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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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Equipment and Software / Re: New gun
« on: March 31, 2016, 04:36:36 AM »
Are you still pleased with this product, Ken? After my score sheets came back and said my beers were oxidized, I think I'm in the market for a beer gun. Northern Brewer conveniently sent me a 20% promo code yesterday too.

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Ingredients / Re: Equinox Hops
« on: March 31, 2016, 04:18:37 AM »
Just got a pound from Yakima Valley Hops and excited to try it out. Also got a pound of Fuggles so I can make a Saquatch Repelant - CDA by blending with Northern Brewer. Looking for cedar-earthy-campfire/roastiness. But anyway... also got a pound of Crystal to try on a summer blonde.

I need to be careful, I dont want to become a hop head

I think you'll like Equinox, Jim. It's become a staple in many of my hop forward beers. Equinox kinda wants to conform and hang out with all of the other fruity hops, but he's still a little too cool for that. You get a nice citrus kick up front, but it balances out with a slight dank/resinous finish.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Master is too weak of a word
« on: March 29, 2016, 01:07:25 PM »
To be honest I don't even have interest in becoming a judge at all.  It just doesn't appeal to me for some reason.  That being said I have a pretty busy life these days and the idea of studying for anything during my down time does not sound fun.

Pretty much.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: March 28, 2016, 04:37:03 PM »
Got scores in the mail today for Indy. The best was a 41 for my 30A cider.  I didn't move on, so there were clearly some great ciders here. Kudos to Michael and those who did !

I didn't get mine yet. I've been anxious to see my scores. Maybe tomorrow.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: March 28, 2016, 12:24:09 PM »
Hey @Wort-H.O.G. I exceeded my PM limit - go figure!

So before I forget to reply back: Yes - I do love German lagers!  8) And no, we don't get Fatheads. I think we get Great Lakes? Idk anymore.

Amanda-
ok good. I will send you hop juju-fat head's imperial IPA. will be shipping next week and will send tracking.
-Ken

Lol... I would have guessed you were getting rid of that. I'm actually sending Hop JuJu out as well

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