HOMEBREW Digest #3513 Tue 26 December 2000

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  TPOS and other social games (Rod Prather)
  RE: Kettle Drain with Pellet Hops ("Jack Schmidling")
  Re:Using Karo Syrup instead of Corn Sugar for Priming (Demonick)
  Thanks for Jet Dry Response ("Dave Howell")
  RE: Kettle Drain with Pellet Hops ("Houseman, David L")
  Invert Sugar #2;Cultural Query ("FatCat")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 08:36:40 -0500 From: Rod Prather <rodpr at iquest.net> Subject: TPOS and other social games We in the U.S. do have a social "game" similar to TPOS though it is usually considered aggressive and a bit on the rude side. We call it pushing peoples buttons. Oh, Beer.... When in Indianapolis be sure to check out Oaken Barrel's Gnaw Bone Pale Ale and their Amber Ale. Very tasty. I think Brook Belli has been improving them. - -- Rod Prather, PooterDuude Indianapolis, Indiana Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 10:08:14 -0600 From: "Jack Schmidling" <arf at mc.net> Subject: RE: Kettle Drain with Pellet Hops From: Kevin Peters <kpeters at ptd.net> >Subject: I've been thinking about adding a drain to my boiling kettle, but in searching the archives, the posts I found said this works only with leaf hops......... I have used every sort of hops imaginable and never had a problem as long as I allow ample time to settle and do not stir. >A screen such as an easymasher?.... What else? js ASTROPHOTO OF THE WEEK http://user.mc.net/arf/weekly.htm Home Page:Astronomy, Beer, Cheese, Sausage, Videos http://user.mc.net/arf Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 08:27:47 -0800 From: Demonick <demonick at zgi.com> Subject: Re:Using Karo Syrup instead of Corn Sugar for Priming From: "Chris Strickland" <chris at new-horizon.net> >Has anybody tried using Karo Syrup instead corn sugar for priming, they're >the same thing basically. How much Syrup would equate to 3/4's cup of >corn sugar? Karo syrup contains, light corn syrup with high fructose corn syrup, salt, vanilla. You may or may not want to add salt and vanilla to your brew. Someone with a refractometer may be able to tell us the SG of Karo syrup and from that calculate the sugar content. Honey, which is pretty much the same thing is generally 15-18% water. Ho-ho-ho Domenick Venezia Venezia & Company, LLC Maker of PrimeTab (206) 782-1152 phone (206) 782-6766 fax orders demonick at zgi dot com http://www.primetab.com FREE PrimeTab SAMPLES! Enough for three 5 gallon batches. Fax, phone, or email: name, shipping address (no P.O.B.) and phone number. (I won't call. It's for UPS in case of delivery problems). Sorry, lower 48 only. Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 14:57:35 -0700 From: "Dave Howell" <djhowell at uswest.net> Subject: Thanks for Jet Dry Response Thanks to Rick Theiner for his response. I'll have to keep my glassware drying in the garage (my only space in this house without a basement), since SWMBO won't give up the jet-dry, and I cannot have counterspace to air-dry beerware. Dave Howell Costello: You know I'm a catcher too. Abbott: So they tell me. Costello: I get behind the plate to do some fancy catching, Tomorrow's pitching on my team and a heavy hitter gets up. Now the heavy hitter bunts the ball. When he bunts the ball, me, being a good catcher, I'm gonna throw the guy out at first. So I pick up the ball and throw it to who? Abbott: Now that's the first thing you've said right. Costello: I don't even know what I'm talking about! Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 17:27:51 -0600 From: "Houseman, David L" <David.Houseman at unisys.com> Subject: RE: Kettle Drain with Pellet Hops Kevin, This is one of the things I've asked a lot about and no-one had any good answers. So I've tried about everything and can provide some insight. First, If you do use a fine screen with pellet hops, I've found that it does get clogged. Perhaps if you used a very large surface area screen you'd be OK, but I've tried several and they might work with a lightly hopped beer but would clog terribly for a highly hopped one. I did try the stainles steel scrubbie on the end of you outlet drain and that worked better. A few pellet fines come through to start but it stops pretty soon. And you get some right at the end. But the courser screening of the scrubbie doesn't clog like the fine screen does. I don't think I had a problem with this and can't remember why I stopped using it. I also made a slotted copper ring for the bottom of my keg-kettle. I slotted the bottom of the copper tubing. This work well for a long time but I found that when the level of the wort got below the edge of the slots I'd lose siphon and leave more wort in the keg that I wanted to. So I tried another trick. That was do what commercial kettles do: They whirlpool to get the trub, hops and irish moss (if they use it) to the center of the kettle and then extract the wort from the outside edge of the kettle. This actually works very well for pellet hops but since there is no filter, if you use leaf hops and they come through you can clog up the outlet value (I did) and that's a real PITA. And on keg-kettles, the outer edge is above the bottom so I was leaving wort in the kettle. This year I began to use the SS false bottom from Stainless In Seatle and it works great. I've used pellet and leaf hops. I may get a few initial pellet fines but that clears quickly. No clogs this year and I've done some highly hopped pilsners without a problem. So I plan on staying with this set up until some problem arises then solve that one. David Houseman - ------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 08:40:48 -0500 From: Kevin Peters <kpeters at ptd.net> Subject: Kettle Drain with Pellet Hops I've been thinking about adding a drain to my boiling kettle, but in searching the archives, the posts I found said this works only with leaf hops. No pellets, since the screen will be clogged. Is anyone out there using a kettle drain who brews with only pellets? What arrangement works? A screen such as an easymasher? Along the sides of the kettle? A full false bottom? Kevin Peters Mechanicsburg, PA Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 21:14:22 -0500 From: "FatCat" <fatcat at homebrew.com> Subject: Invert Sugar #2;Cultural Query Anyone have a source for invert sugar, dark variety? Anyone know how much of Australia is inhabitable? Of that, how much is inhabited? Is there a shortage of females? Considering the popularity of buggering, one must wonder. God Save the Queen FatCat (Eton, Queens College) Return to table of contents
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