HOMEBREW Digest #5002 Wed 03 May 2006

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  RE: Beer Tripping in Napa (Jeffrey Byers)
  Gluten Free beer, what to expect? (Kevin Pratt)
  E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition (stihlerunits)
  Neat program ("Michael O'Donnell")
  Re: Gluten-Free Beer ("Dennis O'Brien")
  Re: baker's yeast (Jeff Adelsberger)
  better bottling procedure? (Matt)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:19:19 -0500 From: Jeffrey Byers <jbyers at yakfarm.net> Subject: RE: Beer Tripping in Napa Phil, Maybe a little out of the way but Russian River Brewing company in Santa Rosa is worth a trip. If you are a hophead then their Pliny the Elder is the beer for you. http://www.russianriverbrewing.com regards, jefe Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 08:59:52 -0700 (PDT) From: Kevin Pratt <oh2bontv at yahoo.com> Subject: Gluten Free beer, what to expect? Gluten free beer has seemed to gather enough attention that I saw some in a recent competition. I admit, that I'm curious enough to make one or two, myself. So, I wonder what the expectations should be for making this. What will be the head retention, texture, mouthfeel and aftertaste of a properly made version? How much carbonation is appropriate? Should it be very light in color, or should I toast or roast some of the grain for color and character? How well do these beers take to hopping? I would expect these beers to be light in body, so is hop astringence a factor? Kev. Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 10:52:53 -0700 From: stihlerunits at mosquitobytes.com Subject: E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition Announcing the 9th Annual E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition! This is a BJCP sanctioned competition. The grand prize for Best of Show is $500!!! Great prizes and custom medals will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the seven judged categories. The seven categories that will be judged are: Pilsner (2A-C) English Pale Ale (8A-C), American Ale (10A-C), Porter (12A-C), Stout (13A-F), IPA (14A-C) and Fruit/Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (20 & 21A). Entries will be accepted: June 26 - July 12, 2006 Entry fees: Submit three 12-16 oz brown or green crown capped bottles and a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. funds per entry. Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, July 15th. Location: Fox, Alaska (a small mining community ~10 miles north of Fairbanks) More information as well as Entry and Bottle ID forms may be found at the following URL: http://www.mosquitobytes.com/Den/Beer/Events/Events.html Should you have any questions or are interesting in judging contact Scott Stihler at (907) 474-2138 or stihlerunits at mosquitobytes.com. Please note that both the e-mail address and URL have changed from what they have been in the past. Please forward this message to anybody you know that might be interested in either entering this competition or helping out with the judging. Cheers, Scott Stihler Fairbanks, Alaska Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 13:10:08 -0700 From: "Michael O'Donnell" <odonnell at msi.ucsb.edu> Subject: Neat program Google has just released another of their nifty free software programs, this one with some uses around the home brewery: http://sketchup.google.com/ it is a simple-to-use drawing program with 3-D component libraries. I'm wasting time right now laying out my dream HERMs. cheers, Mike Santa Barbara, CA Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 14:18:50 -0700 (PDT) From: "Dennis O'Brien" <denniso76021 at yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Gluten-Free Beer Derric wrote: Have you seen these pages? http://www.glutenfreebrewer.com/default.htm (in his "grain FAQ" he gives a source for white sorghum - Twin Valley Mills). He has another page about a commercial beer: http://www.bardsbeer.com/ ________________________________________________ Derric, Thanks for the info! I had not yet seen these. >From the glutenfreebrewer.com site, I now have good sources for two important GFB grains: Buckwheat - I e-mailed to http://www.thebirkettmills.com/ and they sell Buckwheat grain in 50 lb. bags for $22.00 per bag, plus shipping. Sorghum - I have not heard back from them, but the glutenfreebrewer.com site states Twin Valley Mills has it at around $13 for a 5 gallon bucket (40-50lbs). Now if I can find a good source of Millet cheaper than what I can find on Amazon, I should have the bases covered. Interestingly, the www.bardsbeer.com has a link for buying gluten-free malts, but that part of their business is apparently currently under construction. Perhaps in the near future. Dennis O'Brien Trophy Club, TX Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 17:55:02 -0700 (PDT) From: Jeff Adelsberger <fuzzydodads at yahoo.com> Subject: Re: baker's yeast No baker's yeast does quite well at fridge temps. It works slower but is definately not dormant. This is actually the proper way to make pizza crusts, as you get smaller , more uniform bubbles of co2. Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 13:08:51 -0700 (PDT) From: Matt <baumssl27 at yahoo.com> Subject: better bottling procedure? Here's a simple idea that may reduce both effort and the potential for infection and oxidation during bottling: If, like some people, you sanitize your bottles in the oven, why not put priming sugar into the bottles *before* you sanitize them? This way you can bottle directly from your fermenter without having to stir anything into it. No transfer to a bottling bucket/carboy. No priming sugar solution. The danger of infection/oxidation (and the amount of stuff you have to do) is reduced. I haven't tried this yet, but I did bake a bottle with some sucrose in it at 350F (melted sugar, no good) and at 300F (unmelted sugar, good). Any thoughts? Matt Return to table of contents
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