HOMEBREW Digest #3483 Mon 20 November 2000

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  re: secondary in corny keg (John Bowerman)
  Re: SWMBO ("Joanna Osterman")
  some logic ("Dr. Pivo")
  SWMBO and a National Apology (John Adsit)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 21:36:45 -0800 From: John Bowerman <jbowerma at kfalls.net> Subject: re: secondary in corny keg > I was thinking of using one of my corny kegs as a secondary. Does anyone >know of any reason not to do this? also any suggestions on attaching an >airlock to the keg. My idea was to take the poppet out of the gas side and >find a length of hose that will fit snugly over the fitting (ball lock) and >putting the other end in a jar blowoff style. Any better ideas? I've been using a corny as a secondary for about two years now. I haven't bothered with an airlock as yet. Just vent by pressing the poppet every day or two. I usually secondary and lager in a chest freezer (external thermostat) and it's a lot easier on my back and nerves than juggling a glass carboy full of gonna-be-nectar. Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 00:26:58 -0700 From: "Joanna Osterman" <foxfieldco at worldnet.att.net> Subject: Re: SWMBO The origin of "She-who-must-be-obeyed" is a book by H. Rider Haggard written in 1887 called "She". The following is from amazon.com. Ayesha is She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, a 2,000-year-old queen who rules a fabled lost city deep in a maze of African caverns. She has the occult wisdom of Isis, the eternal youth and beauty of Aphrodite, and the violent appetite of a lamia. Like A. Conan Doyle's Lost World, She is one of those magnificent Victorian yarns about an expedition to a far-off locale shadowed by magic, mystery, and death. Book Description Drawing on his knowledge of Africa and of ancient legends, Haggard weaves this disturbing tale of Ayesha, the mysterious white queen of a Central African tribe. She, or "She-who-must-be-obeyed," is the embodiment of the mythological female figure who is both monstrous and desirable, and deadlier than the male. Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 23:14:53 -0700 (MST) From: Mark J Bradakis <mjb at cs.utah.edu> Subject: SWMBO One is certainly free to invent various possible meanings for the acronym, but I believe the origin of "swmbo" dates back to Queen Victoria. As the monarch of the empire, it was she who must be obeyed. These days, though, the popular use of the term refers to one's spouse or partner. Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 13:26:48 -0500 From: "Stephen Alexander" <steve-alexander at worldnet.att.net> Subject: Logical decisions/SWMBO? "She who must be obeyed", orig 'Rumpole of the Bailey', BBC TV series circa 1983. Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 14:05:33 +0100 From: "Dr. Pivo" <dp at pivo.w.se> Subject: some logic Admirable thoughts by John Adsit, which I may only think because they parallel mine. Roger Ayotte adds: > For those who would like to experiment, I would only > caution, brew the same beer over and over until you know what the > results are, and can achieve a consistent beer, then change one > thing at a time. This approach is what I call "serial brewing" and is quite a painstaking, and uncertain process.... I have a certain familiarity with this method since I once spent 8 years doing it with one single recipe. This may seem weirder than it actually was, because it was before the days of "homebrew shops" and the materials I was limited to was what the local brewery used which wasn't too varied. The more fascinated I became with the complexity of the process, and the more inconsistancies with accepted theories I seem to notice, have long since prodded me to go over to a scienteriffically more traditional method which I call "parallel brewing", that is, try and make that single variation within the same batch. This way you can truly approach analysing a single variable, and can even evaluate it side by side at the same stage of maturity. I will warn you in advance if you take this approach.... it just may turn you into a sceptic. PS. Did I forget to mention that I don't trust ANYONE (including myself) to do sensory analysis of things where they may have a predisposed idea about the results..... but blind tasting is nice. Dr. Pivo (more long winded thoughts on this at...http://www.bodensatz.com/homebrew/columns/jirvine/science.html where Alan Mckay allows me to babble on at length) Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 11:21:27 -0700 From: John Adsit <jadsit at jeffco.k12.co.us> Subject: SWMBO and a National Apology Since the SWMBO question arises every few months, I am surprised that when it does, we end up going through every step of the thread over again. The origin of the phrase "She Who Must Be Obeyed is a novel by H. Rider Haggard. _She_ was an enormously popular novel that drew upon the public's interest in the exploration of Africa. The novel was serialized in a magazine in 1886 and appeared in book form in 1887. I remember being fascinated with the book as a child, and my youthful passions were further driven by the movie version starring Ursula Andress. Go here for an interesting essay on the novel: http://www.violetbooks.com/don-wollheim.html Graham's description, though entirely accurate, is a more modern use of the term. - ----- Sean, The rest of us saw the humor in your posting, and we don't mind. I apologize for the fact that we have a section of our country that is so sensitive to issues like that. - -- John Adsit Boulder, Colorado jadsit at jeffco.k12.co.us Return to table of contents
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