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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: blending
« on: October 11, 2015, 05:37:26 AM »
I was at a beer fest where Left Hand  Brewery was serving its Sawtooth Ale and its Milk Stout both nitro servings, which the server offers as a blend he called a "Moo-tooth ale".  It was quite good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Best Compliment a brewer can get
« on: October 11, 2015, 05:28:13 AM »
I have encountered similar situations with commercial brews on tap at specialty beer bars.  The bartender will suggest a beer to me and it is poured very flat and when asked about the beer, I let him know that it needed additional carbonation to be evaluated properly.  The bartender will often get quite defensive and say something like "it comes carbonated by the brewery"...duh, so what happened to it while it was on your system, then?

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I have always commented "no DMS" when judging (because I don't find it except in the rarest situations), but maybe it is superfluous for judging comments....

It's something you really don't need to mention unless a) it's there, or b) it's not unusual to find it in the style.  So, if you're drinking some sort of light american lager or pre-prohibition pilsner and don't detect any, it would be appropriate to mention it.

I do the same with diacetyl - of course that I frequently find in abundance!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 08, 2015, 06:31:27 PM »
Just received a big box from Ynotbrusum!  Five homebrews and eleven commercial beers (mostly 12 ounce bottles/cans).  Jackpot!
Thanks, Jerry

Back at ya Jeff - all intact - 8 homebrews and 4 really nice commercials.  Yea for Cigar City, Tampa Brewing and and Green Bench collaboration with Trinity - that last one looks pretty intriguing (almost as intriguing as the homebrews!)

Pic if it posts right:  https://www.flickr.com/gp/131183133@N07/V5z1B4

Can't wait to start the sampling after I get back in town Tuesday!

Man do I feel lucky!
Well, you might not feel so lucky after a some of my less successful homebrews  ;).
Seven homebrews actually.  Some of the commercial brews I bought as growlers and carefully poured into bottles and recapped, so they look a lot like homebrews.

Ah, I see.  No problems there - mine are not the best of my brews either, but what I had on hand.  That's why I sent a fair share of commercial brews to hopefully make up for it. (Or to cleanse your palate from the homebrews, if necessary.). Enjoy!

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Boy do we have it lucky here in the lower 48.  Even with the inane alcohol laws occasionally limiting us in many ways, we don't have the problems of the far north...though he can lager all year round, I bet!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 08, 2015, 05:45:03 PM »
Just received a big box from Ynotbrusum!  Five homebrews and eleven commercial beers (mostly 12 ounce bottles/cans).  Jackpot!
Thanks, Jerry

Back at ya Jeff - all intact - 8 homebrews and 4 really nice commercials.  Yea for Cigar City, Tampa Brewing and and Green Bench collaboration with Trinity - that last one looks pretty intriguing (almost as intriguing as the homebrews!)

Pic if it posts right:  https://www.flickr.com/gp/131183133@N07/V5z1B4

Can't wait to start the sampling after I get back in town Tuesday!

Man do I feel lucky!

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I have always commented "no DMS" when judging (because I don't find it except in the rarest situations), but maybe it is superfluous for judging comments....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 07, 2015, 03:45:22 PM »
Just got home to find a box on my porch.  I was like "what the hell did I order this time?"

But, no, I did not order anything late one night from Amazon.  At least not this box.

I've got 5 bombers to check out.  I'm going to pick one and chill it and sample it while the Cubs battle the Pirates.  Perhaps the Way Heavy.

I'll be filling that box up and sending it back to Louisiana.

Thanks, Toby!

And Toby is not only an award winning Brewer, he gives good feedback!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Importance Of Being Same
« on: October 07, 2015, 03:42:29 PM »
Good discussion - from legal standards of proof to philosophy about introspection and memory.  Who'd a thunk it from homebrewers?  As Denny might say: Good on ya!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to export beer from the US
« on: October 07, 2015, 03:15:34 PM »
Frankly, you are pointing to the reason for many international mergers and acquisitions - by having large, available distribution networks, the larger breweries offer an opportunity to craft brewers, which together with capital for expansion, puts them in a better position to grow faster...or so they say when they are accused of "selling out"!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing with the boys
« on: October 07, 2015, 04:22:17 AM »
That is pretty country, Jim.  I like your setup.

As to the elk - just amazing in terms of numbers...I hope they don't get hit with the same brain disease (CWD) that is hitting deer here in the Midwest.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_wasting_disease


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Bubbles/foam in secondary
« on: October 07, 2015, 04:02:34 AM »
It is fine - let it finish fully.  Time will be your friend here.  Next beer just leave it in the primary - most of us don't rack off the yeast until packaging, unless there is a true secondary addition that needs to be added after the primary is complete.  Most late additions just go right in the primary.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: White Labs vs Wyeast Fan Favorites?
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:16:55 PM »
For the Leinies Snowdrift, I would not be surprised if this was made with a lager yeast ala a Baltic Porter....

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New starter procedure trial
« on: October 06, 2015, 07:52:25 PM »
So O2 is what we are after, right?  I will start infusing with a scintered stone and using a drawn off and quickly chilled portion of the wort that I intend to brew, and if I am going from a smack pack or pure pitch, I will be varying the volume and temperature of the starter with the gravity (lighter or bigger OG) and style of beer (ale versus lager yeast).  This is in contrast to my propensity to merely repitch within a week of harvest....sounds like it should work, also though, with a slurry repitch into a starter, because this way I get the benefit of the successive generations, right? I have no empirical evidence, but I think yeast do their best work a few generations removed from the laboratory packaging.  So, I won't abandon repitching.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Apple Juice as Hot Liquor?
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:44:32 PM »
Congrats, Dave.  I spoke with some of the judges in that category (I had a different set of categories) and they were raving - stiff competition, too!

I judged the winner in the German Pils category (not the BOS round) that won the BOS, so I know yours had to be good as the other judges stated.

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