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Beer Recipes / Re: 3 Floyd's Yum-Yum
« on: April 03, 2016, 05:47:39 PM »
Yum yum is about as consistently distributed 3Fs beer in northeast Ohio as any. By consistently, I mean it shows up on occasion lol. I have a couple bottles remaining from a six pack. This beer is one of my favorite sessions. This is a beer that I wish that I could have in cans all summer long. (I like canned session beers such as All Day as I do work around the yard).

3Fs does not give out too much info about their recipes though, but I would think this to be a relatively simple recipe.

If I were to attempt to clone it, which I've not exactly try to clone it, but I make several beers along these lines, I would do something like this...

OG 1.054ish
Mash at 152 for 60
90% pale malt
10% Munich

FWH (60ish IBU) with Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo (or a combo of any fruity hops - Azacca, Citra, mosaic, centennial would all work in any combo)
0 minute with the same hop combo and let it soak with a nice hopstand. - an ounce per gallon
Dry hop with the same combo - also an ounce per gallon.

Chico yeast... Start it cool around 63-64 and let it rise up after a week or so.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 03, 2016, 05:23:22 PM »
I have no clue what someone other than me means by earthy.

Lol very true. I use dank to describe the flavor and aroma of Columbus. By definition, one could refer that to a cold, damp, musty basement smell. That doesn't seem appealing at all. But if dank means that the flavor and aroma are similar to the stickiest of the ickiest, well that's a horse of a different color.

Grassy... I would prefer fescue over blue grass; floral... Roses don't smell as nice as lilies do; earthy... Let's not church it up too much. We're talking dirt here; juicy... I would appreciate the texture of cranberry juice in a beer over, say, OJ.

"That beer taste fruity!" What fruit? Nobody bats an eye at that though.

We tend to use broad terms as descriptors, however, we all, once we figure it out, have a generalized idea of what we are describing is.

A couple years ago, I remember a thread similar to this about "resin" as a descriptor.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 03, 2016, 03:30:25 PM »
Nice!

I guess nomenclature of beer perceptions vary from person to person. Just like the perceptions themselves do. Some may use juicy to describe mouthfeel, some to describe hop flavor, while some will leave juicy to describe the sweet pulpy nectar that is produced from processed fruit. Just like some describe the flavor of simcoe as cat piss. I use the term cat piss as an alternative name for the liquid waste product discharged from members of the feline species.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 03, 2016, 03:10:14 PM »
Modern English:

1.) (of food) full of juice; succulent. (i.e. "a juicy apple")
synonyms: succulent, tender, moist; More ripe;
antonyms: dry

2.) interestingly scandalous. (i.e. "juicy gossip")
synonyms: sensational, very interesting, fascinating, lurid; More scandalous, racy, risqué, spicy;
antonyms: dull

3.) temptingly appealing. (i.e. "the promise of juicy returns on an investment")

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All three could apply to beer but interestingly enough the 1st definition which applies to food may only apply to the notion that fruity smelling hops give beer a "fruit juice" aroma (an aroma full of the smell of fruit juice).

I don't think one would say the same about "grassy", "earthy" or "spicy" smelling hops (i.e. noble hops).

Therefore a beer described as "juicy" better have some fruity smelling hops/esters otherwise the meaning is totally obscure and inappropriate (unless of course it refers to an appealing beer, which would also be a rather obscure use).

See, I would agree that definition one matches the best, but in a complete different respect as you. When I think of juicy, it has nothing to do with the hops. When I think of juicy, it's the opposite of dry. Sure, I can say under-attuenated, but juicy is easier to spell and say. Just like dry is easier to say than over-attuenated.

These beers from the northeast, though I've never had one, claim to be juicy due to mouthfeel. Often times when I'm supposedly drinking west coast style IPA or pale ale, and it ends up being less dry than I would like it, I'll refer to it as juicy. It really has no bearing on what hops are present.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 03, 2016, 02:25:01 PM »
Is juicy more or less appropriate as a descriptor of beer than the word dry?

