From the HBD Archive
From: Jim Grady <jimg@hpwald.wal.hp.com>
Subject: Re: Lager, Wyeast
Date: 1992-03-09 20:24:04 GMT

In HBD #837 Al writes:
> ... If there's a bacterial infection, I blame
> environment (dusty basement, etc.) or technique (sanitizing the racking tube
> and then putting it on top of the drier, etc.). This brings up a point I
> haven't noticed in HBD: I transfer from kettle to primary and primary to
> secondary in my laundry room -- I make it a point to NOT USE THE DRIER
> FOR AT LEAST TWO DAYS BEFORE DOING BEER TRANSFER. The dust that gets

I made a batch last summer in a rather dirty basement because it was cooler
than the rest of the apartment. In order to keep dust & such out of my
beer when I was racking, I plugged the air intake and output openings of the
two carboys with a wad of sterile cotton balls. There was no control for
this experiment but no infection was detected - at least not by the time it
was all gone :-)
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Jim Grady Internet: jimg@wal.hp.com Phone: (617) 290-3409

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