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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 04, 2016, 07:08:08 AM »
damn now what am I going to call my Citranox IIPA?  Citra366?

I'm thinking so.  :)   Maybe 'The Beer Formerly Known As Citranox' ?



Just called it "366 - The Sign of a Devil in Training"

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:35:24 AM »
Thanks all. Sounds like the wonder hop.

You just found it's new name :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Competition
« on: August 04, 2016, 05:11:50 AM »
Good luck in the competition.  You may be surprised with your results.  We all tend to be our most critical judge.

Depending on the judges experience, you could get some great feedback and use that info to rebrew.

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 03, 2016, 11:27:03 AM »
Anyone ever brew with just Equinox?  I just did one on Friday which is fermenting right now.  I was going to just dry hop it with more 366, but maybe I should add something else.

I guess I could always do a 2nd dry hop if it doesn't taste right after the first.

I considered doing a SMASH with it. Did you brew an IPA?

I did an IPA.  Warrior for bittering, 10 min - 1 oz. 366 addition and a 30 minute whirlpool with another 2 oz.  I'm planning to dry hop with another 2 oz.

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Ingredients / Re: ratio of equinox with other hops
« on: August 03, 2016, 10:21:43 AM »
Anyone ever brew with just Equinox?  I just did one on Friday which is fermenting right now.  I was going to just dry hop it with more 366, but maybe I should add something else.

I guess I could always do a 2nd dry hop if it doesn't taste right after the first.

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Events / Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
« on: August 02, 2016, 10:30:58 AM »
Of course you could always pay $300 plus for tickets already listed on Ebay.  I wish there was a way the AHA could find these people and revoke their membership.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Test
« on: July 26, 2016, 09:03:15 AM »
Was it a Brulosophy xBeeriment? http://brulosophy.com/exbeeriments/

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Events / Re: GABF - DD
« on: July 25, 2016, 08:32:31 AM »
This is on the FAQ page:

Do you sell a Designated Driver ticket?
Yes, Designated Driver tickets are available for all sessions for $25 each. Free, non-alcoholic sodas will be available and each Designated Driver receives a complimentary gift, available in the Designated Driver Lounge. Designated Drivers are welcome to attend the beer and food seminars, walk around the festival floor, or relax in the Designated Driver Lounge.

I'm glad they still do the DD ticket.  One of the things that bugs me about the VT Brewer's Festival is taking away the DD option.  They even used to allow kids on the Saturday day session, with games, soft drinks, face painting, etc.  Not any more though.

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The Pub / Re: New Massachusetts Brewery
« on: July 25, 2016, 05:47:29 AM »
Awesome...I'll add it to my New England Google map.  May you are way out there though!

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Beer Recipes / Re: marzen
« on: July 22, 2016, 05:09:37 AM »
FWIW, I just did one with 65% Vienna, 21% Munich 9L, 10% Pils, and 4% melanoidan IIRC.


Edit -  Also, this one's on the light end of the color range. I believe it's 7.7 SRM.

The one I just won a silver with was:

  Munich 10L       37.7%
  Pilsner             30.2%
  Vienna             22.6%
  Caramunich III    7.5%
  Melanoidan         1.9%

I think this year I'm lowering the Pils percentage and raising the Vienna and possibly the Munich. 

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The Pub / Re: HVAC companies too busy to bother?
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:29:26 AM »
A call back would have been nice, even just to say it would be a week before they could get there. 

Funny how these things always break at the worse times, huh?  All this stuff usually happens to me on a Sunday when nothing is open.  Like running out of CO2 in the kegerator...now I always have the spare on hand.

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Events / Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:23:18 AM »
That's $38 more dollars for the other stuff :)
If you haven't researched how membership will allow you get that $38 back, and then some, then you are Going about the whole thing wrong.


You got this right.  From the wealth of info in Zymurgy to access to GABF and NHC (I'm still a holdout on the con thing).  Not to mention I get my money back within the first couple months with the pub discounts.


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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Conner MacLeod- Concord, CA
« on: July 01, 2016, 10:10:08 AM »
I thought there could be only one! :)

Welcome.  I've been wanting to get to the Grenade since it opened, but I'm on the other side of the country.  Someday.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Earth Eagle Brewings
« on: July 01, 2016, 06:24:03 AM »
Gotta give a shout out to one of my local favorites who just had a nice write up in the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/jobs/jobs-news/2016/07/01/earth-eagle-brewings-founders

If you are in the Portsmouth, NH area (which basically means if you are in New England...yes everything is that close), definitely make a plan to stop by.

I can also give you recommendations for several other places around as well.  Tod Mott's place, Tributary Brewing is right across the bridge in Kittery, ME.  Tod is famous for Kate the Great Imperial Stout (now called Mott the Lesser) and the creator of Harpoon IPA back in the day.

Cheers!

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If I ever open/own a brewery we'll just do a Torso series of beers named Bob, Phil, Matt, etc. Sure it will be in poor taste, but at least no one will get all bent out of shape over the names!

Don't forget Eileen...need something for the ladies (and hipsters :) )

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