HOMEBREW Digest #113 Wed 29 March 1989

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  Re: KEG & CORKSCREW (Dr. T. Andrews)
  liquid yeast (Jay Hersh)
  help need on messy brew (Jim Conroy)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 27 Mar 89 6:35:11 EST From: Dr. T. Andrews <tanner at ki4pv> Subject: Re: KEG & CORKSCREW I've seen the occasional advert for home-brew kits in the backs of magazines. I don't recall seeing one for so much money, though. Perhaps it's more than corks getting screwed... Dr. T. Andrews, Systems CompuData, Inc. DeLand Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 89 11:55:54 est From: jhersh at rdrc.rpi.edu (Jay Hersh) Subject: liquid yeast hello, Yes I'm still here for at least the next 4 weeks I guess. In response to the query regarding MeV yeast. I have used both MeV yeast and Wyeast liquid cultures. I did not have fantastic results with the MeV yeast. A bunch of our club members got some through an introductory offer. Others in the club had better results but recently our local supplier Hennessy Homebrew has started carrying Wyeast cultures. The concensus is that these work well and are much easier to use. Only one or two problems have been reported regarding these cultures from the more than 6 people who I know have used them. I had god results myself but found the yeast to be slow starting when pitched directly from the package and the ale yeast I used (generic ale) while attenuating rather well took its time ( 3 weeks) to do so. The flavors produced by it were excellent though. Good luck - jay h Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 89 16:09:21 ECT From: Jim Conroy <AS2JXC%BINGVMA.BITNET at CORNELLC.ccs.cornell.edu> Subject: help need on messy brew Well I might have a problem. I started a brew this past Fri. In the past I have been using only canned extracts. I took a step up to using dried extract, crystal malt and hop pellets. I guess I wasn't quite ready for all this and I started late and so on ... excuses, excuses ... Anyway I heated 1# crystal malt in 3 gals water till boiling removed all malt by straining and added 6# dried amber extract. (big mess 1) like they say if you don't watch the pot it's going to boil ALL OVER. I then boiled for 45 min added 1oz Bullion hop pellets for 10 min added 1oz Fuggles for 3-5 min. At this point with no real way to strain I tried to transfer HOT wort to the carboy using a strainer (mess 2). The HOT wort glubbed out of the CARBOY and funnel so very tired I transferd slowly with out straining until I got to the bottom, which I strained with a kitchen strainer. I cooled the wort added EDME yeast and applied a Blowtube. It's been very active with quite a messy blowtube, and it is very cloudy (I wonder why ha ha) I've decided to say F ..er stop worrying and procede. My plan is to rack into a borrowed carboy and finish fermeting. Questions 1) Should I filter when racking? is so how without splashing and introducing air? 2) How bad is this going to be?? any guesses? time will tell. 3) What should I do to prevent this?? Use real hops easier to remove. Go with a Sparging system. The reason I tried to do this beforing cooling is that I did not what to leave the Hops in the Wort too long ( I guess that backfired). At least I still a few from the last batch to console myself with. ANY and ALL suggestions will be greatly appreaciated. Thanks Jim C AS2JXC at BINGVMA.BITNET SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY Return to table of contents
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