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by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: New Brewing Research Conclusions....
Replies: 48
Views: 200028

A loaded question

Eric, I am curious to know an appropriate mathematical model for yeast growth i.e., yeast population as a function of time. Are you aware of any? I have a suspect, logistical growth, but I would like to know what you think. Allow me to elaborate. I believe that strain, temperature, wort nutrition......
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: New Brewing Research Conclusions....
Replies: 48
Views: 200028

Logaritmic fermentation

Eric, what do you mean by logarithmic fermentation in the above post?

Thank you,
Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Adding Fruits during fermentation
Replies: 3
Views: 6127

Yes I agree

I agree with the last post about adding fruit. And will stress that a tertiary fermentor is needed especially if kegging the beer.

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Airlock sucking in air?
Replies: 4
Views: 7925

Vodka

I put cheap vodka in my airlock. This way do need not worry about contamination. Though, vodka does evaporate faster than water.

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Wed Aug 11, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Thermodynamics anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 33966

Okay, here we go...

I am more certain about the validity of the first part than I am for the second part. := is notation for, "by definition is equal to" Q := amount of heat (in Joules, heat is defined as the energy transferred because of a change in temperature) m := mass (in kilograms) c := specific heat (in this cas...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: I'm Really Stupid!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 15837

Yeah, I've f&*$%ed up too

I am by nature a clutz. I've dropped all sorts of things into fermenters with no ill effects! My most recent mishap involves clearing the hops from a valve on my boiling kettle. I took a wire hanger from the closet, poured vodka over it- a hasty sanitize method ?, and rooted it around in there. The ...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Thermodynamics anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 33966

More info please

Sorry it took so long to get a response... I forgot. This morning I began composing a response. The first part is rather straight forward. The second part has some nuances that I think need to be appreciated. I would like to know more about what you are trying to do. Furthermore, some of the equatio...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Gueuze/Geuze
Replies: 2
Views: 22942

Gueuze/Geuze

I typically don't get my knickers in a knot about brewing a particular style, but gueuze/geuze sounds like an interesting beer. I would like to know about any first hand experience anyone has had brewing this beer. Any recipes or anything that a person who hasn't brewed this style before needs to ke...
by Dr Strangebrew
Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Thermodynamics anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 33966

Thermodynamics

Your methods seem okay, but because I don't know exactly what your set-up is, nor the final process you will do, I want to make two points. 1) However you go about measuring the output of the burner, make sure that the water does not undergo a phase change. Assuming you are only recording temperatur...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Aug 01, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: New Brewing Research Conclusions....
Replies: 48
Views: 200028

Mesa...

Were the conclusions of the aforementioned research published in a professional journal of some kind? if so where can I go to read the article, assuming it is in English.

Thanks
Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Sparge pH
Replies: 2
Views: 4471

Sparge pH

Does anyone out there treat their sparge water to achieve a specific pH? If so, do you believe that this leaves a DETECTABLE difference in astringency or other flavors? Also, what pH do you treat your sparge water to?

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to brew with...
Replies: 12
Views: 23514

This is what I do

I have moderately hard water. I have found a water quality report on my city's website. I use this information with a chart in,"Beer Captured" by Tess and Mark Szamulski. The chart has mineral additions according to style. I don't pay attention to this. All I pay attention to is a tap water to disti...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Q: German beer purity law of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot)
Replies: 16
Views: 60045

Let's Not Get Carried Away

Now, before one goes to great lengths to copy or clone a foreign brew keep this in mind. Some people, and I'm honestly not pointing a finger at anyone in this forum, but some people recommend dong some rather silly and/or nit-picky stuff to try to copy certain beers. Keep in mind, does it really mat...
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri May 28, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Water
Replies: 1
Views: 3290

It Depends

From a yeast standpoint, the yeast need some minerals at trace amounts. These minerals would not be present in distilled water. From a mash standpoint, conventional wisdom states that the mash pH must be 5.2. You may need to alter the pH of the mash with additives to achieve this ideal. Fivestar che...
by Dr Strangebrew
Thu May 27, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ready To Order
Replies: 11
Views: 30785

Going on...

My first batch was an Altbier kit by Brewer's Best. I must admit that it is the only kit I have used or recipe that I have scrictly adhered to. Having said that, I recommend starting with a Brewer's Best kit because as far as I know they contain no corn sugar- although I suspect that if they have a ...