HOMEBREW Digest #4531 Thu 29 April 2004

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  Star San (David Perez)
  Well, good day! (Chris.Pittock)
  Re: Beer engines... (Teresa Knezek)
  Re: Star San (HBD 4530) ("Craig S. Cottingham")
  Fortnight of Yeast, 2004 ("Rob Moline")
  Beer at Dinnerparties (Thomas Rohner)
  Star San Shelf Life (rickdude02)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 23:50:25 -0400 From: David Perez <perez at gator.net> Subject: Star San William Erskine asks about Star San, "I am wondering how fragile it is? If I leave a mixture of the solution uncovered for 24 hours, does this affect its sanitizing effect?" William, I had similar issues and questions a couple of years ago when the cap on my bottle of Star San broke. I emailed 5 Star and they said that exposure to air will not effect the undiluted Star San. The primary issue with storing and reusing Star San is maintaining the ph in the proper range (which escapes me at the moment. (One too many beers as I was bottling for the Sunshine Challenge)). I store star San in a spray bottle and a one gallon container for months at a time by using distilled water to dilute with. This keeps the mixture in the proper ph range. Dave Perez Hogtown Brewers Gainesville, Fl Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:54:44 +1000 From: Chris.Pittock at dpi.vic.gov.au Subject: Well, good day! Good Day, I am the so-so wealthy son of a scientist. After he retired, he left me a big bag of advice... If you want to be rich: * don't get into academia * don't respond to Kenyan Cons * keep an eye on the only child of your sixth wife * buy quality trunks with sturdy locks, and * get back to work! ;-) Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 20:15:06 -0800 From: Teresa Knezek <teresa at mivox.com> Subject: Re: Beer engines... On or thereabout 4/28/04, <Cave at psc.org> spoke thusly: > I have been wanting to have a couple of beer engines on my bar >for some time now. I have considered buying a couple of Angram beer >engines, but the high cost, and difficulty (in Canada) in finding >replacement parts and expertise in mainentaining these a bit of an >issue. I've gotten two on ebay, at reasonable prices, and have found virtually no need for maintenance (outside rinsing them out after use). And, most of the parts that would wear out are things along the lines of gaskets and other bits that you could probably find equivalent parts for at a local plumbing supply shop. Secondhand beer engines are available regularly from UK sellers. The shipping is a bit of a monster (around $50 USD), but they're great to have. From what I've seen, there's almost always a couple up for bid. I wouldn't worry too much about Angram vs. other brands either. I saw more pubs in the UK using non-Angram pumps than I did the Angram brand anyhow, and the beer tastes the same no matter what manufacturer made the pump. ;-) - -- ::Teresa : Two Rivers, Alaska:: [2849, 325] Apparent Rennerian "It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." -- Abraham Lincoln Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 23:37:38 -0500 From: "Craig S. Cottingham" <craig at cottingham.net> Subject: Re: Star San (HBD 4530) On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 23:27:14 -0400, "William Erskine" <werskin at sympatico.ca> wrote: > I have a question regarding the fragility of Star San. > I have been using this sanitizer with a great deal of success > for over a year now. I am wondering how fragile it is? If I leave > a mixture of the solution uncovered for 24 hours, does this > affect its sanitizing effect? I keep forgetting to pour it back > into the jug I store it in, or sometimes I leave the cap off the > jug. Does this weaken its effectiveness? According to http://www.paddockwood.com/product_info.php?products_id=158 (which oddly is more informative than Five Star's own website): "Star San...remains effective as long as the pH remains below 3. In practice this means that Star San remains active as a sanitizer for several days in an open vessel. In a closed container Star San can remain active for 4 weeks or more." - -- Craig S. Cottingham craig at cottingham.net Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 23:48:42 -0500 From: "Rob Moline" <jethrogump at mchsi.com> Subject: Fortnight of Yeast, 2004 Fortnight of Yeast, 2004 5.31.04 - 6.11.04 Dr. Clayton Cone- Dr. Tobias Fischborn-Dr. Forbes Waldrop I am pleased to announce that Dr.'s Clayton Cone, Tobias Fischborn and Forbes Waldrop have graciously agreed to host a 2 week period of answering yeast related questions from the members of the HBD, commencing May 31st, 2004 through June 11th, 2004.. Dr.'s Cone, Fischborn, and Waldrop, certainly among the most generous of the brewing world's experts may be joined by others in answering your questions, as Dr. Cone states, "No one can know it all!" Questions may be submitted to the HBD, 5.31.04 up to the posts/questions that appear in the HBD 6.11.04. Dr.'s Cone, Fischborn, and Waldrop will answer any and all questions at their discretion... Standards to be followed..... 1. Questions MUST be sent to the HBD, submitted to post at hbd.org , and submitted with "Fortnight Of Yeast, 2004" in the subject line, with or without further subject heading. 2. Questions shall be accepted for response via HBD, 5.31.04 through 6.11.04. Dr.'s Cone/Fischborn/Waldrop have graciously allowed that follow-up may be required post the cut-off point, and they will deal with that on an as needed basis. 3. Reprinting of the Questions and Answers may be published by Lallemand and Dr.'s Cone/Fischborn/Waldrop, at their discretion, in any media. Attribution of name is granted by the questioner, without further publication of any e-mail addresses. Brewers ...we are ever so fortunate to have Dr. Clayton Cone, Dr. Tobias Fischborn and Dr. Forbes Waldrop add their decades of expertise to what we at the HBD exist for..."Brewers Helping Brewers!" Gentlemen, Thank you! Cheers! Jethro Gump Rob Moline Lallemand 515-282-2739 brewery 515-450-0243 cell "The More I Know About Beer, The More I Realize I Need To Know More About Beer!" "Have You Been To Beer Heaven?" http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/scholarship.html - --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.670 / Virus Database: 432 - Release Date: 4/27/2004 Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 1994 07:50:11 +0200 From: Thomas Rohner <t.rohner at bluewin.ch> Subject: Beer at Dinnerparties Hi Alexandre, hi All Your observation on women seems to be a global one. Most women i know and what i see in bars and restaurants don't drink beer. When they drink something alcoholic, it's wine, champagne, alocopops or longdrinks. There is of course a small percentage of beer drinking ladies, especially in summertime. When ladies come to our brewery, i let them try some beer in small glasses. Since most beers we brew are of low bitterness, they tell me they like it. They even say: hey if i could buy beers like that in other places, i'd do it. That coincides with your Dubbel and Wit story. I let my grilfriend try the wonderful "New Glarus Apple Ale", a Hoegaarden Grand Cru and a Verbooder Vrucht. She liked them very much. In the end i don't see the alcohol content as a dividing line. It's the bitterness. Cheers to you with a IPA Thomas Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 07:19:52 -0400 (GMT-04:00) From: rickdude02 at earthlink.net Subject: Star San Shelf Life William Erskine wonders if he's compromising a Star San solution by leaving it open to the air. The answer is no. What compromises the solution is contamination over time, so there's little to worry about WRT to air contact for extended periods. Rick Return to table of contents
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