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by Gus
Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Aluminum Pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 22369

Re: My Thoughts

Aluminum, BTW, is a highly reactive metal, if not the most reactive metal, in the periodic table of elements. I would have thought that would be something like Sodium and such. *quote* from http://www.powerlabs.org/chemlabs/sodium.htm : Sodium reacts with water to form Sodium Hydroxide and Hydrogen...
by Gus
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: In 11 years of brewing I have never had this happen
Replies: 5
Views: 10757

Possible Slime Culprit

Can't precipitated protein cause such a slimy scum on primary fermenting brews?

I have heard not to worry about them but try to rack 'Under' them and leave that in the primary.

Glad it tasted good. I need to try a Bass clone.

-Gus
by Gus
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Frozen grain=amazing mash efficiency?
Replies: 20
Views: 65398

why freezing may help Eff

When you freeze something that has even a bit of water in it, that water goes from nice smooth liquid phase to a jagged and sharp crystaline phase. These ice crystals wreak havock on cell membranes and cell walls. This is why a foot that has been frostbitten will NEVER live again and must be removed...