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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lid on or off during boil?
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:56:39 AM »
As a result of this conversation, I emailed Muntons and asked them.  Here is the response I received:

Dear Steve,
 
SMM and DMS are volatile compounds and the temperatures and processes involved in the production of our liquid and dried extracts will drive off such compounds.
 
We have never tested for these compounds in the final products, but it is the consensus of our technical team that it is extremely unlikely that they will be found.
 
Best Regards,
 
Steve Brown
Technical Sales Support
Muntons Plc


Confirmation, though not absolute.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Oxygen flow meter?
« on: September 22, 2013, 07:47:20 PM »
A quick report on the first use.  It couldn't have been easier.  Set the regulator to 1 liter/minute, stick the aerator wand in the wort, turn the main valve on and start the timer for a minute.  Pull out the wand at 1 minute and shut the main valve.   So glad I found this!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Conical test run
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:27:24 PM »
To the best of my measuring abilities, which are a far cry from expert, I am going to say the spigot ball valve, without the barb, adds 2 inches. The barb is super easy to put on and take off with these triclamps.

Thank you.  I appreciate the effort.

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The Pub / Re: iOS 7
« on: September 21, 2013, 03:14:39 PM »
That's really funny.  Runways are designated by the compass degree they are aligned with, e.g.  Taking off on a runway due east, you are taking off on runway 9.  Due south, is runway 18... 
Two parallel runways due south, runway 18 left and 18 right.  Never heard of runways with letter designations.

If you want a good Siri laugh check out this youtube video:

Siri vs Hawaiian Pidgin

Interesting.  I may not have the actual letter right (though I think I do), but I know it wasn't a number.  I guess its just another way it was wrong.  Also it was in a part of the airport where the float planes and small planes are at - don't know if that would make a difference.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Conical test run
« on: September 21, 2013, 03:06:26 PM »
2 legs are 11 inches apart, one is 12 inches, the frame that goes on each side of the conical is 16 inches apart. The Diameter of the conical is 13 inches.

Thank you!  I think it will work in the freezer I am considering, which is 46"H x 23"W x 14"Deep.  It is the depth I was concerned about.  Does either of the valves below add to the depth requirement?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Conical test run
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:41:59 AM »
Would you do me a favor please?  I am trying to come up with a freezer / conical combination before spending money.  Would you measure just the front-to-back depth of this conical?  In other words the width would include the bars on the sides - I just want to know how deep a fridge would need to be to have this fit in it, not how wide.

Also how far apart are the legs from each other?

Thanks!

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The Pub / Re: iOS 7
« on: September 20, 2013, 11:12:10 AM »
I played around w/ the maps app and it's better, especially w/ the voice command.  However, I still like the Google map app better. 

Last Spring my wife and I were in Fairbanks, AK and using the maps app to navigate since the GPS didn't have AK in it.  On the way back to the airport it took us an odd/back route which we abandoned when it said "In 1/4 mile turn left onto runway B".

Yeah next time its Google maps.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Oxygen flow meter?
« on: September 18, 2013, 07:42:33 PM »
For me it was which unit I found first at the price point I felt was reasonable.  I would have totally sprung for a welding tank - this one just came up first.  I have to say that I love the regulator far more than the welding variety though.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Oxygen flow meter?
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:44:04 PM »
Where do you get it refilled?

The short answer is: at a local medical supply store.  They just exchange it on the spot for a full one.

The longer answer is that this tank was purchased from Lincare, a national company.  They WILL NOT exchange or refill one of their tanks unless one has a Dr's. prescription.  I thought I was out $100.  Until I went to the local mom-n-pop medical supply store.  They said they could do it.  But then showed me that the tank was full - I just had the main valve off.  I'm happy again.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lid on or off during boil?
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:25:52 PM »
I agree with all of the above.  However it is unimportant if you are brewing with Extract.  It really only applies to all-grain brewing since the DMS is gone out of extract.

don't the precursors begin to reform once you get the wort above the magic temp? or is that another myth?

Morticai, You are seriously beyond my experience level, but my understanding is that the precursor to DMS, which is SMM is entirely converted in a 90 minute boil.  I'm sure that the process of getting DME or LME goes way beyond what it takes to convert all the SMM to DMS and then blow that off.  However, I always take the safe route and defer to those more advanced than I.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Oxygen flow meter?
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:18:05 PM »
Well as it turns out I just need a little schooling on what I bought.



The little number 1 on the left indicates the flow rate which in this setting is 1 liter of O2 per minute!  It can't get any easier.  This tank will last me for years and then is only $15 to exchange.  No more messing around with those little red cans and the horrible regulator that I've been using on it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lid on or off during boil?
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:12:06 PM »
I agree with all of the above.  However it is unimportant if you are brewing with Extract.  It really only applies to all-grain brewing since the DMS is gone out of extract.

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Equipment and Software / Oxygen flow meter?
« on: September 15, 2013, 05:32:40 AM »
I finally found a medical oxygen tank on Craigslist at the right price.  It has a regulator, but I heard a podcast some time back stating that one also wants a flow meter on it so that one can be more consistent in dosing the wort.

What do you think?

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The Pub / Re: Other hobbies?
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:05:40 PM »
Just tell her you are doing it to make your beer fit in smaller bottles...

Ha Ha!  all this time I thought you all were talking about smoking pot as the activity that can't be mentioned!

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Ingredients / Re: Homebrewing making a mark in the water supply community
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:03:20 PM »
That is so cool - and so exhaustive.  I grew up in Everett.  Hopefully this will make its way across the Cascade mountains to Yakima!

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