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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Founders all day IPA
« on: November 14, 2015, 03:09:01 PM »
Below 5% I don't mind when crushing several...

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I agree. Especially refreshing when doing yard work in the hot sun. Smaller ABVs is also a must when cutting and splitting firewood! Safety first!

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Beer Recipes / Re: RIS recipe - slight changes from the original
« on: November 14, 2015, 09:48:14 AM »
Looks good anyway, Frank !

Thanks, Jon. I'll be brewing it tomorrow.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Clown Shoes "Ohio" Unidragon RIS
« on: November 14, 2015, 08:39:44 AM »
Clown Shoes came to Ohio a couple of years ago, and since Ohio has a dumb law about not having 12%+ ABV beers, we missed out on Unidragon (13.5% I believe).... Until the release of Ohio Unidragon! Since moving their market to Ohio, Clown Shoes sales went up immensely. So, they now brew a 10.5% Unidragon specifically for Ohio. WOW is it good! Finally, something good has happened because of this ridiculous law. It is a thick, put hair on your chest, stout. But yet, it's very silly and smooth with no boozy fusal finish. It has an immense complexity of malt flavors with a slight bittered kick! I can't drink enough of it right now. I want to cellar some, but that's not working out too well lol. If you are in Ohio, be sure to pick a bomber up. I've also seen it on tap a handful of times.

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Beer Recipes / RIS recipe - slight changes from the original
« on: November 14, 2015, 06:57:48 AM »
Batch = 5.5 gal
OG = 1.083
60 minute mash @ 150

16 lb Maris Otter
1 lb C75L
1 lb 8 oz Roasted Barley
1 lb Chocolate Malt
4 oz Special B

60 minute 1.5 oz Nugget
10 minute 1.5 oz Cascade & 1.5 oz Willamette

WLP 028 Edinburg Ale Yeast


Well, this didn't go as planned. This was originally supposed to be a double batch with 5 gal fermented with WLP 013 London ale (my original recipe yeast) and the other half with 028. Since I had been out of the game for awhile, I lost track of what grains I had on hand. Yep, 5 lbs of 2 row, which was supposed to be the base grain. I had about 20 lbs of Maris Otter on hand. So I'm going with this. The 028 expires sooner so I'm going with that.

I need some Black Friday grain sales to pop up! Label Peelers shouldn't let me down!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Recipe says "cold steep for 2 hours"?
« on: November 14, 2015, 06:43:29 AM »
I used to cold steep all of my stouts and made great beers. Since I've gotten a hold of water and pH more, I mash everything and make great beer this way. The amount you would mash and cold steep is not linear. I would almost double the amount cold steeped than I would to mash. So if you were to choose to mash the dark grains, I'd cut them down a bit.

When I cold steeped, I'd at least go over night with it. I added the "tea" around twenty minutes left in the boil. This process adds a different dimension to calculating water, but it's not difficult to figure out. My mash would end up being thicker than normal. Also, don't forget to calculate for grain absorption in the steeped grains.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Super Pale Ale
« on: October 29, 2015, 02:07:41 PM »
I had one of these today... Just saying lol

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hops That Go Well With Galaxy?
« on: October 28, 2015, 07:03:19 AM »
Galaxy and Citra might be my favorite combo. I've done IPA's with it, a golden ale, APA's. I just had an imperial hoppy red by Rhinegeist out of Cincinnati last night that was amazing! I think it was called Duece.

I use them in equal parts.
Good to hear Frank. Love a lot of brews from Rhinegeist but have not had that yet. I'm going to their second annual Hopgeist on Saturday. It is their DIPA festival featuring DIPA from across the country. I will look for that "Deuce" as well. I just this evening pocked up a sixer of their Pure Fury Pale ale. Not sure what they have in there, but it's darn tasty. Some investigation is a must

I'm spending the week in Columbus this week. I'm taking advantage of drinking Cincy and Cbus beers. It's a shame that we don't get these beers in NE Ohio. There are some really good hidden gems in Ohio. I had a couple beers from Seventh Son too. Really good beers!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hops That Go Well With Galaxy?
« on: October 27, 2015, 07:48:18 AM »
Galaxy and Citra might be my favorite combo. I've done IPA's with it, a golden ale, APA's. I just had an imperial hoppy red by Rhinegeist out of Cincinnati last night that was amazing! I think it was called Duece.

I use them in equal parts.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« on: October 22, 2015, 01:57:01 PM »
Human sacrifice, cats and dogs living together...

