HOMEBREW Digest #125 Wed 12 April 1989

[Prev HBD] [Index] [Next HBD] [Back]

		Rob Gardner, Digest Coordinator

  The beer continuum (David Baer)
  Duplicates, Compuserve, etc (rdg)
  RE: Homebrew Digest #124 (April 11, 1989) (DEW)

Send submissions to homebrew%hpfcmr at hplabs.hp.com Send requests to homebrew-request%hpfcmr at hplabs.hp.com
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 11 Apr 89 08:17:17 PDT From: dsbaer at EBay.Sun.COM (David Baer) Subject: The beer continuum Gary Benson asks the insightful question: >>What exactly is ale, beer, malt liquor, porter, bitter, stout? What qualities do [stouts share] that their makers can...put "stout" on the label? Are pilsner and lager similar -- both are light-colored, right? And Lager is aged, but is that it? How about Bock and dupplebock? << In very brief, each of these styles of beers has a starting gravity, specific ingredient, or certain type of yeast that allows each to be classified with other beers. The problem lies when styles of beer are very similar: ie Porter and Stout. There the line of distinction blurs and the words often become interchangeable. Michael Jackson has a book "The Simon and Schuester Pocket Guide to Beer" that will give alot of details about what the differences are between different beer styles. >>I understand that bock is the season's dregs,<< I have a different understanding of bock. Without my pocket guide I don't have an exact definition, but I think bock beers are usually brewed in the fall for consumption in the spring, they have relatively high starting gravities: ie 1055-1065(dopplebocks are 1070-1080) and are called bock beer because the original bock was brewed in Einbeck, Germany. The reason many bock beers have a goat as their mascot is "bock" is goat in German. I don't speak German and can't verify my last statement at this moment, but I think its true. Welcome aboard, Gary, Dave Baer (Sun Microsystems, Inc. in lovely Milpitas,CA) Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 89 15:59:42 MDT From: rdg at hpfcmi Subject: Duplicates, Compuserve, etc Full-Name: Rob Gardner I'd like to thank everyone for putting up with both the duplicate problem and the blank message problem. I predict that these maladies will still be eradicated in our lifetimes. Be patient. > to future editions of our digest. Oh! a piece of adminstrivia to the kind > person who manages the digest: > > a suggestion: would it be possible to include the edition as part of the > "End" message", something like: > > End of HOMEBREW Digest 199, 5/4/89 > ********************************** > > Thanks again to all who are contributing to this fine publication. I > look forward to reading the digest every time it comes. Well, with all those compliments, how can I refuse? OK, now on to our regularly scheduled program. Warning: Famous Gardner-style Diatribe begins here... > Charlie Papazian tells me that the homebrew forum on CompuServe is set up > and there is some activity. > AHA members can get a free subscription and initial time on CompuServe. > Call or write the AHA. Wow, that's sounds good. But here's my personal, biased, opinion on how successful homebrew will be on CompuServe. Consider that out of the tens (or perhaps hundreds) of thousands of people who have access to Usenet/BitNet/CSnet/Arpanet/etcnet, only about 350 have elected to subscribe to the Homebrew Digest. Out of those 350, there are only around 5 or 10 people who contribute articles regularly, and only about 30 or 40 who ever contribute. (Diclaimer: these numbers are the purest shimmering wild assed guesses.) The obvious reason for the small number of subscribers (as opposed to say, Zymurgy circulation), is that we are homebrewers with an interest in computers, and who work with them on a daily basis, and happen to be lucky enough to have access to the net. Now, let's look at the people who will subscribe to the compuserve homebrewing discussion. They are a similar group, but with one important difference: they will have to be loaded with money. For in order to access compuserve, you must own a modem, and a terminal or a personal computer! You must also have bags of money to pay the connect charges. Now, it is true that lots of people brew beer, and lots of people have PC's, but how many people are interested in both? I predict it will be a pretty small number of people who are willing to spend the extra time and money. For most of you out there, the time and money you spend on the Homebrew Digest is close to nothing. How many of you would even bother if it meant you had to go through a whole electronic ritual just to log in? Well, that's just my opinion. Rob Return to table of contents
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 89 13:32 EST From: DEW at vms.cis.pittsburgh.edu Subject: RE: Homebrew Digest #124 (April 11, 1989) Prior to receiveing the Homebrew Digest #124 the last Digest I received was #117. Is this a current problem or am I the only subscriber experiencing this difficulty? If possible I would like to receive Digests #118 to #123. Digestless Doug ... Return to table of contents
[Prev HBD] [Index] [Next HBD] [Back]
HTML-ized on 06/29/00, by HBD2HTML version 1.2 by K.F.L.
webmaster at hbd.org, KFL, 10/9/96