HOMEBREW Digest #5801 Mon 07 March 2011

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  Thanks, and Another HBD Help Request: IRS Letter of Exemption (Patrick Babcock)
  Diacetyl ("A.J deLange")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 07:11:09 -0500 From: Patrick Babcock <patrick.babcock at gmail.com> Subject: Thanks, and Another HBD Help Request: IRS Letter of Exemption Greetings, Beerlings! Take me to your lager... Thank you to all who have donated in order to help the HBD through this difficult period. It heartens me to know that the old beast is still of value to more than just me - even if that value is sometimes only sentimental. Within the email generated by the most recent plea for funds was at least one offer of support from a foundation of sorts. As with most corporations and trusts, though, they need the HBD to have an IRS Letter of Exemption in order to be able to donate to us. We've skirted the Letter requirement by being registered as a NFP in Michigan, and by not raising more than 5K (usually significantly less than 5K), on average, per year as outlined in IRS publication 557. This most recent situation we find the HBD in, plus some of the discussion it has generated tells me that maybe having that letter of exepmtion is not such a bad idea. However, though, I've "started" to do this several times, obtaining one is a bit outside my scope of experience and available time. Therefor, I ask if there is anyone reading the HBD who might be experienced in obtaining an IRS Letter Of Exemption willing to do a bit of "pro bono publico" on behalf of the HBD? Let me know! Thanks! Pat Babcock HBD Chief of Janitorial Services Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:06:52 -0500 From: "A.J deLange" <ajdel at cox.net> Subject: Diacetyl There should be no trouble telling diacetyl (2,3 butane dione) from honey. It is 2,3 pentane dione that suggest honey. If you were to use pure diacetyl there is should be no confusion in anyone's mind as to whether it resembles honey or not. Of course 2,3 pentane dione and 2,3 butane dione often come together (that's not why they are called the vicinal diketones though - it's because the carboxyl groups are on adjacent carbons). Now a greater problem is that butter replacements do not, AFAIK, contain diacetyl any more. First there were people working in the "buttered" popcorn factories claiming that they were getting cancer from exposure to diacetyl and finally some whacko who ate 40 bags of microwave popcorn a day (or some equally ridiculous number) got cancer and filed a lawsuit claiming it was the diacetyl that did it. This was the death knell for diacetyl in modern food products. You may have noticed that movie theatre lobbies no longer reek of it. So I think if you want to do this you will have to find some real diacetyl. Look around on the net and you may find someone willing to sell it to you but you may have to answer some questions. Another source would be the FlavorActiv kits which would let you learn about a lot of other substances as well. They are pretty expensive though. Return to table of contents
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