Solid point... Because no matter how dry a beer is, it's still pretty wet... Which would actually mean it's still kinda juicy, right? Lol

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 03, 2016, 02:12:46 PM »
Fat Heads released a "Super Juicy" version of their Hop Juju (imperial west coast style). I haven't had it because it's tap house release only. Apparently oranges are added. I don't think this is the same "juicy" of the northeast though. I dunno. I just like beer. And prefer it to be rather dry.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: April 02, 2016, 04:34:18 PM »
Packaging now Amanda. Ship out Monday .



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Well, aren't you a fancy packer... Mine never ends up that pretty. Nice job!

Repurposing another Brewers packaging as sent to me...I'm typically bubble wrap all to hell and back.

Lol bubble wrap, the Sunday newspaper, giant eagle ads, paper bags, and if I'm lucky, 30' of Amazon packing lol

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: April 02, 2016, 04:22:44 PM »
Packaging now Amanda. Ship out Monday .



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Well, aren't you a fancy packer... Mine never ends up that pretty. Nice job!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 01, 2016, 04:13:30 PM »



My Munich Helles @ a month-ish. A tad more clearing left, but it's close. It's a hard style to leave alone.   ;)

Can't wait to try this one!

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Yeah. I really don't care to clear it out.  I was just stating an observation to add onto the experiment.

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Good stuff.
Any plans to do the same with the dry versions?
Or any other "Identical" strains like WLP002 and Wyeast 1968 or the Scottish yeasts or Kolsch?

Throwing US05 into the mix is under discussion.  Probably won't do any others for a while just becasue we have so many ideas to get to.

Normally I'm a WLP 001 user. I used S05 for my last IPA that I just kegged today. One thing that I noticed right off hand is the clarity. It seems to stay in suspension much longer than 001. My beers OG was 1.075 and cleaned out to 1.008. I don't cold crash because it seems like an unnecessary step for me. I kegged it today. It will cold crash in the keg. The first pint will be sacrificial in dumping all of the particles that were crashed out.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 31, 2016, 05:22:58 PM »
BTW.... Nice Fat Heads tap handles!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 31, 2016, 04:44:41 PM »
Just tapped 2nd round of my O'fest. Just love his beer all year round.



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I want

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 31, 2016, 04:35:56 PM »
Not necessarily a pic of a recent beer. This showed up on my Time Hop today from four years ago. This was my first poured Homebrew. It was a Northern Brewer Dunkelweizen extract kit. If I remember correctly, it wasn't very good. I really only had the knowledge of the instructions and a few YouTube videos at the time. Even though it wasn't good, I was intrigued. I was hooked. I fiddled around with extracts for a few more months before taking the next step to all grain. I wanted to make better beer. Some internet research got me there's was brewing all grain in July of that year. It wasn't until Christmas of that year when I joined my brewing family here. You guys have taught me so much over the last few years. I continue to learn, and I share my knowledge and experiences when I can. Thank you!

Though it all started here with this Dunkelweizen, I have not brewed one since. I think I'm going to plan to brew one and August. I think it will be a good beer to enjoy in the fall.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: March 31, 2016, 04:17:13 PM »
Amanda- the northern german pils I'm sending is with weyermann Barke pils malt. im digging this malt so if you haven't tried it, you will soon.
Hell yeah! I'm about to try out a new one here as well: Ireks. I honestly didn't plan having you being my shipper, but I am super stoked about it. German Lagers are my jam.

And Frank, I'll be on the later end of the shipping window but it's only because I'm particularly excited about one of the American Wilds I am about to bottle. I want to bottle some of it plain and try dry hopping a small portion of it with Amarillo if I can figure out the logistics. If I can figure it out with my equipment, you'll get both. :D

I'll be camped out on the porch waiting on the UPS guy on the 4/30  :P

Really. I don't care if it's a little late. I'm just uber stoked to try your beers!

This is my first swap since my hiatus stretched across the last two. So, I'm a bit excited. Looking to be inspired to broaden my horizons a bit with this.

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