HOMEBREW Digest #3553 Sat 10 February 2001

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  RE: Homebrew and Airplanes (Brian Rezac)
  RE: Temperature Control Units/Thermostats ("Max Brandenberger")
  The Jethro Gump Report ("Rob Moline")
  Force carbonation (Wayne Aldrich)
  Beer on airplanes ("Gordon Strong")
  shipping containers (kbooth)
  Florida beer report (Spencer W Thomas)
  RE: Mashing out ("Houseman, David L")
  Re: Homebrew & Airplanes (JDPils)
  Re: Mashing out (Demonick)
  Re: Advantage of Performing a Mash-Out (Kevin White)
  Re: Yeast ranching ("Pannicke, Glen A.")
  Beer on planes (John Baxter Biggins)
  Mash/Lauter tun choice (Nathan Matta)
  Re: Re: Phillers ("Axle Maker")
  Temperature controller (Alan Davies)
  Siebel Institute Saved ("Robert J. Waddell")
  Broken Hill Real Ale (Jim Wilson)
  Soot (Althelion)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 00:57:01 -0700 From: Brian Rezac <rawhide at oneimage.com> Subject: RE: Homebrew and Airplanes Steve asked: > Anyone have any good/bad experiences taking a > bottle or two of homebrew on an airplane? I am > guessing there are no laws against it, but are > there any issues with the caps not holding? In > a properly pressurized cabin I'd imagine it is no > different than keeping them in your basement. I > realize they may get shaken up a bit but I have > someone I am visiting and I'd really like to take > a few bottles out to. Steve, you've received some good advice already. The sexy Mark Tumarkin (he'd be sexier if he had greyer hair and round glasses) saying to get an airline representative involved with any problem and to just "go for it". Dave Houseman (Okay, Dave, you're sexy too) telling you not to advertise "Bottle Home Brewed Beer In Here" and to declare anything with customs when it applies. I also liked Danny's advice telling you to "consider checking it". Let me just add a few things. First of all, while some states' laws may allow homebrewing, some of those same states don't allow for you to transport it out of your house. Travelling between two states just compounds the potential for a problem. Check your states homebrew statutes as well as those of your destination state. The AHA has a page that you can look up the interpretation of each state's statutes. Go to beertown.org and look under "Legalities". Be careful, it looks like the page hasn't been updated since Feb 1999. Some things may have changed. (Any changes will probably be for the better.) So if there's a problem with a state or two, check their statutes directly. As for actually taking it through the airport and on the airplane, I would have to go with Paul Kensler's advice to "check ahead". When I was at the AHA, I had proposed to write a story for Zymurgy on this very topic. What I did was call the airline (United) directly, a week before my flight. The customer service rep. didn't know the answer off hand so went to check with her supervisor. When she came back on the line, she told me that the only restriction was that I couldn't serve my homebrew to any of the other passengers. And I was talking about taking a 5-gallon corny kegs with me along with some bottles! When the SkyCap asked me what was in my duffle and I told him, I was armed with knowledge of his own company's regulations. He just laughed and said that I knew the regs better than he did and quickly checked my baggage through. Anyway, I'll go back to Mark Tumarkin's advice and say that you could just go for it! If you do experience a problem, you might loose a few beers, but you'll have a hell of a story to post on HBD! Slainte! - Brian "I don't know where I am on the Rennerian Scale, but I know I'm only 37 days away from St. Patrick's Day!" - -- Brian Rezac VP Central Sales Brewers Wholesale Supply 303-875-MALT (6258) rawhide at oneimage.com www.brewerswholesale.com Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 02:16:04 -0600 From: "Max Brandenberger" <maxb at austin.rr.com> Subject: RE: Temperature Control Units/Thermostats Stuart writes: "i'm looking for a temperature controller to control the temp in a chest freezer so that lager beer can be brew at low temperatures and a keg system can be placed in it. . . " I ran into the same dilemma when I wanted to convert an old refrigerator for lagering. The refrigerator only had a temperature range of 38F to 42F. I did not want to install a clunky external temperature controller that cost anywhere from US$50 to $99 at the homebrew stores, and still have to drill a hole for the temperature probe. I got very frustrated after phoning several appliance repair shops because all they wanted to do was sell me an OEM replacement thermostat, which would not