HOMEBREW Digest #333 Thu 28 December 1989

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		Rob Gardner, Digest Coordinator

  Re: The Beer Hunter (Pete Soper)
  Glass carboys (Dave Suurballe)
  Glass fermenters (Norm Hardy)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Dec 89 10:37:46 EST From: Pete Soper <soper at maxzilla.encore.com> Subject: Re: The Beer Hunter I got word about this Michael Jackson program also but have no access to schedules. If somebody out there has a Discovery channel schedule for January it would be really handy if they would post the dates and times for these programs. Thanks. - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Pete Soper +1 919 481 3730 internet: soper at encore.com uucp: {bu-cs,decvax,gould}!encore!soper Encore Computer Corp, 901 Kildaire Farm Rd, bldg D, Cary, NC 27511 USA Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 89 10:45:18 PST From: hsfmsh!hsfdjs!suurb at sfsun.West.Sun.COM (Dave Suurballe) Subject: Glass carboys Marty Albini says don't use glass carboys for primary fermentation. I've never used anything else, and I've never had any problems at all. The carboy is a 25-liter acid bottle with a standard water-filled fermentation lock. There is plenty of room between the top of the foam and the lock, and nothing has ever clogged it. I use Sierra Nevada yeast taken from two bottles three days before pitching. This yeast in this quantity has never demonstrated the problems I have read in the digest; it never has more than two inches of foam. So I think Marty's advice should be modified a little: if your fermentations are explosive, don't use glass. Otherwise it's ok. I just got back from Christmas in New Jersey, where I drank a lager called Bunker Hill, brewed by 'The Lion, Inc., Wilkes-Barre'. Does anyone know about this beer or the brewery? I'd never heard of it, and I thought the hoppiness was just right. Suurb Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 89 19:31:07 PST From: polstra!norm at hplabs.HP.COM (Norm Hardy) Subject: Glass fermenters This talk of not using glass because of explosion possibilities is amazing. Let me describe how I do it. I use a 7 gal glass carboy for the primary and fill it to 5.5 gal at the most. An airlock is sufficient, and the foam rarely gets up to the top. Then I rack into a 5 gal secondary full up and allow the beer to condition. NO PROBLEMS! The blow-off tube is not used, it's not needed. The resulting beers are fine. Norm in Seattle Return to table of contents
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