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From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Recipes?
Date: 1989-11-06 16:20:53 GMT

Can anyone recommend a good source of mash recipes?

Thanks, Doug

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Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |When choosing between two evils,
Box 1663, MS F-602 |I always like to try the one
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 |I've never tried before.
(505)667-4569 |
dzzr@lanl.gov |
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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 89 09:27:06 MST
From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Brewing versus This Old House

> I just moved into an 80 year old house. Water service from the street is via
> lead :-( pipes. Anyone experienced with the effects of lead in wort, and/or
> filters to remove it? (I'd prefer to avoid the expense of reverse-osmosis
> units unless it's unavoidable).
>

Filters will _not_ remove dissolved lead, and I'm not sure RO will either.
Whether or not you actually have have unacceptable levels of lead in your
water, given that your water pipes are lead, is a function primarily of the
chemistry of your water (ph, mainly). I strongly suggest you have your water
checked for lead content, because lead is very toxic.

> I'm a bit hesitant to brew again until I am sure I can avoid lead-poisoning...
> Thanks.

I'd be hesitant to drink the water, much less make beer with it.

--Doug

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Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |When choosing between two evils,
Box 1663, MS F-602 |I always like to try the one
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 |I've never tried before.
(505)667-4569 |
dzzr@lanl.gov |
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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 89 09:28:21 PST
From: falk@Sun.COM (Ed Falk)
Subject: sources

Well, we just bottled our second batch (a dark this time) and we're just about
to start our third. Also, I just started two gallons of wine (from
concentrate) and I can't believe how vigarously it's fermenting. Anyway,
we're coming to the conclusion that this hobby isn't as inexpensive as we
thought it would be. The wine concentrate was $12 (to make two gallons of
wine) and malt extract is over a dollar a pound.

So my questions to the list are:

What's a more reasonable way to get malt extract?
Where's a good place to get malted barley? What does it cost?
How much malted barley replaces how much malt extract?
What's a good way to get grape juice for winemaking? $12 for concentrate
is too much.

For those in the Bay area, my experience has been that going to Beer Makers of
America seems to be cheapest, if you can ignore the owner's surliness (and if
you already know what you want; he has no patience for customers with
questions). He charges 10% extra for mail-order, so you have to go to the
store to get the decent prices.

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