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The Pub / Re: Happy Halloween!
« on: November 01, 2013, 01:39:36 AM »
Haven't used frog in a beer yet.

I am not sure if trick or treating isn't as popular but I got about an hour worth of kids and now am down to nothing. Drinking my pumpkin beer while handing out candy is a good way to spend the time.

The Pub / Re: Footbeer
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:34:24 PM »
Flipping between Eagle v. Chargers and Chiefs v. Cowboys

Saison Dupont
All Mosaic Pale Ale

Broncos v. Giants

Wookie Jack
Pumpkin Ale

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermenting a Sour: Pelicille Question
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:34:21 AM »
Thanks for the replies. I will be bottle it soon. Just finished bottling two beers in the last two weeks. I need a break. I can't wait to try it. It smells great and tastes just as good.

Yeast and Fermentation / Fermenting a Sour: Pelicille Question
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:51:13 PM »
I have had my sour golden strong fermenting for about 8 months now. I started with no bugs for a few days and then pitched the bugs. It was months before I saw a pelicille but noticed that it started to sour. I added apples at about the 3 month mark and after a few days a pelicille formed and has been there to this day. I was wondering if I wait for the pelicille to drop or can I go ahead and rack to my bottling bucket and bottle? I have taken a few samples and it tastes the way I would like and would like to bottle this in the next month or so.

Beer Recipes / Re: Black IPA Questions
« on: August 18, 2013, 09:40:01 PM »
I recently made a few black IPA's and the one that turned out great was pale malt, chocolate, rye and I believe crystal 120 with some toasted oats. It was a good amount of black, little roasty/coffee notes and some chocolate. Paired well with the magnum, cascade and amarillo hops I used. If you want I can get my notes out and post the grain bill.

Beer Travel / Re: Boston
« on: August 15, 2013, 12:16:49 PM »
Brewery tours are fine, but there are lots of good craft beer bars in Boston - I would recommend Bukowski's, Deep Ellum, The Lower Depths, and the Sunset Grill - There is a Yardhouse near Fenway, but that's a different kind of crowd then you'll find in the other bars.  There is a brewpub called Boston Beer Works near Fenway, too - there are several brewpubs outside of Boston - Watch City in Waltham MA, John Harvard's in Framingham, British Beer Company; a restaurant in Worcester called Peppercorn's is home to Wormtown Brewery - I recommend it highly - If you want to travel, Cape Ann Brewing in Cape Ann on the North Shore is a brewpub on the harbor (you can get your Perfect Storm fix there, too)  Check out Beer Advocate for lots more info on breweries, etc in and around Boston and MA generally. Cheers!

Thanks for the info. I don't necessarily want to go on tours. Most of them are the same minus how they got started. I just wanted to try some good beer that I can't get here in Colorado. I will try Bukowski's. An afternoon of good beer and people watching on some hipsters sounds great.

Beer Travel / Re: Boston
« on: August 14, 2013, 11:16:25 PM »
Thanks for the ideas. Pretty Things looks interesting. Will have to try those. I was planning on wandering around and just walking into places I see.

Beer Travel / Boston
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:22:58 AM »
Heading to Boston next week and will have a free day to check out the local breweries. I know Boston Beer Co and Harpoon. Does anyone have any information on these, tours, tasting rooms, anything really? Also, any other smaller breweries that are worth checking out? I'll have a subway pass to get around with. I'll post back when I get back with my travels.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:59:55 AM »
I like the mosiac. Guy in the club made an all mosiac ipa/apa. A delightful smell that I wish I could bring with me everywhere. Mosiac is a great hop.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:44:49 AM »
Definitely not an IPA in terms of bitterness but a very good aroma. I don't know if it was just me but it tasted a little sweet to me. I have been finding that a lot lately with hoppy beers these days. If it was a little drier I would have loved it. Great hop aroma, will buy again.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is it just me?
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:06:22 AM »
I enjoy watching the airlock for awhile but I wish someone would make a screensaver that is a carboy during fermentation. Watching everything moving around is very interesting to me.

Brewing up two batches of hefeweizen, one of which I will leave as hefeweizen the other will have blackberries added. Ready to go by the time my parents arrive in town.

Ingredients / Re: Blackberry Wheat. How many pounds
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:20:11 PM »
Yeah I figured it would be about 2 pounds a gallon. Reason I am doing blackberries is because they are on sale at the store for a decent price.

Thanks for the replies guys.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Observation
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:17:26 PM »
I would agree with what you said. Around the area I live there are a lot of breweries popping up and a lot of breweries that have been in business for a while. I haven't tried them all and the newer ones I have been to have been hit or miss. One day they have really tasty beer, the next day it's just, meh. Granted this is on the local side of things and I am not a pro brewer or have been brewing all that long (2 years) but my point it is seems like people make beer at home, their friends say it's good, because in all honesty, what friend wouldn't want free beer. And they jump into opening up a brewery. I have heard stories of people opening up small breweries, really small with no brewing experience because they feel that is where the money is at. People in my homebrew club keep saying that in the next few years they will be able to upgrade their systems for cheap. Which has me excited because then I will be able to buy their system for cheap.

As for non local beers I have had most have been good. I don't buy as much professionally brewed beer anymore since I make most of what I drink but I do go out and buy a six pack or two and a couple of bombers a month. Mainly to try out different styles or see something I have previously had and enjoyed.

While I do feel that most places make good beer. It's normally only one or two beers that are good while the rest are just decent. If it were up to me I would try to have all the beers I served recipes that I know I can repeat and that have up to par. Because I wouldn't want to serve someone something I didn't find enjoyable.

Ingredients / Blackberry Wheat. How many pounds
« on: April 25, 2013, 01:31:31 AM »
I will be making 10 gallons of hefeweizen this weekend. 5 will be clean and the other 5 will be with blackberries (my girlfriend has been bugging me to do a fruity wheat beer). How many pounds do you think I need to get a good blackberry flavor? Also, I was planning on using wyeast 3068 yeast for both. But as I type this I am thinking that I would get more flavor using wyeast 1010 yeast for the blackberries.

Any ideas and thoughts are great.

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