HOMEBREW Digest #203 Tue 18 July 1989

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		Rob Gardner, Digest Coordinator

  Unsubscribtion (Jarmo Jussila)
  Re: Corn sugar cidery? (a.e.mossberg)
  Grapvine Brewery Anniversary ("MISVX1::HABERMAND")
  Reynolds Aluminum Tapper ("MR. DAVID HABERMAN")
  DRY!!! and, Aging (pbmoss!mal)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 17 Jul 89 15:06 CET From: Jarmo Jussila <UDDJJ%SEUDAC21.BITNET at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU> Subject: Unsubscribtion Please rememove me from Homebrew Mailing List. Thanks Jarmo Jussila <UDDJJ at SEUDAC21.BITNET> Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 89 9:52:34 EDT From: aem at mthvax.cs.miami.edu (a.e.mossberg) Subject: Re: Corn sugar cidery? In HOMEBREW Digest #202, att!iwtio!korz at hplabs.HP.COM sez: >Corn sugar tends to add a cidery flavor to your beer. It won't >do much to your flavor when you use it for bottling, but anything >more than a cup or two will change the flavor of the final product. It's cane sugar that adds a cidery taste, not corn sugar. aem -- a.e.mossberg - aem at mthvax.cs.miami.edu/aem at umiami.BITNET - Pahayokee Bioregion DC6 which is being used for Contra weapons supply runs out of New Orleans is probably being used for drug runs into U.S. - Oliver North Return to table of contents
Date: 17 Jul 89 08:26:00 PDT From: "MISVX1::HABERMAND" <habermand%misvx1.decnet at afal-edwards.af.mil> Subject: Grapvine Brewery Anniversary Thanks to all those who responded to my query about breweries and brewpubs to visit in Northern California and Oregon. In my own neck of the woods, Grapevine Brewery in Lebec, California will be having their anniversary celebration on July 29. It should be a lot of fun. I was just there last weekend and had a chance to sample the Special Lager, Summerfest Lager, and Extra Special Bitters (there were 3 of us). They were all very good, but we decided the ESB was the best of the three. There were also Mild Ale, American Lager, and Stout. I sampled The Mild Ale, but it had a winey taste and I sent it back. The cause of winey aroma and flavor that I am familier with is too much oxidation of the beer. They usually have 6 locally brewed beers on tap and they also serve good food. They are located off Interstate 5 at the Frazier Park exit. The general location is the Tejon Pass 50 miles North of Los Angeles and 40 miles South of Bakersfield. See you there! David Return to table of contents
Date: 17 Jul 89 14:01:00 PDT From: "MR. DAVID HABERMAN" <habermand at afal-edwards.af.mil> Subject: Reynolds Aluminum Tapper I just received a Reynolds Alumunum Tapper keg from a friend. It held 2&1/4 gallons of Falstaff Draft Beer and says to return for deposit. I would like to know if anyone has tried to refill these, and if so, how? It is meant to lay on its side and has a tap in the center of the top. It does not have any provision for putting hoses on it, so it must be pre-pressurized in the brewery. I could probably fill it and use the secondary fermentation to pressurize it. Thanks. David Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 89 14:49:18 -0700 From: pacbell!pbmoss!mal at hplabs.HP.COM Subject: DRY!!! and, Aging Paul Close writes: > ... After a few swallows, my mouth > has an unpleasant "dry" feel to it ... Immediately after Paul posted this, my latest batch was ready for tasting, and I was in a similar pickle. My recipe & process are strikingly different from Paul's, but I too have produced a beer that leaves me thirsty! The recipe, from memory: 3 lbs. bulk "light Scottish" malt extract 3 lbs. 2-row pale malt 9 AAU Kent Golding hops Edme yeast* Finings: 1 tsp gelatin and 1 oz PolyClar-AT Priming: 1 cup corn sugar I used the "small scale mash" procedure in Miller's "CHoHB", and was careful about the temperatures. My sparging procedure could very well be at fault, though: my improvised lauter tun consists of a large colander lined with a nylon straining cloth, and I ladled all the mash through it, which left more than a little of the cloudy wort in the boiler. I then poured it all back through the grain and into a catch pail, then back through the grain again and into the boiler. Only then did I rinse the grain with the sparge water. Is that too much hot wort/water on the grain? Could that be where the astringent dryness came from? Another suspect is the yeast. I previously made a batch using almost exactly the same recipe. The sparge was handled much differently, and with my equipment, required more than 2 hands (ergo the change this last time). The largest change from that batch was the yeast: that time, I used Red Star Ale yeast, which was altogether too fruity for my taste. This seems to be the opposite! I can't taste the malt at all! I've previously only used Edme with dark beers, and have gotten results I liked. Is it too attenuative for the light malts I was using? Another possible culprit is the heat: in the 70's at pitching, rising rapidly into the 90's through primary fermentation (ambient room temp. The carboy was swathed in wet towels in a tub of cold water, with a fan on it at all times), tapering into the 80's during secondary. Paul Close writes: >P.S. My beer is still sitting at room temperature. Should I refrigerate it >now? Once the beer is in bottles, what is a good procedure? Immediately >chill, or sit for a while, or ??? It's my understanding that most of the meaningful in-bottle changes will either take place more slowly or not at all if the beer is chilled. So if you're hoping (as I am with mine) that a little age will take the "edge" off of it, leave it at (cool) room temperature. = Martin A. Lodahl Pac*Bell Minicomputer Operations Support Staff = = {att,bellcore,sun,ames}!pacbell!pbmoss!mal 916/972-4821 = = If it's good for ancient Druids, runnin' nekkid through the wuids, = = Drinkin' strange fermented fluids, it's good enough for me! 8-) = Return to table of contents
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