HOMEBREW Digest #5267 Sun 23 December 2007

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  Best Florida Beer Competition 2008 ("Nelson at DBG")
  different bittering hops ("Ian Watson")
  Merry Christmas everyone (Bill Tobler)
  Shipping Homebrew (runnur2)
  BJCP Board of Directors (Ed Westemeier)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 23:10:33 -0500 From: "Nelson at DBG" <Nelson at DunedinBrewersGuild.com> Subject: Best Florida Beer Competition 2008 Dunedin Brewers Guild is excited to be hosting the Best Florida Beer Competition 2008! This is one of the premier homebrew competitions of Florida (380 entries when we hosted BFBC last time). It also is a great chance for you to start off with a big lead in the Florida Homebrew Circuit - and get points for yourself AND for your homebrew club! Final judging will be on Saturday 1 March 2008. As always, there will be some great events that weekend, as well as the previous weekend (February 22-23-24) for pre-judging. Dunedin Brewers Guild partners with Tampa Bay BEERS each year to put on world famous events like Stogies and Stouts and the Try This! food and beer pairing. The Brewers Ball and the awards ceremony are always a rockin' good time! Don't miss the commercial keg competition too! Brew those beers NOW - we have your medal waiting for you :) Warm up your taste buds too - we need YOU to volunteer to judge! Check out www.DunedinBrewersGuild.com in the coming weeks for more information, and for on-line entry. Nelson Crowle Competition Organizer President, Dunedin Brewers Guild Nelson at DunedinBrewersGuild.com Nelson at BuildABeer.org Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:57:19 -0500 From: "Ian Watson" <hophead at sympatico.ca> Subject: different bittering hops Hi all I have a question about bittering hops. I am not able to get Northern Brewer at the moment, and I have a supply of Cluster. If I adjust the recipe for % Alpha Acids, would there be any difference in the taste of the beer, all other things being equal? Thanks Ian Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 04:50:19 -0600 From: Bill Tobler <brewbetter1 at comcast.net> Subject: Merry Christmas everyone Just a short note to say Merry Christmas to everyone. Traffic has been way down lately, and thought I'd jump in. I thought I'd post Dr Clayton Cone's 'Twas the night before Christmas from years past. Hope everyone has a great Holiday Season. 'Twas the night before Christmas Courtesy of Dr. Cone 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Every creature was thirsty, including the mouse... The steins were empty, and the bottles were too. The beer had been drunk with no time to brew. My family was nestled all snug in their beds While visions of Christmas Ale foamed in their heads. Mama in her kerchief lamented the drought, She craved a pilsner and I, a stout. When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter. Away to the kitchen, I flew like a flash, Opening the door with a loud bang and crash! I threw on the switch and the lights, all aglow, Gave a luster of mid-day to the brew-pot below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear But Gambrinus himself, the patron of beer. With a look in his eye, so lively and quick, He said, "You want beer? Well, here, take your pick." More rapid than eagles, his recipes came As he whistled and shouted and called them by name. "Now, Pilsener! Now, Porter! Now, Stout and Now Maerzen! On, Bitter! On, Lager! On, Bock and On Weizen!" "To the top of the bottles, the short and the tall, Now brew away, brew away, and fill them all!" As dried hops before a wild hurricane fly, And then, without warning, settle down with a sigh, So towards the brew-pot, the ingredients flew, Malt extract, roasted barley and crystal malt, too. And then in a twinkling, I heard it quite plain, The cracking open of each barley grain. As I drew in my head and was turning around, Into the kitchen, he came with a bound. He was dressed like a knight, from his head to his toes, With an old family crest adorning his clothes. A bundle of hops, he had flung on his back, And the brewing began when he opened his pack. His hops were so fragrant! His barley, how sweet! The adjuncts included Munich malt and some wheat. The malted barley was mashed in the tun, Then boiled with hops in the brew-pot 'till done. Excitement had me gnashing my teeth, As the sweet smell encircled my head like a wreath. Beer yeast was pitched, both lager and ale, The wort quickly fermented, not once did it fail. It was then krausened, or with sugar primed, And just being bottled when midnight had chimed. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know, I'd be shortly in bed. He spoke not a word but kept on with his work, And capped all the bottles, then turned with a jerk. And laying a finger alongside his nose, He belched (quite a burp!) before he arose. Clean-up was easy, with only a whistle, And away the mess flew, like the down on a thistle. And I heard him exclaim, 'ere he left me the beer, "Merry Christmas to all! and a HOPPY New Year!" Merry Christmas everyone!! And Happy New Year!! Clayton Cone Bill Tobler Lake Jackson, TX (1129.2, 219.9) Apparent Rennerian Brewing Great Beer in South Texas Return to table of contents
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:40:21 +0000 From: runnur2 at comcast.net Subject: Shipping Homebrew What is the best way of packaging homebrew and then legally shipping across the United States? Cheers, Neil Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 15:44:31 -0500 From: Ed Westemeier <hopfen at malz.com> Subject: BJCP Board of Directors Election time again in the BJCP. Nominations are requested for four Board of Directors members, also known as Regional Representatives, in the following BJCP regions: Mid-Atlantic Midwest South West Please see www.bjcp.org for the details. Nominations will be accepted until the end of January. Ed Westemeier BJCP Communication Director communication_director at bjcp.org Return to table of contents
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