HOMEBREW Digest #5003 Thu 04 May 2006

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  Re: Gluten Free beer, what to expect? (Andrew Lavery)
  Mash efficiency with higher gravities (David Edge)
  Re:  Subject: better bottling procedure? ("David Houseman")
  Saturday is National Homebrew Day! ("Janis Gross")
  AHA National Homebrew Competition First Round Results Update ("Janis Gross")
  RE: Beer Tripping in Napa (Jonathan Koehler)
  AHA National Conference Registration ("Tumarkin ")
  Re: Re: Gluten-Free Beer ("John Mealey")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 16:56:32 +1000 From: Andrew Lavery <alavery at iprimus.com.au> Subject: Re: Gluten Free beer, what to expect? Kevin Pratt wrote: >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? > > The term gluten free beer is a very broad concept when you look at the commercial examples (there are around 20 or so), there is one stout and a couple of amber/brown ales with the rest being pale lagers or pale ales. There is also further variation depending on whether the beer is made from raw grains and sugars/syrups or malted grains (only 6), as well as which particular grain is used. I guess it's a style of beer defined by what is NOT in it, rather than what is. After discussions with competition organisers here we agreed that my gluten free beer should either be entered as a regular style (eg: Dunkelweizen) to compete againt "normal" beer, or entered as a specialty (eg: Millet Robust Porter) where the main grain is identified so it can be judged as a special feature of the beer. They felt that judging a beer as say, a gluten free robust porter, was meaningless as it gives them no idea what to expect. Here's my tasting experience from the commercial and home brewed examples I have tried. The raw grain and sugar/syrup beers can have good flavour/aroma and head retention but tend to be either a bit appley/cidery or overly sweet, they also lack body and malt character - a nice light, refreshing drink but not enough like a tradional beer for my liking. GFB made from malted grain is much more like the traditional expectation, and making them in the style of German wheat and rye beers or a Belgian wit can fool judges who don't know what it really is. Using malted grains will allow you to get the mouthfeel, body and flavour closer to barley beer, it will be different just like a wheat or rye beer is different but clearly recognisable as beer. The malted grain beers can cope much better with higher hopping rates as well. So the short answer is either pick a regular style (like a blonde for example) and try to make that, or be creative and make something that sounds like a good idea (millet roggenbier - very nice) and go for it. Cheers, Andrew. Ballarat, VIC, Australia. Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 10:08:51 +0100 From: David Edge <david.j.edge at ntlworld.com> Subject: Mash efficiency with higher gravities As we know mash efficiency reduces when higher gravity beers are made, at least unless one adopts the thrifty practice of making a second beer. Has anyone got a rule of thumb for working out how much so. I'm thinking in particular of ales and thick mashes. David Edge david.j.edge at ntlworld.com Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 07:01:12 -0400 From: "David Houseman" <david.houseman at verizon.net> Subject: Re: Subject: better bottling procedure? Matt, This sounds very cleaver. Even if the sugar melts, that shouldn't be a problem as the liquid beer will dissolve this sugar. It would seem similar to placing carbonation drops/tabs into bottles. Worth a try to see how this would work in practice. Maybe it's a true innovation? David Houseman Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 11:44:05 -0600 From: "Janis Gross" <janis at brewersassociation.org> Subject: Saturday is National Homebrew Day! Hi everyone, Saturday is only a couple of days away; have you registered your Big Brew site or found a site in your area to attend? Go to http://www.beertown.org/events/bigbrew/bbreg.aspx to register your Big Brew site, or http://www.beertown.org/events/bigbrew/Bigbrewselect.aspx to find a Big Brew site in your area. Have a great time brewing on Saturday, and at noon Central time I will raise my glass on a toast to you all! Those of you (like me) who are site directors should be sure to fill out the remittance after the event. To do this, go to http://www.beertown.org/events/bigbrew/remit.aspx and fill in the information. Let's make this the biggest Big Brew yet! Here's to homebrewing!!!!!!! Cheers, Janis -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Janis Gross, Project Coordinator American Homebrewers Association 736 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 447-0816 x134 janis at brewersassociation.org www.beertown.org AHA National Homebrewers Conference - June 21-24 Early Bird Deadline is May 15! Register NOW! http://www.beertown.org/events/hbc/index.html Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 11:47:41 -0600 From: "Janis Gross" <janis at brewersassociation.org> Subject: AHA National Homebrew Competition First Round Results Update Hello to everyone who entered the competition this year! We