HOMEBREW Digest #3950 Sat 25 May 2002

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  8th Annual Boneyard Brew-Off (jwpepper)
  Query re crown seals (Bernard Morey)
  The Jethro Gump Report- It Must Be A Mistake ("Rob Moline")
  Re: Siebel Reply - First Wort Hopping (Jeff Renner)
  Pitching onto a used yeast cake.... (Kelly Grigg)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 00:11:57 -0500 (CDT) From: jwpepper at students.uiuc.edu Subject: 8th Annual Boneyard Brew-Off Brewers, start your kettles! Judges, whet your palates! The Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots (B.U.Z.Z.) announce the 8th Annual Boneyard Brew-Off, to be held in Champaign-Urbana Illinois on June 8th. As usual we feature judging of beer and mead (sorry, no ciders this year) in all AHA/BJCP categories, as well as the No On Gets Out Alive High Gravity special category where the entries-- any beer or mead with a starting gravity of 1.070 or above-- are judged on a purely hedonic basis. In addition to the standard BJCP 2001 styles, we will be including style 16X, West Coast Stout. This special subcategory will be judged along with BJCP stouts, and will be eligible for Best Of Show. Judges, stewards, and hangers-on will also be treated to the usual Friday night Judge Social and Saturday evening dinner. For more information, including where to send entries and how to sign up to judge, please visit our website at: http://www.uiuc.edu/ro/BUZZ/brewoff.html Slainte! The folks at BUZZ PS. We will be accepting entries beginning Monday! Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 15:34:47 +1000 From: Bernard Morey <bernardmorey at optushome.com.au> Subject: Query re crown seals 1. Are standard crown seals OK to use on twist-off bottles (Australia: stubbies)? I believe it is best to use a capping machine for this type of bottle rather than an old- fashioned hammer-on sealer. I guess the latter is a bit robust for a use-once container. 2. $2 shops sell attractive Chinese-made swing-top bottles (Grolsch-style) for $2.25 or $2.50. Anyone used these? They are more attractive than your standard 750ml brown bottle. Bernard Morey Melbourne Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 01:36:37 -0500 From: "Rob Moline" <jethrogump at mchsi.com> Subject: The Jethro Gump Report- It Must Be A Mistake The Jethro Gump Report- It Must Be A Mistake It must be a mistake...Mr. Bowman can't be a half-wit...he knows how to post on HBD. So, it must be a mistake....or else, why would he bother to read HBD? Some brewers actually feel a pride in their craft, and some sense of devotion to it .... Jethro Gump "You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But You Can't Make it Think!" Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 14:07:49 -0400 From: brewjohn4 at netscape.net Subject: more complaints I find it very interesting that when our homebrew community is given the "honor" of asking questions to Seibel, that we are suddenly inundated with posts from pro-brewers, asking questions which have little or nothing to do about homebrewing issues. I find this backs-up my previous post where I stated that I don't see what these people have in common with us. I'm certainly not brewing 120bbl at a time, as one of these posts refered to. I would even wonder if this Seibel "opportunity" isn't a veiled attempt by the pro-brewing community use homebrewers as a front for free advice. Where are these pro-brewers when Seibel week isn't happening? John Bowman "The More I Know About Beer, The More I Realize I Need To Know More About Beer!" Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 09:02:28 -0400 From: Jeff Renner <JeffRenner at comcast.net> Subject: Re: Siebel Reply - First Wort Hopping "Kirk Annand" <kirk.annand at ns.sympatico.ca> wrote: >What is referred to here as 'First Wort Hopping' I refer to as 'Single Hop >Addition'. ... All of the hops (both bittering and aroma) were added >at (or near) the start of the boil. Kirk No, they aren't the same. I am afraid that we still haven't managed to clarify for you how FWH differs from a single hop addition. I will try to put it succinctly: The normal late addition hops are added to the *first wort* as soon as the boiler bottom is covered with the first wort, and are allowed to steep in the collecting wort at the temperature of the runoff (typically 76C or so) during the entire runoff period of an hour or more. Then the wort temperature is raised to boiling and additional bittering hops are added. I commend the summary at http://brewery.org/library/1stwort.html . It describes how the German investigators set up their experiment and the results. The FWH beers were preferred by 11 of 12 taste panelists for "a fine, unobtrusive hop aroma; a more harmonic beer; a more uniform bitterness." I use this procedure for all my pilsners and many pale ales/bitters, and feel it gives superior hop flavor and aroma and a clean, smooth bitterness, even in a highly hopped beer. I hope you will check this out and let us know your thoughts. Thanks to you and the rest of the Siebel staff for your contributions these last two weeks. Jeff - -- Jeff Renner in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, JeffRenner at comcast.net "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943 Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 08:47:27 -0500 From: Kelly Grigg <kgrigg at diamonddata.com> Subject: Pitching onto a used yeast cake.... Hello all! I'm about to keg/bottle my 2nd all-grain batch, and I'd like to re-use my yeast. This yeast has only been used for this batch...and I was thinking of just putting my new wort straight into the drained carboys on top of the yeast cake. My question is...do I need to shake the carboy to aerate it like with a tube of new yeast...or just pour it on, since the reproduction stages have already taken place? TIA, Kelly - -- - ------------------ "Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar." - ------------------ - -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: 2.6.3ia mQENAjyfn4YAAAEH+waMyqOmkhFrbfJqfg4A68a9HuqtQ+Z4djHRRRb59udOrPi4 JvQiwiDILQ11f3Akz+C7x5/0uHc5Bgdgd7CDBYLCEis+404vHH2fXRFgdqyO8bin pVE2qh511umyZ8Rka5NQdNIspBKy7rpZ+zd8qKM2OAHsRkzhfAaRfMn20ZzqEpa3 zvN62QLHYSjOdhqq1sJo5pS9Vff0/fglcTSyUEWctsrLRqp+IBxn0deA4zKHR7eA uSpSyyyV0KwsE4fIJQQG5ji59trSSPOFkS+j6ITrcpiDT7rJfK8z+sYQUovC5/2u WrwCHAEIQa1QZEkGTJ5gE75qt5T8HxQEh634t+EABRG0C0tlbGx5IEdyaWdniQEU AgUQPJ+fhh8UBIet+LfhAQGqAAf1Gn9P49yPKjhClsOHoW1JWi9gNTfNwx+ROL3R 61pfMlPrb4Q5UN7lYkR7mip0R9CYk5Se8POOxTVAc2KGzQB/xmuYcDPmxuNK4BQ/ vN7PSkrVmoU5kC8KKMOmx0msJWYqo4k6AONtCYP8jHEqgcaBnqE89arVL4/2cAPf rfyzsdJBFZK4ww5bh2iMVSzrgs1H48I4l8TKX6vlg98n7fr8W/T3tgC22M+9O4u+ lR0yozce862Lx+b8+tw3w6OvxBQfhQXTbLHSQWE9ueSAofQQsichSsGxpCB/0c7s Hw9CzQAQvyS7PLvPBOz63Qyea5h93YJuAzDijk9smvlvxVI0 =8qS0 - -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Return to table of contents
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