solve my temperature range problem. I was even told by one shop that what I wanted could not be done. So I removed the existing thermostat and went to the local appliance supply dealer. These are the folks in the industrial part of town who sell appliance parts to the repair shops. A very friendly clerk listened to my story and told me what I needed was a universal replacement thermostat. He looked in the catalogs and found one with a temperature range from 30F to 60F. It cost about US$32. Perfect. I do not recall the brand name of the thermostat, but was able to install it in the same location as the old thermostat, and use the same connectors. The temperature probe was longer, but that didn't bother me because I was still able to stick it where the old one had been. The original thermostat knob did not fit, but the replacement came with a knob, and I don't really care what the inside of the refrigerator looks like--it's in my garage anyway. So, if a little unscrewing and lightweight wiring doesn't scare you, see if you can find a friendly appliance parts dealer who can help you. Then just do it yourself and save a few bucks. In my case, replacing the thermostat was no more trouble than drilling holes to install the temperature probe for an external thermostat. Max Brandenberger Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 02:26:43 -0600 From: "Rob Moline" <brewer at isunet.net> Subject: The Jethro Gump Report The Jethro Gump Report >From: mohrstrom at humphreypc.com >Subject: Lallemand Kroner Yeast >Has anyone use the (now discontinued) Lallemand Danstar Kroner yeast? I >have come by a quantity, and am curious about fermentation temp ranges, >characteristics, etc. >Mark (snowbound sans luggage) in Connecticut Mark, Here is a response I sent to a similar enquiry ...excuse the cut and paste, but that's life.. > I used it in it's first release....and they suggested that you ferment at 72 F for the first >24-36 hrs, then bring it down to 55 in steps... > I left mine at 68F (scared of 72!) but left it for 48-52 hrs...fermentation, including the initial high temp period, should conclude in 13-14 days.... > The result was fine, but did have a slight fruity ester.... > The beer sold well, but in the end I mixed it with a fruit extract and used it as the base >for a fruit beer... > I am told that the ester prob has been dealt with.... > Apart from that, the yeast did exactly parallel the parameters of attenuation that was >>described in the accompanying literature...... > Would I use the new stuff again? Absolutely, if only to establish for myself that it works >as well as advertised.... > BUT, I have long ago decided that lagers are a bloody luxury for a BP, and as such, after >an initial use, would revert to Nottingham for a clean yeast profile with the fast fermentations >that ale yeasts provide.... > For me....keeping a tank of barleywine around for 6 or more months is all the luxury I can >afford! I guess that this may touch on the reason that Kroner was eliminated from the line-up....most small brewers are ales only, for time reasons. Certainly, being the least productive profit producer leads to death of a product...as was the case with London...pity though, at least in London's case! (BTW, I know that Scott labs has 4 more 500 gram bricks of London left...and then that's it.....you have to be a commercial entity to buy it, though.....Info current 2.6.01) >From: "Houseman, David L" <David.Houseman at unisys.com> >Subject: RE Lallemand Kroner Yeast >Speaking of Lallemand yeast, whatever happened to their supposed plans to >introduce dry lager yeasts? Did that fizzle or were they quietly introduced >in some markets? >Dave Dave, Believe me sir, when I say that there is no one more disappointed than myself in the non appearance of these yeasts. Yet, in Lallemand's defense, understand that there have been several other activities that have had a higher priority.... 1) Lallemand's purchase of the Siebel Institute. 2) Lallemand's defense of lawsuits related to the Siebel purchase, which were settled, in non-disclosed terms. Now that Lallemand is the primary owner of Siebel... 3) ...Other alliances with brewing institutes.....such as what I think you may read in trade publications soon...an alliance between Siebel, the oldest brewing school in the US, and Doemens, one of Europe's oldest and most respected Institutes, based in Munich. 