HOMEBREW Digest #5272 Tue 08 January 2008

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  Re: bread/yeast/yada ("steve.alexander")
  BJCP Announcements (Ed Westemeier)
  Call for Judges and Entries for Las Vegas Winterfest 2008 (Scott Alfter)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 02:31:42 -0500 From: "steve.alexander" <-s at roadrunner.com> Subject: Re: bread/yeast/yada Like John Stewart I've long subscribed to Cook's Illustrated and Cook's before that; highly recommended. I really like their approach to the kitchen (and no-knead bread) but the article has a few annoying errors about beer fermentation in the text. No matter. For some years I baked all the bread in the house and yes there really is something important to keeping the humidity up in the first portion of the bake. The no-knead method of cooking in a dutch oven should accomplish this. I suspect baking yeast are a lot closer to wine S.Cerevisiae than to brewing yeast. High sterol storage capacity and an even odder O2 usage pattern. Salt and even the vinegar mentioned may impede the bread rise. No - bread yeast do not metabolize starch, but even flour has a bit of amylase and the yeast acidity permits just a little starch hydrolysis. The very long cool dough stage supposedly causes the proteins to unravel, but care must be taken to avoid excessive time (the protein/texture is lost). Long before the NY Times "discovered" the method there was a book, "No Need to Knead" by ??? Dunaway that covered the topic of minimal kneading well. From the look of the bread in the CI & NYT articles, the crumb could be improved by just a little more streching/kneading, unless you are seeking a particularly hole-y rustic loaf (which is also nice at times). You may be surprised at the impact of merely wrapping the dough 4x on the texture. So where is the resident baker on this topic ? beer, -S Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 09:26:47 -0500 From: Ed Westemeier <hopfen at malz.com> Subject: BJCP Announcements Two items from the BJCP (more at www.bjcp.org): 1. We are pleased to announce the development of a custom kit to help judges preparing for the BJCP Beer Judge Exam in recognizing specific beer flavors and aromas. It's free to members, and more information is available on our website. 2. Four of the seven BJCP regions are having elections this year, and we would really like to see more involvement. So far, only two of the four have more than one candidate for Regional Representative. All you have to do to run for one of these positions is to have five other judges send a one line email on your behalf. Again, more information is on the website. Ed Westemeier BJCP Communication Director communication_director at bjcp.org Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 09:01:15 -0800 From: Scott Alfter <scott at alfter.us> Subject: Call for Judges and Entries for Las Vegas Winterfest 2008 How about a Winterfest that's actually held in a winter month? Las Vegas Winterfest 2008 is coming up in a little more than a month, on 9 February 2008. We're looking to grow the competition back to what it used to be, and we need your entries! Two bottles and $7.00 is all it takes to get your beer, mead, or cider in. Shipped entries are accepted 21 January to 1 February. If you're coming from out of town to judge or steward, you can save a few bucks and bring your entries with you. This year's competition will be held at the Freakin' Frog, on Maryland Parkway across from UNLV. We'll need all of the judges and stewards we can muster; if you're interested, send me some mail. For more detailed info, see our competition webpage: http://www.nevadabrew.com/twiki/bin/view/Competitions/Winterfest08Announce Thanks, and good luck to all entrants! Scott Alfter scott at beerandloafing.org Return to table of contents
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