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Nice wort!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Alaskan Hop Turn
« on: February 05, 2016, 08:06:06 AM »
Is Sterling not American? Maybe I am confused...

no it was me who was - hence why I asked - I knew that magnum is both german and us grown but I'm not too familiar with sterling.

yeah, my local makes an all german pale ale - mitt and tett are the finishing hops and its just, well, odd.
Got ya. I guess they realized it wasn't the best idea to do an IPA with traditional German or noble hops. I use sterling in a pale lager and it is quite nice. This beer makes me want to try it in something a little more hoppy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:35:30 AM »
yeah - I used a lot more in that marzen I pictured above - i'll have to check how much but I think it was pretty close to what you posted above. .

I just worry with maibock/golden bock of maintaining the dry finish. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:30:24 AM »
I'm dry hopping after gelatin lately, so the hop character only gets better from here.

warming back up or keeping cold during DH?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Alaskan Hop Turn
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:27:03 AM »
Is Sterling not American? Maybe I am confused...

no it was me who was - hence why I asked - I knew that magnum is both german and us grown but I'm not too familiar with sterling.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking for ideas on a new garage setup
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:17:53 AM »

I'm going to have to work on getting a collection of ribbons to add to mine. :P

Gitcha one of these :


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Hop Slam 2016
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:15:44 AM »
I agree.  Almost identical feelings and path of experience with it as fmader , but now I don't even buy it - in the past 4-5 years it's  been a let down with its overly syrupy malt body and the hop aromatics have only been there for me in the freshest of fresh examples.  When I want an American barleywine, I'll pick up a 4pk of either Bigfoot or Old Ruffian for the same price that my local store charges for a single 12oz bottle of HS

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: February 05, 2016, 07:11:35 AM »


Just picked up some carahell for a maibock. I'll give it a run on Sunday.


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8-9% is nice. Doing one also this weekend.


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Wow I was thinking 5% tops - will have to rethink that I guess - you have a lot more experience with it than I.

I did really well with a golden bock modeled after Glissade a few years ago.  I think I will have to resurrect that with German Lager X.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Alaskan Hop Turn
« on: February 04, 2016, 06:30:45 PM »
Which hop is American?

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Ingredients / Re: Weyermann Barke malts
« on: February 03, 2016, 03:14:17 PM »
What I'm hearing is "60% of the time, it works every time!"

stay classy, san diego.


I used the Barke Munich and Vienna (regular Weyermann pils though) in a marzen recently.  hockhurz step mashed.  its an incredible beer, but is it incredible because of the Barke?  Not sure.

i'll buy it again for sure.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking for ideas on a new garage setup
« on: February 03, 2016, 12:14:23 PM »
Paul, that is still a gorgeous setup

thanks guys.

+1000 to a sink - I do okay using the hose, etc, but if I had a sink with a small counter space for a drying rack, that would make it the perfect setup for me.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« on: February 03, 2016, 09:30:34 AM »
Welcome to Jax from a fellow native! I typically sacks of Rahr from More Beer. $68.73 all in with shipping. At $1.25 a pound it's a good deal. I'll mention there is a big home brew community here (CASK) and perhaps they do group orders.

+1 also from a former Duval-er.

There's a couple local stores there, or if you make your way out to Tampa maybe for work (like me) you can buy bulk at Southern Homebrew Supply.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking for ideas on a new garage setup
« on: February 02, 2016, 12:02:54 PM »
here's a look at mine - based off theelectricbrewery.com

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=14134.0

Good luck with your setup!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager X
« on: February 02, 2016, 07:25:43 AM »
very excited - I ordered two pouches.  usually I start off with two and grow up from there but given the rarity I may just start smaller with one and hoard the other for the future.

Planning on dortmunder-->pilsner-->marzen-->golden bock

may even add a Baltic porter to that, although I am planning on a Golden Promise/Cascade Cali Common later this year, and the Cali Lager yeast makes a fine BP.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager starters
« on: January 29, 2016, 09:40:40 AM »
Paul, do you usually stir plate your lager starters at room temp or fermentation temp?

room temp on the plate, crash and decant.  usually step at least once.

I pitch right after decanting, so my hope is that the yeast is actually rising in temp rather than lowering.

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