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The Pub / Re: Why does Budweiser just not get it?
« on: February 23, 2013, 05:54:27 PM »
At the liquor store I work at their new black crown was flying of the shelves for a couple weeks and is already slowing down drastically. With most of the bud (non craft-like) drinkers they just want a light, clean, easy, & cheap beer to get drunk off.
Many off their craft like beers are good but their is no major hurry for bud to overhual their thinking as they (inbev) have a ~70% share of the beer market in the U.S.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First Lager
« on: February 23, 2013, 02:25:24 PM »
thanks for the suggestions
one my first thoughts was a marzen/Oktoberfest but i didn't want wait for the traditional laggering time

i think i will try the Cali-common or schwarzbier

I not  a huge fan of the American style pale lagers minus actually batch 19 from Coors (and similar pre-prohibition pale lagers

after looking at the style guide for a schwarzbier, sounds like it's similar to New Belgium's 1554? If so that is one of my favorite beers from them.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / First Lager
« on: February 22, 2013, 02:51:11 AM »
So i have brewed a few ales now (10), and recently i received a kegarator but i want to try make some lagers before i start kegging my beer (cheaper than buying the kegs).
what would everyone suggest for a first lager? keeping in mind that i use extract and specialty grains.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing water in CO
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:27:55 AM »
There are many people that use the water from Eldorado Natural Springs, that being said i know there laws (especially during droughts that prevent from recycling your own water (showers, rain catcher tubs etc.) and as stated pretty much water in the state is "owned" by someone downstream.

However, according to Aravada Brewing owner, he never has to had any minerals to his water (city not sure about well), unless you are trying to match a specific water chemistry


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General Homebrew Discussion / old ale vs winter warmer
« on: November 26, 2012, 07:57:35 PM »
Is there any major difference between these two styles. I'm looking into brewing one or both styles soon.
based on the commercial examples i'm not sure there is much difference
commercial styles old ale-Great Divide-Hibernation, winter warmer- Odell isolation, Anderson valley barney flats. are my basis for my ideas

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Kegging and Bottling / Priming cider bottles?
« on: November 21, 2012, 02:29:19 AM »
my question i'm finally going to bottle my cider, i was wondering if priming with maple syrup/brown sugar would add any flavor?
Should I jut use normal priming sugar and CO2 tablets?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: These guys need to clean up their act
« on: November 10, 2012, 12:53:03 AM »
it sounds like bad advice from lawyers who profit from legal action....

I would hope Strange Brewing Company, Denver Colorado will always take the high road, and if they end up having to change their name, I will still visit (and will never be confused, nor will I ever shop at that other place).

For those of you who haven't visited, the brewery is off the beaten path (cheap rent), but so worth the visit for both the beer and the great people behind it.  They have nice food trucks that frequent the place as well.

i agree

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 26, 2012, 11:22:37 PM »
Grey Sky Eyes- Carbon Leaf   

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Beer Recipes / Re: Possible pale ale and spruce ale recipes
« on: October 25, 2012, 03:37:33 PM »
I like Alaskan Brewing's winter ale which has sitka spruce and there a few other commercial varieties that are pretty good.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Possible pale ale and spruce ale recipes
« on: October 24, 2012, 10:35:03 PM »
I have heard it is actually better to get the spruce tips from the fresh growth in the spring. Supposedly they aren't as harsh/bitter tasting.

that was my thought and i have a massive blue spruce in my front yard.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Possible pale ale and spruce ale recipes
« on: October 22, 2012, 04:48:53 PM »
good to know about the pale ale malt, i used the victory in my last IPA, as steeping grain.

one of the guys at the LHBS mentioned that he uses English pale ale malt as a steeping grain with extract beers with decent success

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Beer Recipes / Possible pale ale and spruce ale recipes
« on: October 22, 2012, 03:49:57 PM »
So my next two planed batches are a pale ale and "spruce" ale
here is what i'm thinking. any ideas and/or suggestions are welcome.
the first recipe is the pale ale

