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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Guinness Antwerpen Stout
« on: February 19, 2017, 03:13:24 PM »
Martin, how was Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest? First one I have missed in the last 5 years.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 19, 2017, 03:11:08 PM »
Keith is that an adults only bottle opener on the bar in front of the glass? I like it

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Beer Travel / Re: Deep Creek, MD
« on: February 19, 2017, 02:27:18 PM »
I was in Deep Creek Lake a couple of weeks ago.  I'll save you some time and recommend you don't try Mountain State Brewing.  I think my first extract batch 18 years ago was of higher quality.  I should have taken the time to get tasters before getting some growler fills.

If you head over to Wisp Resort, they have an exclusive release in the lodge bars from Jailbreak Brewing called Maple Ridge Porter.  Very nice brew.  Only caution is they don't serve alcohol until 1pm on Sundays.

Several of the restaurants in town had some Pennsylvania brews I was not familiar with, and certainly wasn't disappointed by.

I didn't stop in, but it looks like the one place in the area to buy bottles was Deep Creek Beverage on 42/219 right next to Archie's BBQ.
Thanks for the tips. Enjoyed the maple Porter at the slopes. Could not talk anyone out of going to Mountain State even after telling them about your suggestion. Ordered a flight of their beers: the IPA was OK; the stout was way off, maybe almost band-aid like, two of us would not finish that sample; the blond I did not like but the wife did; the amber was the best I thought. After the flight, I ordered an Evolution Pilsner, very tasty.
     We were very happy with the selection at Deep Creek Beverage. I picked up 4 different Evolution brews: the DIPA, the red, the pineapple IPA, and the pilsner. Enjoyed all of them, but not much pineapple in the flavor, only in the aroma for the PineHopple IPA. Also picked up a 4 pack of Midas Touch from DFH, always tasty.
Thanks again all.

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I like the idea of student equivalency for those journals sounds great

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 05:34:31 AM »
Is it still in primary?  If so, a weissbier is generally cloudy because of the extra proteins from wheat which may look dark but it will settle out.  You may be surprised but with .5# of caramunich III you could have close to an amber than pale blonde.  Also the added dme will darken the brew.

Worse case call it a dunkel weisse...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Finally got a brew day in
« on: February 16, 2017, 07:49:21 PM »
It sure does. Wife was laughing at my visible excitement as I got everything together: salts, scales,  tools, yeast. Up and down the steps. Damn it was cold though. Recently had the oldest kid move back in and all his stuff is filling the basement garage where I have done most of  my cold weather brewing the last 4 years. Check on the kettle, go inside for what seemed like hours on end. Still a blast though and hope to knock out a couple more batches by the first weekend of March

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Finally got a brew day in
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:23:17 AM »
Exactly. Just been itching to get back at it saw an open 5 hours after work. In the end, I was on it from just before 6 till almost 1am.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Finally got a brew day in
« on: February 16, 2017, 07:08:05 AM »
Last brew day was July 30, so 6+ months of no brewing. Made Martin's dry Irish stout discussed a couple of weeks ago and then on the home page yesterday. In the future, please remind not to brew at night, outside in February, when it's 25-30 degrees out, with a new kettle on a recipe I haven't made before. Yes, I should have known that already. Damn cold made for a long night: long time to heat strike water, not so bad for sparge, and then I must have bumped my regulator getting kettle up to a boil. Got same temp reading twice about 20 minutes apart, so that made it take almost an hour to get to a boil. With the extreme cold, I missed final volume by almost a gallon and OG by 7 points. But at least I got a brew day in!

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: New Member to AHA! - PA
« on: February 15, 2017, 01:49:15 PM »
Thanks Paulderlunas

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: New Member to AHA! - PA
« on: February 15, 2017, 01:19:30 PM »
Welcome aboard. Are there any things you think you do differently on the home brew scale because of your experiences in professional brewing that some of us may not know about?

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Beer Travel / Re: Deep Creek, MD
« on: February 15, 2017, 09:17:25 AM »
Thanks for all that great info. Will definitely keep it all in mind

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 03:48:26 PM »
Happy birthday Denny

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Newbie
« on: February 14, 2017, 01:59:25 PM »
Welcome aboard the best home brewing forum out there. Lots of great brewers here with a wealth of knowledge

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Beer Travel / Re: Deep Creek, MD
« on: February 14, 2017, 12:38:49 PM »
Thanks again Phil. We are departing in 3 days. Does anyone know if there is a decent bottle shop on rte 42 between the state line and the park? Probably not, just wondering if we can find something on the way in without going too far off our route

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for Bohemian Dark Lager
« on: February 13, 2017, 01:57:20 PM »
No experience, but it sounds like the Mangrove Jack's is the way to go, given your post

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