel at sparger.freeserve.co.uk> Subject: Fur in Bottles For what it's worth, I often get fur stuck to the side of bottles (when I can be bothered with bottling). This has never caused me any problems - the yeast doesn't seem to come out of the bottle when poured. Hence I've never really worried about it. Nigel Porter Brewing in Guildford, UK Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 13:24:00 -0500 From: EFOUCH at steelcase.com Subject: My Spies It would seem Mr. Fix is not the only one with his recondite operatives in the HBD. I return from vacation to find the following in my "box": > >on the hbd while you were away.... > >Lighter fluid is exuded from the anus? > >Where the heck is Fouch. No really. Did I miss >a comment here? > >Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 06:09:59 -0800 >From: Bob Wilcox <bobw at sirius.com> >Subject: Lighter Fluid Well, Bob, the rumors of my DRE are greatly exaggerated. I was just soaking sun on Lido Key. And as long as the little beasties don't have flint balls, lighter fluid excretion concerns should be minimal. Then there is commentary from the circumlocutious PhilJill Yates: >I think it fair to say I am not the most popular of posters on the HBD. Iseem to have the uncanny ability to upset ?almost anyone. The fact that EricFouch has never spoken to me since the "Michigan Lakes verses the Ocean" If the distinguished representative of the Down and Outback may remember, we conversed at length on the topic of the ovoviviparous nature of aboriginal Australian reptiles at length, subsequent to the aforementioned conversation. If you believe your offending nature has the ability to drive people from the HBD, I could supply you with a list of names.... Eric Fouch Bent Dick YoctoBrewery Kentwood MI "I am Circumlocutious of Borg. Resistance is...Well, let's just say that if you resist, it will take a little longer, but in the end, the results will really be the same, so when it comes right down to it, you might as well not resist in the first place." Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 14:40:07 -0500 From: Jeff Renner <nerenner at umich.edu> Subject: Re: yeast for CAP JGORMAN at steelcase.com asks: >has anyone ever used Wyeast Bavarian (2206 I think) for a CAP? I haven't, although I may have used the same strain from YeastLab or YCKC. Most any lager yeast will make a fine CAP, but a friend had diacetyl trouble with the Anheuser Busch strain. Other strains will produce this, too, under certain temperature regimens. My original CAP was with the New Ulm strain, which is sold with the caution that it is not a pilsner strain. Whatever. Worked fine for me. Some strains emphasize the malt, others the hops. Both can be fine. My favorite for a couple of years has bee YCKC's new Ayinger strain - a really fine yeast. >What is the preferred adjunct? Rice? Corn? Both? I once read someplace >that you want about 15%? What amount do others use? I far prefer corn. Rice is quite neutral in flavor. I think that white corn is more neutral than yellow. I like the subtl;e corn sweetness and flavor from yellow corn. I prefer cornmeal/grits/poletna over flakes only because I like to do a cereal mash, but flakes are easier and have the corniness I like. 15% is too low by my standards and historical standards. I usually use 22% by weight (I'd guess this might be 25% by extract but I've never gone to the trouble to work it out). 30% by extract is about the maximum I'd like, and is about the maximum I recall seeing in 100 year old recipes. I have 1/4 bbl. of Your Father's Mustache lagering right now for MCAB II. Come to St. Louis March 24-26 and taste the real McCoy. Jeff -=-=-=-=- Jeff Renner in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, c/o nerenner at umich.edu "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:23:20 -0800 From: brewerschoice at wyeastlab.com (Wyeast Labs - David Logsdon) Subject: M. Maceyka Posting Recent postings here claim that half of Wyeast products contain cocci bacteria. We produce #3278 Belgian Lambic Blend which contain cocci bacteria, but that is a very small portion of our business. Not anywhere near half. Wyeast produces brewing cultures for homebrewing, winemaking and hundreds of commercial brewers, many on a weekly basis. Many breweries use the same homebrewing packages propagated to volumes adequate for 10 barrel production, harvested and repitched for many generations, and produce gold medal winners at the GABF. Our products are shipped weekly to major malt producers to evaluate their malt quality and fermentability required by the largest brewers in the world. Many commercial brewers have utilized our services continually for more than 10 years. Our products are tested for purity and viability at our facilities as well as our customers. Our products are under the microscope by our customers routinely, we expect that and would not be in business if we did not produce the quality they required. Wyeast has always addressed any issue our customers have had, directly responding to questions, inquiries or problems. For example, if products get damaged from heat in transist, we respond promtly