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Beer Travel / Re: 6 Beers for your state...
« on: November 10, 2018, 08:21:18 PM »
Read Alworths article (below), and really liked the idea.

If you made a 6 pack to epitomize (not sure if you can use this as a verb, but I'm on the internet) your state, what would you choose?

Revolution Antihero-tasty, with various single hop variations. A nice IPA
Triptych Dank Meme-A great NEIPA, best in state that's widely available
Goose Island Matilda-I kind of feel you have to acknowledge GI to some degree, and I'd rather do it with Matilda or Sofia than one of eight BCS
Riggs American Lager- A great lager, made with corn and barley grown on the Riggs farm. They've been working with U of I to identify the best brewing corn/wheat/rye/barley varieties for Illinois.
Bearded Kram Vossøl-A beautiful Norwegian farmhouse ale.
Destihl Here Gose Nothing-A tasty sour, amazing on a summer day.

Triptych makes some great beers.  I just picked up Parker.  It’s a porter.  Delicious. 

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: NEIPA Failure Brew - Need Opinions
« on: August 24, 2018, 01:21:32 AM »
No need to add co2 to the fermenter. 

Buy a CO2 bottle.  Add CO2 to the bottle bucket.  Then add CO2 to each bottle before filling.  It will help. 

Beer Recipes / Re: Mosaic/Citra/Comet APA
« on: May 06, 2017, 05:50:14 PM »
Seems like that would be a tasty hoppy APA to me.  Go for it. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dryhop clump oops!
« on: April 15, 2017, 04:11:58 PM »
I just dry hopped mine.  I gave it one swirl after closing it back up.   

Ingredients / Re: Malt base for an orange hue
« on: April 07, 2017, 02:52:10 PM »
2 row and light carastan works for me.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Favorite Brew Music
« on: April 01, 2017, 03:16:38 AM »
I can never get tired of Frank Black.

Ingredients / Re: How many ounces of hops in your American IPA?
« on: March 08, 2017, 02:41:53 PM »
I usually do 14 to 17 oz. 

All Things Food / Re: Looking for a good ginger beer recipe
« on: February 07, 2017, 06:20:52 PM »
I got one for my barley wine that did not carb up in the bottle.  Works great. 

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Hop Slam 2017
« on: January 21, 2017, 08:25:37 PM »
I just picked up a six pack last night.  $20.  I will not buy again.  But I said that last year too.  It's good but way over priced. 

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Stone IPA's
« on: January 03, 2017, 11:34:16 PM »
I like the ruination 2.0.  It's more bitter than the standard IPA   but flavor and aroma are really nice.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: January 02, 2017, 11:42:12 PM »
If I could brew LODO I would.  I would have to think better beers are brewed with lower oxygen. 

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wy1318 and us-05
« on: October 16, 2016, 05:19:27 PM »
I would think it would be carbed too.  Some thing went wrong.  My house is 70 to 75 right now.  I guess I can buy a carbonation cap if it doesn't carb in a month or so.  I wasn't planning on really drinking this until the holidays anyway.   

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wy1318 and us-05
« on: October 16, 2016, 04:39:40 PM »
Yes. I did rack the beer in top of the yeast and sugar solution. 

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wy1318 and us-05
« on: October 16, 2016, 03:54:40 PM »
So I bottled this up a month ago.  It sat in a secondary for a couple months before I bottled.  I added a half pack of hydrated us-05 and 3.2 oz of priming sugar.  I have no carbonation yet.  Just a very small hiss when opening.  They have been sitting in a 70 degree room.  Do you think they will carb with more time?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Astringent New England IPA
« on: October 06, 2016, 03:21:21 AM »
Maybe just utilize FWH?

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