Sunday, February 21, 2016

Oak chips anyone ?

Doug kindly sent me this link for oak chips. It's a German based site, so some appears to be in English, but not all so you might need to do a bit of translating.

I haven't personally tried it, but when I take into account the excellent assistance and customer service I got when I used the Walter Lang GMBH site to get some honey I couldn't find any closer, I'd be happy to try the "oak chips site".......

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Glass V Plastic fermenters, containers etc etc.

There's long been questions about whether it's safe to use plastic instead of glass for fermentation.

Glass is the traditional choice, but it does come with a few caveats i.e. heavy, breakable, etc etc.

Plastic is a more modern material, but also seems to have it's issues. Damages easily, only certain types are "safe", you can't really use it for certain production techniques, some are air permeable, etc etc.....

I'll let you decide for yourself, but here's an interesting thought/idea/comment on it.....