...mass hysteria!

Nice Ghostbusters reference!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I'm Ba-ack!
« on: October 22, 2015, 01:55:34 PM »
Crap. Looks like I need to start a new notebook.

Or do we have brewing secretaries now too? Because I'd be cool with that!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Hop You Hate
« on: October 16, 2015, 08:58:32 AM »
I have never got cat pee out of any hop.

It is amazing how many people know what cat pee tastes like.


The easy answer for me here is Summit. Same reasons for everybody else. But I'm going against the grain (except for Dave (but I love simcoe)). I hate Mosaic! I try to like it. I always buy commercial beers with it to see if I pick up the great flavors that everybody describes to me. I get the onion/garlic flavor from Mosaic. Same thing when I've used it in homebrews. It's awful. It smells fruity but tastes like butt.

some people say they think something tastes like butt.... ::)

long time no see Frank!

LOL touché, my friend, touché

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Hop You Hate
« on: October 16, 2015, 08:32:55 AM »
I have never got cat pee out of any hop.

It is amazing how many people know what cat pee tastes like.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Hop You Hate
« on: October 16, 2015, 07:47:01 AM »
The easy answer for me here is Summit. Same reasons for everybody else. But I'm going against the grain (except for Dave (but I love simcoe)). I hate Mosaic! I try to like it. I always buy commercial beers with it to see if I pick up the great flavors that everybody describes to me. I get the onion/garlic flavor from Mosaic. Same thing when I've used it in homebrews. It's awful. It smells fruity but tastes like butt.

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General Homebrew Discussion / I'm Ba-ack!
« on: October 16, 2015, 07:42:35 AM »
I'm back guys! After a several month hiatus from brewing, I've decided to return to the mix of things to get some beers on tap for the winter months. I really had no intentions on returning to the game yet. I moved over the summer and there is a novice homebrewer that lives a few doors down. He's got a handful of batches under his belt. When talking with him and giving him advice, I got the itch back!

I am brewing my 4th go round with my Good Morning Stout with several deviations from the original recipe on Saturday. This is one of my best beers. The biggest adjustment this time around is that I won't be cold steeping the dark grains. They will be going in the mash with the rest. Here's the recipe:

MBW’s Good Morning Stout (4)

Batch = 5.5
OG = 1.078
60 minute mash @ 154

Two Row Pale = 6 lb 3 oz
Maris Otter = 6 lb 3 oz
Flaked Oats = 3 lb
Chocolate Malt = 1.5 lb
Roasted Barley = 1 lb
Black Patent = 8 oz
Caramel/Crystal 120L = 5.5 oz

60 minute = 1.5 oz Nugget
30 minute = .5 oz Willamette
0 minute = .5 oz Willamtte
0 minute = 1 oz ground Colombian, ½ oz Costa Rican, and ½ oz Guatemalan coffee (Peet’s)
0 minute = 5 oz Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate

White Labs 001 California Ale

Rack onto 1 oz ground Colombian, ½ oz Costa Rican, and ½ oz Guatemalan coffee (Peet’s)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« on: March 13, 2015, 08:38:42 PM »
So, obviously the Sculpin is great, the Big Eye is also quite tasty. I also got back in time for Nugget Nectar and liked it a lot. I think I made the point earlier that I don't have the greatest palate, or a flair for words. The Perpetual IPA  came in at the bottom of the bunch, but was still tasty. I would not hesitate to order it on draft anywhere I found it in that format. After living in Cleveland and close to Cleveland for 41 of my 45 years of life and within 10 minutes of downtown for 15 of the last 18 years, the Chill wave was easily the most pleasant surprise. It really just was not what I was expecting  from an IIPA. The label mentions honey malt, and while it is definitely  different than the rest of the pack, I would not just say that's because it's sweeter, but it is. My overall impression is "different" but a great different. It has plenty of hoppy goodness, but enough body to not just be a hop bomb which is what I usually find in IIPA. The other pleasant surprise is that after being in or around Cleveland for so long, I have obviously just taken them for granted. I loved this beer and. And can only hope I can find more this year before it's all gone. Overall,  if anyone were to ask me about these beers, I would have nothing bad to say about any of them. The good news is that with such a variety, I have plenty of each left to continue comparing

Nice feedback. Perpetual is a unique IPA in the fact that it is hopped with Mt Hood. It has a spicy hop character. The flavor of that beer changes a lot as the temp changes. I'll need to get some Chillwave this year and give it another shot.

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