HOMEBREW Digest #5978 Thu 29 November 2012

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:06:18 -0500 From: "oobyjooby" <oobyjooby at cs.com> Subject: re:EDTA I seem to remember from a decade ago that a simple acid-wash with tartaric or phosphoric acid will de-flocculate yeast. But if you have EDTA handy on your shelf why not give it a go. Ubi Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:33:31 -0500 From: Patrick Babcock <patrick.babcock at gmail.com> Subject: Hard times at the ol' HBD... Greetings, Beerlings - take me to your spare change... As much as I hate doing so, I'm coming hat-in-hand to the HBD community once again. As shown in the Digest header, we're in pretty poor financial shape. Our Form 1023 was received by the IRS, but, apparently, did not pass muster, and is, also apparently, being assigned to an agent. The IRS has a pretty huge backlog, and is currently working on forms submitted in February 2012. Ours was submitted in June. Per their flow chart, We received their acknowledgement of receipt, and must have filled out the correct form, and included everything from their procedural checklist, or we would have received it back - that much is good. Having had no communications from them, I cannot say further. This situation is preventing us from being eligible for at least two grants - grants which I had hoped would preclude the necessity to send these "begging letters" each year - but we are where we are. I cannot ascertain whether donations made at this time are deductible. If approved for reinstatement, the status is typically retroactive, but, again: I cannot say what the future holds in this regard. I can say that, in its current condition, the Board will be discussing dissolution procedures at our next annual meeting. If you can spare a few bucks and deductability is not a concern, please consider a donation to the HBD Server Fund. You can donate via check payable to Home Brew Digest, Inc. sent to Home Brew Digest PO Box 871309, Canton, Mi 48187-6309. You can also donate via paypal to serverfund at hbd.org. If doing using PayPal, please send it as "personal" payment to avoid the fees charged by PayPal. Thank you to all who have donated in the past. Without you, we wouldn't be online to ask again. And thank you to those who will donate now. Cheers! Patrick G. Babcock Home Brew Digest, Inc. Return to table of contents
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