4) Development of the ServoMyces yeast product, in conjunction with WhiteLabs. This product continues to exceed expectations in trials, and I think commercial release for the professional market in the US is imminent. So, as you can see, while personally, nothing would make me happier than release of a Weihenstephan dry yeast for say, a Weizen, other matters have had vastly greater priority. And these priorities have direct relation to my fervently dreamed of goals of greater co-operation between brewers of every creed, whether homebrewer, or manufacturer of 100 million BBL's per year. As such Lallemand leads the way.... Providing Scholarships to Siebel for AHA members..(this initiated before Siebel was even for sale...) Supporting the MCAB by sponsoring the BOS Prize. Creating new energy for America's oldest brewing school. Creating alliances for marketing a revolutionary new product, ServoMyces...with a direct competitor, a wet yeast manufacturer.... Seeking to build new international educational alliances with Doemens. We have had a lot on our plate! But we have achieved a lot... I hope we can soon provide what was promised long ago.....but, if even Presidential Pardons have secondary repercussions...I guess that no one is perfect. But you knew that! Idle Gossip..... Jethro Gump is pleased to announce that he has accepted the position of Head Brewer for the Court Avenue Brewing Company of Des Moines, Iowa. CABCO is a five year old brew-pub, initiated by a consortium of businessmen, lead by Rod Henning, and the K.C. Hopps/75th Street organization. A 7 bbl Specific system, steam fired dominates the hot side, while Porter Lancastrians fill the cold side. All provide adequate challenge in taking over from Steve Zimmerman, who intends to return to his military career. Steve has provided some fine house brews for downtown Des Moines, but in my mind excelled in his specialty offerings. Heather ales, Gruits, Schwartzbiers, and Belgians of every stripe flowed freely and creatively from Steve's mastery....I have a tough act to follow! Steve even made the first, to my knowledge, Soy Beer, as acknowledgement of our local agricultural economy. The design and layout of the plant will further provide serious grist for discussion of "What Not to Do." Like...don't install hardpiped steam fired kettles or tuns within 1/2 inch of front glass windows and wooden walls. The cleaning is "Oh, So, Easy!" ;-( The only problem is that since I left Kansas, the supply of 1/4 inch thick Munchkins is slim! Nonetheless, I am pleased to return to the fray, and while Barleywines are illegal to produce in Iowa, the Capitol is just up the hill.... Give me some time.....I hear those Legislators do like a beer... ;-) Cheers! Jethro Gump "The More I Know About Beer, The More I Realize I Need To Know More About Beer!" Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 11:13:54 +0100 From: Aldrich4 at t-online.de (Wayne Aldrich) Subject: Force carbonation After cleaning what felt like my thousandth beer bottle with a bottle brush I decided to purchase 2 "Corny" kegs and begin kegging my beer. I did some searching on the internet and was surprised to find very little detailed information on forced carbonation. Does anyone know of a good published book on the subject? Also is there such a thing as "food grade" carbon dioxide, or can I use CO2 from a welding shop? Any and all responses are greatly appreciated. Wayne Aldrich Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 08:47:38 -0500 From: "Gordon Strong" <strongg at earthlink.net> Subject: Beer on airplanes I've taken lots of beer on airplanes and generally not had problems. It is all based on the local security people, so don't do anything that allows them to flex their small amount of power. Don't take an attitude with them if they question you, be nice (even patronizing to them), be reassuring and friendly, etc. Remember your goal is to get your beer home not to prove to everyone else in line your intellectual superiority. They can ruin your day if they want. I've taken beer in many different forms on planes. Anything that looks "questionable" is likely to have more problems. Unlabelled bottles draw questions but generally can pass. Home-filled (i.e. unsealed) growlers are apparently bad. Home-filled 2L or smaller pop bottles are OK as long as they don't have special carbonator caps or other unusual characteristics. They usually won't even look at those. Commercial bottled beer has never been a problem, either in carry-on or checked luggage (domestic or international). I've taken a mixed case of beer from Sam's in Chicago home through O'Hare security without one word. I did (momentarily) make the day of a group of Japanese businessmen on the plane, however, but that's another story. I've returned from the UK with beer in my suitcase and dutifully declared it through the "special" line. The inspector looked at me like "why are you here?" when I told him I had five bottles of beer. One