HOMEBREW Digest #1774 Thu 06 July 1995

Digest #1773 Digest #1775

		Rob Gardner, Digest Janitor

  re: Hot break dumplings! (mitch)
  Brewing with an electric stove (Rick Gontarek, Ph.D.)
  Re: Great British Beer Festival (RobHaiber)
  Lauter Flow ("Dave Bradley::IC742::6-2556")
  Souring beer? (Robert_Ser)
  Blow off soup ("Pat Babcock")
  no more bottles And Best of Both Worlds (dsanderson)
  Re: Dry ice chilling (djt2)
  Beers in Texas (HT-MS)" <mkempisty at gic.gi.com>
  Re: dumplings (Jeff Frane)
  copper for kettles (Kyle R Roberson)
  Coffee Stout/LA Pubs (MARC-HM  at  PACRIM * Marc Chaton)
  TOFU in break, CO2 questions (Harralson, Kirk)
  Cold break. (Russell Mast)
  Great British Beer Festival (Bill Hunter)
  Lactic Acid in Celis (Mark Kirby)
  Plug Lupulin Gland Report (Ken Schroeder)
  New Zealand & Australia; Other Forums (ALEX NAGY)
  Brewing 2 batches (Pete Bronder)
  When to Pick Hops? ("Palmer.John")
  vinegar ("Wallinger, W. A.")
  Isinglass/Gelatin? (Jeff Stampes)
  High FG extracts (Dave Draper)
  Barrel conversion (Rolland Everitt)
  Stop the senseless lawn murders! ("Steven W. Smith")
  Looking for Fred Eckhardt. . . (Anita Tsuchiya)
  Alcohol Removal From Beer (Nicholas A. Franke)
  Iodophor Toxicity? (Aaron Walls)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 11:47:40 +0100 From: mitch at molbio.su.se Subject: re: Hot break dumplings! Jeff Renner wrote about Hot break dumplings in his ginger/coriander/ grains-of-paradise/cardamom wit, and I thought he was going to give us a recipe for real dumplings. Perhaps it's just lunchtime (or the memory of the knudel I had at a Czech pub last night), but the idea of beer dumplings strongly appeals to me. Can anyone come back with such a thing? Mitch in Stockholm Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 07:44:56 +0100 From: gontarek at fcrfv1.ncifcrf.gov (Rick Gontarek, Ph.D.) Subject: Brewing with an electric stove A few weeks ago I asked for info on outdoor cookers. Thanks to everyone who responded. I haven't yet gotten around to purchasing one (we just moved...you know how it is), but I am dying to brew. Can I boil 7 gallons safely on an electric stove in my enamel-on-steel brewpot without any adverse effects (ruining the burner, scortching the wort, etc)? I know that I will have to be extra careful regarding regulation of mash temp and such, but I wanted to know if there are any tricks. TIA, Rick Gontarek gontarek at fcrfv1.ncifcrf.gov Owner/Brewmaster of the Major Groove Picobrewery Frederick, MD Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 05:43:37 -0700 From: RobHaiber at eworld.com Subject: Re: Great British Beer Festival In re Dave Oliver's req for info on the Great British Beer Festival: Dave, GBBF is in London at Olympia Hall. District Line (Green line) to Earl's Court then change to the shuttle which runs every c20min. Olympia is just one stop up this spur line. No, it no longer changes cities. It's been at Olympia for several years now. It's in the Kensington area. It always starts the first Tuesday in Aug and runs through the following Saturday. There are two sessions per day, except opening Tuesday when there is only an evening session c4.30pm. I'll be attending as a judge, and then working the Batemans stand there for three days beginning on the Wednesday. Hope this helps. Cheers, Rob Haiber, Beer & Brewing Central sysop/admin Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 07:59:24 -0500 (EST) From: "Dave Bradley::IC742::6-2556" <BRADLEY_DAVID_A at Lilly.com> Subject: Lauter Flow OK, so another age-old question/thread about lautering from (surprise) an anal retentive brewer (ARB; aren't we all?)... What is the affect of starting and stopping the flow from the lauter tun during the initial recirculation period? My "technique" has been to stop the slow flow while returning the still cloudy sweet wort already collected back the top of the grain bed, and pseudo-clarity seems to take more time for me to achieve than for others (all-grain time thread). Summary to follow from your private Email, responses allowing. TIA, db in Indy, IN From: BRADLEY DAVID A (MCVAX0::RC65036) To: VMS MAIL ADDRESSEE (IN::"homebrew at hpfcmi.fc.hp.com") cc: BRADLEY DAVID A (MCVAX0::RC65036) Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 08:58:08 est From: Robert_Ser at ceo.sts-systems.ca Subject: Souring beer? A question for the HBD collective... I have found a very promising Guiness clone recipe that calls for 24 oz of soured beer. For the souring process, the