HOMEBREW Digest #1314 Mon 03 January 1994

Digest #1313 Digest #1315

		Rob Gardner, Digest Coordinator

  Newman's Brews (Kieran O'Connor)
  Specific Gravity readings (robemnckr)
  Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout (Paul Hethmon)
  Shipping brew, Brewing Wine coolers (Timothy Gray)
  Recipe request (Richard Nantel)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 01 Jan 1994 07:20:52 -0400 (EDT) From: ELTEE at delphi.com Subject: STARTER TEMPS What temperatures should starters for lagers be done, at ale or lager temps? Also, is it a problem to use a much bigger bottle, such as a 1 gallon for a 1 quart starter? Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 1994 17:01:37 -0500 (EST) From: Kieran O'Connor <koconnor at mailbox.syr.edu> Subject: Newman's Brews I just got back from a trip to NH--I stopped at Catamount Brewery in White River Junction. On the tour the tour guide mentioned that they brew Newman's Albany Amber brews now. Apparently, Newman doesnt brew anything now--its all contracted out. Another note--apparently Catamount is brewing Pike's Place brews for the east coast! Kieran O'Connor E-Mail Address: koconnor at mailbox.syr.edu Syracuse, N.Y. USA Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 01 Jan 94 20:55:54 EST From: robemnckr at aol.com Subject: Specific Gravity readings In the fine tradition of... "Relax. Don't Worry. Have a HomeBrew!" I am trying to do just that. I have just tried my first batch of HomeBrew. After I finished preparing the wort and was ready to add the yeast I took a hydrometer reading and it was 1.022. Although I am a neophyte at this sort of thing, I do know that the reading should have been much higher (about 1.038-1.045). The wort was at 65F so the temperature should not have affected the reading. I took the reading in the fermenter tank (one of those white plastic pails), could this be the problem. Any suggestions. -Rob (trying to relax, waiting for a homebrew) Emenecker mail: RobEmnckr at aol.com voice: 215-239-9108 Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 1994 10:21:09 -0500 From: Paul Hethmon <hethmon at cs.utk.edu> Subject: Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout Not a direct brewing question, but could someone venture an opinion on whether or not this beer is worth $17.00 a six-pack? I've noticed it on the shelves a couple of times and it sounds very tempting, but I've been reluctant to take the plunge. | Paul Hethmon | Anonymous ftp for | hethmon at cs.utk.edu | Woodworking: cs.rochester.edu | University of Tennessee | HomeBrew: sierra.stanford.edu | Knoxville, Tennessee | OS/2 Info: ftp-os2.cdrom.com Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 94 16:15:18 GMT From: tgray at nlbbs.com (Timothy Gray) Subject: Shipping brew, Brewing Wine coolers Here's a couple questions I hope someone can help me out with. First of all, I've just gotten into homebrewing and would like to ship some of it from here in Maine to my brother in Phoenix. Does anyone know what the bottom line is on shipping brew? What does UPS think about it? The other question is like the one Dan Wood asked a couple days ago about making fruit flavored sparkling waters. Unfortunately, my girlfriend doesn't share my enthusiasm for a freshly brewed ale. She does like wine coolers a lot and, being new to brewing, I'm wondering what it takes to make a batch of it. Thanks in advance for any info. Tim Gray tgray at nlbbs.com Return to table of contents
Date: 02 Jan 94 20:32:08 EST From: Richard Nantel <72704.3003 at CompuServe.COM> Subject: Recipe request Does anyone have an all-grain recipe producing something similar to Vermont's Otter Creek Copper Ale? It is one of the finest beers I've tasted. I'd also appreciate receiving an all-grain tried and tested recipe for a Bass pale ale. I'm brewing this Thursday. Thanks Richard Nantel Montreal, Quebec Canada Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 1994 20:39:07 -0500 (EST) From: "THE FOURWHEELIN' 'TALIAN WANNABE JOKEMEISTER." <AD75173%LTUVAX.bitnet at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU> Subject: question: Would any of you more experienced brewers be able to advise me on a simple question? I'd like to know what I should do with my latest batch of beer. I was using Papazian's Righteous Real Ale (page 178 of TNCJoH) recipe, with the addition of crystal malt for a more reddish color. I also used 6 lb of malt extract instead of 5 lb. Way back in late November I started this brew in two five gal. buckets. The next day I transferred to carboy. Fermentation slowed and I racked the beer off the sediment and back into the carboy. About mid December the fermentation picked up again and blew foam out the triple tube(?) airlock. It slowed a bit more, and I went back home for the holidays. I'm back now, and the beer is STILL going. It's got one bubble every 7 seconds, and a gravity of 1.006 at 76 degrees F. Should I let it keep going? Should I bottle it? If I bottle it, should I use less than the recommended amount of primer? Aaron Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 1994 20:55:15 -0500 (EST) From: "THE FOURWHEELIN' 'TALIAN WANNABE JOKEMEISTER." <AD75173%LTUVAX.bitnet at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU> Subject: wine suggestions Kim P. asks for wine fruit suggestions... My only wine book is "Winemaker's Recipe Handbook" by Raymond Massaccesi. It has a purple cover. It has lots of recipes for many different fruits. This fall I picked some wild grapes (Fox, Oregon, Muscadine?) and chokecherries and these made my best wine ever. I also made some from mint. Another suggestion: try sparkling wine. You just prime it with corn sugar, sort of like priming beer. I have tried peach, too, but don't like it. I tried someone else's peach wine, and didn't like his, either. Good luck... Aaron Dionne Return to table of contents
End of HOMEBREW Digest #1314, 01/03/94