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Beer Recipes / Re: Hops to pair with trois
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:51:16 PM »
Citra, mosaic and galaxy. I just made an IPA with that combination and am going to use it in my next brett beer. The aroma and flavor from that blend is just wonderful to me. Very fruity and I feel like each hop adds something different and they pair well. I get pineapple and blueberries mostly.

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Hop Growing / Re: 2015 Hop season
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:16:22 PM »
It's been so warm here that I am worried they are going to sprout up too soon. It's cold for a day or two then warm for 4 or 5. Last year was the first year I planted hops and they grew nice but no hops. Hoping for some this year. I just think it would be cool to see hops come in.

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The Pub / Re: Shot Across The Bow...
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:17:09 PM »
They are scared. My brother turned 21 a year or so ago. While he still drinks the cheap stuff from time to time he drinks a lot of craft beer. He always tries my homebrew and is slowly getting into sours, mainly because my dad and I can't get enough of them. They lost the younger generation and are slowly filling the void of Budweiser with the breweries they buy.

Fun story about them buying breweries. I went home to Illinois this past summer for a wedding and was drinking with my girlfriends father. He was drinking a Goose Island 312. While the brewery is only 60 miles south of where we stood, the beer he was drinking came all the way from Colorado, 1000 miles away.

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The Pub / Re: Shot Across The Bow...
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:00:02 PM »
I have mixed feelings on this commercial. The first being irritated. Only because they don't understand that the beer drinker of today is becoming more open and doesn't drink what his or her dad drinks/drank. People of today don't just want one beer just like they don't want to eat one thing the rest of their lives. The world is changing and it seems like Budweiser wants to reverse that. The other feeling I have is who really cares. Some people like Budweiser, good for them. Some people think that the Pumpkin Peach beer sounds good and are going to make it, also, good for them. People like different things, always have always will. Let them enjoy what they enjoy.

I did enjoy the Bud Light commercial with the human Pac Man. I want to play that and will drink Bud Light if I have to.

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Going Pro / Re: Been gone for awhile...
« on: January 28, 2015, 06:58:09 PM »
Next time I am down in the Springs I will make sure to stop by. I don't get down there often but maybe this will help get me down there.

Good luck with the brewery.

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Beer Recipes / Re: IPA Brew This Weekend
« on: January 15, 2015, 03:44:08 PM »
Thanks for the information guys. I think I am going to decrease the malt a tad to lower the ABV and double the whirlpool hops. Seeing as I have most of the hops already I may as well go for it. Still deciding on the FWH addition. I like them because to me it smooths out the bitterness. May cut it back to .5 ounce instead of a full one ounce? I am hoping this one tastes the way I think it will. Once again, thanks for the input.

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Beer Recipes / IPA Brew This Weekend
« on: January 14, 2015, 07:11:30 PM »
I am planning on brewing an IPA this weekend and really want a fruit bomb. Haven't made one before and have a lot of Citra and Mosaic. I either want to use Warrior or Nugget for bittering since I already have them on hand. Please let me know what you think.

Boil Size: 6.74 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.24 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.075 SG
Estimated Color: 6.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 114.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 78.5 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
13 lbs                Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        81.3 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        12.5 %       
1 lbs                 Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         3        6.3 %         
1.00 oz               Warrior [15.00 %] - First Wort 30.0 min  Hop           4        34.3 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Warrior [15.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min        Hop           5        40.6 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Citra [12.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30.0  Hop           6        12.5 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Galaxy [14.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  30.0 Hop           7        14.5 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Steep/Whirl Hop           8        12.7 IBUs     
2.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         9        -             
2.00 oz               Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days       Hop           10       0.0 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Hop           11       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days      Hop           12       0.0 IBUs     


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The Pub / Re: What's your favorite thing about being a Homebrewer?
« on: January 08, 2015, 05:58:00 AM »
Being able to create something I am proud of.

Sure there are better beers out there but actually being able to select the grains, hops, yeast. And for some that mess with their water profile, their water. Then figuring out a mash and hop schedule, what temp to ferment at and the right dose of dry hops. Figuring out all of that and when done correctly, is something that makes me feel good.

Another plus of homebrewing is always having a good supply of beer on hand. Whenever I talk with a friend from out of state or a family member they always ask, what do you have in the fridge? or what's brewing?

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The Pub / Re: Jim Koch has a problem....
« on: January 05, 2015, 06:33:30 PM »
Very interesting read, thanks for posting. It does seem from the article that he is stuck in his ways and doesn't want to change. Really strange behavior he presented at that beer bar and certainly didn't help his cause. When I see people act out like that, especially the face of a company, it doesn't sit well.

I tried Rebel IPA this past summer and I enjoyed it. Had it at the clubhouse of a golf course and after a round it hit the spot. And with it being paired next to Bud, Coors and Miller it definitely stood out. I feel like SA is kinda stuck there, the "unique" beer next to Bud, Coors and Miller at most establishments. And when I am at one of those places and want a beer, I'll go with the SA. Sorry Jim, breweries have passed you up. If you still want to be relevant with those sour beer drinking "hipsters" then try to create something else.

sidenote: If I can remember correctly SA/Boston Beer Company was at Avery's Sourfest. Didn't try their beer as you only had so many tickets and there was plenty to try, but they were there. I got the same vibe then as seeing Miller or Budweiser at GABF. 

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The Pub / Re: Merry Christmas everyone!!!
« on: December 25, 2014, 07:31:01 PM »
Just found out my dad ordered me a uKeg during their kickstarter. Wasn't going to buy one myself but will be a cool thing to have around.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Costco Craft Beer Selection
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:02:04 PM »
La Folie for 12ish bucks. I'm jealous. Jealous that Costco has a good selection and Sam's Club is still meh.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New to kegging
« on: December 10, 2014, 08:01:35 PM »
Just received my regulator in the mail. Tomorrow I am getting the co2 tank filled and this weekend will rack my saison to the keg and hopefully all will go well.

I imagine this kegging thing will turn into an obsession. As long as I don't drink it all in a week and get fat, which may happen.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New to kegging
« on: November 30, 2014, 09:10:33 AM »
Hello all,

I am in the same boat as the OP. I have been looking a good deal on a regulator and have been having a hard time finding that good deal. Anyone know where to look? The best I have found was on kegoutlet for a kit that came withe everything you needed but a keg and co2 tank.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling Logistics
« on: November 30, 2014, 09:04:57 AM »
I add to the bucket first and position the tubing to create a very gentle whirlpool.

I just started doing this about 5 batches ago after having some bottling issues. I feel that is incorporates the priming sugar better than dumping it in on top of the beer.

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The Pub / Re: Falcons leading their division.
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:33:06 AM »
Not a bad thought but didn't Seattle beat New Orleans that year in the first game of the playoffs?

Though 7-9 feels much better than 6-10 which could be a possibility. The playoffs should just be the top 6 teams from each conference. 

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