instructions simply say to pour 24 oz of stout (preferably Guiness) into an open container, and leave it out for a week or so before pasteurizing it... This soured beer is then tossed into the boiling wort at the end of the boil. My question relates to the souring of the beer. I have no doubt that leave beer on the counter for a week will spoil it, but is there a better way to control the 'type' of souring that will occur? Are there some bacterial cultures that can be obtained to control this process? I'd hate to waste a full batch of stout in addition to two great cans of Guiness! Thanks in advance... Rob in Montreal Robert_Ser at ceo.sts-systems.ca Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 09:20:05 +0000 From: "Pat Babcock" <pbabcock at oeonline.com> Subject: Blow off soup Greetings, fellow brewers! In HBD 1771, Dion Hollenbeck asks what we put in our blow-off receptacle to ensure sanitary safety of the brew... I use water. Plain and simple. The water provides a barrier between the atmosphere and the brew; the positive pressure in the tube from an actively fermenting brew does the rest. Draw-back through the tube isn't a concern as it is the 'jam it in the hole' large diameter variety (1" OD? Haven't measured it in a while) and would take a hellatious thermal contraction to draw anything from the blow-off tank back into the fermenter. And in my entire brewing career, I've _never_ had an infection attributable to my blow-off method; I use the blow off method outlined above exclusive of all others. (Only had one infection, and it was due to a leaky keg fitting.) HIH! "Drink all you want - I'll brew more!" Patrick (Pat) G. Babcock | "Yup, Kit's (Anderson) a brewer... President, Brew-Master | What he isn't is a woman." - Dan Hall and Chief Taste-Tester | "Let a good beer be the exclamation point Drinkur Purdee pico Brewery | at the end of your day as every sentence pbabcock at oeonline.com | requires proper punctuation." -PGB SYSOP on The HomeBrew University - Motor City Campus BBS (313)397-9758 Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 95 09:34:40 EST From: dsanderson at msgate.cv.com Subject: no more bottles And Best of Both Worlds Larry writes: >You also mentioned "force carbonating", the pig and the minis cannot be >forced carbonated. You will have to prime them and deal with the sediment. >But the Corny kegs can be forced at 30psi and believe me not having to deal >with the sediment is great. My last batch took 2 1/2 weeks to brew and I >kegged it directly from the secondary (no priming bucket). I forced >carbonated the keg and started drinking it the next day, didn't have to >wait two weeks like you do with the pig or the minis. > >I think having a Corny keg for home and a few minis to take to friends is >the best of both worlds. I've found that the 5 Liter Mini Kegs with a Carbonater and CO2 bottle makes the best solution for me. A Carbonater(no affiliation, about $10) is a special ball lock cap that's made to fit on a Pet Soda bottle. As it turns out, the threads are an exact match for the Mini Keg Star Tap where the little CO2 cylinder holder screws on. With this set up you don't need those $1.25 cartridges at home but can use them when you want to transport the Mini Keg and not the CO2 apparatus. And you can force carbonate the 5L kegs as well as anything else using the Pet bottles. When I'm not brewing, I'm experimenting with home made sodas with my kids. For me,that's the best of both worlds. Dave Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 09:53:56 -0400 From: djt2 at po.cwru.edu Subject: Re: Dry ice chilling Lee asks about dropping dry ice into his hot wort to chill it; The result will be huge volumes of gas released causing tons of foam, resulting in the overflow from hell. I tried this for some other cooking experiment I can't remember when, and it was a surprising and awful mess. Others will probably point out that all sorts of microorganisms are likely to be lurking in the dry ice, in suspended animation, and might survive as the wort cools. Also, dry ice is not cheap. I'd stick to your counterflow chiller and not worry about the cold break. Dennis Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 10:27:00 -0700 (PDT) From: "Kempisty, Mark (HT-MS)" <mkempisty at gic.gi.com> Subject: Beers in Texas I will be going to San Antonio and Fort Worth Texas soon and I am hoping that the almost infinite wisdom of the Digest can point me toward local brewpubs and bars. Private E-mail is fine. I will sum it all