HOMEBREW Digest #223 Wed 09 August 1989

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		Rob Gardner, Digest Coordinator

  IBC Root Beer Bottles (Alex M. Stein)
  Oktoberfest beer, anyone (Russ Pencin)
  IBC bottles ("FEINSTEIN")

---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 8 Aug 89 08:45:41 PDT From: rutgers!retix.retix.com!alexs at hplabs.HP.COM (Alex M. Stein) Subject: IBC Root Beer Bottles In Digest #222, James Kolasa <jkolasa at ms.uky.edu> asks: > has anyone used IBC Root Beer bottles? They are > five cent returnables in some states. Will they hold up? I used quite a few IBC bottles for my first batch. I had no problems with capping, aging, or drinking. Highly recommended. The only drawback about IBC bottles is that, after you spend tens of thousands designing and printing your custom labels, it's hard to fit them on the bottle over the giant IBC logo cut into the glass. Happy Bottling! Alex Stein alexs at retix.com "Coffee Break's Over, Back On Your Heads!" Return to table of contents
Date: 8 August 1989 12:43:49 pm From: parcplace!pencin at Sun.COM (Russ Pencin) Subject: Oktoberfest beer, anyone A user on our local Bulletin Board has the following request: Fldr: Recipes Time: 21:21:51 Subj: Oktoberfest beer, anyone From: David Smith To: All I just got a brewing fridge and a temperature controller from Williams and I want to try an Oktoberfest for my first lager. BTW I'm an extract brewer (with adjuncts, of course). In trade, here is my porter (modified from Papazian's Sparrow Hawk) which won at this year's Santa Clara Co. Fair: 3.3 lbs John Bull dark extract 3.6 lbs light Australian dry malt 1 lb black patent malt (crushed coarsly in mortar and pestle) 2 oz whole Cascade hops 1/2 oz whole Tettnanger hops 1 oz whole Tettnanger hops (finishing) 1 pkg Edme ale yeast Add crushed black patent to 1 1/2 gal cold water, bring to boil, boil 10 minutes and strain out malt. Add extract and dry malt and Cascade and 1/2 oz Tettnanger hops. Boil 60 minutes. Add finishing hops and boil 1 minute. Turn off heat and steep 1-2 min. more. Sparge into 3 1/2 gal. cold water. Cool and pitch yeast. Starting gravity 1.056 at 60 F. Finishing gravity 1.024 Bottled with 3/4 C. corn sugar boiled in 1 pint water. I will post any responses to the board, thanks for the help. Russ Return to table of contents
Date: 8 Aug 89 17:49:00 EDT From: "FEINSTEIN" <crf at pine.circa.ufl.edu> Subject: IBC bottles Hi, all! Regarding IBC root beer bottles: I use 'em all the time, and think they're great. I had one brew that was **OVERCARBONATED!!**, all in IBC bottles, and only 2 or 3 of them went boom. As to your concerns about explosions: covering your bottles with a towel ought to do it, if they're not enclosed in a cardboard box. I've had a couple of bottles blow while inside a cardboard case (my very first batch ever), and all the glass was contained. On the whole, though: relax, don't worry... well, you know the rest! :-) Yours in Carbonation, Cher Feinstein Univ. of Fla. Gainesville, FL Temporary addresses: INTERNET: CRF at PINE.CIRCA.UFL.EDU BITNET: CRF at UFPINE Return to table of contents
End of HOMEBREW Digest #223, 08/09/89
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