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Homebrew Clubs / Club startup in SD?
« on: December 02, 2009, 01:09:04 PM »
How about a new club start-up in northeastern South Dakota area? I know I am shooting in the dark here, but what the hey!

Other Fermentables / Any sake suggestions?
« on: December 02, 2009, 12:44:50 PM »
About to start some sake brewing. Anybody have any tips, recipes, etc?

Beer Travel / Japanese beer
« on: November 26, 2009, 08:50:59 AM »
Just got back from JPN. Love the Asahi there (not quite like the 'imported' Canadian asahi here). Can't help but think that most of the big beers there all taste kinda alike. (not that that's a bad thing). Did not have time to search out craft brews while there, but will be back again soon. Any one have any suggestions? Spend most of our time in the Kansai area.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Lion Stout
« on: November 26, 2009, 08:41:50 AM »
I grabbed some Lion stout while on vacation recently (I live in the middle of nowhere-Blue Moon is exotic). Oh my, I need to make a clone of this! Only have 1 left, do I drink it or just stare at the bottle?

Beer Recipes / T'ej Ale
« on: November 26, 2009, 08:36:05 AM »
Just tried a weird version of Dogfishead's T'ej Ale. Made a starter 24hrs. before brewday with 3/4 cup light DME, 650ml water to boil, cool to 80ish and pitch Wyeast 4632 Dry Mead. Brewday: In a seperate pot, boil 8oz. gesho (an African tree root) with 1lb. Light DME for 20min. and set aside. In main brewpot, boil 3.3lbs light LME and 12lbs.(!) light amber honey (from Northern Brewer catalog). Add 2oz cascade hops.(60min.starts now). @30min. 2oz. cascade hops. 10 min. remaining, add yeast nutrient and the gesho boil mix. Cool down to 80ish and pitch yeast. Secondary 2 weeks later. Bottled 3 weeks after that. I tasted this a month later, highly carbonated, still a little hot (ABV 10%). Maybe great in a few more months. Any thoughts?

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