had a record number of entries this year! This record number of entries caused a few regions to add extra judging sessions; however, I'm happy to say the judging for the 28th Annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition first round is almost complete. I am getting the results from each of the different regions and those will be posted on the web site as soon as possible. Score sheets are being mailed to you by the regional competition organizers. Those of you whose beers placed first, second, or third in the first round will be informed of the eligibility and requirements for sending those entries to the NHC Second Round in Florida. If your beers placed, or achieved a score greater than 24, you will be receiving ribbons and/or certificates as appropriate in a separate mailing over the next couple of weeks (see Part III, paragraph B of the Rules and Regulations for details). For those whose brews have qualified for the second round, Congratulations!!!!! The NHC Second Round will be registered on the BJCP Competition page today. The winners of the 28th Annual AHA National Homebrew Competition will be announced at the Grand Banquet of the AHA National Homebrewers Conference on Saturday June 24th in Orlando, FL. <http://www.beertown.org/events/hbc/index.html> Don't miss this event!!!! Thanks for your patience. Cheers, Janis -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Janis Gross, Project Coordinator American Homebrewers Association 736 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 447-0816 x134 janis at brewersassociation.org www.beertown.org AHA National Homebrewers Conference - June 21-24 Early Bird Deadline is May 15! Register NOW! http://www.beertown.org/events/hbc/index.html Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 10:46:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Jonathan Koehler <jonathankoehler at yahoo.com> Subject: RE: Beer Tripping in Napa Phil- In my opinion, there really aren't any must-visit breweries between Sacramento and Napa, although there are a couple of good ones that you might like to check out. 1) Sudwerk in Davis - the working side of the famous UC Davis brewing program. 2) Blue Frog Brewing in Fairfield, which is owned and operated by Marie Callendar's, and believe it or not, still makes really good beer. 3) Anheuser-Busch in Fairfield - we all know what the beer has to offer, so just take the tour if you have time, and be amazed by the scale of it all. 4) Downtown Joe's in Napa - beer is hit or miss at times. Their IPA and amber is mediocre, but the stout can be great. 5) Silverado Brewing Co. north of St. Helena - good beer and a beautiful setting. It's right on Hwy. 29, so you can't miss it. If you have time, and would like to sample truly exceptional beer from the region, you should take a <1 hour trip to Petuluma to the Lagunitas Brewing Company. http://www.lagunitas.com/ And if you make it over to Santa Rosa as Jefe suggests, you might as well go on to Healdsburg and hit Bear Republic Brewing Co. They make wonderfully big, hoppy ales like Racer 5, and Red Rocket Ale. Have fun. Jonathan Koehler Napa, California Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 14:06:15 -0400 From: "Tumarkin " <Tumarkin at HogtownBrewers.org> Subject: AHA National Conference Registration Hey y'all, It's getting very close to the early bird registration deadline. After May 15th the cost of registration for the AHA Conference in Orlando this June goes up, so register NOW. The website is: http://www.beertown.org/events/hbc/ And make your hotel registrations at the same time, which is really the purpose of this post. The Wyndham is doing something that hasn't been done at previous conferences - they are putting all the conference attendees' rooms together in a block. This is way cool and a big, big plus. But it gets even better. If you're coming as a larger group with your club or other friends, you can arrange to have all your rooms grouped together. Here's how... when you make your reservation, you'll get a confirmation number. Let your club members know that when they make their reservations, they can give the clerk your confirmation number & have them linked together. Not for billing, just for getting the rooms close together. If someone has already reserved their room, they can still call back and do this. That way, if they're making too much noise late at night in the next room, you'll know who it is, you can go over & drink their beer and then tell them to shut up. Mark Tumarkin Chair AHA Governing Committee 2006 NHC Speaker Coordinator Hogtown Brewers Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 15:30:57 -0600 From: "John Mealey" <mealey at gw.grand.k12.ut.us> Subject: Re: Re: Gluten-Free Beer Dennis O'Brien wrote: Now if I can find a good source of Millet cheaper than what I can find on Amazon, I should have the bases covered. Sun Organic Farms has sprouting millet for $18.50 for 25 lbs. That seems to be cheeper than any I saw on Amazon. Here's the link: http://www.sunorganicfarm.com/Merchant2/merchant. mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=GRA Return to table of contents
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