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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:22:54 PM »

Lol nice... The Dude abides
That movie is so damn funny...

I like some stream water with my freshly killed prey. Bloody rare, please.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Refractometer Sale
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:11:26 PM »
Mine showed up today.  Only a soft case, but still quite happy with the purchase
The fact that that detail is inconsistent, keeps me away from the "deal".

Beer Recipes / Re: The Gargoyle
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:43:07 PM »
Hmmm, I'd move more hops towards the end. The 30 minute addition isn't really necessary I don't think. Otherwise, I'd say it looks good to me.

Ingredients / Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:38:43 PM »
Nice work! All US-05 I take it? Split a couple packets up somehow?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 at low temp
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:34:51 PM »

Working with US-05 is pretty much "set it & forget it" for me.
Yeah, it's pretty awesome. I just ordered a bunch of dry yeast, some of the Mangrove Jack's. Want to try out the Workhorse, the Newcastle dark ale, and the Bohemian Lager strains. I'd like to do only dry yeast if I can get away with it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:27:06 PM »
Zombie Dutst is another IPA masquerading as an APA. Then there are ones like All Day IPA.
See this is what I'm talking about. All Day IPA is a pale ale strength beer hopped up like an IPA. I don't get all the fuss about making sure you call a beer this or that. APA or IPA, they're pretty darned close in a lot of ways and certainly there's a lot of overlap.

Beer Recipes / Re: what did I brew?
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:18:21 PM »
American IPA ;)

Beer Recipes / Re: The Gargoyle
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:17:25 PM »
Shouldn't a beer with that name be dark? That's what I'm thinkin'...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:15:06 PM »
If I order an APA at a brewpub it better not be an IPA. And vise versa.

+1. Fight to change the convention if you don't agree with it, but don't take it out on your customers. Finding a beer is confusing enough nowadays.

for that matter, at least half the time i can't tell when i order a beer what the hell it is supposed to be, if it is not something i am already familiar with. and names are not all that helpful. waiting to order a "moose crap, double chocolate coffee rye bladder filler with turpentine"
Yeah, really. Thems boys bein' too strict, settin' too many rules.

Dale's Pale Ale is 6.5% abv and hoppy as hell...ain't no IPA in that name. Call it what you want. Many "APAs" I've had are pretty much hopped to IPA levels. Besides, there's some overlap between pale ale and IPA in the BJCP categories, so I don't see what the big deal is.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 11, 2013, 02:31:52 PM »
I still like APA as a new name for IPA, I don't know that it's too late to change it, but I don't care enough to lobby the idea. But, that's the beauty of it, we can call it what we want. Open up your own brewery and brew an IPA and call it APA.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 10, 2013, 06:04:06 PM »
similarly i have problem with the concept of dark india "pale" ale 8)
I knew someone would say it! That's not what this is about, dude!

Either way, it's silly to get super technical about a name. The name tells you what to expect, no need to get your panties in a twist arguing the semantics. IPA or APA, you know that it's a hoppy beer. If you like hoppy beer, then choose that. Who cares what it's called? You like it right? Then shutch ya face and drink it!

Same with music genres. Metal for instance...I don't know if there's any other style, save for maybe electronic music, that has so many different genres. I think there might be 50 different genres of black metal's dumb. "Oh but this isn't like that other black metal, this is symphonic!" oooooooo! It's annoying. But that's how you know what it is. Black IPA, so what if it's not "pale"? Many IPA's and pale ales aren't very "pale" anyway. So shut up about it. You know exactly what to expect if you ordered a black IPA. Even if it is called Cross Dressing Amateur, I'll still drink it and enjoy the hell out of it because I love that style of beer - dark hoppy beer.
Same for IPA or American IPA or whatever. Let's not talk about where it came from and what it was originally, but where it's going. Can't change the past.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 at low temp
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:27:57 PM »
I never rehydrate 05 and I get great performance from a single pack on beers even in the 70s gravity range.


Using it dry in a fermenting bucket has always worked for me as well.  It may be an extra step but I find it easier to hydrate before I pour it into a carboy......
Agreed. The way I described it above doesn't feel like more work than just sprinkling.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:25:31 PM »
I guess I was wrong. I read that book, but don't think that IPA's back then were anything like they are today, especially those typically brewed in the US.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:06:29 PM »
Hear that. It doesn't have anything to do with India anymore. It's kind of like Kentucky Fried Chicken is just KFC now. Doesn't really have to do with Kentucky anymore. Silly analogy, I know, but whatevs. I actually like calling them APA's, since many American Pale Ales I've had are pretty much IPA's...might as well call them APA's instead of IPA's, since the style they evolved to today was pretty much created in America. Did that make sense? I don't know, does in my head, but reading it is kind of weird.

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