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I have three chests and want one more.I want a walk in cooler that I can use to store bottles/kegs and as a serving fridge. I think that would keep me satisfied for a while.
Larvae or unhatched eggs?It's tough to follow, but I thought we were talking about hatched eggs, so larva.
Right, but the point being that if you do it right away, you don't have dead adult weevils in your grain, just the eggs. You know, for those faint-hearted sissies who don't like eating (or brewing with) bugs.I get your point, but they'd be dead larva, not adults. And really, it's just some extra protein, they might be delicious if done right. Grasshoppers are great cooked over a bic lighter.
Again, not personally tested because I haven't run into weevil problems yet.
I really don't know the rate of ethanol catabolism in yeast, it is most likely dependent upon the strain, ethanol concentration, yeast population, O2 levels, etc. Like I said, I'd have to do some experiments.So given enough time, 1.040 starters will yield more yeast. But if you're pulling it off the 1.040 starter when there is still a lot of alcohol in the starter, then it might actually be better with the 1.010 starter.What kind of time are we talking about, extra day, 3?
I haven't tested it, but you might not actually need more. When you encourage them to respire as opposed to ferment they get a lot more energy per gram of sugar, it's 19 times more efficient on paper. If you leave them in the ethanol though, they will begin to use that as a carbon source provided there is still a source of oxygen (as there would be in a stirred starter). So given enough time, 1.040 starters will yield more yeast. But if you're pulling it off the 1.040 starter when there is still a lot of alcohol in the starter, then it might actually be better with the 1.010 starter.That will be totally fine, although I'm not sure you even need the mix.
The mix was more for yeast nutrients but I guess you have to add nutrients to the growth medium (distinguished from starter) the same way you have to add nutrients to mead. What concentration would you recommend to grow the little buggers, and would you need more steps than using 1.040 wort?
Update: 8/27/2010Ugh, that sucks, I was really hoping for a negative test result. It's still reasonably good news though, all things considered.
The EEE test came back positive.