to solve the problem to the customers satisfation. In addition to providing brewing cultures, we provide information to brewers solving technical problems or brewing issues they may have. We have microbiologists, professional and home brewers on staff to provide the services our customers expect. So when someone makes a microbiological diagnosis from a keyboard, doesn't that seem quite incredible? Maybe one should consider the source. Jim Liddil has claimed publicly for years that he wants to destroy Wyeast Laboratories with his misquided, libeling, acusations. Wyeast can be reached direct by email at, brewerschoice at wyeastlab.com David Logsdon Wyeast Laboratories Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:39:15 -0500 From: Richard Foote <rfoote at mindspring.com> Subject: Fur Update I checked my bottles last night and sho nuf the fur seems to be on one side of my 1994 vintage barley wine. Messrs. Sides and Listermann have commented that the fur is on one side. This indeed seems to be the case. The bottles I have are in a cardboard box. That static electricity thing is an interesting theory, but what about orientation? For example, can homebrew be used to locate magnetic north? Does the fur point in one direction or to the nearest cardboard? Just think, perhaps it's not just for drinking anymore but can help get me out of the woods if I get lost? Homebrew holds the answers to life, the universe and everything! Can anybody check out this theory? Let's hope the answer isn't 42. Rick Foote Whistle Pig Brewing Co. Murrayville, GA Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 21:43:37 EST From: RBoland at aol.com Subject: Join us at MCAB2 in St. Louis! To quote Rob Moline, "The More I Know About Beer, The More I Realize I Need To Know More About Beer." Here's your chance to act on that philosophy, learn a lot more about beer, and have a great time at MCAB in St. Louis. What is MCAB? The Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB) is a grassroots amateur brewing championship. The format of the MCAB is a small, invitational "champions' championship," where the very best amateur brewers compete head to head in the some of the most competitive styles under ideal conditions, and with the highest quality judging. Eleven of the most prestigious local competitions in the United States and Canada have been selected as MCAB Qualifying Events. First place winners in eighteen selected Qualifying Styles at each Qualifying Event receive an invitation to enter the MCAB in that style. The MCAB is sponsored by Brewing News, the Home Wine and Beer Trade Association, the Home Brew Digest, and the Foam Rangers Homebrew Club of Houston. What's happening in St. Louis? The Second Annual Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing and Technical Conference (MCAB2) will be held in St. Louis, MO March 24, 25, and 26. MCAB2 is hosted by the St. Louis Brews. In addition to judging the best homebrewed beers from the US and Canada, MCAB2 will include a pub crawl of St. Louis microbreweries, a technical conference featuring some of the best brewers in the nation, a can't-miss award party, and a private tour of the Anheuser-Busch pilot brewery. The St. Louis Brews are also busy brewing a variety of great beers, including real ales, for the event. The Technical Conference Preliminary Agenda is linked to the registration page (see below). Why should you attend MCAB2? MCAB2 will bring together the best homebrewers and those that want to become the best at a low cost, high quality technical conference featuring speakers who made the hobby what it is and those that will help carry it forward. The informal aspects, though, may be the best part of it all. MCAB2's small size provides an unequaled opportunity for the attendees to meet each other, learn from each other, expand their homebrewing networks, and have a good time. You should be part of it, and I hope you will be able to join us. If you don't think you can make it, please reconsider what you will be missing! Is there a cost? There is a $50 registration fee for attending MCAB2. What you get for your registration is pub crawl transportation (and a free beer here and there), technical conference (including lunch and refreshment breaks), awards party (including dinner), an MCAB2 pint glass (if you're inclined to taste a homebrew or two), door prizes (including a bag of Moravian Pils malt) and a private tour of the Anheuser-Busch pilot brewery. $28 of the fee is food, paid directly to the providers. The rest pays for the facility and conference expenses. We're working closely with the restaurants to establish the menus. You're gonna love it! The Brews break even at one hundred attendees, so don't worry that your fee is lining some fat cat's pocket! How do you register? You can register on-line on the St. Louis Brews website, www.stlbrews.org. You may also contact the organizer for information and mailed registration materials (see below). Where is MCAB2 being held, and where can you stay while you're in St. Louis? MCAB2 will be held at the Hampton Inn Union Station, 2211 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63130, phone: 