time at the Kalamazoo airport, the x-ray operator looked inside my paper bag to see what kind of beer I had. He nodded approvingly when he saw it was from Bell's and then proceded to tell me a story where he made fun of someone who was taking a six-pack of Bud on the plane. Another time I was bringing back a rare find of Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from a visit to Milwaukee. I had also picked up some extra extra sharp cheddar and local sausages. When the security guard gave me a questioning look, I said "beer, cheese and sausage. what else would I bring back from Milwaukee?". He laughed and let me by. Unlabelled homebrew in plain brown bottles is a bit more iffy. I've had some of those looked over real closely. Them: "what's in this?" Me: "beer" Them: "where was it made?" Me: "my garage" (long pause) Them: "well, OK, I guess". I felt like they were bending the rules for me. One thing I've considered doing when taking my beer with me on planes to competitions (which doesn't happen very often) is to make up a set of micro-looking labels and print them on peel-off Avery labels. That should probably help. I probably should point out that airport people tend to profile and hassle people accordingly. If you dress and look like a drug smuggler or terrorist (at least what they think they look like), you're more likely to get scrutiny. If you're travelling with your family, they'll probably leave you alone. These are some tips, but there are no hard and fast rules. Try to minimize the reasons for them to get suspicious. Gordon Strong Beavercreek, OH strongg at earthlink.net Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 09:11:52 -0500 From: kbooth <kbooth at waverly.k12.mi.us> Subject: shipping containers > From: "Eric and Susan Armstrong" <erica at isunet.net> > Subject: Packages for Shipping Homebrew > > Contest season is here and I have a desire to ship some bottles to a couple > of contests. Does anyone know where to find the shipping containers that > the AHA recommends? These would be the same containers that the Brew of the > Month clubs use. Are there retail suppliers for these? Does anyone know of > a good way to ship bottles without one of these? Thanks in advance for your > expertise. I have a basement full of same (well, a few) if you live near Lansing MI. Other beerhunters might want to share some with the HB supply stores, announce same with HB clubs or otherwise post such a notice at the store. Proper shipping containers are important as my first effort ended up crushed and rejected because of leaking bottles. cheers, jim booth Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 09:53:55 -0500 From: Spencer W Thomas <spencer at engin.umich.edu> Subject: Florida beer report Bottom line: there are some nice beers in extreme south Florida, but gin is better. :-) On the recommendation of several people, I forced the family to stop at Titanic in Coral Gables for dinner, on our way from the airport down to our cottages in Islamorada. Good thing I did, as it was the best Florida-brewed beer we had on the whole trip. I talked briefly with the brewer, Jamie, and he told me he's planning to bring a couple of firkins to the Real Ale Fest in Chicago in March. He had a great range of beers, from a non-wimpy "light" to a really nice smoked porter (a "special" beer). I'm thinking the porter might be one of the beers he's bringing to Chicago. As to beer in bottles, we found the two selections from the Key West Brewery -- Sunset Amber and Lager (it might have a name, but I forgot). Both were decent beers, but nothing to shout about. And Ybor Brewing Co in Tampa had a range of products on the shelf. Their "Caribbean Lager" was light and crisp in clear bottles (competing with Corona?), and quite appropriate for drinking on a hot, sunny day (of which we had many!) I picked up singles of several of their other beers. Again, nothing to shout about, but the Pale Ale was decent -- I would probably rate it about 30 (out of 50) if I ran into it in a homebrew competition. Finally, we stopped into Kelly's in Key West for dinner one night. They had 3 beers -- a "Red", a wheat beer, and an "Amber." The best of the three, IMHO, was the wheat beer, although it suffered from a bit of diacetyl and banana. It's an "American wheat," not a Bavarian-style wheat. We were somewhat "underwhelmed" by the whole dining experience at Kelly's. Our waiter was good, but the food was just lacking something (especially for the price. :-) Anyway, it's not quite a beer wasteland, but it's not Colorado or California, either. :-) =Spencer in Ann Arbor, MI Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 10:05:11 -0500 From: "Houseman, David L" <David.Houseman at unisys.com> Subject: RE: Mashing out Doug Hurst asks about mashing out. Doug, IMO, there are two reasons to mash out, neither is a requirement and you can certainly create excellent beer without this step. One is that at the higher temperature you should be able to obtain a higher extraction efficiency since the viscosity of the wort should be lower and those easier to remove from the husks, etc. Solubility of sugars should be somewhat better at higher temperatures as well. If you're not worried about efficiencies, and at the homebrew level this isn't a major issue, just calculate your recipe for the lower efficiency and use that to determine the amount of grain to use. Second, at 168oF-172oF the Beta Amylase enzymes are very denatured but the Alpha Amylase is still active so you will produce additional dextrins that aid in body/mouthfeel. If the particular style you're brewing would benefit from this, then by all means rest at this temperature for awhile. David Houseman Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 10:52:58 EST From: JDPils at aol.com Subject: Re: Homebrew & Airplanes Greetings Beerlings, I used to carry homebrew from the Seattle airport for many years. About three years ago my beer was confiscated because it didn't have a label. When I asked why now, I've done it before, they replied it has always been the rule. So now I save some Roque or other painted bottles and use silver or gold caps, so when they check it I just say its microbrew. Jim Dunlap Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 07:55:17 -0800 From: Demonick <demonick at zgi.com> Subject: Re: Mashing out From: Doug Hurst <DougH at theshowdept.com> >I am wondering what the advantage is of performing a mash-out. As I > ... snip ... >minutes, then start sparging with 170F water. Am I doing something wrong? >My beers haven't been too terrible. Just terrible enough? :-) But seriously, the party line on mash out is that it "kills" your enzymes, locking in the point of conversion, and it lowers the viscosity of the mash to enable greater extraction. Neither effect is necessary to good beer, though both effects will increase consistency in your brews. A careful mash temperature profile allowed to go another 45 minutes without a mash out may over attenuate. Remember, even after the iodine test shows no starch, the amylases are still chewing up some of the remaining dextrins. If you have the room in your mash/lauter tun system try a mashout. In my 10 gallon Gott, For a 152F mash with a 10 lb grain bill and 1.33 quarts water per pound I mashout with about 2 gallons of just not boiling water (210F). Just dump it in, stir a bit, and let it sit covered 10 minutes before establishing the grain bed. It raises the temperature of the 4.5 gallon mash to right around 168F. Domenick Venezia Venezia & Company, LLC Maker of PrimeTab (206) 782-1152 phone (206) 782-6766 fax orders demonick at zgi dot com http://www.primetab.com FREE PrimeTab SAMPLES! Enough for three 5 gallon batches. Fax, phone, or email: name, shipping address (no P.O.B.) and phone number. (I won't call. It's for UPS in case of delivery problems). Sorry, lower 48 only. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 11:20:22 -0500 From: Kevin White <kwhite at bcpl.net> Subject: Re: Advantage of Performing a Mash-Out Doug Hurst <DougH at theshowdept.com> wrote: > >I am wondering what the advantage is of performing a mash-out. As I >understand it, mashing-out involves raising the temperature of the entire >mash to the 168-175F range before recirculating or sparging. I have not >been doing this. At the end of the mash I simply recirculate for about 15 >minutes, then start sparging with 170F water. Am I doing something wrong? >My beers haven't been too terrible. > The purpose of high-temperature mash-out is to fix the wort carbohydrate profile by stopping all enzyme activity (hence the high temperature). If you aren't that worried about the exact fraction of your wort extract that is fermentable, then don't worry about a mash-out. Enzyme activity will continue in the brewpot until the wort temperature reaches 185F or so, giving you a bit more fermentables. A higher fraction of fermentables in your wort results in more alcohol but less body, and vice versa. So, if you are trying to achieve very specific results, then mash-out may be appropriate. Kevin White Columbia, MD Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 11:33:42 -0500 From: "Pannicke, Glen A." <glen_pannicke at merck.com> Subject: Re: Yeast ranching Mark Alfaro had some questions regarding yeast ranching: >I recently acquired a 1 pound bottle of dry Potato Dextrose Agar