HOMEBREW Digest #388 Fri 30 March 1990

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		Rob Gardner, Digest Coordinator

  Uses for spent grain (Lynn Zentner)
  Hopzzzzzz (Mutant Dude)
  Freshops phone # (Max Newman x6689)
  Comprehensive hop information? (D_KRUS)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 28 Mar 90 16:54:33 -0500 From: zentnerl at ee.ecn.purdue.edu (Lynn Zentner) Subject: Uses for spent grain Ok, so maybe we have been watching a little too much of the frugal gourmet or have really gotten into this recycling thing, but a few weekends ago, we were brewing a batch of India Pale Ale and we decided that it seemed like such a waste to dump all the spent grain into the trash. So after we strained the grain, I spread it out on some cookie sheets and put it in the oven at 200F for several hours to dry it out. Then, I worked up a variation on a recipe for dog biscuits from our local animal shelter and here's the recipe. Our dog Waylon really likes them, and although I don't think the grain adds much flavor, it's kindof course and probably adds some fiber. I know using spent grain may seem like a strange idea, but is there anyone else out there who has also thought of uses for it? WAYLON'S CRYSTAL MALT DOG COOKIES 1.25 c. Whole Wheat Blend Flour (50% whole wheat/50% unbleached all-purpose) 0.5 c. Rye Flour 0.25 c. Corn Meal 0.5 c. Dried Spent Grain 6 T. Vegetable Oil 2/3 c. Water (I bet beef broth would work great) 0.5 t. Garlic Salt This makes a moist cookie type dough that can easily be molded by hand into shapes resembling dog biscuits. Or you could role the dough out flat and cut it with a cookie cutter, but it didn't seem worth the effort. Place the dog cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and cook in a preheated 350F oven for about 40-50 minutes. This recipe makes about a dozen medium cookies. Next time I would probably double or triple the recipe. Isn't it great that even the hounds can get involved in homebrewing?!! Drink all you want, we'll brew more!! : ) Lynn and Mike Zentner p.s. We figure that making these is really not any cheaper than buying Milkbone, but hey, homebrewing is not any cheaper than buying Michelob, but we like it a whole lot better!! Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 90 08:54 EST From: Mutant Dude <WHR at ECL.PSU.Edu> Subject: Hopzzzzzz >Some guy rumored to live in Oregon recently said: >>Last time, I mentioned Papazain's comments about hops and dreaming. For a >>long time, I've suspected that there are ingredients in hops that account >>for part of the feeling of "well being" that comes from drinking home brew. > Anyway, there >I was, standing over this pot that was boiling like mad with volatile hop >compounds flying around. About an hour after pitching the yeast I >noticed I was feeling sleepy. Very sleepy. In fact I felt half-paralyzed. >There was no "well being" involved - just a very heavy sleepiness. I spent the >evening sprawled out. My wife got a slight case of the same effect (second >hand steam?) and I resolved to spend less time near the boil in the future. >- --Pete (had my last name a long time - no jokes please) Soper Finally, a discussion that I may be able to contribute. It turns out that hops are frequently used in herbal medicine, among other things, to induce sleep. I have not read Papazian's comments, but there is some lore about the dreams of those who sleep upon a pillow stuffed with hops. As you have witnessed, its effect it reputed to be fairly powerful. - ---- Wade Reeser "Beer me till I can't stand up" Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 90 11:11:11 EST From: pkel at psych.purdue.edu (Paul L. Kelly) I am looking for a way to do a homebrewed version of Mackeson's Triple Stout. It doesn't have to be EXACTLY right, but I want to brew something that tastes pretty similar. I'm fairly new to homebrewing (about 50 gallons so far), and I haven't done any mashing yet, so something that utilizes malt extracts would be nice. Thanks. Paul ******************************************************************************** pkel at brazil.psych.purdue.edu | "Your mother was a hamster, and your Paul L. Kelly | father smelled of elderberries! Department of Psychological Sciences | ...I don't want to talk to you no Purdue University | more, so go away, or I shall taunt West Lafayette, IN 47906 | you a second time!" --M.Python ******************************************************************************** Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 90 07:44:09 PST From: maxn at intermec.com (Max Newman x6689) Subject: Freshops phone # I live in the seattle area and would like to grow hops, could someone tell me where I might find rhizomes locally (homebrew shops?) or send me address and phone # of freshops or nichols. Please help as I need to plant soon. Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 90 14:50 EST From: <D_KRUS%UNHH.BITNET at mitvma.mit.edu> Subject: Comprehensive hop information? Distribution-File: homebrew%hpfcmr at hplabs.hp.com Hi, Does anybody know if there has been any comprehensive information on hops published (e.g., Alpha content, flavor characteristics, bouquet, etc...). If so, where? Thanks in advance, Dan |--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*| | Bitnet: D_KRUS at unhh | Daniel L. Krus | | Internet: D_KRUS%unhh.bitnet at mitvma.mit.edu| Parsons Hall | | Compuserve: 71601,365 | Department of Chemistry | |-----------------------------------------------| U of New Hampshire | | "Think as men/women of action, | Durham, New Hampshire 03824 | | act as men/women of thought. | (603) 862-2521 | |--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*| Return to table of contents
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