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The Pub / The Grizzled Mighty
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:33:36 PM »
So I was randomly searching the internet music bins and came across this band, The Grizzled Mighty. Has anyone seen this band play and are they good live? I assume if you have, that you may live Pac NW or maybe Austin.

Ingredients / Rye Bread IPA
« on: February 26, 2013, 07:47:27 PM »
So I am going to be using rye bread in my next brew. I am doing so for a couple of reasons; 1. to recreate how pub/brewers in old world England did so (used bread in the mashing process on occasion) and; 2. I love the taste of the rye bread from my local baker. I plan to not use any rye malt.

Here is the question. Has anyone else done a beer with bread in the mash? Also, did you get your desired results and is there anything I need to watch out for with bread and the extra ingredients it brings to the table?

I will be using Maris Otter, big hops such as Summit/Simcoe and some Safale-05.


All Grain Brewing / Brewing with bread in the mash
« on: February 20, 2013, 09:47:41 PM »
I am looking to recreate an old English style by using bread in my mash (Rye bread). I am looking for a rye flavor by doing something from days gone by. Has anyone else used bread in their mash? I am looking more for flavor more than anything. If you have used any type of bread, have you had issues with it? I also intend to use a lot of hops.

Yeast and Fermentation / Pumpkin beer and Belgium yeast
« on: October 27, 2012, 09:55:44 PM »
Has anyone else used a Belgium yeast in a pumpkin beer?  I used a T58 to do something different but there is not a lot out there that isn't American or English Ale yeast fermented.  I know that Timmermans did one but I have found it.

General Homebrew Discussion / That moment when...
« on: October 14, 2012, 11:17:44 AM »
Just had that moment when you just closed the top on a hour long mash, started doing dishes and notice your mash tun filter/screen in the dish rack.  DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!

All Grain Brewing / First repeat recipe almost on mark
« on: October 07, 2012, 09:37:23 PM »
So I finally settled down after nearly 2 years of brewing and did a repeat of one of my recipes (Locke's Liberty Stout).  I changed up a couple of things such as the hops but for the most part it was pretty close to the original.  THe first OG was 1.064 and this one was 1.074.  Not spot on but I am happy with the attempt to try and repeat it.  IT will either come out sweeter or stronger but I am not overly worried about it at this point as it was a good beer the first time around.  Right now, it is bubbling away so it would appear to be good to go.

Events / National Beer Drinking Day, 28 Sept
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:59:05 PM »
Apparently today is our day!  Well, it is one of 365 of these days but this one has an official title.

It is NATIONAL BEER DRINKING DAY!  It is time to do our duty and fulfill our nations calling!

It shall be Boulevard Saison Brett 2012, a Widmers Drifter Pale Ale and some Lagunitas to meet my needs!

Yeast and Fermentation / Boulevard brewing yeast strains
« on: September 28, 2012, 01:45:37 PM »
Has anyone reused/harvested the yeast from Boulevard Brewing, specifically Tank 7 or Saison Brett?  If so, what kind of results did you have?

Beer Recipes / Anyone brew Graff?
« on: September 21, 2012, 07:11:34 PM »
I just watched a quick video about brewing Graff on NB and was curious if anyone on here has done so.  If anyone has, what were the results, would you do it again and was it any fun to change it up?

Commercial Beer Reviews / North Coast Scrimshaw
« on: September 09, 2012, 07:29:19 PM »
Has anyone else got thoughts on North Coast, Scrimshaw?  I tried it last night and it has "all day long" written on it.  Great pilsner that makes you want more but then again, great pilsners do that, at least for me they do.

The Pub / Biking across America
« on: August 28, 2012, 07:49:07 PM »
I am closing in on retiring from the Air Force and not looking to jump into a job right off the bat so I am thinking of doing a cross country trip of some sort that is most likely going to be on a bike.  Has anyone on here done something like this and if so, was it worth it?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Founders Reds Rye PA
« on: July 21, 2012, 04:15:50 PM »
I have been back in Ohio for a class and found a bar (One Eyed Jacks) in Dayton that had Founders Reds Rye PA.  This beer was the money shot for me.  As a home brewer, rye is one of the ingredients that I have been using a lot of.  Founders really hit the mark with the full flavor rye can give.  I think it was the few of us in the class that drained the keg of it they had on tap.

Has anyone else had this beer and what are your thoughts?


General Homebrew Discussion / When does a beer become a fruit beer?
« on: June 23, 2012, 09:08:35 AM »
When does a beer become a fruit beer for judging purposes? Is it the addition of one piece of fruit, something that obviously has fruit in it or is it a big giant grey area?

Beer Recipes / Is it CDA or BIPA?
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:28:50 PM »
So the whole Black IPA thing is starting to gather steam over here in Jolly Ole England, home of the IPA.  The few that I have had has made it my favorite style. Where I am struggling is reading the reviews and forum posts and Cascadian Dark Ale seems to be a sticking point with many people, at least the Pacific NW. My question is, why is it not a CDA? I read that for it to be a CDA that it needs Cascadisan hops. Why? Does a stout or porter only require English Fuggles or EKG? We reinvented the IPA with bigger hops and ABV's but it is still rooted in England.

As American beer drinkers/brewers, we have the chance to define an American style yet we choose to call it a Black IPA. For the 6 years I hae been over here in England, I have had to finish the start of this conversation, "so how do you like our beer in comparisome to American beer..?" American beer in England is still Bud or Coors to the mass majority over here. Let's make CDA ours, regardless of the hops. Plus, there are plenty of Pacific NW hops being used in other styles over here and they don't seem that bothered bit.

Alright, I am off my soap box.

Very respectfully,
Cascadian Dark Ale Fan

Beer Travel / London pub crawls
« on: April 14, 2012, 06:54:10 AM »
The joy of living over here in England. Off to London for a trip to Kernel Brewery and then a pub crawl. Brewdog Camden and Euston Tap to name a few of the targeted pubs for the group.  I guess we should get our pub crawls in before the Olympics when prices "fluctuate."

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