HOMEBREW Digest #5216 Fri 03 August 2007

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  bleach and vinegar ("Peter A. Ensminger")
  Charity Beer Tasting in Chicago ("Burke, Elizabeth")
  Temperature Questions (danny)
  CO2 Solubility Formula (Fred L Johnson)
  Mead Day is Here! ("Janis Gross")
  Induction heating? (Dean)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 01:28:51 -0400 From: "Peter A. Ensminger" <ensmingr at twcny.rr.com> Subject: bleach and vinegar For cleaning stainless steel in the brewery (kegs, kettles, fittings, etc.), it's best to avoid chlorine bleach and chlorine bleach-containing products. These can permanently damage your stainless steel by causing "pitting". Try a percarbonate-based cleaner (PBW, oxiclean, B-brite, Straight-A, etc.) for cleaning metallic brewery items. Cheers! Peter A. Ensminger Syracuse, NY Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:02:36 -0400 (EDT) From: "Burke, Elizabeth" <eburke at cff.org> Subject: Charity Beer Tasting in Chicago Come on out a cure what ALES ya! Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Inaugural Festiv-Ale: A Celebration in Beer Tasting The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation proudly presents the Inaugural Festiv-Ale:A Celebration in Beer Tasting. This fun-filled tasting features some of the finest beers in the Midwest and beyond. Samples from Goose Island BrewPub, Summit Brewery Company, Trumer Brauerei, Flatlander's Restaurant & Brewery, Coors, Capital Brewery, America's BrewPub & Walter Payton's Roundhouse, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Flossmoor Station Brewery, Anheuser-Busch and more! Thursday, September 6th: Vip Reception from 6-7pm and all access tasting is from 7-10pm at STATE Restaurant & Cafe, 935 W. Webster, Chicago - $40 pre-event, $50 at the door and $65 for VIP Reception-food and beer samples are included. Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Purchase tickets online: grillinois.cff.org/festivale07 Info (312) 236-4491 ext. 114 or eburke at cff.org visit www.cff.org Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 15:18:53 -0700 (PDT) From: danny <nuclear_gerbil at yahoo.com> Subject: Temperature Questions After dozens of HBD issues, a handful of books, and countless hours of reading and dreaming of delicious homebrew, I have decided to take the plunge and order a small homebrew kit. However, I was reading recently - why I didn't notice this before I don't know - that the optimum temperature for fermenting ales is somewhere around 68-72 degrees. I live in a small apartment at the moment in hot and sunny Florida, and the thermostat is usually set around 78-80. It is my understanding that fermentation at these temperatures can cause undesirable esters as well as the production of excess fusel alcohols, and that fermentation activity generates enough heat the warm the fermenting beer ~10 degrees higher than ambient air temperatures (making it effectively 90 degrees?). So, I don't want to go out and get all the equipment only to brew sub-par beer, so I guess my question is am I going to be ok fermenting ales at ~80 (90?) degrees? Are there certain styles that I can brew and focus on that will not be heavily affected? Should I hold out until I move into a larger place where I can setup a dedicated brew fridge? Thanks a lot, everyone! Sorry for the beginner questions :). Homebrew Noob, Danny Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 17:41:10 -0400 From: Fred L Johnson <fljohnson52 at nc.rr.com> Subject: CO2 Solubility Formula The following formula is posted on hbd.org and at several other locations on the web. It calculates the pressure required to force carbonate beer to a specified level of carbonation at a given temperature. P = -16.6999 - 0.0101059 T + 0.00116512 T^2 + 0.173354 T V + 4.24267 V - 0.0684226 V^2 where P=pressure, T=temperature of the beer, and V=volumes of CO2 that will dissolve in the beer at T and P. I have not been able to find a reference to the source of this formula. Can anyone provide me the source for this formula? - -- Fred L Johnson Apex, North Carolina, USA Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 13:28:06 -0600 From: "Janis Gross" <janis at brewersassociation.org> Subject: Mead Day is Here! Hello meadmakers and meadmaker wannabes, Mead Day is here!!! If you are hosting a Mead Day site, be sure to register (http://www.beertown.org/apps/mead/mead_reg.aspx ) and then fill in the delicious details after your mead adventure so we can get a good tally for how many gallons of mead were made. If you are not hosting a site but would like to join in the fun, check the registered sites for one near you: http://www.beertown.org/apps/mead/meadday_select.aspx Whether you boil, pasteurize, or don't heat the must; make the Mead Day mulled apple cyser recipe (http://www.beertown.org/events/meadday/recipe.html), follow a different recipe, or make it up as you go, above all, be sure to Have a Great Time! Mmmmm mead...... Wassail, Janis Gross AHA Project Coordinator janis at brewersassociation.org 303-447-0816 x134 Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 14:55:19 -0700 From: Dean <dean at deanandadie.net> Subject: Induction heating? http://www.richieburnett.co.uk/indheat.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induction_heating Does anyone know enough about induction heaters to tell me whether it would be worth looking at building one of these for my HLT and kettle? My first question is: can it be done on standard 120V/60Hz power? Looks like the last time someone visited this subject was in #2722 Mon 25 May 1998, but I think there is more to it than that. Regards, - --Dean - -- Unscrambler of eggs [3265.6k, 273.2deg] Apparent Rennerian - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- i am become def, the mixer of words I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul Return to table of contents
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