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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Micro IPAs
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:58:21 AM »
Bryan, cool to see the Orval in the mix there. Didn't know if that type of thing was your cup of tea or not. At the risk of being overly obvious here - DAMN, I love beer.   ;D


Edit - Yeah, the canner (and killer cans) have me pretty emerald green with envy.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Micro IPAs
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:51:53 AM »
Yuengling I will argue in favor of, within reason. Doesn't really deserve some of the cult reputation that it has, but it is a great beer.



Yeah, I agree. Used to get Yuengling on road trips. Now that it's distributed in Indiana, it's become my house 'cheap' beer.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Micro IPAs
« on: June 03, 2017, 08:53:20 AM »
I must be more aware of the cidery sharp flavor of corn syrup.  There is no real way of getting away from that flavor.  It seems like most Coors production beers push the limit of brewing/fermenting big and blending before packaging.  Hamms has got to be my least favorite brew.  I try to avoid anything that comes in a 30 rack.  It doesn't scream, "This premium brew is what you have been waiting for."

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Have you ever tried Shaefer's ?  It was always in the cheap 30 pack section. I've had a lot of s****y beers but it's the all time champ. Tasted like sour weeds, and that's being kind.
Never.  But if it is worse than Milwaukee's best I'm out...

The funny thing is my kids brother fresh out of his frat house loves Hamms.  I frequently remind him it is s*** beer, and he frequently tells me he's thirsty for a real drink he will reach for some Rye.  When he's right he's right I guess.

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Yeah, makes Milwaukee's Best taste like Urquell. That bad. It was undrinkable even in college.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Micro IPAs
« on: June 03, 2017, 07:21:23 AM »
I must be more aware of the cidery sharp flavor of corn syrup.  There is no real way of getting away from that flavor.  It seems like most Coors production beers push the limit of brewing/fermenting big and blending before packaging.  Hamms has got to be my least favorite brew.  I try to avoid anything that comes in a 30 rack.  It doesn't scream, "This premium brew is what you have been waiting for."

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Have you ever tried Shaefer's ?  It was always in the cheap 30 pack section. I've had a lot of s****y beers but it's the all time champ. Tasted like sour weeds, and that's being kind.

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The Pub / Re: Dead and Company
« on: June 02, 2017, 03:11:19 PM »
Saw them last summer in Indy. Having seen the Dead many times, I was surprised at how good the chemistry was. Excellent show.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle sterilization question
« on: June 02, 2017, 11:56:12 AM »
I like the oven method - get them completely visibly clean and dry, wrap the ends in foil, place in the oven first, turn on oven to 350F and then turn it off after 60 mins. Let the bottles cool all night in the oven.

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The Pub / Re: NBA Finals
« on: June 02, 2017, 10:20:12 AM »
All I know is it's one game closer to being over :P

Hockey and Basketball in June just doesn't seem right.


Yeah, the 2 month NBA playoffs doesn't help. With teams getting away with resting players like Lebron every 3 or 4 games, it'd be better to just shorten the season to 50 games. $$ talks, though.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Micro IPAs
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:51:30 AM »
Not just you at all. With so many average to subpar breweries making so many IPAs, I've all but stopped buying them. It's rare to find one I like as well as mine, partly for just freshness and partly for recipe/approach. Most are sweeter and more underattenuated than I like, some with fermentation flaws like you describe. I'd rather drink pretty much any beer than an old or a piss poor made IPA.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fast Lager method?
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:32:03 AM »
I'll vouch for how good 2206 works in low O2 fashion. Best lagers I've ever made, easily.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 02, 2017, 07:57:15 AM »
I think a how-to manual is in order here, so that your results can be replicated in homes around the world.  There might even be a speaking tour in your future.


Awesome. Maybe book signings, too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 01, 2017, 07:49:16 PM »
My wife has never nagged me on whether I brew too little or brew too much.

On how much I drink, that is an entirely different matter.... ;)
Ditto!! 


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Yup.

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Beer Recipes / Re: 'Black witbier'
« on: June 01, 2017, 06:22:26 PM »
haha wow looks like I opened up a can of worms on this one.


Not at all, just a little faux snark. Enjoy!   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nagged About Brewing
« on: June 01, 2017, 06:14:32 PM »
My wife has been upset lately because I haven't been brewing due to the time I have spent on other projects at home. She has offered to help out more with stuff at home so I can find the time to brew. Have you all been subject to challenges like this at home?


Damn shame you don't live closer. I'd love to have her spend a week with my wife. She's supportive in general, but I've yet to hear that phrase uttered.  ;)

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Beer Recipes / Re: 'Black witbier'
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:32:49 PM »
I think at least 75% of the beers I brew for myself are IPA.


I still love 'em. Just been brewing hoppy APAs more the last couple years.

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Beer Recipes / Re: 'Black witbier'
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:16:40 PM »
Dave, by your logic, a witbier ( often called a Belgian White ale) sounds kinda silly as a "Belgian Black White ale". So of course it's a misnomer, and is also dyed black for the sake of color.

Secondly, I've heard the American Stout argument ad nauseum. As someone who brews American Stout every year, there are few similarities other than color. American Stout is assertively roasty and (per guidelines) in aroma and flavor, and may have medium to very low late hop aroma. Black IPA has slight to no roast character and high hop flavor and high hop aroma. Not just semantics IMO. Not many people who try Wookey jack would confuse it with American Stout.

Lastly, I brewed maybe 4 or 5 black IPAs total, and posted today with tongue FIRMLY in cheek. :)  People should brew whatever sounds good to them, not us anyway.

I, too, have tongue firmly planted in cheek.  You're right... what the hell is a black white beer anyway?

Don't mind me... I'm still just butthurt over the lack of a Purple IPA category in the 2015 Guidelines.  ;)



Agreed.  ;D

Just wait til next year when they add Rainbow IPA!



Kind of opens another can of worms altogether.  ;D   I'm the first to admit that IPA has 'jumped the shark'. I brew maybe a couple per year and they're more or less Blind Pig style.

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