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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 30, 2010, 11:24:55 AM »
"Now I have have a Belgian Black Ale to bottle!!"
I had a very nice Brooklyn Cuvee Noir on tap the other day.  Yours similar?

I've had the Cuvee Noir at th Brewery on Saturday and it was good but I like the Sorachi Ace better whic was also being offered as well as the Locals.

My Belgian Black Ale is similar but not exactly the same.  I'll be beter able to tell you after it's been carbed and chilled.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 29, 2010, 01:04:37 PM »
Thank you Mr. Strong.  My point exactly. 

Now I have have a Belgian Black Ale to bottle!!

Cheers everyone!


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 29, 2010, 12:34:44 PM »
Thanks Gliter bug.  But for your information $56.00 is within my budget I just felt it was a overpriced.  And it totally is.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 29, 2010, 12:25:02 PM »
You can say that again!!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 29, 2010, 11:29:38 AM »
Of course I am to blame.  I knew what I was going to pay for the beer I enjoyed those beers but still I felt like I paid way too much.  What I'm getting at is that I don't think beer really should be in that realm of expense.  Beer for me was always a fun and an affordable outlet.  A social thing that everyone can enjoy when beer starts becoming prohibitive to enjoy because they cost is way up there then I feel it starts to get in that level of snobery where if you don't have enough money to pay for this great beer then sorry you just don't get to drink it.  I think all beer should be affordable so every beel enthusiest can enjoy it.  OK the freaky beer with the $1,000.00 a tsp of truffle I can see being more expensive as it cost that much to make due to some expensive ingredient but only then will I see there being any reason for the cost of beeer being high like that (mind you that is just an example).  After all the brewery doesn't make beer for free.  Having said that mark ups in the 3, 4 or high times is just not right.  Two times the cost of the beer say from where you can get it at the brewery or distributer may be acceptable but $42.00 per bottle of Cotilion Frambois is a little uncalled for don't you think?  These are the prices I was seeing and unfortunately for me also paying.  Not any more.  I just won't do that.  Like someone else said here.  I can buy 200 pounds of malt and make my own.  Beer should never be that exclusive.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 29, 2010, 09:36:25 AM »
No, the prices were on the menu but I still purchased these beers.  Like I said I am a sucker for these things but I'm sure I am through with paying crazy prices for these beers. 

It's a bit outragious IMHO.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Tour De Bohemia
« on: November 29, 2010, 09:32:51 AM »
Very cool.  Thanks for sharing!!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 29, 2010, 09:23:45 AM »
I hear you but at what point does it just become a freaking rip off??

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Masters......up or down.....?
« on: November 29, 2010, 09:15:17 AM »
I just hope it doesn't turn into the American Chopper of beer show.  Where there will be a Brewer's brew off, Monster brewery, and on and on...

General Homebrew Discussion / Outragious beer prices???
« on: November 29, 2010, 08:58:38 AM »
I was at the Beer Table in Brooklyn Friday with my wife and best friend and tried the following beers....

- BFM Curvee Du 7 E'Eme

- Alvinne Bolleville

- Saison Cazeau

- Mikkeller Black Hole (Wine)

- Dieu De Ciel, Solstice D'Haiver

- Montegioco Tibir

Six beers above were all great but along with the beers I had a really small cheese plate, some dried fruit (apples, zucchini and tomatos), and a small plate of cocoa nibs encrusted roasted almands and the bill.....wait for it.... $192.00.

Yea, you may be able to get beers there you may otherwise not be able to fine else were but c'mon. The Montegioco beer was $56.00 and the Mikkeller (330 ml) was $30.00. A bit outragious if you ask me. This was my third time there and probably my last. Especially since the owner Justin doesn't work there any more. He just shows up to open the place up.

I once purchased the Brooklyn Black Ops beer there once for $39.00. At the brewery I was told if you are ever lucky enough to find it there it costs only $10.00. Yea, I'm pretty much done with that place. I don't care how much of a beer geek people may think they are but be aware that these are the people they prey on.

Why didn't I just walk out to begin with you may ask? Well, I didn't want to at that point and being a sucker for beers like the ones I mentioned above I stayed but this was a real eye opening experience for me. I won't spend money like that on beer again. I don't care how rare it is or where it comes from.

Any thoughts??


All Grain Brewing / Using Unmalted Wheat.....
« on: November 19, 2010, 10:34:42 PM »
Using Unmalted Wheat for the first time.  Do I just mill it with the rest of the grain bill and mash it regularly or does it need to be step mashed??

Recipe as follows:

Making a big Wheatwine with honey and muscat grape juice.  20 gal batch and the grain bill is as follows:

 26 lbs 2-Row
7 lbs Pilsner
16.5 lbs Malted Wheat
15.5 lbs Unmalted Wheat
1.5 lbs Carawheat
1.5 lbs Amber Malt
1.5 lbs Oat Malt

12 pounds of Honey

1 Gallon of Muscat Grape Juice as well as (estimating) about 2 quarts of fresh pressed grape juices from local winery here in Delaware.

Fermenting the whole lot with Wlp 500 and Wlp 530

My plan was to mash the wole thing in 4 seperate mash tuns, three with 20 pounds of grain each and one with 10, run the first runnings in the kettle and just sparge enough to get about 24 gallons of wort.  make a second smaller batch with the second runnings.  Using all Sorachi Ace hops.

But I digress.  My reason for posting was to find out about mashing the Unmalted Wheat.  will it convert with a single infusio mash while mashing with the rest of the grain bill?

Thanks for the replies.

Richie from Delaware.

Ingredients / Golden Naked Oats....
« on: November 18, 2010, 01:54:55 PM »
Can Malted Oats be a good sub for Golden Naked Oats?

How different are these ingredients are from eachother?


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Stovetop/oven mashing
« on: June 08, 2010, 10:31:13 AM »

I don't have pictures but I stove top mash when I want to step mash.  I have a 10 gallon polarware brew pot with a ball valve and a thermometer.  I also have a false bottom for it but when I mash it it I don't use the false bottom or the ball valve.  I dough in at whatever temp and then I start to roll the mash with my long SS spoone before applying heat.  Once the grits are rolling in the pot I then add gentle heat till I reach the next temp rest.  I cover the pot and leave it.  It does a decent job of maintain the temps as I hardly ever go over a half hour for each rest.  After mash out, I take the whole mash and transfer it to my 10 gallong igloo cooler mashtun with false bottom and then either batch or fly sparge from there. Hope this helps you.


General Homebrew Discussion / SAVOR this weekend in DC
« on: June 02, 2010, 03:08:55 PM »
Anyone going to SAVOR this weekend in DC?  If so would love to meet up and share some homebrews!!

All Grain Brewing / Re: saison mash
« on: April 22, 2010, 11:41:47 AM »
You are correct.  Super Saison Territory it is.  Either way, easy to make and tasted really good.

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