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General Homebrew Discussion / JIB free
« on: April 16, 2013, 06:57:57 PM »
The Journal of the Institute of Brewing is free online for the time being....

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%292050-0416


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Going Pro / Arsenic in beer caused by filtration
« on: April 14, 2013, 01:39:04 PM »

Similar to the arsenic in apple juice craziness that hit the media a while back, beer is now getting its arsenic inspection.

Mehmet Coelhan, a researcher at the Technical University of Munich, reported that nearly 360 beers tested in Germany had some trace amounts of arsenic. And while
arsenic is a natural substance that seems to pop up in water and apple juice, a few of those beers were found to have more than 25 parts per billion of arsenic. The standard for drinking water in the States? Ten parts per billion.

NPR reports that the source of arsenic seems to be the filtering process, which uses diatomaceous earth that contains iron and other metals. "The levels shouldn't be alarming, because it's the kind of thing you see in dust or air," Roger Boulton, a professor at University of California, Davis, told NPR.

The same filtration process, NPR notes, is also used for wine, and while there seems to be no taste appeal for filtering wine or beer, there is definite visual appeal in a clear, cold brew, or a crisp glass of white wine.

There aren't many other options for filtration, NPR notes, as other methods affect the taste of the brews and wines more so than diatomaceous earth. And while this means maybe we should all try some cloudy brews, let's note that the same arsenic scare occured with apple juice, to no avail. While studies found 10 percent of apple juice to contain more arsenic than drinking water standards, the FDA claimed that "a risk to public health does not exist for apple juice. Unlike drinking water, the levels routinely found in apple juice are either not detectable or occur at very low levels."

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The Pub / I'm honored
« on: April 05, 2013, 06:23:40 PM »
So, I've got a friend who runs a gluten free brewery in Portland called Harvester Brewing.  A couple months ago he emailed me to get tips on brewing a dubbel.  Today I saw this on Facebook.....



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The Pub / Why I run Windows
« on: March 30, 2013, 10:11:19 AM »

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The Pub / The right tool for the job
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:01:39 AM »

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The Pub / A day at work
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:53:06 PM »
Here's a rime lapse video of setting up for a symphony show.  The walls we're moving around weigh just under 3 tons each.  We use air casters to move them around.

http://youtu.be/LWPnwFKlakI

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The Pub / Brain teaser
« on: March 15, 2013, 04:58:51 PM »
Quick...what's the first word you see?




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Ingredients / What's the strangest ingredient you've ever used?
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:00:42 PM »
And how did you use it? Got to thinking about this after reading about a spirulina beer....kinda makes my mushrooms beers look normal.

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The Pub / Making Grumpy Cat Happy
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:31:00 AM »

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The Pub / BB King tonight
« on: March 10, 2013, 08:00:11 PM »
Working a BB king show tonight.  Man, that dude is older than I am! :)


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All Things Food / MOVED: RIP Alvin Lee
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:56:32 AM »

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Yeast and Fermentation / New Fermentis yeast
« on: February 22, 2013, 11:24:44 AM »
Anybody tried F2 yet?  Seems designed as a bottling yeast....

http://www.fermentis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/SFB_F2_EN.pdf

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