Shaffer Pale Ale
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Added By: csu007
Method: Extract
Style: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Boil Size: 3 gallons
Efficiency: 70%
Original Gravity:
1.055
Final Gravity:
1.015
ABV (standard):
5.18%
IBU (tinseth):
37.84
SRM (morey):
7.84
Fermentables
Amount    Fermentable    PPG    °L    Bill %
6.67 lb   Liquid Malt Extract - Light   35   4   80%
Steeping Grains
Amount    Fermentable    PPG    °L    Bill %
0.5 lb   Caramel / Crystal 40L   34   40   6%
0.5 lb   Pale Ale   37   3.5   6%
0.42 lb   Carapils (Dextrine Malt)   33   1.8   5%
0.25 lb   Victory   34   28   3%
Hops
Amount    Variety    Time    AA    Type    Use
0.5 oz   Amarillo   60 min   8.6   Pellet   Boil
1 oz   Glacier   60 min   5.5   Pellet   Boil
0.25 oz   Amarillo   30 min   8.6   Pellet   Boil
0.5 oz   Glacier   20 min   5.5   Pellet   Boil
0.25 oz   Amarillo   15 min   8.6   Pellet   Boil
0.25 oz   Glacier   5 min   5.5   Leaf/Whole   Boil
1 oz   Amarillo   7 days   8.6   Pellet   Dry Hop
Hops Summary
Amount    Variety    AA    Type
2 oz   Amarillo   8.6   Pellet
0.25 oz   Glacier   5.5   Leaf/Whole
1.5 oz   Glacier   5.5   Pellet
Other Ingredients
Amount    Name    Time    Type    Use
1.67 tsp   Irish Moss   15 min   Fining   Boil
Yeast
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Attenuation (avg):
   72%    
Flocculation:
   Medium
Optimum Temperature:
   59°F - 75°F    
Starter:
   No
This recipe is not shared.
Last Updated: 2012-10-22 16:45 MDT

the second one is the spruce ale

Centenial Ale
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Added By: csu007
Method: Extract
Style: Holiday/Winter Special Spiced Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons
Boil Size: 3 gallons
Efficiency: 70%
Original Gravity:
1.074
Final Gravity:
1.021
ABV (standard):
7.01%
IBU (tinseth):
38.82
SRM (morey):
16.05
Fermentables
Amount    Fermentable    PPG    °L    Bill %
5 lb   Liquid Malt Extract - Light   35   4   71.4%
Steeping Grains
Amount    Fermentable    PPG    °L    Bill %
0.25 lb   Brown   32   65   3.6%
0.25 lb   Caramel / Crystal 80L   33   80   3.6%
1 lb   Victory   34   28   14.3%
0.5 lb   Biscuit   35   23   7.1%
Hops
Amount    Variety    Time    AA    Type    Use
0.25 oz   Cascade   60 min   7   Pellet   Boil
0.5 oz   Cascade   20 min   7   Pellet   Boil
0.5 oz   Mount Hood   45 min   4.8   Pellet   Boil
0.5 oz   Mount Hood   15 min   4.8   Pellet   Boil
0.25 oz   Cascade   5 min   7   Pellet   Boil
Hops Summary
Amount    Variety    AA    Type
1 oz   Cascade   7   Pellet
1 oz   Mount Hood   4.8   Pellet
Other Ingredients
Amount    Name    Time    Type    Use
2 lb   blue Spruce tips/twigs   20 min   Other   Boil
1 tsp   Irish Moss   15 min   Fining   Boil
2 each   blue spruce tips/twigs   3 min   Other   Secondary
Yeast
Fermentis / Safale - Safbrew - Specialty Ale Yeast T-58
Attenuation (avg):
   72%    
Flocculation:
   Medium
Optimum Temperature:
   59°F - 75°F    
Starter:
   No
Notes
add twigs to secondary for 3days?

not sure about spruce extract
This recipe is not shared.
Last Updated: 2012-10-22 16:49 MDT

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Red Hoptober
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:58:38 PM »
I enjoy this beer, their previous "regular" hoptober is good as well but, i think the red is better. it's almost a red pale ale or "hoppy" red/amber ale.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Labeling bottles
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:38:10 PM »


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+1 but I stick with the white ones, I have more color options that way.  I use the 3/4" labels, 24 on a 4"x6" sheet.  I using 8 point font I can fit four lines on there, batch #, name, date, and abv.  They do peel off okay if you're looking to then submit a couple of bottles to competition.
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i use the avery 1"x2 5/8' address white labels. it allows me to put the name/batch number, ibu, srm,  av and date bottled.
the labels come pretty easy after soak in hot water or PBW
i have yet to do a "fancy" label, but i think i will start that in the future for gifts.

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Other Fermentables / Re: where to buy a vinegar mother?
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:47:54 PM »
cool thanks, so if bought this product or similar product with a mother all i would need to do is dump/use the liquid and the place the mother in a growler with the wine?

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