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Beer Travel / Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« on: December 27, 2011, 07:41:48 AM »
SNPA is one of the best pale ales out there- its the beer that made SN. I love drinking it for free at casinos. Beyond that I have not found anything of interest in their beer. I have been burned by stone too many times to blindly try their overpriced limited release beer, and haven't had the 11/11/11. If I were on a desert island and a beer plane crashed, I would rather it be stone than SN a thousand times over. Let it not go unnoted that Ruination was instrumental in N. Carolina changing it's ridiculous beer alcohol content laws(this was the beer loved by people who lobbied for the law reform as it was illegal there). Which has now paved the way for SN to set up shop in that state.

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Beer Travel / Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« on: December 23, 2011, 06:47:06 AM »
   Of the beers we get in WA, the SN beers are more drinkable by far, but the Stone beers are typically more interesting.  Both are excellent breweries (for breweries that aren't in WA ;) )
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Just as a box of white zin is much more drinkable but far less interesting than a bordeaux. You can't drink stone and be up at 1 in the morning ;)

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Beer Travel / Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« on: December 22, 2011, 08:47:54 PM »
. I have to say that I am shocked someone could like sierra nevada over stone. Stone is not in my top ten breweries but is far superior to sierra nevada in my opinion.




Absolutely, couldn"t agree more. 

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Beer Travel / Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« on: December 22, 2011, 08:24:00 PM »
i love well hopped beers also.

i also like to judge a brewery by their portfolio. i think Stone sucks. Deschutes is one of the best. Sierra Nevada is my overall favorite. again, this is all just my opinion.

 
Krusty, I would not get a beer based on his reccomendation. In fact I would go in the opposite direction most likely, tastes certainly vary, and the best thing to do is see what someones opinion of beers you like and dislike are and ascertain whether they can reccomend something for you. The cuisine and beer is definitely different across the states. Just my opinioin

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Beer Travel / Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« on: December 22, 2011, 07:45:16 AM »
You figured it out Krusty, east of Colorado your're gonna have to make your own. I think they used up most of the hops in the name.Out east, finding a west coast style ipa is like finding a needle in a haystack, it's  possible - but good luck.

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Ingredients / Re: Dry hopping using pellets
« on: December 21, 2011, 11:54:38 AM »
Dry hopping is done after primary fermentation. The co2 produced will help to carry away the aroma , and the hop oils will latch onto the yeast cells and drop out with the yeast. Hops do not need to be sanitized. How much to add depends on your taste and or style of beer you want. It is the hop oil not the alpha acids that matters here, so the higher oil content the greater possible aroma produced. In a bag or straight is fine. Many different types of bags may be used, womens nylons work well.You must sanitize the bag. You may want to weigh the hops down in a bag to submerge them. Cold crashing works well to get the hops out of suspension for cleaner beer.  Every brew system will work better one way or another, let the dry hop experimentig begin....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 15, 2011, 04:48:54 PM »
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...SN DFH and SA are merely stepping stones to the true craft breweries.


Whaaaaa???
Sierra Nevada IS a "true craft brewery".
In truth, it's one of the better ones. 
And if they are committed to maintaining the quality (as I'm certain they are) they'll still be a great "craft" brewery even if they eventually build five new plants

They are no where near as good, not even remotely close to a dozen "craft" breweries in San Diego alone. While they do make decent beer, they are big time macro  and approaching 1 million barrels a year. While I thoroughly enjoyed them 20 years ago, there were only a couple alternatives, unlike today.

'Craft' is not a descriptor of quality, simply of style. It is true that there are lots of breweries out there making better, or at least more interesting, beer than SN but they are still WAY better than shocktop or blue moon and more craft at that rate.

"craft" is a descriptor of size, uniqueness and innovation, or as  per the american brewers association  small, independent and traditional. While 6 million barrels is the  top of the scale and SN remains under that total I would not describe them as small. They are  a true pioneer of the craft beer movement and their success has certainly inspired hundreds of current breweries. I have never opened one of their beers taken a sip and thought wow thats damn good beer. But in matters of opinion there is no argument as you can't account for taste.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 15, 2011, 12:03:53 PM »
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...SN DFH and SA are merely stepping stones to the true craft breweries.


Whaaaaa???
Sierra Nevada IS a "true craft brewery".
In truth, it's one of the better ones. 
And if they are committed to maintaining the quality (as I'm certain they are) they'll still be a great "craft" brewery even if they eventually build five new plants

They are no where near as good, not even remotely close to a dozen "craft" breweries in San Diego alone. While they do make decent beer, they are big time macro  and approaching 1 million barrels a year. While I thoroughly enjoyed them 20 years ago, there were only a couple alternatives, unlike today.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Things Picking Up in the Carolinas
« on: December 15, 2011, 10:44:34 AM »
There is a budweiser plant less than 75 miles from Golden Colorado, I wouldn't worry about SN affecting local craft breweries. SN DFH and SA are merely stepping stones to the true craft breweries.

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The Pub / Re: Have to vent....
« on: December 10, 2011, 07:13:26 AM »
Tire pressure sensors have been around since mid 80's, are mandated by law for any light (<10,000 lbs) vehicle manufactured after september 2007.  Sorry conspiracy theorists. Also generally you need a fluctuation of 20 to 30 percent difference in tire pressure to set it off. While a responsible vehicle owner would have caught  much smaller fluctuations and prevented the warning light illumination, the sensors do  go bad.   ;D

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: over pitching yeast
« on: December 07, 2011, 10:42:20 AM »
Well, overpitching can produce yeast autolysis flavors, which can be described as yeasty,soapy or smell like vitamin B. Also a lower amount of esters will be produced. Us-05 reccomends that 2 packets of properly handled, stored and rehydrated yeast be added to 5 gallons of wort at 1.060, you say you have 6 gallons. Also did you pitch 3 total or add 3 after you thought is wasn't working? As some previous advice stated I would drop the yeast as soon as possible, and think it will be fine. To accurately assess fermentation you need to take daily hydrometer readings-easily done from your conical. Krausen and airlock bubbling are great "indicators" , always confirm any assumptions with gravity checks.

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