HOMEBREW Digest #4611 Fri 24 September 2004

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  Champagne corks ("Mike Sharp")
  Say What? (Jeffrey Donovan)
  chamPAGNE corks found... (pacman)
  RE: HopBacks ("Scott D. Braker-Abene")
  Re: hydrometer/refractometer fermentation prediction, hops scale (Moses Rocket)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 22:02:14 -0700 From: "Mike Sharp" <rdcpro at hotmail.com> Subject: Champagne corks pacman laments the lack of Champaign Corks... "Funny thing- I cannot for the life of me google a place that sells them. Why is this so difficult? Don't people use these to cork champagin, and mead?" Possibly because it's spelled Champagne? Or maybe because they're so honking big, people cheat and use the plastic one. Really, they're hard to insert. It takes a good corker to squeeze one down enough to get inside a champagne bottle. But I've seen them sold. These guys have them: http://www.homebrewit.com/aisle/1051 about 3/4 down the page...past all the wine corks. Regards, Mike Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 05:32:07 -0800 From: Jeffrey Donovan <jeffrey at promash.com> Subject: Say What? > From: "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog at lemis.com> > <SNIP> > BTW, you don't need to spend lots of money to find this stuff. I have > it on my web site (http://www.lemis.com/grog/brewing/Brix-to-SG.html), > and there's free software which calculates it too (thanks, BTW, to > Domenick Venezia, the author of ProMash). Say what? Domenick wrote ProMash? I must be living in the twilight zone. Is this not my beautiful house? Is this not my beautiful wife? While Domenick has made some very substantial contributions to the homebrew community I'm afraid ProMash was not one of them. - Jeffrey Donovan (author of ProMash) Jeffrey Donovan Beer Engineer The Sausalito Brewing Co. jeffrey at promash.com jeffrey at beerengineer.com http://www.promash.com http://www.beerengineer.com Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 13:30:44 -0400 From: <pacman at cox.net> Subject: chamPAGNE corks found... I wonder if they have good CHAMPAGNE corks in CHAMPAIGN, IL?? Whether they do or not, as it turns out, I got a lot of great email about CHAMPAGNE corking. Turns out I can't spell, and rely exclusively on Google's spell checking abilities to send me in the right direction. Well it turns out that I was spelling CHAMPAGNE like CHAMPAIGN, which is a real place somewhere in the great state of IL. Long story short, I have found said corks, and they are on their way. Now if I could only find some good ail yeast <rye grin> Noah "pacman" Bolmer Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:44:14 -0700 (PDT) From: "Scott D. Braker-Abene" <skotrat at yahoo.com> Subject: RE: HopBacks Hey Now, FRED writes: "I would like the hopback to be sealed, i.e, flow in and out is controlled by a pump, not gravity. I'd appreciate anyone pointing me to sealed hopbacks that I could build or buy." Skotrat says: Fred, I have been messing around with a stainless HopBack idea with my friend Don Wagoner ( http://www.stoutbillys.com ) for some time you can find pictures here: The Original model which failed: http://www.skotrat.com/skot/equipment/HopBack The Refirbed model which works well: http://www.skotrat.com/skot/equipment/HopBackII The original had a single flat screen and was much smaller in size. The second model uses a straight Zymico Bazooka screen down the center and provides a far better flow through. I have been doing some research and 'sperimentin' with flame out addition hops and HopBacks. My feeling is that if your boiler is large enough to handle a large amount of flameout hops you should not need a HopBack. Just throw in your flameout hops, turn off the boil and let the hops settle out. then chill. I believe that flameout hops are also recommended over the use of a HopBack in "A textbook of BREWING" Volume one written by Jean DeClerck. I have noticed no real difference between the flameout method or HopBack method with concerns to the final product. Please be aware that the above links to the hopback contain an item (the HopBack) which is a non public domain design. If you are a homebrewer that is building one for yourself please feel free to copy and or alter the design for your own home brewery. If you are a retailer/equipment manufacturer please be aware that you have no rights to the design or manufacturing of the above linked design. C'ya! -Scott ===== "Dad... Parents can't have fun..." - Heather Braker http://www.skotrat.com/skotrat - Skotrats Beer Page http://www.brewrats.org - BrewRats HomeBrew Club Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 14:32:22 -0700 (PDT) From: Moses Rocket <mosesrocket at yahoo.com> Subject: Re: hydrometer/refractometer fermentation prediction, hops scale "I have forgotten the coin correlation for smaller amounts, but it is usually found in the older brew books. Perhaps another HBDer has these committed to memory. One tablespoon of water is 1/2 oz of weight for these purposes." No need to commit much of anything to memory Dave. Even with the most fermented brain cells, anyone can remember that 5 US cents = 5 grams. Who says the US doesn't use the metric system!!! Return to table of contents
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