314-241-3200. A block of rooms is being held for us at a discounted rate. Please mention the Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing when you make your reservation. We ask that those coming from out of town stay at the Hampton Inn; we're getting the meeting rooms for free if we fill our block of rooms. The Hampton Inn is on the western edge of downtown, two blocks from both the oldest and the youngest St. Louis microbrewery. Union Station, two blocks east, is a restored masterpiece of turn of the (last) century railroad station architecture that was the busiest station in the country during the 1940's. Where can you find additional information? Visit the St. Louis Brews and MCAB websites, www.stlbrews.org and www.hbd.org/mcab, or contact me at president at stlbrews.org, 313-654-6170 (w), or 314-725-6668 (h). We'll meet you in St. Louis at MCAB2 Bob Boland MCAB 2 Preliminary Agenda Friday, March 24, 2000 6:30 pm Pub Crawl of Four To Six St. Louis Microbreweries 7:00 pm Qualifying Entries Judging 7:30 pm Hospitality Session for Late Arrivals Saturday, March 25, 2000 9:00 am Qualifying Entries Judging 9:00 am A History of St. Louis Brewing, From Homebrewer to Megabrewer to Homebrewer Again - Henry Herbst 9:45 am Optimal Yeast Propagation - Dr. George Fix 10:45 am The Applicability of High Gravity Brewing to Home Brewers - Steve Michalak, Anheuser-Busch Specialty Brewing Group 11:30 am Lunch 12:30 pm Explaining the Science Behind the Art (Open Forum) - Steve Michalak, Anheuser-Busch Specialty Brewing Group and Others 2:00 pm Reflections On The Craft & Homebrewing As We Move Into The New Millennium (Open Forum) - Dave Miller, George Fix, Byron Burch, Rande Reed, Alberta Rager, and Others. 3:15 pm Cellarmanship and Real Ale for the Homebrewer - Keith Reding, St. Louis Brews 4:00 pm Happy Hour and Tasting of Real Ale, Unique, and Pre-Prohibition American Styles 6:30 pm Dinner, Awards Presentation, Party, and Raffle (St. Louis Brewery and Tap Room) Sunday, March 25, 2000 11:00 am Private Tour of Anheuser-Busch Pilot Brewery 1:00 pm Tour Complete Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 21:50:42 EST From: BsmntBrewr at aol.com Subject: Siebel Returns? HBD, Okay, I may be a day late and a dollar short but is the following fact or fiction? pulled from rcb ****************** This is from the IBS Brewers Forum: From: Bill Siebel - BillSiebel at aol.com Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 8:09 AM Subject: Re: Brewing School In answer to Jim Olen's request for infomation on correspondence courses in lieu of the Siebel Institute's Craft Brewers Certification Program, I say look no further. The Institute is reopening for regular classes starting March 20. An announcement will be forthcoming in a day or so but go ahead and sign up for classes at the Siebel Institute now! Remember, we can only run classes when people attend so don't put it off any longer! Cheers, Bill Siebel Chairman and CEO Siebel Institute of Technology 4055 W. Peterson Avenue Chicago, IL 60646-6001 phone 773-279-0966 ext 110 fax 773-463-7688 BillSiebel at aol.com Bob Bratcher Roanoke, VA Star City Brewers Guild <A HREF="http://hbd.org/starcity">http://hbd.org/starcity</A> Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 21:45:36 -0600 From: "Rob Moline" <brewer at isunet.net> Subject: Siebel February 9, 2000 Dear Friends of the Siebel Institute: We have some exciting news to share with you and that is that we have formed an alliance with Dr. Pearse Lyons and the Alltech Company in Nicholasville, Kentucky. We are particularly excited by this because as you may know, that company has for the last 20 years been heavily involved in the area of fermentation as it applies to distilled beverages and fuel alcohol. The company, like ours, is firmly based in brewing. As of today, February 9, 2000, Alltech has agreed to take over the day to day running of the Siebel Institute and you will be pleased to know that we propose to continue everything as it was before. The courses that have been arranged will proceed in the normal way and we expect to improve on these. The courses will resume their normal schedule starting March 20, 2000. Over the next few weeks you will receive from us different press releases and announcement regarding changes, all of which will be for the better. We are very excited now as we move into this new millennium that we do so with even more vigor. We look forward to the Siebel Institute growing for the next 128 years. Please don't hesitate to contact myself or Dr. Lyons if you have any queries. Thanking you once more for all your support over the years and we look forward to maintaining the Siebel Institute as the world 's center of Brewing Education. William Siebel Dr. Pearse Lyons Siebel Institute of Technology Alltech, Inc. SIEBEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 4055 W. Peterson Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60646 http://www.siebelinstitute.com E-mail: info at sibelinstitute.com Phone: (773) 279-0966 Fax: (773) 463-7688 Return to table of contents
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