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General Homebrew Discussion / My New Brewery
« on: September 02, 2016, 06:58:37 PM »
You need to have a 3 compartment sink :).

Looking good.

Yayaya.  I like that I can fit a 20gal kettle in fairly easily.

Not perfect but good for me.

What's glycol ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Brewery
« on: September 02, 2016, 01:26:24 PM »
thanks guys! fingers crossed, the hood will go in Wednesday and then I can start getting everything into its place.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Brewery
« on: September 02, 2016, 10:31:26 AM »
I hear you, for more than 11 years I've brewed in the garage, with a majority of that just using a cooler and keg-kettle setup, but I moved and had an extra room behind the garage that just screamed brewery.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Brewery
« on: September 02, 2016, 07:34:06 AM »
Thanks.  No floor drain but good floor:

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General Homebrew Discussion / My New Brewery
« on: September 02, 2016, 06:50:18 AM »
It's getting there...

Sneak peek of the sink/prep station.


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: September 01, 2016, 01:20:24 PM »
Hopefully they will put out another fresher round if the first one goes over well.

I hear they have been having distribution issues since adding the east coast location as far as getting fresh beer on shelves which is more applicable to the hoppy stuff I suppose. I would think that the second location would help with that...

I'd call BS on that.  I regularly get SN products within 2 weeks of bottling. 

Distribution issues may be more linked to the distributor than the brewery.  More like poor inventory management on their part.

To brewinhard - the keg I got was packaged a couple weeks after the bottles I bought so there's definitely been a few batches out.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: August 24, 2016, 09:31:54 AM »
Yet again, stunning beers!  Hope to post some new pics soon and Can't wait until I finish my new brewery - haven't brewed since Memorial Day

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: August 21, 2016, 06:39:36 AM »
Yeah I agree Keith - a more easy drinking fest for sure.  I really don't detect hotness.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: August 20, 2016, 05:59:24 AM »
Drinking this now. Can't say I have ever had a festbier before. To me, this tastes like a slightly maltier pils with a strange tangy thing going on. I am literally picking up the tiniest amount of malt aroma and nothing else. I probably don't fully understand the style.

There were so many good looking 'oktoberfest/marzens' that I wasn't sure what to choose. A little disappointed in my selection. Wish I would have chosen the Odell or Prost offerings...
Festbiers are stong Helles, not quit Bocks. Malty from Pils and a portion of Munich malt. The Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest uses the Record hop that is said to be spicy. I am giving up on finding it on draft locally, may get bottles soon.


Come down to my house Jeff - my friend got me a keg and a sankey to homebrew fittings adapter as a housewarming gift.  Tapping it later today

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:58:44 PM »
Crystal hops is what I mean.  I just expected something different, which was brewed with Mahrs Brau.  Idk why but I expected different

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Have you had a true festbier rather than a marzen? Might change your expectations.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: August 10, 2016, 12:16:34 PM »
Not in what I perceive to be the style anyways.  I have always associated festbier as maltsters showcase, not boozy. 

this years is a 'festbier' (Style 4b) not a marzen (style 6a) like a lot of American Oktoberfest beers are.

I thought this years SN Oktoberfest was very well done in the festbier vein, lots of toasty and bready malt aroma but is a little thinner bodied and more pilsner like and thus more quaffable/sessionable than a richer marzen. In fact reviewing the 'festbier' style guidelines and it seems pretty spot on. 

Not sure if you meant crystal malt or crystal hop, but there isn't any crystal malt listed on the ingredients and it sure doesn't taste or smell like it to me.  if you can pick out the crystal hop, that's tough for me to discern amongst the other hops in there.

I did greatly prefer last years version, but I like this one a lot, and it is growing on me - definitely drinkable while working in the garage even if its still hot outside.

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Man I really don't feel like I have ever experienced the deleterious effects of O2 pickup on any of my jumped beers.  I'm sure that your methods are much better and reduce the O2 pickup, but i also try to drink my IPAs long before they would show oxidative signs.   I applaud your efforts, but until I start to consistently have oxidation issues, I'll leave that solution alone.

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Beer Recipes / Alesmith Nut Brown Ale
« on: August 05, 2016, 08:29:13 AM »
I'm pretty smitten with the malt flavor and aroma on this one.  anyone have any insight?  my tries with google are not yielding anything worthwhile.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: August 05, 2016, 08:22:44 AM »
grape nuts with bread and honey is a great descriptor - I really, really dig it and am glad they'll be carrying it still.  I liked the barke munich also.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: August 05, 2016, 08:15:41 AM »
Yeah I really like my Dortmunder with the Barke - will post a pic later this weekend.  It's pretty money

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