HOMEBREW Digest #4933 Fri 20 January 2006

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  You know it's been a while since you've brewed when... ("Bev D. Blackwood II")
  AFC Entries ("Chad Stevens")
  Aroma Hops and Bitterness (Fred Johnson)
  Wyeast 1318 (Fred Johnson)
  Increasing IBUs in the secondary (Russ.Hobaugh)
  Re: converting a keg ("Mike Sharp")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 21:30:15 -0600 From: "Bev D. Blackwood II" <bdb2 at bdb2.com> Subject: You know it's been a while since you've brewed when... You find a baby gecko swimming in your hot liquor tank after you've filled it with water. (True story... though not recent... haven't BREWED that recently... <sigh>) -BDB2 Bev D. Blackwood II Brewsletter Editor The Foam Rangers http://www.foamrangers.com Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 22:19:12 -0800 From: "Chad Stevens" <zuvaruvi at cox.net> Subject: AFC Entries For those of you who have entries for America's Finest City Homebrew Competition (and there are many of you, Thanks!), this Monday would be a good day to ship your entries. They won't sit in a warehouse over the weekend, and they'll have plenty of time to sit at AleSmith and let the yeast settle before the competition. If you haven't entered yet, you still have time, but don't delay too long or you'll miss out. Register online at: www.quaff.org To answer a couple of emails...why enter AFC? AFC is the same group of judges who handle First Round Nationals for the Southwest Region (a Master and numerous National level judges, and just a good group of folks who give good feedback). Thanks and good luck! Chad Stevens QUAFF San Diego Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 05:00:05 -0500 From: Fred Johnson <FLJohnson at portbridge.com> Subject: Aroma Hops and Bitterness For those who think that very late ("aroma") hop additions don't contribute bitterness, consider that there are a number of commercial microbreweries who make beers with a single hop addition right at the end of a boil. It requires some time to transfer the hot wort from the boil kettle through the counter-flow chiller and into a fermentor. During that time, the alpha acids are isomerizing. Can someone tell me how long it takes a microbrewery to be transfer the brew to a fermentor? And how long is that compared to what can be achieved at home? That would sure help me in formulating recipes. Does everyone who uses an immersion chiller also have very rapid transfer to their fermentor? Or does it take a good 15-20 minutes? These things matter! Fred L Johnson Apex, North Carolina, USA Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 06:57:47 -0500 From: Fred Johnson <FLJohnson at portbridge.com> Subject: Wyeast 1318 Randy Ricchi says his experience with Wyeast 1318 (London III) is that it flocculates early and leaves fermentables behind that are slowly consumed and overcarbonate his bottles with time. I've had pretty much the same experience as Randy. My limited experience with Wyeast 1318 is as follows with the same original yeast, maintaining a culture from the original in the fridge: Original smack pack produced in October 2000. Picked it up as old stock from a local homebrew store. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have even gotten around to trying it. (There isn't much talk on this digest about it.) All of these beers were produced from the flocculated yeast obtained from a 2L aerobically propogated starter except as noted below. Original smack pack Porter, Oct 2001 63.8% 1st passage ESB, Dec 2002 76.1% Porter, Dec 2002 70.2% (Pitched yeast from secondary fermentor from ESB, Dec 2002) 2nd passage APA, Mar 2003 62.5% APA, Oct 2003 68.4% Sp. Bitter, Dec 2005 64.0% My notes indicate that in addition to the yeast often stopping early, the beers are VERY slow to clear. I suspect that is largely a function of the higher gravity that is left behind when the bulk of the yeast flocculate. The remaining yeast simply are slow to fall out, being buoyed up more by the higher gravity. Not my favorite yeast behavior. I didn't keep good notes on the carbonation levels achieved in the bottles, especially after longer periods of time, probably because my beers don't stay around more than about a month or two. I, too, would love to hear others' experiences with this yeast. Fred L Johnson Apex, North Carolina, USA Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 10:28:35 -0500 From: Russ.Hobaugh at erm.com Subject: Increasing IBUs in the secondary I have an American Barlewine I just racked to the secondary, and when I tasted it, it needed more bittering hops. According to Pro Mash calcs, I should have 84.9 IBUs in this from Centennial, but the bitterness is not as aggressive as I was looking for. The beer is still at 1.036 (started at 1.090), so it still has a lot of sweetness in it. Can I just boil 2 more oz of hops in 2 quarts of water for an hour to make a "hop tea"? Should some DME be added to help with isomerization, or will the hops do this without the presence of sugars in the boil? TIA Russ Hobaugh Goob Dog Brewery Birdsboro PA - ---------------------------------------------- This message contains information which may be confidential, proprietary, privileged, or otherwise protected by law from disclosure or use by a third party. If you have received this message in error, please contact us immediately and take the steps necessary to delete the message completely from your computer system. Thank you. Please visit ERM's web site: http://www.erm.com Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 09:48:12 -0800 From: "Mike Sharp" <rdcpro at hotmail.com> Subject: Re: converting a keg Re: converting a keg to a secondary fermenter "I took a spare gas out fitting and removed the guts" I take that back...I had second thoughts, and when I looked last night, I noticed that the poppet was still in that fitting, which makes sense because otherwise it wouldn't open the keg poppet. I do have a fitting with no poppet, but I don't use it for the airlock. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I said that... ;^) In any case, the hose and figure 8 loop keeps the airlock pointing in the right direction. Regards Mike Sharp Return to table of contents
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