HOMEBREW Digest #4254 Sat 24 May 2003

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 02:26:10 -0400 From: ensmingr at twcny.rr.com Subject: beer screensavers Just stumbled upon this site. Screensavers in Duvel, Chimay, Alaskan, PU, Radegast, Okocim, Rothaus, etc. See: <http://users.raketnet.nl/beercollection/screensavers.htm> Cheerio! Peter A. Ensminger Syracuse, NY http://hbd.org/ensmingr Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 05:32:42 EDT From: Wyorich at aol.com Subject: California/Tahoe Beer Question I'll be in the northern Sierra Nevadas (Sierra City/Downieville area) this next week for a few days and then in the Reno/Tahoe area for a few. Any local brewers have suggestions for brewpubs, beer stores, beer bars, etc? Any info appreciated. Richard Mincer Cheyenne, WY Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 10:29:17 -0400 From: "Spencer W. Thomas" <spencer at umich.edu> Subject: DC Brewpubs On my most recent trip I visited the Gordon Biersch (sp?) across the street from the International Spy Museum (http://www.spymuseum.org/index.asp). The Spy Museum was much more impressive. :-) The food at GB was good. The beer (O'fest, as I recall) was unimpressive and suffered from diacetyl. (I've run into this problem at other GB brewpubs.) But if you're at the Spy Museum (F St between 8th and 9th, NW), it's a good place to have lunch, or you can go a couple of blocks to Capitol City (already mentioned, and I haven't been there recently). There is also a John Harvard's at 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. I had a beer there about a year ago. It was ok -- I don't remember any significant flaws, nor do I remember being impressed. =Spencer Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 10:58:22 -0400 From: "Hamilton, Sutton" <Sutton_Hamilton at bshsi.com> Subject: Growing Hops Dear HBD, I have a couple questions about growing hops. I planted Fuggle and East Kent Goldings rhizomes early this spring. Like most first time hop growers, I was surprised by the rapid growth, particularly grom the Fuggles, growing from a "jumbo" rhizome. I fear I have some sort of infestation with my Fuggles. Many of the leaves, concentrated at mid-vine, have a moth-eaten appearance, often nearly symmetrical about a leaf vein. This is the first crop of hops grown on this property to the best of my knowledge. We have fairly poor soil, with high clay content, but the soil has been worked over the years to a tolerable quality. I have an absolute brown thumb, and wonder how well hops grow in any circumstances as far south as southern Virginia. I have used manure as fertilizer and have built small hop hills to promote drainage. I have not found hop aphids, spider mites or any sort of tell-tale evidence. But my generally low knowledge on gardening may leave me missing obvious clues to what is going on. The vines continue to grow well. Thanks. S. Sutton Hamilton Farmville, VA (Episodic lurker since 93') Hey Smails! You scratched my anchor! Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:10:23 -0400 From: "Dave Burley" <Dave_Burley at charter.net> Subject: Philosophy of Life Brewsters: The professor stood before his Philosophy 101 class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous - - yes. The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and proceeded to pour them into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. "Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the Important things - - your family, your partner, your health, your children, your friends, your favorite passions - - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full." "The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else - - the small stuff." "If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical check ups. Take your partner out dancing. Play another 18. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal." "Take care of the golf balls first - - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand." One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers!! Keep on Brewin' Dave Burley Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:42:01 -0400 From: Alan Meeker <ameeker at mail.jhmi.edu> Subject: Fat Tire, DC beer So, if Fat Tire loses its carbonation is it then "Flat Tire?" Ditto on the recommendation for a visit to the Brickskeller in DC! -Alan Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:45:20 -0400 From: NO Spam <nospam at brewbyyou.net> Subject: New Orleans! Hello everyone, I'm going to the HWBTA conference in New Orleans in 2 weeks. I would love to hear recommendations for great brewpubs to visit there and great local beers that are "must try" there. Thanks Bill Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:37:24 -0500 From: "Rob Dewhirst" <rob at hairydogbrewery.com> Subject: barrel bungs > And I figure I can fabricate a bung - so how to sanitize? Get a silicone bung like winemakers use. Sanitize like any other piece of equipment. <http://www.ferm-rite.com/silicon.htm> Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 17:28:43 -0400 From: Lee Pratt <leepratt at citlink.net> Subject: Brewery Ommegang Tour Gentlemen, With the onset of summer upon us my friend Rich and I decided to spend some quality time with the wives, so we bundled them into the minivan and set off to discover the wonders of the Brewery Ommegang. The country is beautiful, the staff is friendly, and the tour is interesting. The best part of which is at the end when they have a "Beer Tasting" at which you get to sample the four Belgian style nectures they produce there...:) There's a gift type shop full of Belgian Chocolate for the wives, (and case deals on sampler packs of their beers) so all in all something for everyone...:) So if you find yourself in the Cooperstown Area and you're looking for an enjoyabe afternoon check 'em out...:) - -- Lee Pratt leepratt at citlink.net [11727.9, 76.2] Apparent Rennerian In Beer There Is Strength In Wine There Is Wisdom In Water There Is Bacteria (Old German Saying) Return to table of contents
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