From the HBD Archive
From: hplabs!gatech!raven!rcd (Dick Dunn)
Subject: restarting fermentation
Date: 1989-09-16 15:21:10 GMT

Mark Nevar <man@garage.att.com> on fermentation of a steam beer - after
fermentation at cool temp:

> ...As it warmed to room temperature, it began to ferment
> again. I returned it to the fridge and it stopped...

This may not be resumed fermentation. Remember that the liquid can hold
less CO2 at warmer temperatures. As the beer warms up, some of the CO2
will come out of solution, as bubbles. The yeast at the bottom of the
fermenter is an ideal place for bubbles to form.

So...are you sure it was really fermenting, and not just releasing excess
CO2?

and also...

Subject: indices

Greg Wageman greg@sj.ate.slb.com says:

> I'd like to request the list's consensus on the usefulness of the indices
> being posted by Mr. Haberman...
>...My personal opinion is that these indices consume quite a bit of room
> in the digest, and are useless to me...

I don't find them to be useful either. First, I don't save all digests--
many articles are interesting for the moment but only as "conversation"
and not "archival quality". I've got limited disk here; it doesn't help
to have index entries to articles I've tossed.

A second objection is that they're not really indices; they're tables of
contents. One can (as Wageman noted) get a collected table of contents
with a one-liner. I suspect the folks who save everything already have
ToC scripts of their own. An index--meaning a subject-based list of
articles, sorted by subject--would be vastly more useful. It would also
be vastly more work; I'm not about to suggest that anyone undertake it.

My third objection relates to the particular software I've got here,
although it's a harbinger of a more general problem: My poor antiquated
mailer gags (without completely barfing) on a mail message of more than
32Kb. It delivers the mail but tosses a copy back at the sender. (Sorry,
Rob!) Friday's digest provoked this problem; the bounce was 37Kb or so.
That's my problem and I'm going to replace the mailer asap, but there are
other limits elsewhere--one local Internet machine which probably routes a
lot of the digest has a 50Kb message limit. If we get digests that large
we're going to have massive bouncing with headaches for Rob. The last
"index" digest put us 3/4 of the way there.
---
Dick Dunn {ncar;ico;stcvax}!raven!rcd (303)494-0965
or rcd@raven.uucp

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