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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 19, 2014, 03:02:25 PM »
Agro homeopathy is a thing. Yeah it could be mistranslated but homeopathy is so different from the concept of organic farming I don't think it was.


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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 18, 2014, 10:09:40 PM »

73% of all statistics are made up. I don't believe in homeopathy but at least the " cures" are harmless unlike our " normal" profit driven health care system which IMO is more worthy of our scorn.

There is plenty of literature out there documenting adverse effects from the use of homeopathic preparations, sometimes severe. Even though these are dilute preparations, some toxins are active at quite low doses.

The biggest harm with homeopathy comes more from patients stopping, or overlooking, conventional treatments, which are generally quite effective, and seeking homeopathic treatment instead. This will often lead to patients getting sicker. And with communicable diseases, this can lead to unnecessary spread of infection.

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The Pub / Re: Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 18, 2014, 08:12:41 AM »
I've stopped replying. It's just an exercise in futility.

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The Pub / Woo invades hop growers
« on: May 17, 2014, 06:22:30 PM »
I saw a tweet from @slohops that made me cringe:

https://twitter.com/Slohops/status/466856420164796417

Quote
"Some small hop fields here in Slovenia are pest and deasease protected by homoeopathy preparations. Last year results very good.#health#hops"

Now, I know there will be some of you who believe homeopathy cures your headaches (Head-on, apply directly to the forehead) and some of you will be asking "homeo-what?"

To those who don't know what homeopathy is:
http://www.1023.org.uk/what-is-homeopathy.php

To those who know what it is and think it works:


Discuss...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:56:13 AM »

Kolsch





Looks great!


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Beer Recipes / Re: Ordinary bitter carbonation
« on: March 08, 2014, 09:49:59 AM »
Mashing high probably isn't the answer. I've had beers mashed at 160 then carbed like that and they are still very bubbly.


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Equipment and Software / Re: best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:54:20 AM »
I think this is what I got http://www.amazon.com/00688-Household-Waterproof-Adhesive-2-8-Ounce/dp/B000KE4PBQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_indust_10?ie=UTF8&refRID=0VGGHQ6WH0XAQ591KFH

You can find it at Home Depot, too.


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Equipment and Software / Re: best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:32:50 AM »
Look for something that seals fish tanks. I had a problem with the insulating foam flaking off and making it difficult to seal the valve in my cooler. I put silicone sealer in the gaps, the kind that is food safe or safe for fish tanks.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:53:22 PM »
German pils using New Zealand hops...got to think of a clever Middle Earth name for it, like Underpils....

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Omelette saison!


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OK, I'll to do that, thanks.

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That was my thought as well. Just needed a second opinion. Thanks.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Late Water Adjustment
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:28:06 PM »

An ATC function accounts for the probe's variation in pH reading as a result of temperature. It doesn't change the fact that the mash pH itself is also different at different temperatures.

Is there a formula that does compensate for this or do different grains vary from each other?  Also don't ph probes degrade when used in hot liquids?


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Equipment and Software / Re: PBW 101
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:22:17 PM »

I speak from experience, but if you do not wish to believe it, by all means do not.  I know what I will and will not do again with PBW and am comfortable with my current procedure.
a simple google search will turn up many people who have ended up with something that looks like what you see on page 8 here.
http://www.better-bottle.com/pdf/WashingSanitizingStudy.pdf

cheers--
--Michael

The text under the photo says 'likely caused by' a high concentration of pbw for 8 hours.

I'm not going to argue that pbw can cause a problem but those are weasel words. They need to prove it causes problems. Why not work with 5 star since better bottles and pbw are a staple in just about every homebrewers garage?

Again, I'm not arguing with you or better bottle. I just would like clear evidence and not maybe it was caused by misuse of a cleaning product.


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Equipment and Software / Do I really need to season an aluminum pot?
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:08:13 PM »
I picked up a winware 5 gallon pot so I could do some small batches indoors and it has instructions saying it should be seasoned to reduce the chance of discoloration.

Is that really necessary for homebrew use?




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