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I'm a small-time programmer doing my best to be useful.


Jun
20
comment Non-plastic siphon tube
You may think it's foolish to introduce caution at this point in history, but you needn't mock my preferences. Maybe you're not aware of how the US chooses to accept the 2 industry-sponsored BPA studies that say it's safe, and ignore the 1,000+ international, independent studies that say otherwise? And how fast it can enter our bodies even from touch? And how our bodies could get rid of it also very quickly, but never get a chance too, because BPA-containing plastic is so pervasive in our daily lives?
Jun
20
comment Non-plastic siphon tube
Vinyl/PVC is a plastic, and despite being so-called "food-grade", is not the same as HDPE or PP. I don't trust "food grade" by the FDA's definition while they continue to approve of water bottles with BPA in them...
Jun
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Jun
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asked Non-plastic siphon tube
May
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May
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accepted What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
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May
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answered What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
May
13
comment What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
My store doesn't carry nutrient, as I mentioned in the title and post. What I'm wondering is if adding more or less yeast (than the still undefined-volume "packet") would help with the fact that I don't have yeast nutrient, but really I just needed to know the most appropriate volume in the end. I'd still like to know, but it's moot for this batch, to which I went ahead and added 2 Tbsp of yeast and, of course, no nutrient.
May
13
revised What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
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May
11
comment What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
Oh...well, I don't have a hydrometer. I put 2 lbs instead of 3 lbs of sugar called for in the original recipe, since I found another recipe that only used 2 lbs for the same amount of dandelion. Is there a formula for how much yeast depending on the OG or ABV?
May
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May
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revised What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
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May
10
comment What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
Sorry, I'm new to homebrewing in general. What does OG stand for? As for alcoholic content (ABV = alcohol by volume, yes?) I have no clue and the recipe doesn't say.
May
10
asked What volume of brewer's yeast to use for yeast-nutrient-less dandelion wine?
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