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Wood/Casks / Re: Woodinville Whiskey Co. Barrel
« on: August 03, 2015, 05:46:17 PM »
This discussion has brought up a question.  Assuming Jonathan is correct, does that mean that if I only oak it until it tastes right (not pushing through the over-oaked period until it is good again) will the oak and Whiskey fade in the resulting beer?  Or do both methods get to the same point with one simply taking longer?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 10 Barrel Joe IPA
« on: August 03, 2015, 09:26:51 AM »
The grapefruit sculpin tastes more like grapefruit than beer to me.  I like grapefruit, but something about this beer just seems incorrect to me... it isn't bad by any means.  I dunno, perhaps it's just the "natural grapefruit flavors" that are throwing me off - what exactly is that anyway?  Give me a regular sculpin any day (but I'll still drink this one).

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My thoughts also.  I do love regular Sculpin.  I have only bough a sixer of Grapefruit Sculpin once.  It wasn't bad, just not my preference.  For a grapefruit beer I actually prefer Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen.  But I don't buy it either - I just take a sip from my wife's glass  ::)

Wood/Casks / Re: Woodinville Whiskey Co. Barrel
« on: August 03, 2015, 09:22:05 AM »
Interesting info and conversation!  Thank you.

Wood/Casks / Woodinville Whiskey Co. Barrel
« on: August 02, 2015, 08:26:01 PM »
I'm about to brew a RIS for the holidays.  I'm considering aging it in one of their 8 gallon barrels.  They say they just use them once.  I'm wondering about an appropriate time in the barrel for a noticeable, but not dominant whiskey barrel flavor.

Is a month or two sufficient?  What are your experiences?

I was thinking about this the other day.  I am not yet a BJCP judge, but I am working toward it.  My wife and I went to LaConner for the day, and as usual I wanted to check out the local brewery. 

It was a brewpub setup.  The food was quite good, but the beer was flawed.  I got a flight of 5 samples.  3 had astringency issues, 1 had another flaw that I am having trouble recalling.  Aside from the flaws, all were uninspired.

The place was very busy, and I wondered how many of the people they were serving noticed any off flavors.  I think it takes a seriously bad beer to rise to the level of awareness for most people.  But they would probably just say "it was a great little brewery," conflating their whole experience - including the fact that they had a beautiful day in a scenic, cool town with people they liked - into their evaluation of the brewery.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 10 Barrel Joe IPA
« on: July 30, 2015, 03:27:49 PM »
I must have gotten a fresh six-pack.  The bittering was low to medium, but the hop flavor was among the highest I've tried.  It was even good the second day after riding around in 100* heat in a saddle bag.

Going Pro / Re: Tell me what you think
« on: July 30, 2015, 03:21:43 PM »
Yeah, that is my next step.  I have the name trademarked, and I don't see how someone could trademark an anchor.  It would have to be identical in every respect.

Going Pro / Re: Tell me what you think
« on: July 29, 2015, 09:17:25 PM »
But, I don't think I'll be able to get going with it till I retire (7-8 years) so that I don't have to worry about income.

Going Pro / Re: Tell me what you think
« on: July 29, 2015, 09:13:01 PM »
Looks awesome. As a Navy vet I am inclined to ask for a discount when production begins.

As a fellow Navy vet, I'll bet you'd drink for free

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 10 Barrel Joe IPA
« on: July 29, 2015, 09:05:53 PM »
The lack of comment due to 10 Barrel being owned by the Evil Empire?  Probably not, but I wonder.  Regardless of who makes it it is seriously tasty stuff!  And frankly...  Aw nevermind.

Commercial Beer Reviews / 10 Barrel Joe IPA
« on: July 28, 2015, 03:36:40 PM »
Put on a motorcycle trip, stopped in Hoodsport, WA for the night.  Picked up a sixer of "Joe" to go with cigars.  I chose it because it advertises Simcoe, Amarillo & Mosaic hops.  Wonderful hop flavor.  Seriously one of the best IPAs I've had

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Note to self
« on: July 24, 2015, 08:40:47 AM »
I can't stand flip flops, even at the beach. I think they are the least comfortable footwear between the thing between the toes and the flopping around.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Note to self
« on: July 23, 2015, 11:32:03 PM »
Yeah, I almost always wear running shoes.  No protection there.  But I brew on a concrete garage floor.  The cushioning is nice.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sunlight and wort?
« on: July 23, 2015, 12:23:06 PM »
Does only UV light affect this?

I asked a similar question and was told in my Brewing Chemistry class at Central Washington Univ. that the whole light spectrum will skunk beer.

There is a hop product that is engineered to not go skunky.  Think Miller or Corona in the clear bottles.  To my knowledge it is not available to the homebrew market.

Going Pro / Re: Tell me what you think
« on: July 22, 2015, 11:32:41 PM »
I really like it. And Anchor will sue you.

They can buy me out for a cool million.

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