Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - krustybb

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
Ingredients / Flaconers Flight Blend
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:49:38 AM »
I am considering these for an IPA as a huge late addition blast. What are everyone's experience with this blend?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cellaring temps
« on: March 25, 2012, 02:07:58 PM »
Awesome I am for sure trying to age this beer. Thanks guys.

Beer Travel / Re: Road Trip City ?s
« on: March 25, 2012, 01:37:53 PM »
A few more suggestions in my area (Yakima Valley) would be Ice Harbor in TriCities has two places both with good food and great beer. I like the old location on Benton Street, while my wife prefers the newer place on Clover Island. A few miles west in Prosser in Horse Heaven Hills Brewery. A small brew pub owned by a couple great guys. I often use Gary, the brewer to critique by lastest brew. In Ellensburg is Iron Horse Brewery. I haven't been to there "Micropub", I've only been to the Brewery/Tasting Room. It was a small place with good beer. Their Irish Death and IPA are worth the stop.

Have a great journey!

I grew up in Ellensburg and am loving that after Burt Grant there is actually something in eastern washington to find. I have been happy with Iron Horse. They have exploded over the last few years into doing some great beer. The imperial IPA is hard to find but it is amazing.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cellaring temps
« on: March 25, 2012, 08:01:47 AM »
My basement sits at 60 degrees at the coldest right now. It is very steady at that temp. Should I be concerned?

General Homebrew Discussion / Cellaring temps
« on: March 24, 2012, 07:18:53 PM »
What is the best temp to cellar beer? I have a scotch ale I want to age for many months. What should it be sitting at?

Beer Travel / Re: Road Trip City ?s
« on: March 24, 2012, 06:07:56 AM »

Desert Edge Brewery and Pub in Salt Lake City is a sentimental favorite of mine. I used to go there when you could get Coors or Bud, and now it's a full brew pub. They only brew 4% ABV beers, though, so they may not appeal to your Northwest palate. I've had some pretty tasty beers there, though.

I haven't been, but I've heard good things about the Bayou in SLC. You can enjoy paying Utah's marked up price for bottled beers, as they don't allow draft over 4% ABV. Utah brewers are doing some good things at that limit, give some a try.

Thanks, that is the type of thing I was looking for. 4% bummer, oh well I can still enjoy a few good brews. I will also check out Sockey in Boise thanks guys.

Beer Travel / Re: Road Trip City ?s
« on: March 19, 2012, 04:00:21 PM »
Oh I am very familiar with Big Time. I am from Seattle. I was looking for suggestions on the way.

Beer Travel / Road Trip City ?s
« on: March 18, 2012, 03:44:30 PM »
Okay I am headed back home to Seattle. I am driving through Des Moines IA, Salt Lake City and Boise. Any recommendations on great breweries?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:10:22 AM »
It's easier if I just stick with my favorite local places (alphabetically).

Big Time
Black Raven
Boundary Bay
Diamond Knot
Elliot Bay
Maritime Pacific
Naked City
Schooner Exact

I take this list and add

Silver City

13 you say?
A Baker's dozen of awesome.

Washington focused and I love it.

I would add Iron horse and Amnesia as northwest greats.

I love Black Raven and Elysian although I am not a huge fan of Fremont.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Bulk versus bottle.
« on: March 12, 2012, 06:24:02 AM »
Okay weird, So I had not had any air lock activity or visible krausen for many days. I took another gravity sample last night to see if I was still at the same place and I was but now this morning it is bubbling in the air lock. Is it possible I roused the yeast enough? My sanitation was fantastic for my sample taking.

Yeast and Fermentation / Bulk versus bottle.
« on: March 11, 2012, 02:39:17 PM »
I brewed a wee heavy that was 1.098 and has been in the primary for 3 weeks. What do you guys think for best results? One more week in primary then bottle and age. Bottle now and age. Rack to secondary and bulk age off the cake.

I would appreciate your input. It smells amazing and fermented at 62 degrees. Gravity is down to a few points of what I was looking for.

Bottling Wee heavy and brewing a coconut, chocolate, curry stout.

Beer Travel / Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« on: March 06, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »
Thanks guys for the feedback. Since I originally posted I have gotten a hold of some Ale asylum and liked it. the New Glarus regular IPA was very dissapointing. I have not seen the thumb print so i will keep my eye out for it. I have had sand creek's wild ride.

Beer Travel / Re: Portland, Oregon
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:06:36 PM »
I don't know what type of beer you like but I enjoy Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB). Great beer. Also Amnesia is awesome. Have fun Portland is fantastic. As far as food the best is actually from the street cars down town. They are making the best street food in America.

Beer Recipes / Re: Need to use some excelent chocolate
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:39:00 PM »
About 4oz. of cacao nibs in the secondary for a stout or a porter give a very clean chocolate flavor.  This is usually my go to for a "chocolate" beer. Maybe 2oz. for a brown or dubbel?

Do you do anything to sanitize them or just throw them in?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6