HOMEBREW Digest #5124 Wed 10 January 2007

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  Low wheat extraction... ("Bev D. Blackwood II")
  re: Re-hopping (-s)
  Low efficiency with wheat (Signalbox Brewery)
  RE: Low efficiency with Wheat... why! ("Brian Lundeen")
  Re: Hop Extracts - Tetra ("Mike Racette")
  re: stockholm: a beer-friendly socialist paradise ("steve.alexander")
  Bass keg valve - removal ("Bryan L")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 23:59:28 -0600 From: "Bev D. Blackwood II" <bdb2 at bdb2.com> Subject: Low wheat extraction... Michael Eyre wonders... Low efficiency with Wheat... why? - ---- Have you checked your grind? When we make a wheat beer at the brewery, we adjust our mill tighter to properly crack the wheat instead of the barley. Could be you're simply mashing a large percentage of WHOLE wheat kernels instead of CRACKED wheat kernels. Most homebrew shops don't make the grind adjustment, so the kernels could be slipping right through. (and I STILL get rejected for thinking about BREWING before how my message is formatted!) Bev D. Blackwood II Brewing Production Manager Saint Arnold Brewing Company 2522 Fairway Park Drive Houston, TX 77092 713-686-9494 http://www.saintarnold.com Tours Every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 03:30:17 -0500 From: -s <-s at adelphia.net> Subject: re: Re-hopping Spencer correctly ID's a problem .... << ... suggests boiling hops in water to add bitterness to an underhopped beer. My experience is that this also extracts a nasty "grassy" flavor from the hops. Maybe the pH of my water .... >> Yeah - that's the ticket. The extraction of flavor from hops is really quite pH sensitive. The humulinic acid & humulone are quite soluble at boiling, above pH of about 4.3, but the rough tasting beta-acids (lupulones) remain reltively insoluble till the pH exceeds 7. Also the phenolic materials in hops become more soluble as the pH rises. To put this in context a moderately hopped beer received has as much phenolics from the several ounces of hops as from the several pounds of malt. The hops contain significant gallotannins which are among the most astringent of phenolics, and usually are left behind in the break. Hop teas are not an ideal remedy, but to make one you really should drop the water pH to ~5. -S Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 14:38:56 +0000 From: Signalbox Brewery <signalbox.brewery at ntlworld.com> Subject: Low efficiency with wheat Michael Eyre asks why he gets low efficiency with wheat, although he later mentions malt. Re both unmalted and malted wheat, the thoughts of Chairman Burley at http://hbd.org/hbd/archive/4299.html#4299-8 may be of interest. David Edge, Derby Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:54:48 -0600 From: "Brian Lundeen" <blundeen at mts.net> Subject: RE: Low efficiency with Wheat... why! > Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 20:50:45 -0800 > From: Michael Eyre <meyre at sbcglobal.net> > Subject: Low efficiency with Wheat... why! > > Hey all! > > Question: Why are all my wheat beers coming out so low in > O.G. compared to my all barley beers? Pound for pound, when I > use wheat in my recipes, they come out low. For instance, if > I were to use 100% barley in a Pale ale, say, 18lbs of it, my > O.G. would be 1.050, for sake of argument. If I used 50/50 > barley and *malted* wheat, my O.G. comes out towards the > 1.040 side. Every time, consistently. Supposedly, wheat has a > higher percentage of potential fermentables in it, so what am > I doing wrong? > This is strictly a guess but I would suspect the reduced quantity of hulls in the wheat mash is causing channeling in your mash setup. Sparge water is not reaching all the grains, and your efficiency suffers as a result. You don't mention if you rake your mash. If not, I would try that and see if it improves things. Cheers Brian, in Winnipeg Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:08:28 -0700 From: "Mike Racette" <mike.racette at hydro-gardens.com> Subject: Re: Hop Extracts - Tetra John Peed mentions "Tetra" as a hop extract. Does anyone know where to buy this in small quantities? I've been looking to experiment with tetrahop not for bitterness but for head retention purposes, but have been unable to find it in homebrewer quantities or even small commercial quantities. Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:23:17 -0500 From: "steve.alexander" <steve-alexander at adelphia.net> Subject: re: stockholm: a beer-friendly socialist paradise Raj says, << Don't forget to have punsch a few times and bring home a bottle of Batavian Arrack >> Whoa there, you have me all wrong if you think I'm traveling to Sweden to sample Indonesian "coconut rum". Even if the local college student have taken to it for centuries. Sorry Raj, but there are two types of distilled alcohol; the first type is aged in toasted hardwood and used as a beverage, the other type is sanitizer. << Because of the alcohol tax, the price difference between top-quality and rubbish is small, and the guys who compose the state liquor-list (catalog) have done a nice job. >> http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Systembolaget http://www.systembolaget.se/hem/ So it seems the state beer and liquor are overpriced, the beer mishandled. The wine is however quite reasonable. Very nice selection, as you say. Seems so odd given the lattitude. Any specific Swedish beer recommendations, Raj ? At $6-10USD for a pint of beer at a bar, Sweden seems more socialist and less like paradise to me. Say what you will of the US brand of socialists, but with Ted Kennedy we can at least count on reasonable alcohol taxes. -S Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 22:33:36 -0500 From: "Bryan L" <rheinheitsgebot at gmail.com> Subject: Bass keg valve - removal Does anyone know how to safely remove the valve from a Bass/Tennets keg (Grundy G...maybe) ? I just took possesion of a retired keg to play with. The problem is that I don't know how to remove the valve. The keg is from Bass, and has that rounded triangle valve that of course I don't have a coupler for. I searched the Hbd and could only come up with a few comments from Tom Davidson (hbd #5123) regarding the same problem, but the only resolution was to convert to a kettle - not my plan, yet. Thanks everyone and cheers! Return to table of contents
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