HOMEBREW Digest #5722 Fri 27 August 2010

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  TT ("A.J deLange")
  Dixie Cup XXVII Is Here! (Doak Procter)
  Cider (Joe Dunne)
  Mmmm! Cider! ("Pat Babcock")
  new member from tech talk (Ken Nelson)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:19:12 -0400 From: "A.J deLange" <ajdel at cox.net> Subject: TT I dropped TT when I discovered that not only were they censoring my wit (which is the sort that doesn't play well in places like Boulder) and the technical content of my posts sometimes totally distorting i what I was trying to convey. They didn't have the courtesy to tell me they were doing it and in some cases their "edits" resulted in factually incorrect postings over my name. I don't like that. I make enough mistakes without anyone's help! A.J. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:41:02 +0000 (GMT) From: Doak Procter <doak at procter.com> Subject: Dixie Cup XXVII Is Here! 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: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:18:56 -0500 From: Joe Dunne <jrdunne at hotmail.com> Subject: Cider As the fall arrives, a friend is encouraging me to brew a batch of cider, which I have never attempted. His plan is to pick up some unpasteurized cider at the farmers market. >From what I have read recently, you should either heat the cider to pasteurize it or add campden tablets. Is one of these preferable to the other? My understanding is that the campden tablets will not necessarily knock out the potential naturally occurring yeast that may be in the cider while heating it certainly would. I'm planning to pitch a cider yeast anyway, so I'm not sure if it matters for us. Also, in an attempt to keep this simple (we both have kids and little free time) I'm not planning to back sweeten, just ferment it out and see what it's like. In the event it is too tart and we decide to back sweeten, do I need to worry about cider yeast reaching an unpleasantly high alcohol content? Or, should I assume that the cider yeast will stop working at a relatively pleasant alcohol level and that the addition of late sugars will only add sweetness? Also, any thoughts on aging vs. drinking it by/on Halloween would be welcome. Thanks, Joe Dunne Chicago - North Side [197.7, 265.2] Apparent Rennerian Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:11:49 -0400 (EDT) From: "Pat Babcock" <pbabcock at hbd.org> Subject: Mmmm! Cider! Greetings, Beerlings! Take me to your lager... To make har cider, all I've ever done is to buy unpasteurized cider, reduce the volume to 3/4 (yummy stuff, that!), loosen the cap, and leave it in the back of the fridge. I top the result up every season. Sort of like that friendship cake crap that takes over peoples' kitchens all the time... No heating. No special means. - -- See ya! Pat Babcock in SE Michigan Chief of HBD Janitorial Services http://hbd.org pbabcock at hbd.org NOTE: I am migrating my email to a new address. Please use "Reply-to" information. Thanks. Return to table of contents
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:02:49 -0700 (PDT) From: Ken Nelson <notredm2 at yahoo.com> Subject: new member from tech talk HI, I'm just testing the posting system here, to see if I can get it right :+( I have been using techtalk, and unfortunately, they are discontinuing the e-mail forum. I hope I can find the same kind of community here. Ken in MA Why do we elect people to public office who WANT the job? Return to table of contents
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