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by beerthirty
Sun May 18, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: UV sterilizer
Replies: 2
Views: 8939

UV sterilizer

the UV oven idea was to store frequently used items while in the brewing proccess. spoons, racking canes,clear hoses, measuring cups, hydrometers, thermometers, etc. so you keep bodily expossure to a minimum. UV radiation will burn your skin like a sunburn, the longer the exposure the worse the burn.
by beerthirty
Sun May 18, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: UV sterilizer
Replies: 2
Views: 8939

UV sterilizer

I had a thought as I could not sleep last night. What about using UV light to sterilize (sanitize) those hard to reach areas of clear lines, cleaned and stored carboys or anything else that the light could reach. the food industry has been using them for years and I used them while breeding tropical...
by beerthirty
Wed May 14, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: bleach as sanitizer?
Replies: 6
Views: 12613

bleach as sanitizer?

New to brewing, less than dozen batches. I have been reading the forums and books. Some of the books say that a very dilute solution of bleach (1.5 teaspoons per 5 gall of water) works well as a sanitizer as long as it is rinsed out well with hot water is fine. But everything I have read online says...
by beerthirty
Wed May 14, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: What happens to a beer when it is left uncapped?
Replies: 12
Views: 28425

public school didn't fail me, thats where i learned to love beer! but aside from it going flat( I always take a taste after fermentation) how long would it take to oxidize the flavor?
by beerthirty
Wed May 14, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIMS or HERMS
Replies: 1
Views: 4321

RIMS or HERMS

Hi all, having recently started brewing (6 batches in 10 weeks), I have been pleasing surprised with my results. The first 2 batches I bottled were american amber and german kolsch wheat. they were good enough that they went before the store bought beer at the barbecues. unfortunately once my buddie...