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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 17, 2011, 08:18:06 PM »
Bad bad good good something something...

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Left Hand Milk Stout
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:03:51 AM »
... I drew up a pretty darn close clone a few years back if anyone is interested. ...
One of my favorites, too.  It might have been one of the very first milk stouts I ever tried.  Yes, I'd be interested in your recipe!  ;D

Ingredients / Re: IPA hop preference
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:28:06 PM »
I've been liking the the passion fruit/Citra hops a lot lately myself.  But variety is the spice hops of life.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Octoberfest 2011
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:08:46 PM »
... they did release a dunkelweizen this fall IIRC - one of the Beer Lover's Choice - sure they didn't just mix that up there?...
No, this was on tap and I saw the O'fest tap handle the bartender poured it from.  If it was their DW, it was pretty lackluster.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Octoberfest 2011
« on: September 23, 2011, 12:22:50 PM »
I look forward to trying the SAOF each year.   Three weeks ago or so I stopped at BWW and ordered some wings to go for the family.  I had some time to kill while they whipped up the order, so off to the bar I went.  They had just put a keg of SAOF on tap that day, so I order one.  The keg lines must've needed a cleaning because when the glass arrived it was murky and tasted like a not very good dunkelweizen.  Damn!  I sent it back.  So far, I haven't tried the 2011 version. :(

I know this adds nothing to the conversation.  Just thought I'd share. ;D

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 2 Below by New Belgium
« on: September 23, 2011, 11:55:06 AM »
I have a buddy who loves the stuff, too.  I never had one.  Fortunately, the info is still available on their website.  Might have to try and BYO this myself.

Events / Re: Midwest Brewers Fest - August 27 - Plainfield, IL
« on: August 10, 2011, 09:11:01 AM »
Giving this a bump, since it is getting nearer. Some of the breweries attending: 5 Rabbit, Big Muddy, Brickstone, Destihl, Finch's, Flossmoor Station, Founders, Galena, Goose Island, Haymarket, Lagunitas, Limestone, Mendocino, Metropolitan, New Belgium, Rock Bottom, Smuttynose, Stockholm’s, Two Brothers, Wild Onion.

Hope to see some of you there!

Events / Re: Midwest Brewers Fest - August 27 - Plainfield, IL
« on: July 13, 2011, 12:25:04 PM »
I'll be there!  That's quite a large list of breweries showing up.

Beer Recipes / Re: Dampfbier
« on: June 30, 2011, 02:06:13 PM »
PP, I just happened to come across your original posts on the NB forum earlier this week while I was looking for something totally unrelated.  I read them all and it got me thinking about giving this a try.  Then I got busy and forgot all about it.  Glad I saw this today.  I was trying to come up with a summery brew for a brew session next weekend and I think your recipe will be it.  ;D

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Dryhopping in keg
« on: June 09, 2011, 12:03:23 PM »
I do the same as Ham, except I tie a length of dental floss to the bag and the other end to the handle of my corny keg. If I taste it getting 'grassy' or 'vegetal', I pop open the keg, fish out the bag o' hops, reseal, purge, etc.  Dental floss is cheap and already sanitized.  Plus, it supports farmers who are bringing up their dental floss crops! ;D

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Aluminum Stock Pot
« on: June 02, 2011, 12:33:09 PM »
I love my Aluminum pot!  When I went all grain, I bought an 8mm, 40 qt. aluminum pot with lid for under $50.00 and used it for all of my brews for three years before getting a keggle to do 10 gal. batches.  I still use it as my HLT.  It is thick-walled and very durable, yet lightweight.  In fact, I've been seriously considering getting rid of my keggle and getting a 60 qt. aluminum pot from the same manufacturer (Trade Advantage).

Here's that 40 qt. on it's very first day.  Cue Barbra Streisand..."Mem'rieees..."

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Denny's Favorite 50
« on: April 28, 2011, 09:16:38 AM »
...  I think maybe I'll do a split batch with 1450 and 1056 and compare.  It'll be a couple months before I have time to do that, though.
I'm doing that right now with a Three Floyds Gumballhead type ale.  Actually, it is S-05, not 1056, but close enough in my book.  Both should be ready to keg early next week and I plan to have them ready to drink by May 14th.  I'll report my conclusions. ;)

I believe 'Cream Ale' is called that due to the creamy nitro head on it. 
Are you thinking of Boddington's?  It isn't a Cream Ale. Cream Ales aren't normally served on Nitrogen.

Cream Ale.  Someone 'splain that name to me, Lucy.

I don't think CDAs are a fad and I don't agree they are the same as Stouts or Porters.  No, sir.  Well made, they can be very tasty.  It's just that there are few well made ones out there.  Oakshire is the only one that comes to mind for me right now.  Unfortunately, I can't get it here.

The debate rages on...

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 2112
« on: April 20, 2011, 11:08:52 AM »
Oh wait... That is the subject of this thread... I'm so confused!
I thought we were talking about Gordon Lightfoot? The Guess Who? BTO? BNL?  Didn't it have something to do with Canada? Wyeast 3864-PC?

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