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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 05, 2016, 11:08:37 AM »
This place is growing on me.  Literally...

Yeah... Topics tend to get a little juicy around here.

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Ingredients / Re: Cleopatra Hops
« on: April 05, 2016, 08:03:19 AM »
New one to me.  Apparently they have some from the 2015 crop on ebay with the following description:

“Cleopatra hops are new American hop. Hop Heaven has the entire crop again this year. It has pleasant Citrus notes and light pine/ resinous character. It also has some tropical and German spicy tendencies. Not as big in oils as Citra, more in line with Cascade. It is one of my favorite single hop beers, making a very pintable beer. Don’t use this hop if you need your kegs to stay full!”

I'm tempted to try some...

By this description, it almost sounds like a less powerful/more subdued version of Equinox. Which if it is, it might be a better option to combine with traditional C hops than Equinox based on pure potency. I'll have to keep an eye open for it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 05, 2016, 07:47:26 AM »

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fat Head's Hop JuJu
« on: April 05, 2016, 06:02:35 AM »
Having lived in NE Ohio for a few years, my go-to DIPA has been GLBC Chillwave.  Love that beer, but...

...

Almost pains me to say it but Hop JuJu is besting it to me this year.  Chillwave just seems a tad bit sweeter to me this year, and it was already walking the line of 'too sweet'.  But FatHeads has delivered again.


(also, no catpiss for me!)

I've always thought chillwave was a bit sweet. It also is hopped with mosaic, which I'm not a fan of. To be honest, I think the best year for Chillwave was it's first year when it was still called Alchemy Hour.

I don't get the whole catpiss thing lol.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 04, 2016, 05:39:31 PM »
Jesus, wtf is with this weather? Who's your team? Cubs all-the-way for me!


I agree with the wtf on the weather, and with the Cubs being my favorite team. They're gonna be really good.  Gonna be 28F tonight here with colder wind chills. BS in April !

The NL Central is going to be stacked again! I'm a Bucco fan, and being that baseball is my favorite sport, I tend to get a bit obsessive now that they are good. Cubs are going to be very tough, and the Cards are the Cards. They'll be towards the top. It's crazy to think that three teams in a division could very well have 100 wins.

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Beer Recipes / Re: 3 Floyd's Yum-Yum
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:21:14 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.

Damned, thank you. You are way beyond be in terms of expertise. I have printed this out though to refer to. Yeah, I could live with this one all summer long. Jeez- I really like!

Lol I don't know how much of an expert I am. I guess I didn't consider if you were a grain or extract brewer. Like I said though, this is a beer to keep relatively simple. I brew beers along these lines for parties and family reunions and such. Many people will drink this beer even if they aren't a "beer" person. Even though it packs a hop punch, it's light and dry, which gives it great drinkability.

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Beer Recipes / Re: 3 Floyd's Yum-Yum
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:08:50 PM »
mharding,

Yeah, I have looked it up and it looks like 10 bucks for a six. That is high for me but I have been drinking swill so I'll pay it. Gladly I will. I could just sit down with one or two of these and all will be well!

$12 or $13 here in Ohio.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 3 Floyd's Yum-Yum is Nirvana for me
« on: April 03, 2016, 05:54:35 PM »
It is one of my favorite session style beers as well. It's easy drinking, but it does pack a hop punch. I've not had it on tap. I'm sure it's great. 3 Floyds makes killer beers. They're starting to show up a bit more in NE Ohio, but still rare. I've probably had 7 or 8 of their beers. A local joint is advertising a small Zombie Dust release Sunday. I'm going lol. Alpha King is the best APA out there as far as I'm concerned. And Alpha Klaus is one legit American Porter.

I guess I got carried away there. Yum yum is very good. Nobody gets too excited about it, because it is labeled as a session beer, but you're right, it's good and brewed to perfection for what it is.

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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 .



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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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