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From: roberts%studguppy@LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts @ Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Subject: Yeast and Grain Source
Date: 1989-11-08 20:40:20 GMT

> Does anybody have a good source of mail order liquid yeast cultures?
> I have been going to Meyers Cider Mill here in Rochester but often they
> are out of the particular type of yeast I want. Is there a problem of
> the yeast dying in the mail?
> One more question. I usually pay around $1.19 per pound for malted barley.
> I've checked some mail order catalogs but by the time you add shipping the
> cost have gone quite high. Does $1.19 sound reasonable?

Great Fermentations of Santa Rosa, CA sells liquid yeasts for about
$3.50 a shot. I spoke with the people at Great Fermentations about
shipping, and decided to wait until the weather was cool before I had
them send me any. Their American Klages malted barley (6 row, I
assume) is $0.79 a pound, and for 10 cents per pound extra they will
will crack it for you. They also carry British pale malted barley for
around $1.20 per pound. GF's number is 1-800-544-1867.


Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |I can resist anything
Box 1663, MS F-602 | except temptation.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 | ...
(505)667-4569 |Oscar Wilde |

Date: Wed, 8 Nov 89 17:22:52 EST
Subject: Water quality?

Hi there! Okay, here it is. I'm going to brew MY FIRST BATCH! In spite of
reading everything I could get my hands on ("don't worry, relax, etc.."), my
girlfriend (a toxicologist no less, it figures :-)) who doesn't touch tap
water, raised a good point. Should I use tap water for brewing, or should I
buy bottled water? Bottled water is not that expensive in 2.5 gal containers
(~$2/2.5 gal), but I would like some comments from the more experienced
people. BTW, I live in New Jersey, and I'm not too sure about the quality of
the drinking water (I'll call my water company tomorrow for an analysis). Am I
making too much of this?


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