HOMEBREW Digest #5184 Mon 07 May 2007

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  Beer's Law ("Peter A. Ensminger")
  Chest Freezer Utilization ("Tim R")
  Re: Hiku, Haiku (-s)
  Now Accepting Entries for the 11th Annual B.E.E.R. Brew-off ("Matthew Bobiak")
  Longshot Competition in Boston - Judging Help needed! ("David Houseman")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400 From: "Peter A. Ensminger" <ensmingr at twcny.rr.com> Subject: Beer's Law In response to Matt B's recent post on "Beer's Law", http://www.hbd.org/hbd/archive/5182.html#5182-3 , I have a few comments: The issues involving Beer's Law has been a popular topic amongst scholars for many years. There are many factors which influenced the development of Beer's Law. Until recently considered taboo amongst polite society, Beer's Law is featuring more and more in the ideals of the young and upwardly mobile. It is an unfortunate consequence of our civilizations history that Beer's Law is rarely given rational consideration by socialists, who are likely to form a major stronghold in the inevitable battle for hearts and minds. With the primary aim of demonstrating my considerable intellect I will now demonstrate the complexity of the many faceted issue that is Beer's Law. Social Factors Society is a human product. When Sir Bernard Chivilary said 'hounds will feast on society' [1] he, contrary to my learned colleague Sir George Allen's recent publication "Into The Eye Of", could not have been referring to eighteenth century beliefs regarding society. More a melody to societies dysfunctions than a parody of the self, Beer's Law raises the question: WHY? Primarily Beer's Law builds trust among the people. To put it simply, people like Beer's Law. Economic Factors The preceding section may have shed some light on society but to really understand man you must know how he spends his money. Of course, Beer's Law fits perfectly into the Simple-Many-Pies model, a lovely model. Clearly there is a strong correlation. Why is this? Clearly the average wage will continue to follow Beer's Law for the foreseeable future. Supply Side Economic Tax Cuts could turn out to be a risky tactic. Political Factors Posturing as concerned patriarchs, many politicians guide the electorate herd to the inevitable cattle shed of 'equal opportunity.' Looking at the spectrum represented by a single political party can be reminiscent of comparing the vote of the man in the street with that of one more accustomed to Beer's Law. Take a moment to consider the words of style icon Bonaventure Tuigamala 'People in glass houses shouldn't through parties.' [2] One cannot help but agree when faced with Beer's Law, that this highlights an important issue. History tells us that Beer's Law will always be a vote winner, whether we like it, or not. One thing's certain. The Human species liberally desires Beer's Law, and what's more human than politics? Conclusion To conclude, Beer's Law plays a large part in the lives of all. It establishes order, brought up a generation and is always fashionably late. The final say goes to the award winning brewer Stevie Cruise: 'You win some, you loose some, but Beer's Law wins most often.' [3] [1] Sir Bernard Chivilary - Interestingly... - 1904 Badger Books [2] Tuigamala - Captain Sir - 1844 Inevitable Publishing [3] My Beer's Law! - Issue 4 - BFG Publishing - -- Peter A. Ensminger Syracuse, NY Apparent Rennerian: [394, 79.9] http://radioworldwide.gospelcom.net/essaygenerator/ Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 17:11:05 -0500 From: "Tim R" <tim.runnette at gmail.com> Subject: Chest Freezer Utilization Gents a quick question on optimized use of a soon-to-be-inherited chest freezer. I want to start kegging and accurately controlling fermentation temps. If I was to run a temp control to my freezer after modification with a collar or tap thru the top, to maintain serving temp, could I still use it for ale fermentation if I used a Fermawrap (sp?) or similar mechanism to keep a carboy warm inside the freezer along side the keg (maybe a towel or something to insulate the carboy from the keg)? Seems like I could run two temp controllers and keep 2-6.5 gal carboys and 2-kegs running at the same time easiy. Also, how much space do I expect in the freezer (I know I need to measure)? Any thoughts on a couple 5-gallon kegs, 5 / 10 lb CO2 cylinder and a carboy in a chest freezer? Thanks...also posted on TechTalk if this looks familiar. Planning on hitting TBN forum as well. Cheers, Timmy Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 13:46:49 -0400 From: -s <-s at adelphia.net> Subject: Re: Hiku, Haiku >From: "Stevens, Jonathan C" <Jonathan.Stevens at dhs.gov> >Subject: Beer Hiku > >Darell > >funny as sh!t > >one beer > >at a time. Hmmm - I know a guy name Hiko, and a poetry forms called hokku and haiku, but hiku is new to me. A haiku should have a 5-7-5 syllable pattern like: At homeland defense Jonathan reads H.B.D., my taxes at work. Tho' classical examples typically express one of the four moods of sabi, wabi, aware, yugen (roughly: detachment, suchness[direct recognition of the common], transience/nostalgia, mystery). As: [aware] The nozzle sputters, only yeast barm fills my glass the pils keg is spent. -S Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 14:04:48 -0400 From: "Matthew Bobiak" <mbobiak at ic.sunysb.edu> Subject: Now Accepting Entries for the 11th Annual B.E.E.R. Brew-off Brewer's East End Revival is now accepting entries for the 11th Annual B.E.E.R. Brew-off to be held on May 19th in Lake Grove, NY. For information on the competition, please direct your browsers to www.hbd.org/beer. We're also in need of judges for the day, interested parties should contact Matt Bobiak by email: bobesbeer at gmail.com. Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 15:51:18 -0400 From: "David Houseman" <david.houseman at verizon.net> Subject: Longshot Competition in Boston - Judging Help needed! Are you free (or relatively cheap) this weekend? The Boston Beer Company is hosting the Boston Regionals of their Longshot competition Friday, May 11th (10am - 7pm) and Saturday, May 12th (9:30 - finished) at the Radisson Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA. Boston Beer will provide hotel rooms and meals for all interested judges. Those that are interested should contact Mark Irwin (irwin at stat.harvard.edu) or Rob Driscoll (Rob.Driscoll at bostonbeer.com) ASAP. I've heard from those that have attended this competition that it was a blast. David Houseman BJCP Competition Director Return to table of contents
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