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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: Today at 06:27:03 PM »
I could be wrong, but I don't believe there's a dry equivalent. Regardless, I normally use 1056 for APA, so S05 would work great. 1450 is nice for the fuller mouthfeel though. All things equal, it's my house recipe APA (other than rotating hops) and it works great with 1056/05.
Thanks Jon.  That will be on my short list to brew.



Cool. It's based on what (at one time at least) was one of Russian River's APA bases to use for hop experimentation. Curious to see what you think.

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Going Pro / Re: Lease signed, and off we go!
« on: Today at 05:39:18 PM »
Awesome, Ross! Best of luck to you.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: Today at 05:32:08 PM »
I could be wrong, but I don't believe there's a dry equivalent. Regardless, I normally use 1056 for APA, so S05 would work great. 1450 is nice for the fuller mouthfeel though. All things equal, it's my house recipe APA (other than rotating hops) and it works great with 1056/05.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« on: Today at 04:10:42 PM »
It's telling that ABI brands like Goose Island are undercutting locals by selling for $7 or so a sixer.  That bothers me.


Me too. A lot. But it's just good business!   ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: Today at 04:05:36 PM »
Is that necessarily a bad thing?


That depends, Derek. If low quality, unskillfully made craft beers fail by their own merits, they have no one else to blame. But if excellent beers have no chance to get to taps, liquor stores, and grocery stores because of unfair business practices, I see that as a very bad thing. Just me. This is probably one of those issues where minds are firmly made up, I guess. All good. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: Today at 03:45:03 PM »
Azacca/Lemon Drop APA. Man, it's a great summer beer and going fast.





Same beer, more sunlight today. This is the real color. Good stuff regardless.



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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: Today at 12:55:11 PM »
It's spreading across the US.  We saw some graphic info about it in the GC meeting at HBC.  The BA is about to start a campaign to publicize the issue.  I know there are bars here in Beer Mecca that you go into and all the taps are beers that are from the same mega company.  They're driving out competition not based on quality or consumer preference but by marketing power.


That's the problem as I see it. Taste is subjective. Driving out competition for tap and shelf space is not. It's overt and getting worse. If Bud and Bud Light really were that stellar as compared to good craft and imports, these tactics (and buyouts) wouldn't be necessary. All IMO.


Thanks for the comments, everyone.  The “Crap” category is proving to be far too cumbersome.  I’m thinking something like “Macro” or “Big Beer” would be more useful, since it doesn’t imply quality or lack thereof.  There are plenty of sites that do that sort of thing just fine.

It’s about more than just marketing.  Big Beer pours money into elections and lobbying for law changes that will in many case be bad for small brewers (and into keeping harmful legacy laws in place).  They own large percentages of the distribution chain in many markets, and can effectively shut out all competition.  And they’re increasingly cornering the supply chain as well.  It’s not a question who makes the better beer or even the better advertising, and of letting consumers vote with their wallets.  It’s a question of a small number of companies doing everything they can to prevent other brands of beer from even being made available. 


Yup.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dry hopping.
« on: Today at 11:19:19 AM »
Hoosierbrew
Do you pressurize the keg at all?
Do you think that would create any issues?

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I'm thinking I may be able to get a slight head start on carbonating by pressurizing to 10psi for the 5 day dry hop.



I used to keg dry hop at room temp at pressure for 5 days, then chill. Now I just put the keg right in the kegerator as I dry hop at carb pressure. Remember, extraction time is a little longer at cooler temps, but works fine. As for pressure, it's no issue.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: Today at 11:12:19 AM »
It's spreading across the US.  We saw some graphic info about it in the GC meeting at HBC.  The BA is about to start a campaign to publicize the issue.  I know there are bars here in Beer Mecca that you go into and all the taps are beers that are from the same mega company.  They're driving out competition not based on quality or consumer preference but by marketing power.


That's the problem as I see it. Taste is subjective. Driving out competition for tap and shelf space is not. It's overt and getting worse. If Bud and Bud Light really were that stellar as compared to good craft and imports, these tactics (and buyouts) wouldn't be necessary. All IMO.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:16:01 PM »
I agree with it all - DAB is one of my favorite easily attainable German beers, and I feel good about the price. I don't feel good however about the price of most beers. Gotten ridiculous. I've been rebelling for a while. I keep Yuengling around as my cheap beer and brew the rest. I go out for pints occasionally, but the high prices have obviously trickled down to pints. Very run of the mill stuff is $6/pint, more for some. Lots of $11 -15 sixers, 'affordable' sixers $9-11. The market will only support some of this crap so long.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:26:53 PM »
Yeah, simple is almost always better IMO. I've used biscuit and Victory to get a little toastiness, but the MO is a softer toasty character, and doesn't come off like a bitter at that small amount . The glass is one of the Spiegelau IPA glasses - it's smaller but weighted on the bottom, and the glass is light, thin crystal so it's pretty stable actually.
As for the hops, FWIW I added 40 IBU Magnum @ 60 (no more boil hops), then cooled to 175F and added 2.25 oz each of Azacca and Lemon Drop to steep for 30 mins. Dry hopped 1.5 oz of each.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:11:59 PM »
Man I have to get rolling. Looks awesome Jon, that foam!


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Thanks, man!  It's tasty.
Looks great. Do you mind sharing your grain bill?


Not a bit. It's silly simple.

75.5% Briess 2 row.
17.5% Muntons MO (not my very favorite MO, using up what I had. Works fine here, though).
7% C40

152F/60

WY1450

Next sunny day, I'll get another pic- it's paler than it looks there.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 23, 2017, 06:37:11 PM »
Man I have to get rolling. Looks awesome Jon, that foam!


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Thanks, man!  It's tasty.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 23, 2017, 03:22:49 PM »
Azacca/Lemon Drop APA. Man, it's a great summer beer and going fast.





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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Oxidation? Is there any recovery
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:49:26 PM »
Dump it.


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+1. Go get a new kit and start over. You will be much happier with the results.


+2.  Life's too short to drink nasty beer. It's not a guess on our part - that beer will taste atrocious after a month with a dry airlock. Do yourself a favor and rebrew.

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