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Source for gypsum powder in ArLex/Camberville?

Guido Oct 9, 2010 10:12 AM

I'm looking for a small quantity (tablespoons) of gypsum powder to try my hand at making tofu from scratch. Tried a pharmacy but they were clueless. Any thoughts?

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    LStaff Oct 9, 2010 11:14 AM

    Modern Brewer homebrew shop on Mass Ave should have it.

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    1. re: LStaff
      Guido Oct 9, 2010 12:08 PM

      Perfect - you're the best, LStaff! I called MB and they have 2oz and 1lb containers. I also called Maida in Arlington and they have never heard of it and can't order it. :-(

      1. re: Guido
        hiddenboston Oct 12, 2010 07:02 AM

        Yup. I just bought gypsum from Modern Brewer, actually, to make a clone of the old Sam Adams Longshot Hazelnut Ale. MB has tons of supplies that beermakers (and others!) might find handy, including Irish moss, all kinds of yeast, gypsum, cocoa beans, extracts, etc.

        1. re: hiddenboston
          StriperGuy Oct 12, 2010 07:24 AM

          Yah that store is awesome.

    2. Locutus Oct 9, 2010 10:50 AM

      You should try an old pharmacy. Im sure an older druggist can source it for you.
      Try the one on Mass av in arlington. I forget the name, but, it is about 1/4 mile in from 16.
      Also there is a drugstore right outside Inman Sq. You also might try the Asian Markets.

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