« on: September 16, 2011, 11:03:29 AM »
Jeff - What is in Tawas City? I am not as familiar with the Lake Huron side for breweries.
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IMO, cream ale should be folded into blond ale in the BJCP guidelines. Here on the west coast nothing is ever called a cream ale and people think a cream ale is a bitter with lactose in it.
Hales Cream Ale and Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale are relatively well known West Coast beers carrying that name. I would argue they are both what the BJCP is calling blonde ale (no adjunct), though I have not had the Hales in about 5 years.
You need some of the positively charged ions in your mash, specifically calcium. I see no reason to remove the calcium and then have to add it back. Plus it seems like you'd be concentrating your bicarbonate, chloride and sulfate.
I concur that an RO or distillation system would give you a better more consistent starting point for brewing water.
IIRC, Centennial was originally CFJ69. There seem to be a LOT of new hop varieties under development at the moment. We're planning a seminar on them at next summer's NHC.
I wonder how many people know who Chesty Puller was... Great name for a classic american beer. Best of luck, I hope it goes very well for ya!
That's not a problem, since there are no Sasquatch. They're making a strong comeback.Hey, Tom! Isn't next year "Brewing With Bigfoot"? If Sasquatch is a fake, what, WHAT?The tree octupus and the Sasquatch Defense thing is what got me. With the T-shirts for those. Teh mythical creatures in a fantasy country is a little too much for me.Don't be dissing the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!
Sasquatch is fake though, obviously.
Though I though the would be taller at the SD NHC. Maybe that was a clue that I missed? Back to bed.
Sorry Tom, I forgot that it is a Rainforest,so the Tree Octopus could be real.
Wow, that is pretty cool, I thought that species of octopus had gone extinct in the late 1990's
due to over-harvesting and the fact that it is the Sasquatch preferred food.