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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mold on wort, should I taste?
« on: June 23, 2013, 04:49:27 PM »
Tried it.  Pretty good and a little tart, like a sour beer.  Seems way low on alcohol and I sort of remember being low on the OG I was going for so I am not sure I will keep it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Mold on wort, should I taste?
« on: June 23, 2013, 11:41:53 AM »
So I made and experimental brew in the fall using a lot of Oval-tine and a bunch of other household groceries and once it was done fermenting it smelled terrible.  So terrible that I was not even brave enough to taste it so I decided to throw it out.  I seem to have forgotten to throw it out and it has been sitting in my basement in a glass carboy with airlock for months and now has mold on top of it.  I smelled it this morning and it actually smelled pretty good to me.  Should I taste it or get rid of it?  The mold scares me a little since I didn't add anything to the wort except US-05.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What were your gateway beers?
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:00:42 PM »
Use to drink a lot of Leinenkugel's beers which at least exposed me to several different styles that I enjoyed.  The eye opener though was one day at a swanky restaurant with my wife.  I accidentally ordered a Three Philosophers and when it got to the table I was like "beer with cherry, gross."  Well after 2 of them, my life was changed, and I was nearly unconscious.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Super Bowl brews
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:28:13 PM »
I would definately brew something that pairs well with cheese. ;)

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+1 on the paint strainer bags.  Very cheap, fit perfectly in my boil kettle and you can put as many grains in as you want.

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I have a friend who checks the Ph on his and he says that storing it covered, it lasts for month.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Ballsiest beer ever...
« on: January 02, 2013, 03:07:06 PM »
It just seems that some of these ingredients are just attention grabbers.  You could really put a tiny bit of anything in your beer and say "beer brewed with -fill in the blank" and if you didn't put enough in to effect the flavor you would leave people amazed that you could make beer with "that".

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Unibroue la Terrible
« on: January 02, 2013, 10:45:27 AM »
I have found that the trader joes vintage ale is very similar to this beer and for $4.99, not a bad price either. I bet they use a similar recipe and age it differently or spice it differently.
Yep, we compared the two and there was very little difference, but of course the age of a beer like this can be all it takes to make them taste different.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Unibroue la Terrible
« on: January 01, 2013, 07:40:09 PM »
Tried this one along with about 30 other beers I had not tried over Christmas with the family.  We rated them all and this one scored well with all and was my favorite beer overall.  It had some very pungent dark fruit notes that I have not tasted in a BDS before.  I will defiantly get this one again.  And from Canada.  I thought they only had LaBatt Blue and Molson Ice.  Lol.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Ballsiest beer ever...
« on: January 01, 2013, 07:34:43 PM »
Just tried Porterhouse Oyster Stout (Dublin) over Christmas.  It was good.   Everyone liked it.  There was nothing fishy or oyster like in the flavor to me, but it had a nice complexity.  But if you guys are scared... :D

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+1

I also enjoy New Belgian Abbey.  It is not as high class as the ones listed above but is still a very good double imho.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Christmas Presents
« on: December 26, 2012, 10:27:36 PM »
My sister who is even more of a beer geek than me, got me an awesome variety pack with the following brews in it-

New Holland Dragon's Milk- love it
Rochefort 10- love it
Schlenkerla Oak Smoked Doppelbock- dumped it last time I tried it but I will give it a second chance
Surly Bender- good beer

The rest I have not tried-
LaTrappe Isid'or
Brew Dog 5 a.m. Saint
Brau Brothers Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale
McSorley Irish Black Lager
Left Hand Fade to Black

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2 questions
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:13:47 PM »
Sugar, maltodextrin, toasted defatted soy flour, barley malt extract, whey, and a bunch of other stuff.

I'm curious to know what kind of attenuation you can get out of it.
Don't forget the dry milk.  Anyone for Maltodextrin Milk Saison?

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