up and post it to the Digest for everybody's use. Thanks Mark Kempisty mkempisty at gic.gi.com Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 08:08:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Jeff Frane <gummitch at teleport.com> Subject: Re: dumplings > From: Jeff Renner <nerenner at umich.edu> > Subject: Hot break dumplings! > > I've just had the most incredible hot break I've ever seen or heard of. > > The break started as flakes, then strings, then cottage cheese like > curds. By the time I added spices and flavor hops (after one hour), I > had dumplings! I fished out one, drained it, and it measured 1-5/8" x > 2" x 1/2" and weighed 15 grams! It looks like soft tofu. > I wouldn't have described them as "dumplings", but I did get great huge grey chunks of what looked kind of like latex a number of years ago with a wheat beer. I had done a step-infusion rather than a decoction mash, and attributed the stuff to this. I figured they didn't really belong in the beer, so skimmed them off and chucked them out. They *felt* like latex, too, very rubbery. No problems whatsoever with either clarity or head retention (great head!). - --Jeff Frane Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 09:02:29 -0700 From: roberson at beta.tricity.wsu.edu (Kyle R Roberson) Subject: copper for kettles I would like to poll the readership on what kind of copper to use in kettles and how thick it should be. Specifically, I'm interested in a 2000 to 4000 liter system. DeClerk mentions that the bottom of a fire- heated kettle should be 6-12 mm thick, but he is specific on other types or areas. Quick stress calcs give me a thickness of 0.5 mm (including a safety factor of 2!). I was thinking about 3 mm should be right. Anybody know some thickness of real kettles made of copper? Question two is what kind of copper? I was thinking of using oxygen-free copper. Anybody know what is used for kettles built today? How about in years gone by? P. Celis made a mysterious remark about his kettles that he imported for his Austin brewery: I think he said that new kettles are made out of a different copper that wasn't as good, or something along those lines. Hope this reads ok. I'm getting alot of line noise since the phone guy came out and worked over our lines. TIA, Kyle Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 12:06:29 From: "MARC-HM at PACRIM * Marc Chaton" <MARC at PACRIM.USA.COM> (MARC-HM at PACRIM * Marc Chaton) Subject: Coffee Stout/LA Pubs I am formulating a recipe (extract) for a Coffee Stout. Anybody had any sucesses (or failures) in this venture? Charlie Papazian suggests 1/2# of fresh ground beans for a 5gal batch. Should I steep it at the end of the boil or add it to the secondary for cold infusion? What about infection from the beans if I add it to the secondary? Just thinking I haven't even thought about what beans to use: Ethiopian, Java, Jamaican Blue Mtn. AHHHHHHH the joys of homebrewing!!! Looking forward to the wonderful combination of beer and coffee, my two favorite vices...or is that treats?? By the way...I'm head to Los Angeles this weekend. Any sugesstions for a good brew pub down there?? Thought I'd throw this out there so I could be passing through the eye of the needle with one of the current threads!! Thanks gang! Look forward to hearing from some of you (private or public) and posting again soon, this being my first posting (had to throw the virginity issue in there). ******************* Marc Chaton Arcata, CA marc at pacrim.usa.com ******************* Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 95 12:20:48 EST From: kwh at roadnet.ups.com (Harralson, Kirk) Subject: TOFU in break, CO2 questions Jeff Renner writes: >The break started as flakes, then strings, then cottage cheese like >curds. By the time I added spices and flavor hops (after one hour), >I had dumplings! I fished out one, drained it, and it measured >1-5/8" x 2" x 1/2" and weighed 15 grams! It looks like soft tofu. >I suppose that this could be wheat gluten, but gluten is supposed to >be water insoluble. Has anyone ever seen this phenomenon? I >certainly hope I have protein left for good head retention. I recently made 10 gallons of a Corona clone (no flames please -- it's just a summer thing) that had 3 lbs of flaked maize. I had globs of stuff all over my immersion chiller just as you describe. I also lost at least 1/2 gallon more hot break than normal. I thought that it was just the Irish Moss kicking in better because I finally remembered to rehydrate