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All Grain Brewing / Re: Grains Before Water (Mash question)
« on: March 06, 2015, 05:51:59 PM »
It's amazing how the dough balls are always gone when I'm done stirring  :P

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Beer Recipes / Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« on: March 06, 2015, 02:44:05 PM »
Good to know, I will be back out that way next week and will have to make another stop

Sorry for twisting your arm so hard lol

You're not going to make the trip and buy just one 6 pack, right? You mentioned Sculpin. Did they have Ballast Point Big Eye IPA? This beer is great, but often takes a backseat to Sculpin. I Like actually like Big Eye better. It's more of you piney/dank/resinous IPA as opposed to the fruity beer that Sculpin is. Just a suggestion.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« on: March 06, 2015, 02:15:48 PM »
     I am really looking forward to all of them, but I have never had the ChillWave, Perpetual, Hop Hunter, or the Sriracha. I know I love the Sculpin, but could not find a date on it, fingers crossed. It looked like it had some kind of code on six pack holder, but could not decipher it. The Perpetual was bottle on January 23, so about 6 weeks old, again fingers crossed. I did not look for a date on ChillWave, as it was not in store last month when I last went bottle shopping, so I am assuming its pretty fresh. Same with the Hop Hunter, pretty new beer and I am hoping/assuming mine is fresh. I saw the Nugget Nectar, but obviously this trip was pretty IPA focused, I'll try some next trip, thanks for the tip.

The Chillwave is fresh. It's a seasonal and is only out for a little over a month. HopHunter is new and will be fresh. Back to Nugget Nectar... It doesn't say IPA on the label, but it's probably the hoppiest beer they have. It's an imperial Amber that is hopped like an IPA. Don't wait too long on that, because it is released in February and is only out for about a month and a half and is a "hot" beer in the market. It's also one of a very short list of beers that I like better in a bottle than on tap.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Grains Before Water (Mash question)
« on: March 06, 2015, 02:07:23 PM »
I like the Ol' run your water, add a few pounds of grain, stir, add a few pounds of grain, stir, until the process is complete method. I don't worry about preheating the tun either, but I will leave the grain and tun in the house at room temp untul I'm ready to mash in. This keeps the strike temp more consistant.

More geared to the OPs question. I often crush my grains as part as my brew day set up, which is done the evening before brewing. Why not just crush the grains and leave them in a bucket with a lid?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« on: March 06, 2015, 12:37:02 PM »
Troegs Perpetual is very good. If you haven't yet, get your hands on Troegs Nugget Nectar. I just picked up a case of Hop Hunter. It's great on tap. Sculpin is phenomenal. The Rogue Sriracha definitely had a kick to it. I wasn't a huge fan. Great Lakes Chillwave is a tough one for me. When it was released two years ago, under the name Alchemy Hour, I thought it was amazing. I didn't enjoy it much last year and haven't had it yet this year. I think it's the mosaic hops in it. They are so hit and miss for me.

Very nice selection of beer!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:35:18 AM »
I'm very interested to see how the bottles stack up against it on tap.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:34:07 AM »
Yeah, the price is an absolute steal on that one. Like I've posted, I hardly ever buy bottled IPAs anymore, because they're just not as fresh (or as good to me most times) as mine. But I'll keep buying this.

Exactly. I only buy when it's fresh. Two weeks old is pretty fresh.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:22:31 AM »
Score !  Tried it in bottle yet?

It's not quite 5:00 yet. Soon.

I'm very happy at the $8.99 a six price. From my understanding, it's supposed to be year round, right? Only three cases in the entire county... But one is mine 8)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:09:19 AM »


All is right in the world!

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Ingredients / Re: Vitamin C in commercial beer
« on: March 05, 2015, 08:55:28 AM »
Scurvy prevention.....duh  :P

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: March 04, 2015, 10:01:37 AM »
Chances are that if you live east of the Mississppi, you're going to get some sort of crap weather in the next day. This ridiculous Storm stretches from Newfoundland to Mexico lol

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Hop Growing / Re: New and unusual rhizomes
« on: March 04, 2015, 07:27:55 AM »
I was excited to see that Sorachi Ace is now available for purchase at various vendors.... thought I would never order any more hop rhizomes. ???

Any other rarities out there?

The Thyme Garden offers Sorachi Ace and two other new ines this year. I'm going to hold off for now and see how they do.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: March 03, 2015, 02:33:51 PM »
does anyone see Fat Head's distributed in their area? The Head Hunter IPA is pretty dang good.

http://fatheadscleveland.com/beer.html

Very good stuff. I had Hop JuJu the other day. Also very good. Sunshine daydream session IPA also good. Trail Head also good... They do hoppy beers very well lol. Shakedown stout is a very nice American stout.

just bought sixer of fat heads Gudenhoppy Pils. i don't recall ever having it, so hope its good.
Kinda high jacked the thread... I haven't had it either. Hop Stalker was good too. Fat Heads does beer well. They'd take off fairly well if they distributed across the country.

it happens..kind of looked like hophunter was drained anyway.....now back to your original programming

I'd like to drain several bottles of it into a glass if I could find it. However, I do have a Head Hunter in the fridge  :P

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: March 03, 2015, 02:11:40 PM »
does anyone see Fat Head's distributed in their area? The Head Hunter IPA is pretty dang good.

http://fatheadscleveland.com/beer.html

Very good stuff. I had Hop JuJu the other day. Also very good. Sunshine daydream session IPA also good. Trail Head also good... They do hoppy beers very well lol. Shakedown stout is a very nice American stout.

just bought sixer of fat heads Gudenhoppy Pils. i don't recall ever having it, so hope its good.
Kinda high jacked the thread... I haven't had it either. Hop Stalker was good too. Fat Heads does beer well. They'd take off fairly well if they distributed across the country.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer for Thought...
« on: March 03, 2015, 02:06:53 PM »
All of this outpouring of emotion is making me weepy, I need a beer...

my wife often reminds me that men are humans with emotions also....even if we don't want to  ::)

Obviously she's wrong.... But that's something that we won't admit either  :P

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