HOMEBREW Digest #5721 Thu 26 August 2010

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  Coming Home (Mark Tumarkin)
  Re: Mead (bill keiser)
  Re: Smithwick's clone (David Huber)
  Re: TT and HBD (Calvin Perilloux)
  Foam Rangers announce the 27th annual Dixie Cup (Kyle Jones)
  Curly Quotes (Jason Henning)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Beer is our obsession and we're late for therapy! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * NOTE: With the economy as it is, the HBD is struggling to meet its meager operating expenses of approximately $3500 per year. If less than half of those currently directly subscribed to the HBD sent in a mere $5.00, the HBD would be able to easily meet its annual expenses, with room to spare for next year. Please consider it. Financial Projection As of 13 Jun 2010 Projected 2010 Budget $3305.65 Expended against projection $2280.59 Projected Excess/(Shortfall) $ 346.85 As always, donors and donations are publicly acknowledged and accounted for on the HBD web page. Thank you Send articles for __publication_only__ to post@hbd.org If your e-mail account is being deleted, please unsubscribe first!! To SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE send an e-mail message with the word "subscribe" or "unsubscribe" to request@hbd.org FROM THE E-MAIL ACCOUNT YOU WISH TO HAVE SUBSCRIBED OR UNSUBSCRIBED!!!** IF YOU HAVE SPAM-PROOFED your e-mail address, you cannot subscribe to the digest as we cannot reach you. We will not correct your address for the automation - that's your job. HAVING TROUBLE posting, subscribing or unsusubscribing? See the HBD FAQ at http://hbd.org. LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL USED EQUIPMENT? Please do not post about it here. Go instead to http://homebrewfleamarket.com and post a free ad there. The HBD is a copyrighted document. The compilation is copyright HBD.ORG. Individual postings are copyright by their authors. ASK before reproducing and you'll rarely have trouble. Digest content cannot be reproduced by any means for sale or profit. More information is available by sending the word "info" to req@hbd.org or read the HBD FAQ at http://hbd.org. JANITORs on duty: Pat Babcock (pbabcock at hbd dot org), Jason Henning, and Spencer Thomas
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:11:38 -0400 From: Mark Tumarkin <mtumarkin at att.net> Subject: Coming Home Hey y'all, Haven't been on the HBD for quite a while. Left as the traffic got so low after TechTalk picked up. Now with the possibly imminent demise of TT, I'm back and it feels like coming home. Great to see some old familiar names. Thanks to Pat & the janitors, and to all of you posters for keeping this great resource going. Of course, timing is everything. And I seem to have come back in the midst of fundraising..... I'll be sending Pat my donation asap. Mark Tumarkin Hogtown Brewers Gainesville, FL Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:48:52 -0400 From: bill keiser <sharpstik at verizon.net> Subject: Re: Mead A good starting recipe for mead is "Joe's Ancient Orange". It is easy to make, ends up a bit on the sweet side and is ready to drink within about 4 to 6 months. It uses bread yeast and has its drawbacks, but It's won several competitions for me. bill keiser Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:25:25 -0400 From: David Huber <n3uks.dave at gmail.com> Subject: Re: Smithwick's clone I originally sent this last week from my gmail, but I suppose I got hit with the 80-character limit in HTML mode. I (hope) I'm sending this in plain-text format: I used the Irish Red recipe given by Zainasheff and Palmer in "Brewing Classic Styles." Based on a comment Jamil made in his podcast for that recipe (http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/membersarchive/Jamil05-05-08.mp3), I cut back the specialty grains from 6 oz ea to 5 oz and I was quite happy with it (his comment was that he thought if you cut those specialty grains back, you'd probably get a pretty good clone of Smithwick's). For what it's worth, I brewed the all-grain recipe but an extract version is also provided. I used the recipe out of the book, but it is the same as the one in the podcast, in case you don't have the book. I picked up some Smithwick's and did a side-by-side comparison and I thought the taste was very close, though I think mine had some esters from a slightly warmer ferment than I intended. The color was spot-on. I bottle condition and mine was a bit hazy while the Smithwick's was brilliantly clear, so you'd want to either filter or do a better job at fining than I did. The Smithwick's also had a very nice, white head, while though mine was nice, it wasn't as tall or long lasting. Dave Huber, Jessup, Md. Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 07:13:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Calvin Perilloux <calvinperilloux at yahoo.com> Subject: Re: TT and HBD Hi Rowan, TT is TechTalk, the American Homebrewers Association's competition to HBD. It's a member-only list kind of like HBD, but it's moderated, and when it came online a few years back, it siphoned off a good chunk of traffic from HBD. The TechTalk "interface", to be honest, is easier to use -- a lot more flexible for posting, since it took just about anything, and their (expensive?) humans on that end cleaned it all up before posting. That said, it needed daily editing by their janitors to do that cleaning, and I imagine they must have had good doses of spam coming in that had to be removed. (HBD is more resistant to spam, due to the much-bemoaned restrictions on incoming e-mail format; spam these days seldom passes the criteria because the spammers include HTML to make it pretty for other recipients.) TechTalk's managers have now decided that it's too expensive to keep it running, and they are/were encouraging their users to transfer to the AHA Forum. But as with most forums, sometimes you get a load of rubbish mixed in with the real information. It also didn't seem easy (or possible?) to find ONLY what has been updated in the last day, all on one page, like a daily digest (HBD or TechTalk). Besides that, a fair number of people can't access any beer-related forums from the office, but they are able to receive an e-mail digest. Hence, HBD is welcoming whichever homebrewers want to hop over from the AHA's TechTalk board that will be closed down at end of this month. Hopefully, we can assist the newbies with the posting quirks. I'm definitely sure that we can give them good signal-to-noise in answering their questions. Like I've told some of them at TechTalk, there are a lot of very knowledgeable lurkers here at HBD just waiting to answer brewing questions. Calvin Perilloux Middletown, Maryland, USA Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:50:17 -0500 From: Kyle Jones <akylejones at gmail.com> Subject: Foam Rangers announce the 27th annual Dixie Cup Earn the respect of your wives, husbands, domestic partners, kids coworkers, and fellow homebrewers by winning a medal (or two) at the world-famous Dixie Cup. Dixie Cup is a tradition steeped in history and barleywine, one of the largest and longest-running homebrew competitions in the nation. The Foam Rangers homebrew club is now accepting entries for the 27th annual Dixie Cup, "Strange Brew", a BJCP-sanctioned competition. An unlimited number of homebrewed beers, ciders, and meads may be entered, but no more than two per medal category. The entry fee is $7 per entry online, and $8 per entry if paper entry forms are used until September 17, 2010. After that, it's $10 per entry until the deadline of September 24, 2010. Dixie Cup is also the last leg of the Lone Star Circuit and is an MCAB qualifying event. All entries should be shipped to: Dixie Cup c/o DeFalco's 8715 Stella Link Rd Houston, TX 77025 713-668-9440 Entries may also be dropped off in person at DeFalco's or at Brew It Yourself (25770 Interstate 45 #107 Spring, TX 77386). Please refer to http://dixiecup.crunchyfrog.net for more information about Dixie Cup. All BJCP styles will be judged, along with special categories "First Time Entrant" and "Strange Brew". See the website for details. Also, do not hesitate to contact the competition director with any questions that remain after a visit to the website. Kyle Jones, Competition Director dixiecup at foamrangers.com Return to table of contents
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:40:47 -0400 From: Jason Henning <jason.henning at gmail.com> Subject: Curly Quotes I'm sure most of us write our posts in a word processor for ease of editing, spelling and grammar checkers. Some word processors will automatically change quotes to curly quotes. Curly quotes aren't in the ASCII character set and will be rejected by the filter. To see what I'm talking about and/or to see how to change the settings in MSWord, check out http://bit.ly/cMmjAU Cheers, Jason Henning HBD janitor Return to table of contents
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