it :-) This batch also was determined to boil over -- it kept frothing up to the top of my pot as the boil started and lasted for several minutes! I've recently seen posts recommending forced carbonation at 40-60 psi. I am just assembling a draft system, and trying to find as much good information as possible. My fittings are very simple: 3/16" id vinyl tubing over hose barbs with a standard automotive type hose clamp. The person at the shop I bought these at told me not to exceed 25 psi. Do other people have better fittings, or was he just being too conservative? Why would you need more pressure for seltzer (the original question) than beer? Am I making this a lot more difficult than it needs to be? Also, for the people who keep their CO2 tanks outside the fridge: How do you run the gas-in line into the fridge? If you go through the side (all my coolant lines are in the back), what kind of fittings do you use? My CO2 tank is bigger than a keg, and I would rather not take up more room than necessary. Kirk Harralson Bel Air, Maryland Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 11:31:49 -0500 From: Russell Mast <rmast at fnbc.com> Subject: Cold break. Lee Allison asks: > But the counter flow causes a problem with cold break removal. >... So how do most of you other counterflow people get rid of the > cold break? I don't use a proper counterflow chiller, but something similar. (A counter-immersion chiller? It's a big roll of Cu pipe under cold water in a bathtub or laundry-sink.) Anyway, I do nothing about cold break at all, I just keep it. I have yet to have anyone, myself included, notice anything off that could be associated with it, and I often ask judges and friends to taste for it specifically. Obviously, YMMV. I will say that I'm convinced that having it form cold break and leaving it in is better than not having it break out, and leaving it in solution. btw, I tend to rack to a secondary after only a week or so. -R Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 95 10:48:10 CDT From: Bill Hunter <BHUNTER at UA1VM.UA.EDU> Subject: Great British Beer Festival The info I have is that it's from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 in London at the Olympia Hall. It is easy to reach via the underground... Bill Hunter (bhunter at ua1vm.ua.edu) Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 12:31:39 -0400 (EDT) From: Mark Kirby <mkirby at isnet.is.wfu.edu> Subject: Lactic Acid in Celis I've perused the HBD archives in search of Celis White clones and found several. I'm pretty clear on everything except the lactic acid. I don't want to attempt a controlled lactobacillus "infection" (for want of a better term) to get the sourness, especially in a summer brew session. Some past posts have mentioned using USP lactic acid in the secondary but are vague on the amounts (I don't know how much "to taste" is). Any HBDers have experience on this? Also, are there other sources besides the Frozen Wort that carry bitter orange? I'm unfamiliar with this ingredient. If I could find what else it is used for I thought I might be able to find a local source. If anyone has an updated all-grain recipe for this beer, that would be appreciated also. TIA! Kirby Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 95 10:04:27 PDT From: kens at lan.nsc.com (Ken Schroeder) Subject: Plug Lupulin Gland Report As promised, I examined the lupullin glands from some plugs I brewed with on the 4th. I examined Northern Brewer, Tettnager and Hallertauer plugs. I plucked the cones from the boil as soon as they were freed, perhaps in the fist 10 seconds or so of being freed from the plug. From visual examination, the glands appeared to be intact. The glands appeared yellow and plump with lots of little hairs. Their condition could be compaired to what I have seen from a whole cone from my hop vines. Hense, from non- magnified visual inspection, the glands found in a hop plug are not crushed in processing. A maginfied inspection may have a different result, but I would be surprised. This would tend to support the idea that hop plugs are a quality product and in the least, equal to all other forms of hop packaging. Again, Hoppy Brewin', Ken Schroeder Sequoia Brewing Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 10:32:18 -0700 From: alexmn at ix.netcom.com (ALEX NAGY) Subject: New Zealand & Australia; Other Forums Greetings Fellow Travelers & Beer Imbibers! In April '96 I will be going to New Zealand and Australia for 5-6 weeks. I want to take in the