HOMEBREW Digest #275 Wed 11 October 1989

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  Beer judge exam, Boulder, Colorado (drutx!homer)
  Two items (Doug Roberts  at  Los Alamos National Laboratory)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 10 Oct 89 13:14:05 mdt From: att!drutx!homer at hplabs.HP.COM Subject: Beer judge exam, Boulder, Colorado Beer Judge Certification Program Exam Boulder, Colorado October 24, 1989 7:00 PM Contact: Jim Homer (303) 538-2422 (303) 443-9142 Full details on the program are contained in a booklet that can be requested by sending a postal address to: att!drutx!homer, or AHA, PO Box 287, Boulder, CO 80306. Attn: BJCP Administrator Jim Homer Co-director BJCP att!drutx!homer Return to table of contents
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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 89 19:54:09 MDT From: roberts%studguppy at LANL.GOV (Doug Roberts at Los Alamos National Laboratory) Subject: Two items First: a warning. Clara Bell packs a sucker punch. After downing two 16 oz glasses, I stood up and suddenly realized the obvious: 6.5% is a _tad_ stronger than what you normally find in most store-bought brew. Second: I was perusing my recipe book, and turned to the page describing the second batch I ever made. I named it "Bitter Words", and it was made from 5# light dry malt extract, 1.5# dark dry malt extract, 1# dried molasses, 2 oz Northern Brewers, 1 oz Brewer's Gold, and 1 oz Cluster, all for bittering, and 2 oz Fuggles for finishing. That's right, six oz hops, most of it high alpha acid. Hey, I made this batch back in June, 1985 when I new _nothing_ about making beer. I put in in the secondary on June 27, bottled on August 6, and impatiently waited a month before tasting. Come the appointed evening, I eagerly poured the first glass, and tasted. "Damn", I thought, "ruined." But I drank it anyhow. "Wait a minute, maybe it's not so bad", I said to myself as I drained the glass. "I'll try another." I drank another. "You know," I mused, "This really isn't bad at all. I think I'll taste another, just to be sure." I stood up, and my knees buckled. As it turned out in the days to come, my wife & I came to regard "Bitter Words" as one heck of a fine bitter. Funny thing about history -- it does tend to repeat itself. Clara Bell & I just had a similar encounter this evening. Not that I ever had any doubts that the batch was good, mind you, however I was politely but firmly reminded that a good strong homebrew can indeed pack a punch! --Doug ================================================================ Douglas Roberts | Los Alamos National Laboratory |When choosing between two evils, Box 1663, MS F-602 |I always like to try the one Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 |I've never tried before. (505)667-4569 | dzzr at lanl.gov | ================================================================ Return to table of contents
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