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The Pub / Re: name that bar . . .
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:16:59 AM »
The Wall of Northern Aggression? :D

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Pliny the ...
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:10:37 AM »
Well, I MAY have tried the younger finally. The local bottle shop had

"This is not the IPA you are looking for" from "That one Brewery"

20 ounce pints for 6.50. worth it. a very nice big hoppy beer. you could tell it was strong but not immediately. The balance between sweet alcohol and bitter hops was just about perfect. nice citrus aroma. yummy
A 20 oz pint of younger for $6.50?  Either you got a real deal or it was not PTY, and at ~11% it should knock you on your butt.

I was going to make the same comment regarding a deal. I paid $12 for a ticket to a Pliny tasting. The ticket entitles the holder to one glass of the Younger and one of the Elder.  Not a screamin' deal but I finally get to try the fabled Younger and half the fee goes to a charity fundraiser so I'm OK with the hype helping out a good cause. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Better Beer Scores-Craft Beer U
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:06:48 AM »
I'm wondering if there are folks out there that have taken the Better Beer Scores online course and subsequently passed the BJCP exam? Testimonials? I read the ones on the the Craft Beer U site but none mentioned exam success that they attribute to the course. It looks like a pretty good and convenient program.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: lager starters cooled?
« on: February 23, 2012, 03:13:54 AM »
A rep from Wyeast has attended our last few club meetings. Last month he mentioned ale and lager starters should be run at 70*.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: balance
« on: February 21, 2012, 03:16:09 PM »
I usually like one or the other. Saturday night I went to the Stillhouse pub in Oregon City and they brought me a couple of brownies with chocolate drizzle and three medium scoops of vanilla ice cream for my birthday. I was already stuffed but it was soooo good. I think a more dense brownie goes better with ice cream than traditional cake. 

Ingredients / Re: Be afraid....
« on: February 17, 2012, 11:06:47 PM »
I love Chanterelles... I'll be very curious to try this at NHC!  I wont tell my girlfriend what's in it until afterward... same trick she uses on her son. ;)

All Grain Brewing / Re: batch sparge question
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:52:22 PM »
I don't filter my water, it's actually coming straight from the garden hose even.

Whoa!!  Garden hose?  bad idea (unless it a "potable water" RV type hose).

this is what I use:

haven't had any problems so far.
You might want to try one of these; Potable Water Hose, they're not very spendy at HD

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Pliny the ...
« on: February 17, 2012, 05:36:39 AM »
Thanks Oly! I got an email from Belmont St., they're selling tickets for a tasting next weekend too.  Picked up one for Sunday and a pair for Monday after work with my sweetie.  :)

The Pub / Re: My Co-Workers Have Pretty Good Taste
« on: February 17, 2012, 04:29:22 AM »
Cheers and happy birthday!

I'll be teaching a friend to brew doing a double  (13 gallon) batch of my BoPils recipe except we're going to use all homegrown Mt. Hood hops instead of Saaz, half the batch will be fermented with 2001 and the other half with 2206.  We may even dry hop with something fun in the two, 1.5 gallon  bonus volumes and end up with 4 different beers. Cheers!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: centennial hops
« on: February 15, 2012, 03:54:46 AM »
Love the FW Union Jack, am underwhelmed by the Pale 31. So far, the only FW variety I haven't really enjoyed.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wy2206 doesn't like me.
« on: February 15, 2012, 03:33:46 AM »
I'm planning on using this yeast this weekend in a split batch comparison to the WY2001. Half will be for a non-brewer buddy of mine that wants to make a batch using exclusively the Mt. Hood hops he grew at home. Should be fun. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: centennial hops
« on: February 15, 2012, 03:27:35 AM »
Anybody tried the Fort George 1811 Lager?
They use Centennial with Saaz and ferment a little warmer than usual for a lager.  I'm having one now and I'm really enjoying it, a bit 'steamy' with a great hop-pop.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: centennial hops
« on: February 14, 2012, 10:47:58 PM »
What the Major said... Amarillo, CTZ, simcoe... delicious.
I have an Oregon Malt Pale coming ready that is dryhopped with Centennial. Can't wait for the weekend!

The Pub / Re: bacon cupcakes
« on: February 14, 2012, 02:51:58 AM »
Oh my, BigBaker, those are beautiful.

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