powder. >... Is this a suitable medium for culturing yeast? Potato Dextrose Agar is made by the following method: Infusion from potatoes (see below) - 1000.0 ml Glucose - 20.0 g Agar - 15.0 g Potato infusion: Boil 200 g scrubbed and sliced potatoes in 1000 ml water for 1 hour. Pass through fine sieve. Avoid new potatoes (the little red ones). Reference: http://www.dsmz.de/media/med129.htm The German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures http://www.dsmz.de/ is a wonderful on-line source of information on media and microorganisms. This agar contains starches from the potato which apparently have been gelatinized in the process and broken down into smaller "bits" for the little buggers. But these starches are of little to no use to brewing yeast unless broken down further into simpler sugars. In short, they won't hurt - nor will they help. Shhhh... don't anyone even say it... adding alpha amylase enzyme to break down the starches at this point is a waste. Just add the DME ;-) >Can it's suitability for yeast culturing be improved by >adding Dry Malt Extract before re hydrating? Most definately. The Agar is a super fine grade and shouldn't be thrown out. Pure agar is generally mixed into the solution at a rate of 1.5 to 2% (15 to 20 ml per liter). I prefer 2% as this gives a stiffer media which is easier to work with and will not be on the verge of melting at room temps. The only problem here is that your powder is mixed with a known amount of glucose and an unknown amount of potato starch. Does the label give percent composition? That would let you know how much of the powder to add to get in that desired 1.5 to 2% range (for pure agar). Your best bet is to make up a small batch of wort using DME and use that in place of the distilled water. I'd shoot for a gravity around 1.020. Some have suggested using a 1.040 SG wort. I believe that is perfect for a liquid-based medium, but not a solid. My concern is over osmotic pressure having a negative impact upon the yeast growth, plus it's a waste of DME. I may be nuts, but I'm sure some armchair scientist will come straighten me out by quoting textbook brewing scripture if I'm too far out of line. I get great growth within 3 days at 75 F from the following 1 liter formulation: 30 g Malt Extract 20 g Dextrose 20 g Agar 5 g Peptone* 3 g Yeast Extract* 0.5 g Yeast Nutrient* (Diammonium phosphate & Urea) *optional additions >if so, what percentage of the >mix should be DME? Any help is greatly appreciated. I would suggest experimenting since you've got a whole pound of the crud, so only make a small batch (like 250 ml). Follow the instructions for the required amount of your agar powder. I'm guessing it's somewhere about 40 grams per liter. If so, then go with 30 g of DME /liter to get close to my formula. See how the agar sets when cooled. It should not be quite as stiff as Jello, but should not be sloppy and easily broken by shaking the tube either. It should stick to the sides of your culture tube at room temperature and should not move freely when the tube is rotated. Too stiff is better than too soft. PS. If you've got a pressure cooker, make a liter of this stuff since liter measurements are easier to use. Pour your plates and/or slants and pressure can the rest in pint jars. It lasts forever this way! Carpe cerevisiae! Glen A. Pannicke glen at pannicke.net http://www.pannicke.net 75CE 0DED 59E1 55AB 830F 214D 17D7 192D 8384 00DD "Designs which work well on paper rarely do so in actual practice" Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 12:46:29 -0500 From: John Baxter Biggins <jbbiggin at med.cornell.edu> Subject: Beer on planes I brought back 2 cases of beer from Portland to NYC w/ no problem, but then again, I think PDX is used to the export of beer on planes. Had some breakage, though. I have it on good authority that wrapping each bottle with a sweat-sock (clean, I imagine) does wonders in preventing breakage. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 14:36:25 -0500 From: Nathan Matta <whatsa at MIT.EDU> Subject: Mash/Lauter tun choice Hello all. I'm an extract brewer who is planning on trying all-grain soon. I've been trying to decide what to get for a mash/lauter tun, and I had a few questions. I think I want to go with a round beverage cooler, and my question is mainly one of size. I normally do 5 gallon batches, which would suggest a 5 gallon cooler. However, I would like the ability to do big beers (100+ OG) as well as more standard ones. Should I: A) plan on a separate vessel for heftier batches, B) supplement big beers with extract, or C) get a larger cooler and sparge slower to offset the poor extraction? Also, I know that a shallow