HOMEBREW Digest #5349 Thu 19 June 2008

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  Re: Kettle weight paradox (Fred L Johnson)
  Cassis ("Darrell G. Leavitt")
  Further sanitizer info (Thomas Wilberding)
  I Miss My Homebrew Digest ("Dave Larsen")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 07:14:52 -0400 From: Fred L Johnson <FLJohnson52 at nc.rr.com> Subject: Re: Kettle weight paradox Greg finds a discrepancy in the actual weight of his kettle and the calculated weight based on measurements of its dimensions and assumed composition. I suggest that the error is simply in the dimension measurements and that a more accurate measure of its volume would be to measure the volume of the container empirically by measuring the volume it displaces. Immerse it in a larger container of water and measure the new volume after immersing it in the water. Then test the assumption of its composition based upon published density of aluminum (or other possible components). Fred L Johnson Apex, North Carolina, USA Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:52:54 -0400 (EDT) From: "Darrell G. Leavitt" <leavitdg at plattsburgh.edu> Subject: Cassis Anyone brewed with Cassis/Blackcurrant? I suppose that they could be frozen to expose the stuff, then boil for a while, then add to the secondary? A friend shared a Cassis ale with me and it tasted wonderful. I am thinking about a Belgian yeast, then adding the fruit to the secondary. Any thoughts on this? Darrell Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:50:53 -0400 From: Thomas Wilberding <tom at wilberding.com> Subject: Further sanitizer info Hi All, I recently chimed in on no-rinse sanitizers and Bill Menzl had asked me about my sources regarding reduced efficacy when storing iodophor at diluted concentrations. So for the benefit of everyone, here some good sources of info on iodophor and StarSan. I have also saved Rick Theiner's recent post on LOGIC OneStep. March 22, 2007 - Sanitizing with Iodophor Murl Landman of National Chemicals talks to us about sanitization techniques in general and using Iodophor specifically. http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-22-07.mp3 In there Murl talks about storing iodophor in concentrated form vs. diluted form. Here is another quoting Dr. Landman: http://www.bayareamashers.org/content/maindocs/iodophor.htm -quote- I asked Dr. Landman about the "shelf life" of B-T-F Iodophor and he related a story about one of their distributors who had found a case of the product that had been forgotten for 5 years and returned it to the manufacturer. NCI tested the 5 year old product and found that it still met standards. This was, of course, undiluted iodophor that had been well packaged and protected from exposure to light, air etc. Regarding iodophor that has been diluted to a working solution, Dr. Landman explained that there are a number of things that work to degrade the products' efficacy. Chlorine and protein load were the two mentioned first, but Dr. Landman agreed that both sunlight and exposure to the atmosphere may very well be factors. Iodophor is very stable in it's undiluted form, but will begin to degrade, (albeit slowly), once it has been diluted to a working solution. In either case, it is far more stable than chlorine which begins to degrade immediately upon being manufactured. The color of the iodophor solution is a rough guide to it's effectiveness as a sanitizer. If the solution still has its amber color, it is most likely still active. It is recommended that a fresh solution should be mixed when the color fades or after 24 hours. -quote- Other great programs: March 29, 2007 - Sanitizing with Bleach and Star San Charlie Talley from Five Star Chemicals tells us best practices in using household bleach and Star San in sanitizing equipment. http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-29-07.mp3 Sunday Live Show 03-19-06 20 March, 2006 by Justin Our first official sanitation show. We are joined by Charlie Talley, one of the founders of Five Star Chemical Company. Charlie tells us all the do's and dont's of Star San, Saniclean, Iodiphor and PBW. It's an all around great discussion that dispels many of the myths around sanitizers, and answers many of the questions homebrewers have regarding sanitizing chemicals. http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/archive/search.php?story=Talley&dosearch=yes Hope this helps, Tom Wilberding Midland, MI Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:32:46 -0700 From: "Dave Larsen" <hunahpu at gmail.com> Subject: I Miss My Homebrew Digest I was going through some archives, and I realize how much I miss my HBD. There was a day it was the center of the brewing world. Competitions were announced. Grain mills were discussed. Rennerian Coordinates were given. We had experts such as Dr Cone come in. We argued the merits of the AHA. We fumed about Brewing Techniques. And, hops, boy did we talk about hops. It used to be that if you read HBD, you had your finger on the daily pulse of homebrewing, even more than reading Zymurgy or any other publication out there. In this day and age of blogs and podcast, is HBD obsolete? I sure to miss it. Dave Tucson, AZ http://hunahpu.blogspot.com/ Return to table of contents
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