You the man, Marc! Great to see the brewery is doing well. If only Dmitri (Dimik) were here...
Thanks for sharing, Jeff!
Thanks for sharing, Jeff!
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The results of my first all grain brew are ready to drink. Introducing Gizzy Face APA. Came out pretty clear with just cold crashing, but I will use gelatin going forward as well. It's a good easy drinker with moderate bitterness. It could use some more citrus flavor, so next time I will up the hops a little, and add orange peel when I dry hop as well as in the boil. Overall, I am very pleased with how this came out.Gizzy Face? lol Pronunciation might be debatable among some people. Cool that is turned out well. Those first all grain beers really were special, I remember.
I'm thinking more along the lines of just because you have BJCP beside your name doesn't mean you can taste beer. It means you took and passed a test. Plenty of people take and pass the drivers test to get their licenses...we all know how that has worked out for humanity.Now today I just read on Brulosophy.com that people can't taste the difference between WLP833 and W-34/70.
I guess I need to do a side by side - 833 definitely seems to leave a maltier mouthfeel than 2124 to me. Sort of like the difference between 1056 and 1450. Who knows? I can always be wrong.
It's a very forgiving lager strain and cleanly ferments even in the sixties. It is, however, bland as far as lager strains go. It works well for those hoppier craft lagers where the nuances of other strains might be lost or even undesirable.Agreed. I've used it on "IPLs" before and have really liked the outcome.
Since the Richmond brewery opened we've been seeing six packs of 16 ounce cans of Arrogant Bastard for $10 a pop. Can't beat that, I've never had this beer fresh before and it's incredible.The Richmond brewery is open now? When I was out there last fall they were still building it. They must work fast...
Plastic bottles are ok, but they don't crush like cans. They also have the BPA stigma associated with them, warranted or not.I think cans have a plastic lining in them. Otherwise you'd risk aluminum leaching into the beer, right?
I do go that far since I don't buy beer all that much. Basically lately it's been 6 packs of DAB for $9 at John's Grocery and 4 packs of Boddingtons. And various other cans now available. There's some beer in bottles I want, but it's fine...I rarely buy beer.Absolutely agree. I don't buy beer in bottles anymore. Only cans.I don't go that far, too much in bottles only I like.
Wish I could can at home.