grain bed (< 8 inches or so) contributes to poor extraction. What is the problem with deeper grain beds? I would guess that deep beds suffer from compression and stuck sparges. Finally, I know Gott/Rubbermaid coolers are good for this, are there any other brands that are particularly good or bad for use at mashing temps? Thanks for info. Nathan ======================================== Nathan Matta Fuzzy Beer Home Brewery Randolph, MA, US Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 18:47:28 -0500 From: "Axle Maker" <axlemaker at mindspring.com> Subject: Re: Re: Phillers Going on a fellow HBDer's ( name ? ) suggestion, where he stated that my problem might be debris from the manufacturing process slightly holding open the valve and thus the heavy drip, well I took my Philler to work with me today and blew it out with an air nozzle, tried it out tonite with water and it worked fine. Thanx Dude ! I would also like to thank Dan Listermann for E-mailing me more than once and showing a true concern for the problem I was having with his product, in this day and age it's hard to find people backing up there products, but he did and that say's alot. I'm new to HBD and love it, what a wealth of information, I would have never figured out this problem myself... Happy Brewing ! Axle... Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 12:07:04 +1100 From: Alan Davies <afjc at cnl.com.au> Subject: Temperature controller Attention Strart Phillips Have a look at Pacific brewing, they are well set up in keg brewing.If you are interested I brew with a Rims Big Al http://www.homebrew.com.au/ Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 18:36:29 -0700 From: "Robert J. Waddell" <rjw at dimensional.com> Subject: Siebel Institute Saved From the "Real Beer Page" (in case nobody noticed it...): SIEBEL INSTITUTE, DOEMENS PARTNER IN WORLD ACADEMY The Siebel Institute of Technology of Chicago and Doemens Brewing Academy of Munich, Germany have partnered to form a multinational brewing institute. The new venture will be named The World Brewing Academy, and its mandate will be to revolutionize the form and content of contemporary brewing education. A unique feature of the WBA will be to provide students the opportunity and choice of studying at either the Chicago or Munich campus. The Siebel Institute and Doemens Academy will continue to offer separate educational and research programs, as well as hosting the mutual courses offered by the World Brewing Academy. Side note: If you want to subscribe, send "subscribe" in the body to: RBPMail-subscribe at realbeer.com I *L*O*V*E* my [Pico] system. 'Cept for that gonging noise it makes when my wife throws it off the bed at night. Women... --Pat Babcock *** It's never too late to have a happy childhood! *** **************************************************************************** RJW at dimensional.com / Opinions expressed are usually my own but Robert J. Waddell / perhaps shared. Owner & Brewmaster: Barchenspeider Brew-Haus Longmont, Colorado **************************************************************************** (4,592 feet higher than Jeff Renner) Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 19:47:31 -0800 From: Jim Wilson <jim.wilson at home.net> Subject: Broken Hill Real Ale I was given a bottle of this beer. There was a little sediment on the bottom, so I thought, what the hey, let's culture it. Would any Aussie readers have an idea of what yeast I'm dealing with? The label gives no clue of the beer's heritage. TIA o \o __o /\ / `\ <> `\ `> `\ > (*)/ (*) (*)/ (*) (*)/ (*) I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 22:58:23 EST From: Althelion at aol.com Subject: Soot Greetings: Lookin' for advice on how to eliminate the excess amount of soot produced from my propane-powered cajun cooker. I've all ready wire brushed the exterior of the unit but I'm still getting a large coating on the bottom and bottom quarter of my brew pot. I'm thinking that there must be some kind of buildup in the line. I would appreciate any advice on how to alleviate this messy situation. By the way, if you happen to encounter soot on your pot, gently, AND I MEAN GENTLY, wipe it off with a wet towel. Do not, I repeat DO NOT, try to spray it off with your your water hose. This will cause the soot to disperse all over your brew cleanup area. The soot is very difficult to clean up at that point. It seems to get over everything floor to ceiling. And the first thing I thought about after I did this was: Hey, now there's a real good Stupid Brewers Trick. Cheers, Al Pearlstein Commerce Township, MIichigan Return to table of contents
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