HOMEBREW Digest #5269 Mon 31 December 2007

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  Rye Hefe (leavitdg)
  Request from Paul Farnsworth ("Dave Draper")
  Re: Shipping Homebrew (Scott Alfter)
  Entries accepted starting Jan 1st for 2008 Upper Mississippi Mash-Out ("Crist, Jonathan")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 06:05:12 -0500 From: leavitdg at plattsburgh.edu Subject: Rye Hefe For those of you who have used rye in a hefe, how much do you believe is the upper limit? I recently put 2 lb of rye with 4 lb of wheat, and 4 lb of 2 row base pale malt, and wonder how much more one could use and still get it converted? Perhaps I could increase the rye, and decrease the wheat? But how far could one go before these were not converted? For those who like Hefe, try a little rye. It gives a nice bite. Make sure you do a beta glucan rest, or it will be real thick. Happy Holidays! Darrell Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 08:13:29 -0700 From: "Dave Draper" <david at draper.name> Subject: Request from Paul Farnsworth Dear Friends, Over this past summer, we here in Albuquerque were fortunate to gain a new neighbor, brewing colleague, ace guitarist and all-around good guy, the well-known Paul Farnsworth. Paul's been having some email issues trying to post here to HBD, so I'm posting this on his behalf. In fact, I had trouble myself the first time I tried to submit this, something about homebrew at hbd.org being broken, so I'm trying again. Please direct all responses to him at paulf <at> unm <dot> edu -- not to me. Thanks! -- Dave in ABQ "I am looking for a complete, 3 vessel, 15 gallon brewing system. I donated mine to a good cause and do not have time to build a new one. Do you have a neglected brewery that needs a new home? Alternatively, has anyone bought a new system recently and have any recommendations or warnings!? Cheers Paul Farnsworth" =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- David S. Draper, Institute of Meteoritics, Univ New Mexico David at Draper dot Name Beer page: http://www.unm.edu/~draper/beer.html Life's a bitch, but at least there's homebrew ---Norm Pyle Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 12:59:35 -0800 From: Scott Alfter <scott at alfter.us> Subject: Re: Shipping Homebrew runnur2 at comcast.net wrote: > What is the best way of packaging homebrew and then legally shipping across the > United States? >From a legal standpoint, all you really need to do is avoid the Postal Service, as sending alcohol through the mail is illegal. There's no law against using a private carrier (such as UPS or FedEx). If you're flying somewhere, you can haul beer with your checked baggage. Get a sturdy cardboard box, some packing tape (strapping tape would also be a good idea if you're shipping much more than a 6-pack), and some bubble wrap (get the type with the small (1/4" or 3/8"?) bubbles, not the big 1" bubbles)...about 2 sq. ft. of bubble wrap for each 12-oz. bottle and 3 sq. ft. for each bomber, from a roll 1' wide. Some old newspapers might also be useful. Individually wrap each bottle and put it in the box with necks facing in opposite directions. Place a sheet of bubble wrap on top of the first layer of bottles and start building the next layer on top, with the bottles turned 90 degrees from the first. Repeat until the box is full or you're out of bottles. If you have small gaps to fill, wad up some newsprint and stuff it in the gap. If the box is too tall for the amount of beer you have in it, cut it down to size. Once the box is closed up, nothing inside should be able to shift around. It'd be a good idea to mark the box's contents as fragile. If your beer is flying with you, stickers for that purpose should be available at the check-in counter. (Airlines shouldn't have any trouble handling cardboard boxes; they'll slap some "baggage" stickers on it, have you sign a waiver, and call it a day. So far, I've used Southwest and Ted to ship beer, and I've not had any problems with either of them.) A 14x14x14" box will hold 25 12-oz. bottles, and the combined weight will be somewhere under 50 lbs...maybe low 40s. A 16x16x16" box should hold at least 36 bottles...yesterday, I brought one back with 30 12-oz. bottles, three bombers, and a few shirts and other lightweight items I received for Christmas. It weighed in at 52 lbs.; Southwest charged me $25 for overweight baggage, but that's still far less than UPS or FedEx would've charged even for next-day delivery. More importantly, though, they all arrived undamaged. I now have a Goose Island stash, and my Victory and Avery supplies are somewhat restocked. :-) I use the same type of packaging (on a smaller scale) to ship entries to homebrew competitions. You might want to use a little more bubble wrap (maybe 50% more), but the rest of these guidelines apply. Some people have reported problems getting UPS to accept shipments of beer, but I've not had any trouble dropping entries off at FedEx. One time, I delivered entries to an out-of-state competition because I was already going that way for a beerfest. Some have said the TSA might have a problem with unmarked glass bottles full of liquid in your checked baggage, but that's not been my experience. _/_ Scott Alfter / v \ Visit the SNAFU website today! (IIGS( http://www.nevadabrew.com/ Top-posting! \_^_/ rm -rf /bin/laden >What's the most annoying thing on Usenet? Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:57:47 -0600 From: "Crist, Jonathan" <Jonathan.Crist at bsci.com> Subject: Entries accepted starting Jan 1st for 2008 Upper Mississippi Mash-Out Get Ready for the 2008 Upper Mississippi Mash-Out, January 25-26 in St Paul, Minnesota. Sponsored by the St. Paul Homebrewers Club and the Minnesota Home Brewers Assn., this is one of the largest contests in the country and offers prizes along with medals for every award. This includes the hand-made wooden chalices for best-of-show winners in beer, mead and cider. Check out the infamous "Eis-Anything" category, and NEW this year there are two categories for first time entrants (1060+ OG and 1060- OG). Entries are accepted January 1-12. All the details can be found at http://www.mnbrewers.com/mashout Jonathan Crist Return to table of contents
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