grape harvest season by visiting a number of working vineyard/ winery operations. I would also like to visit some of the craft breweries as well. I have visions of doing this sort of thing myself here in the metro-Portland (OR) region. I wouldn't mind pitching in and helping out on-site if possible. I do not expect to receive wages for my labor, I just would like to get some real-world experience. I got to attend the German Wine Academy several years ago and really enjoyed that. I won't be traveling alone, I expect that my sister and daughter will be with me as they are potential principals in a beer/ wine venture. Has anyone got any suggestions on where I should plan on visiting to do these things? Fax numbers to contact them would be super too. I would also like to stay at some of the "farm-stay" places. Has anyone had any experience with this program? I am also wondering if anyone knows of a forum similar to HBD focused on wine, winery and vineyard operations (and how to find it)? What about making the transition to commercial brewing, dealing with the regulators [bureaucrats, not hardware <;-) ], etc, etc. Also any place that talks about amateur yogurt and cheese making. Private e-mail response would be best and if I get say more than a half-dozen requests to do so, I will collate the responses and post them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA! Alex M Nagy Vancouver WA USA alexmn at ix.netcom.com Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 13:51:19 -0400 (EDT) From: Pete Bronder <pb0q+ at andrew.cmu.edu> Subject: Brewing 2 batches I'm considering brewing two consecutive batches, different styles but one right after the other. I would use the same equipment (stockpot, thermometer, hydrometer, spoon, etc.) and only rinsing (not sanitizing) between batches. Is this a bad idea? Just looking for a short cut, Pete Return to table of contents
Date: 5 Jul 1995 10:54:52 U From: "Palmer.John" <palmer at ssdgwy.mdc.com> Subject: When to Pick Hops? Hi Group, My Hops are doing really well this year, especially the Cascade. Quite a few Cones have appeared in the last couple weeks and I am wondering how soon they will be ready to pick. I have read that they are ready when they feel more papery and resiliant and are starting to brown a bit at the edges. But, can anyone give me a rough idea of When/ How Long it takes for the cones to mature? Two Weeks? A Month? Two Months? I am in Southern California, so I imagine they could be ready a bit faster than up north, but I am not sure. Thanks, John John J. Palmer - Metallurgist for MDA-SSD M&P johnj at primenet.com Huntington Beach, California Palmer House Brewery and Smithy - www.primenet.com/~johnj/ Return to table of contents
Date: 05 Jul 1995 10:52:10 PDT From: "Wallinger, W. A." <WAWA at chevron.com> Subject: vinegar From: Wallinger, W. A. (Wade) To: OPEN ADDRESSING SERVI-OPENADDR Subject: vinegar Date: 1995-07-05 12:31 Priority: - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ could the vinegar be heated or boiled to preclude the presence of nasties? Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 95 13:56:27 MDT From: stampes at neocad.com (Jeff Stampes) Subject: Isinglass/Gelatin? Ok, I have never overly concerned myself with making a "clear beer". However, I have a pale ale in primary that I brewed for a very special occasion, and for once I feel that appearance is important. The only half-hearted efforts I made in the past involved using Polyclar, with mixed results. Isinglass or Gelatin...what are the pros and cons of them both, and what is the recommended usage of both? (not to resurrect the boil/don't boil your gelatin thread!) Do they have overlapping properties, or does each only work on certain haze proteins/yeasts? What if one was to use them both? E-mail me please, and I will summarize for other beginner clarity-seeking brewers. - -- Jeff Stampes -- NeoCAD, Inc. -- Boulder, CO -- stampes at neocad.com -- - -- Ultimate Frisbee...It's not just for dogs anymore. -- - -- Any fool can make bread out of grain...God intended it for beer! -- Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 1995 08:01:32 +1000 From: david.draper at mq.edu.au (Dave Draper) Subject: High FG extracts Dear Friends, in #1773 Pierre expanded on his use of Laaglander for high FG in low OG beers. This is very sound advice--one can make some very satisfying ales that are not very alcoholic by doing this. I recall one stout I made that had an OG of 1035 but an FG of 1017 or so, and it tasted for all the world as if the OG were fully 10 to 12 points higher. For me it's the solution to the dilemma of "Do I drink too much?" at least in terms of alcohol consumption. Now, calories are another matter... Cheers, Dave in Sydney ***************************************************************************** David S. Draper, Earth Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW Australia Email: david.draper at mq.edu.au Fax: +61-2-850-8428 Tel: +61-2-850-8347 ...I'm not from here, I just live here... Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 18:28:30 -0400 From: af509 at osfn.rhilinet.gov (Rolland Everitt) Subject: Barrel conversion In response to Bill Watt's question about brass and stainless steel fittings, please note that you cannot weld brass to stain- less (or to anything else). You may be able to braze these metals, however. Brazing is a much lower temperature process than weld- ing; it's sort of very hot soldering (don't use solder - contains lead). If you really want SS fittings, try a marine supply store (if there is one near you). Most have a good selection of SS fasteners and plumbing fittings. For low temperature applications, try less expensive delrin or nylon. Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 19:03:06 -0700 (MST) From: "Steven W. Smith" <SYSSWS at gc.maricopa.edu> Subject: Stop the senseless lawn murders! ((wavery Star Trek decloak)) It's been quite awhile, eh? I'm back with some more quasi-useful-brewing-related stuff, and a recipe plea! Today's topic: How can I cool my wort, but not scald a huge patch of my lawn? (ping!) The answer: rather than dump near-boiling water directly onto the lawn, spray it into the air in a fashion not unlike a swimming pool aerator. The cheapest/easiest "sprayer" I've found is a short length of copper tubing that's been partially crimped at the end. Hokay, now that I've "contributed" (yeah, snicker..) I'll shutup for another six months if someone, ANYONE, will provide me with an all-grain or extract approximation of Spaten Optimator. Once more, with feeling: S P A T E N O P T I M A T O R C L O N E R S -- Send Me Your Recipe! TIA, etc. Steve _,_/| \o.O; Steven W. Smith - Systems Programmer, but not a Licensed Therapist =(___)= Glendale Community College, Glendale Az. USA U syssws at gc.maricopa.edu or smith at peabody.gc.maricopa.edu "You're useless and pathetic. Like a useless and pathetic thing." - Rocko Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 20:51:09 -0700 (PDT) From: Anita Tsuchiya <atsuchiy at fred.fhcrc.org> Subject: Looking for Fred Eckhardt. . . I'm looking for Fred Eckhardt to request a copy of his "Sake Connection Newsletter." The only address I found was from HBD #0930 which is about 3 years old. Does anyone have a more recent address where I can reach him? Does he have an e-mail address? Please respond to me directly via e-mail at the address below. I'm not on the mailing list and have accessed the HBD archives through the net. Thanks everyone! AYT ;) Anita Y. Tsuchiya <atsuchiy at fred.fhcrc.org> Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 95 23:06:49 PDT From: NAFRANK at pop03.ny.us.ibm.net (Nicholas A. Franke) Subject: Alcohol Removal From Beer We have a friend who recently became pregnant, and has developed cravings, real or imagined, for beer. Obviously for health reasons alcohol is out. I am assuming that since fermentation is a necessary component of the process, that alcohol-free beer is made by removing the alcohol from the beer after fermentation. Can anyone suggest a reliable and practical method for a homebrewer to remove the alcohol from beer? Further, is there a way for homebrewers to check for the presence and/or content of alcohol in beer? It would give me a lot of piece of mind to know that the alcohol removal procedure was successful. Many thanks for your suggestions.... Nick Franke nafrank at ibm.net Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 23:33:20 -0700 (PDT) From: Aaron Walls <awalls at u.washington.edu> Subject: Iodophor Toxicity? I realize that straight Iodophor is Toxic, but i was wondering if a, say 12.5 ppm, solution is toxic? In other words would it hurt you to drink the sanitizing solution? The reason im asking is that it occured to me that Iodine tablets for sanitizing drinking water when hiking are much more expensive then Iodophor. So can you use Iodophor to sanitize drinking water? aaron Nothing is True, so hand me another brew. Return to table of contents
End of HOMEBREW Digest #1774, 07/06/95