HOMEBREW Digest #5720 Wed 25 August 2010

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  TT and HBD [SEC=PERSONAL] ("Williams, Rowan")
  Re: Mead ("David Houseman")
  RE: Dry Hopping in the Keg (Mike Schwartz)
  re: mead (Steve Piatz)
  80 character limit (Kyle Jones)
  RE: Mead (Jason Henning)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:45:28 +1000 From: "Williams, Rowan" <Rowan.Williams at ag.gov.au> Subject: TT and HBD [SEC=PERSONAL] Personal Ummm, what's TT?! Do I need shots?!! Cheers, Rowan Canberra Brewers Club, Australia [9588.6, 261.5] AR (statute miles) - ---------------------------------------------------- If you have received this transmission in error please notify us immediately by return e-mail and delete all copies. If this e-mail or any attachments have been sent to you in error, that error does not constitute waiver of any confidentiality, privilege or copyright in respect of information in the e-mail or attachments. Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 07:42:54 -0400 From: "David Houseman" <david.houseman at verizon.net> Subject: Re: Mead Barry, A number of good sources for mead education: First get a copy of Ken Schramm's A Compleat Meadmaker. Second, the study materials for the BJCP Mead Judge Exam is very good as well. Then just spend some time Googling. Lots written by mead makers. Then sign up for Mead Lovers Digest (similar to HBD but focuses on mead). David Houseman Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 08:06:47 -0500 From: Mike Schwartz <mjs at seadogboats.com> Subject: RE: Dry Hopping in the Keg Try transferring to a clean keg using an out fitting with a hose long enough to reach the bottom of the clean keg. Tie a very fine mesh bag over the end of the tube to capture the hops that will come over. Tie it tight! They do like to slip off especially if you get a lot of hops coming over. So long as you purge the clean keg with CO2 before the transfer all should go well. As always, you should run some of the beer off to get rid of the bulk of yeast and hop sediment near the dip tube before starting the transfer. - -- Mike Schwartz Beer Barons of Milwaukee beerbarons.org worldofbeerfestival.com Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:35:09 -0500 From: Steve Piatz <piatz at cray.com> Subject: re: mead W. Barry Drusedum asks: > Second, I have a friend who raises bees and is getting more and more honey > and is interested in making Mead. Are there any good references (book or > web) that I can get him. Also, beyond your basic brewing equipment, is > there any additional equipment needed. > > Third, anyone have a good mead recipe? As for references, the best book is obviously Ken Schramm's Compleat Mead Maker. A very short summary is in the handout I created for the NHC Mead Maker of Year panel last June at http://tinyurl.com/2azcwvt Equipment wise, mead making is much simpler than beer making, there is no boiling required, so no kettle or chiller is needed. As for a starter recipe, just make a traditional mead using honey, nutrients, water and yeast. Select a target OG based on the chart in the above reference. - -- Steve Piatz sjpiatz at gmail.com Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 20:33:34 -0500 From: Kyle Jones <akylejones at gmail.com> Subject: 80 character limit How do those of you using Gmail set a character limit per line? Kyle Bellaire, TX Return to table of contents
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:27:47 -0400 From: Jason Henning <jason.henning at gmail.com> Subject: RE: Mead >From HBD 5719 > From: <drusedum at verizon.net> > Subject: Mead > Third, anyone have a good mead recipe? A few points: the specific gravity of honey is about 1.420 a gallon of honey weighs about 12 pounds Here's my starting point recipe for melomel (fruit mead). Equal parts of honey and fruit by weight and 3 times as much water as honey by volume. I'm going to make a blueberry mead in the next day or two. Here's my recipe 1 gallon of wildflower honey 10 pounds blueberries 2 pounds blackberries 3 gallons of water 5 packets Lavlin 71B wine yeast Blueberry mead has interesting peppery note that I really like. I'm hoping the blackberries add more to the complexity rather than an obvious flavor. I pitch a lot of yeast. I like 71B for mels, it produces some nice fruity esters. D47 is nice too, more of a grape flavor. Cheers, Jason Henning Whitmore Lake, MI [8.8,18] Rennerian Return to table of contents
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