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  1. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    Greg, I wonder how bad it would look if it was normalized to cases per 10,000?
  2. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    We are too new in this to have “scientific method truth”. That will come down the road. In the mean time we are making analogies from what was known with other health events whether in chicken flocks or SARS outbreak. The analogies/ guesses change as we gather info, ,,, the boss used to hate...
  3. Rice_Guy

    No nose

    * i am not aware of any home method. However , We have lab instruments and on line sensors so the technology exists. Hach and Parr are examples. * if I do TA on a carbonated sample I microwave,, stirr,, cool ,, then run. For soda the carbonated pH is typically 0.1 units lower and TA about 0.1%...
  4. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    @BernardSmith well thought out hazard analysis. Yes! ! ,, The cellulose ones I use working in insulation either leak below or fog up the glasses. A mask is a social message to the 4 school age kids walking down the sidewalk ,,, to the four adults walking 4 dogs last night ,,, I don’t like the...
  5. Rice_Guy

    Filter or Not Filter?

    * one question is about kits, this juice has been filtered before it ie processed in the vacuum evaporator. This will also be the case for frozen juice and any reconstituted juices. * filters add a process step. I have 3, a bon vino, KLR and vinbrite. If I need to use a large 5 micron pad, I...
  6. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    * the time rule comes from Singapore. Time is a numbers game! ! with so much risk per minute and you just keep the clock adding. Distance is a numbers game, more would be better, however for Singapore it works as an initial low tech precaution. * the technology for monitoring temperature is...
  7. Rice_Guy

    Elderberry Wine (berry)

    a campden tablet is half a gram of K metabisulphite, they can be broken like pills I add about 0.2 gram per gallon at racking, , , ie one tablet can do a 5 or 6 gallon at racking if you have 3 to 4 bubbles per minute you probably have a month for the last sugars to get consumed, , , i don’t...
  8. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    curious what you think on line should look like? I have heard more complaints from the wife in the last week (HS English) and they don’t get out of spring break till Monday. They are aiming low expectations on what kids can do and pass fail This quarter.
  9. Rice_Guy

    What R you doing today?

    hours on the I pad with 5 and 7 year old grandkids who live in DC. Awfully hard to babysit from 14 hours away. Wish I was there, even knowing the risk.
  10. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    In this state, today Thursday, testing has a two week back log. The FDA approved test is a research grade method which can de done by two state labs (600/day) and a few contract (pay) labs. . . . . If Arizona has transportation from the rest of the country it is en route. One guess is that the...
  11. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    * this is thing fits in the family called corona virus. We can see it with the electron microscope pictures that pop up on TV, , and have an idea what to expect. This is not the first corona virus people have studied. * normally an organism which causes disease in other species will not infect...
  12. Rice_Guy

    Elderberry Wine (berry)

    * if you don’t have much equipment some jelly jars have volume marks, otherwise a measuring cup. Sugar can be volumetric. Your goal is to find the sweetness (gravity) which tastes best. * percent of sugar versus specific gravity is linear. * you can always add more. Your choice is limited if...
  13. Rice_Guy

    Making Isopropyl Alcohol

    I am not aware of a home method to make isopropyl. Going to the 90s with ethyl alcohol requires a distillation column.
  14. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    When work has required lots of exposure to soaps/ sanitizers the best solution to cracks in the hands has been liquid bandage. Wine is a sanitizer all by itself I can see bagging/ treating with ozone, a bottle the neighbor brought over if I had to drink it today, but 3days time should work as...
  15. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    one of the messages on the web is that drying the virus kills it, it lasts less time on paper because it drys out
  16. Rice_Guy

    Elderberry Wine (berry)

    * a slow/cool winter fermentation is still a fermentation, you seem to indicate gravity went down * SG 1.100 on June 11th is high, you may have yeast get stuck and wind up with a sweeter elderberry. If I read correctly the gravity went up in december, this was likely CO2 on the hygrometer. A...
  17. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    looking at the projected curve for the virus it is very well known to me we have watched it many times from outside, , the glass carboy looking at the growth curve for yeast innoculum 5 grams, , exponential, , plateau, , toss the lees it feels so strange waiting, , in the carboy looking, , out...
  18. Rice_Guy

    Cilantro wine?

    @Kalel88 welcome to wine making talk. A good place to learn about making wine and ingredients. Paul you are faster at catching This was an old 2012 thread, ,
  19. Rice_Guy

    CoronaVirus & Day to Day

    Monday, I am waiting for the shoe to drop. It isn’t bad since the network has not mentioned any cousin names and the state hasn’t locked down yet. Wife and I will walk this am. My brother clarified the 90 YO in the news was in a Grafton memory care unit. This is a locked facility so someone who...
  20. Rice_Guy

    Best Red Hybrid Grape For Wine

    Have you tried Crimson pearl? the NS Vine supply description made me wonder how bad black rot would be?
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