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Ingredients / Re: Suggestions for Nugget hops
« on: August 09, 2017, 06:38:28 AM »
Nugget in large quantities will develop a really nice peach tea-like flavor. Still subtle by hop standards though and requires a massive load of hops.

It has that woody flavor you find in mosaic (it's one of mosaic's parents).

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Bulk starter wort
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:30:48 PM »
Microorganisms will consume wort at fridge temps. Although you're thinking about the barrels and barrels of beer stored and consumed out of cleaned kegs around the world every day, the difference is that beer is resistant to a lot of microorganisms due to its fermented state (alcohol, hop compounds, ph) that does not exist in wort. Unless you can sterilize the keg and everything from wort preparation into the keg, you'll eventually get some microorganisms eating the wort--probably not something you want in your beer.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Corona Extra clone
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:26:58 PM »
You'll have no problems fermenting a lager with 34/70 in the 60s if you can get that cool; but Corona has a particular taste that is partially fermentation driven and I don't think 34/70 gets you there.

Otherwise you really need to get the beer cool and keep it there through primary fermentation. I couldn't keep fermenting beer in the 50s during the summer myself but maybe you can with the swamp cooler method. Otherwise just hang on to the kit until cooler weather hits.

The Pub / Re: Guess I'm not gonna be a star....
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:23:09 PM »
It could have been fun... You could play a character nothing like yourself to get famous (i.e. rich) with rubes around America like Duck Dynasty, Larry the Cable Guy, etc.

The difference between them and me is that I have a modicum of integrity.

Get a crew-cut, stop experimenting, drop the ukulele and take up the oboe. Then blame it on your previously unknown evil twin Kenny Conn.
Hey, it's worked on General Hospital many times.

Never ever oboe

Ingredients / Hops sale at hops direct
« on: August 07, 2017, 03:21:08 PM »
Saw this morning is running a good sale trying to clear out 2016 stock. Lots of varieties running $5-10/lb. and not just the ones people don't use a lot. Saw mosaic, azacca, etc. in there. There are lots of classic American hops and some unusual hops in there as well if you're looking for something different to play with.

The Pub / Re: Guess I'm not gonna be a star....
« on: August 06, 2017, 04:36:39 PM »
It could have been fun... You could play a character nothing like yourself to get famous (i.e. rich) with rubes around America like Duck Dynasty, Larry the Cable Guy, etc.

The difference between them and me is that I have a modicum of integrity.

Are you saying Robertsons don't have integrity?  Wow.

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The Robertsons that exist publicly are fictitious beings designed for reality TV and to sell their subsequent ventures. The people they portray don't exist. They have done an exceptional job building and adopting characters and blasting that creation out to promote themselves.

Definitely committed and talented at building a brand. Not sure if I consider that the same as integrity.

Beer Recipes / Re: First IIPA recipe check/help
« on: August 06, 2017, 03:11:16 PM »
Definitely a hop combination for a unique IIPA. Jarrylo is an unusual hop. Lots of banana but in a banana candy way that a lot of people don't like. I've used it in combination with other hops and liked it enough to drink what I made but probably not a hop I plan on buying again.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Can anyone suggest some nice beers?
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:43:04 PM »
Interesting. FCB had the same recipes of H.C. Berger that disaappeared back in the day. Red Banshee was a beer that was around back then and recreated by FCB. Somehow they were connected but not sure how

FCB bought out H.C. Berger.

Ingredients / Re: whats up with Niko brew?
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:39:53 PM »
So what's happening with the lawsuit? Can we get an update?

Looks like they settled and the suit was subsequently dismissed.

Thorough clean followed by thorough sanitation will do the trick, but you need to do that for everything cold-side that came in contact with that beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: You might just be a homebrewer if.. .
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:30:35 PM »
You can predict the answers posted in these types of threads before opening them

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Can anyone suggest some nice beers?
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:54:05 PM »

This is an interesting story, although it doesn't make a lot of sense (not sure the sales ever do make sense unless the place is going under).. they just revamped their beer line up, added a can line, renovating a restaurant and then poof... gone.  It will reopen though under the Red Truck name, so the "location" will still be there, just not as FCB.  Suggests spring of 2018 as when it will reopen as Red Truck. 

The article also mentions 3 other breweries that have recently closed in FTC, so not good news for that area.

I didn't know about this. My guess from the article is that they spent money expanding the business thinking it would make them more competitive to sell thinking the new buyer would keep the FCB name alive.

I don't think FCB had a great market position. I can't recall ever seeing them on tap anywhere in Colorado other than the brewery. I barely recall seeing them in bottle shops in the state. Mostly twelve packs and a few bombers. Strange that they were so absent from their own market having been around for so long. I never heard people saying good things about them.

Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:04:51 PM »
The whole "need to be a professional brewer" thing is pissing me off, and with other products than Brewtan B.

I've got the money, just take it already. So long as I'm willing to buy whatever volume you're selling, what do you really care? White Labs has several strains that I'm interested in that are "Pro Only." Just doesn't seem a good business model.

I understand not wanting to sell at homebrew volumes, as is the case with real invert syrup. But seriously, if I wanted to buy a tanker load of invert, and had the cash, the fact that I'm a homebrewer shouldn't be a reason not to sell.

In either of these situations I would be surprised if the company declines to sell to homebrewers because they are homebrewers. Far more likely that the products/yeast are just not packaged for sale to the retail market (i.e. homebrew shops or direct retail) and only packaged for their wholesale market (i.e. breweries). If you bought a BBL pitch of that yeast or a pallet of BTB you would likely encounter no resistance.

Beer Recipes / Re: Rye Espresso Stout - hmmm, not sure.
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:58:25 PM »
Seems like it would make a ridiculously sweet beer for my tastes; but if the goal is to recreate a Starbucks drink in a beer then that's pretty much what you have to do.

I dunno, it seems like the goal with a lot of beers these days is to make them super sweet--pastry stouts, BA barleywines, milkshake IPAs, over-fruited sours, etc.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Can anyone suggest some nice beers?
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:53:21 PM »
If you haven't done the New Belgium Tour I highly highly recommend it.  Another vote for Odell's and also, right next door is Fort Collins Brewing which I heard good things about, but didn't get to try while I was there.

Fort Collins Brewing mostly relies on their range of staple beers which are right down the middle in quality. Their special releases and brewery-only beers are solid though. The food is also excellent. When I make it up to Fort Collins I usually start here for lunch.

There's quite a few breweries in Fort Collins. Horse and Dragon has some interesting beers. Funkwerks does a good job with their saisons and various other Belgian beers. Zwei on the south end of town has some solid German offerings. I think Prost's tasting room is also open now. I wasn't a huge fan of Equinox outside of their oatmeal stout. Several other breweries in town I haven't tried out yet. I'd give another vote to Odell.

Prost and Zwei might be good options if Corona and Fosters are your preference for beer.

New Belgium's tour is great even if you're not the biggest fan of their beers but you have to register for tickets far in advance.

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