From the HBD Archive
From: richard@pegasus.com (Richard Foulk)
Subject: Clean room
Date: 1992-03-12 07:53:49 GMT

> [...] 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
> kicked up is sure to find it's way into the beer.

Use an old darkroom trick ...

To keep dust from landing on your negatives, etc., you walk around the
room with an atomizer spraying water mist high in the air and letting it
settle.

For brewing I do this about a half-hour before brewing, and I use some
dilute sterilizing solution instead of plain water.

It makes a noticeable difference in the darkroom, so why not in
the home brewery ...


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Richard Foulk richard@pegasus.com

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