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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop use suggestions
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:20:54 PM »
I'll keep that in mind for sure. I was just wanting to do a small smash to see what it is solo first.

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What about homebrewers who don't view these things as rules? Is there a place for folks who just love brewing, learning old way and new ways? Sharing what seems to work or not work? People who view this purely as a hobby and dont really get a thrill out of proving things and winning arguments or putting wrong people in their place? Those kind of brewers don't really view guys like Marshall, Denny, Drew, Gordon, Jamil, John, etc etc as Authorities to be obeyed. Or acknowledged as such.

Does there always have to be a right and wrong, winner and loser?

Just my personal perspective, but it seems like if you get angry because some mentions a stirplate, or a protein rest, or your blood pressure goes red-line because an anonymous person claims to have a secret way to get an indescribable character... ooff! Relax a little, maybe.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop use suggestions
« on: February 22, 2016, 04:00:10 PM »
I have to agree with Jon regarding El Dorado. I personally did not like it the only time I used it but I think it could work well if balanced with other hops. The pale ale I did with it had the watermelon candy thing going on and a strange sweetness that I did not care for.
I'd heard that before, so I think I'll try sparingly it in a bone dry smash

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop use suggestions
« on: February 22, 2016, 03:38:26 PM »
Thanks everyone!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mash For Kolsch...
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:08:19 AM »
Some of you guys must have several very awesome beer genius friends. Honestly, if I could figure out what IT is, and if I could consistently get IT in my beer, not a single person who drinks my beer would have a clue whether IT was there or not. If I tried to explain IT, they would all tell me that I need to get out more. I envy you folks sometimes. And sometimes its just fine to be just a Certified non-super taster, making run of the mill beer and loving every minute of IT.

By the way, in my brewery, with my ability, and my friends,  step mashing makes no difference. Might even make it worse.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 20, 2016, 11:46:12 PM »
Oh come on- you still have one good leg! 

Hope you recommend get quickly.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I highly recommend get quickly, also too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: YCH Hop and Brew School
« on: February 20, 2016, 09:08:56 PM »
Wow, thanks Denny!  I had never heard about this.  I'll be calling them on June 6, at 8:00 am to register!  And hopefully get a chance to meet Steve after class hours since he's local (if he won't be attending), and looking forward to meeting Jim and all other fellow forum craft brewers whom will be there, including finally getting to meet Denny, if he will be there presenting or otherwise attending.
You might want to wait till 805am

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thanks yso191
« on: February 20, 2016, 06:00:21 PM »
Ha!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mash For Kolsch...
« on: February 20, 2016, 04:44:30 PM »
Gordon won Ninkasi more times, and more recently than JZ. I trust Gordon's cred as a brewer as much as I trust JZ's.

While Gordon is a very good brewer, you need to remember that he back-doored his way into the Ninkasi, in my opinion. Each one of his Ninkasi's was pushed by Mead wins. While that is still a crap-load better than my results, I believe that JZ won his Nindasi's with beer only. In a way, that may place more cred on Jamil's expertise.
Caveat, they really know their stuff and most of us gained from their sharing.

However, when you know your stuff AND most of your entries are custom blended to meet style guidelines and trending desired qualities AND you enter 40-60 different beers... thats a completely different thing than a current Ninkasi. I'm just as impressed by an unblended single gold medal winner under recent NHC rules, as I am by a repeat Ninkasi winning from 60 blended entries under the old rules.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop use suggestions
« on: February 20, 2016, 04:10:58 PM »
Didn't know Chinook was Arrogant Bastard, good to know.

I think I'll start experimenting with some of these in my house APA recipe, which is bittered with Magnum. Then I'll try them out in the big whirlpool addition one at a time and see which ones I like.

I do the same with Sorachi Ace in my house Saison.

I might brew a simple dry pale beer to try out the Eldorado in. Like a 4% lawn mower, all whirlpool SmaSh, and carb it pretty spritzy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: YCH Hop and Brew School
« on: February 20, 2016, 03:32:52 PM »
I live an hour south, and last year we had 100+ in June and 90s in September. It reached 80 in deer season (last week in October)

The nicest weather is usually Sept October. Warm, dry, no wind.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Hop use suggestions
« on: February 20, 2016, 03:21:47 PM »
Steve's gift hops are all sorted and stored. Now im curious what I'm going to do with them. Especially a few that ive not used before. I know these have been around a while, its just that I haven't got around to them yet. I'm guessing they'd be great in APA/IPAs. Whirlpool? Dry hopping? Fill me in on what to expect, what to avoid.

Chinook
CTZ
Summit
Sorachi Ace
Eldorado

The rest of the hops that I got from Steve I am familiar with. Whats been your experience with the above 5. Ive heard this and that, but you guy's experience is usually better than what I've read.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: YCH Hop and Brew School
« on: February 20, 2016, 03:11:39 PM »
I agree - Hop and brew school is a great time and well worth the price.
Just be prepared to sweat your butt off in the 100F heat out in the hop fields.

:D
West-siders... sheesh

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thanks yso191
« on: February 20, 2016, 02:28:47 AM »
Cool! Now I have to figure out what to brew lol

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thanks yso191
« on: February 20, 2016, 02:28:41 AM »
Cool! Now I have to figure out what to brew lol

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