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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 16, 2016, 08:35:24 AM »


Jim's challenge beer. The card only says challenge.

Looks like a stout. Mild hops on the nose. First sip is roast. Thin body. Not bad.

Full review to follow.


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That was 1/2 lb of roasted barley steeped as 3 gallons heated on the kitchen stove. When I could see steam, I pulled the bag and stired in a 3lb sack of DME. Stuff I had, I think it was pils. At a boil I added a palm full of cascade pellets. Ten min later I added whirlfloc. Ten min later I put the pot in a sink full of ice and added a palm full of cascade and a palm full of centennial. This all was done while I was waiting for an all grain to mash. After brewing two all grain batches, I poured this into a bucket an dumped in a packet of US05.

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Events / Re: Here's what you missed...
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:48:20 AM »
When it comes back around to Seattle, we should do a hallway gig. I'll bring my double bass

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Ingredients / Re: Adding Fruit Puree in Stages
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:44:05 AM »
My peach experience is with sour beer. First time was quartered frozen store bought about 10 lbs in 6 gallons. Peach came through but not the leading character. That was a Roselare beer. The most recent was a lacto then bret beer using about 3 gallons of Oregon Fruit peach puree added to 6 gallons of beer. The peach is very light in that one but ots pretty aggressive sour and bret.

My next fruited sour beers will be Roselare and I'm going to use Tart Cherry and Raspberry concentrate from a health food supplier.

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Ingredients / Re: Adding Fruit Puree in Stages
« on: June 15, 2016, 09:18:56 AM »
I seem to get more peach flavor from whole peaches than puree. I think it's a skin thing

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 14, 2016, 02:15:53 PM »
Yeah, that stout looks nice, Jim. Makes me want to submit my American stout next year. Or at least brew another one this fall. It's one of my recipes that I leave alone as is.
Its about 90% your advice. The one I rebrewed got some dry hops... at a local Grand Master 2's advice. I don't think it hurt it.

I've got an imperial version on the schedule for next brew day.



Can't beat grand Master-level advice! I didn't dry hop my last one, but it got a short whirlpool addition. It came off to me like I'd dry hopped maybe close to an oz. About right I thought.
Mine had too much hop aroma fresh, for my tastes anyway, but it slowly dropped to "noticeable" over the course of a month or so. I have one bottle left in my fridge from when I bottled for Baltimore. I think I'll give it a go tonight after supper.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 14, 2016, 12:03:04 PM »
Yeah, that stout looks nice, Jim. Makes me want to submit my American stout next year. Or at least brew another one this fall. It's one of my recipes that I leave alone as is.
Its about 90% your advice. The one I rebrewed got some dry hops... at a local Grand Master 2's advice. I don't think it hurt it.

I've got an imperial version on the schedule for next brew day.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 14, 2016, 11:55:22 AM »
Jim's NHC stout



My wife and I enjoyed this bottle in Sunday night.

As you can see, it pours opaque with a thick tan head. The head stuck around and clung to the sides of the glass.

I found it be toasty and smooth with a nice bitterness in the finish. I attributed that more to the roast than the hops but I could be wrong. Jen said she could smell the hops (I didn't pick them out but my allergies have been merciless for several weeks).

There is no noticeable alcohol heat or flavor to this stout. It is very well balanced and I can definitely see how it advanced. Too bad it didn't medal.

The summary from my better half is as follows: tasty, hoppy on the nose, roasty on the tongue, complex, full-bodied.

We enjoyed it. Send more!


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That's awesome Joe. So glad you enjoyed it. I'm keeping this recipe! Big shout out to those who helped design it, I think Hoosierbrew in particular, maybe you too Joe. Its been a while and my memory sucks.

Now I'm curious what you think of the Challenge beer. I had one to send you, right? Hey, where are all the Challenge Beer reviews? I thought several of us made one?...

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Mashed in my German Helles Exportbier. I will be using my 2352 propogated from a slant (first attempt at this, so far so good). Second brew today is a summer pils with Sorachi Ace and Crystal.


Ignored these for 21 days. The GHE finished at 1.011 as expected. The summer pils finished at 1.005! That was 90% best pils and 10% carahell mashed at 148f for 90. Don't fear the carahell!

Just dry hopped the summer pils, crash regimen begins in a couple days. Keg them up Tuesday
Summer Pils just tapped. It needs a day to settle from the move, but so far its a snappy refreshing zingger. Bright flavors of lemmon grass and citrus zest. Dry as a bone on the finish. Great hot weather chores day refresher.

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The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:23:54 AM »
3 1/2 months till preseason! Go Canucks!!!!

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC 2016 Final Round scores
« on: June 11, 2016, 05:54:31 PM »
No medal for me, but I know a guy who got a bronze Nathan Zorich - White Salmon, Wa. Close enough.

I think its awesome that a guy from Athens, Greece won with an American Stout! Way to go!

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC 2016 Final Round scores
« on: June 11, 2016, 11:15:40 AM »
Anyone else find it kind of anti-climatic to see your final round scores / places a day before the awards ceremony??

Sure, I didn't have to look at brewingcompetition.com/final, but I did...  :o
I cant figure out how to check. Either my password isnt working,  or I forgot it. And I cant change it because there's no displayed question for the verification answer. Oh well, I'll just have to be surprised

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 11, 2016, 09:04:33 AM »
Jim I haven't forgotten about you! I actually started a new job a few weeks ago (at a brewery too!) and have been putting in 80 hours a week easily. But you will definitely still be getting some beers!
No worries! And congrats!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 10, 2016, 07:03:46 PM »
I'll bet it doesn't!

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Going Pro / Re: Starting wage for Cellar position?
« on: June 10, 2016, 05:49:42 AM »
Personal opinion:

I don't really want to see a bunch of politics on the forum. Having said that, "No Politics" is the most political thing one can say. Freedom of speech and whatnot... But this forum isn't really the public square, so we AHA members do have the right to regulate what's on our forum.

The trouble with just saying "no politics" is that in this country its hard sometimes to say what politics is. The government is involved in every facet of our lives, so it makes it hard at times to discuss something without being perceived as making a political statement. For example, im not sure nowadays that it would be appropriate to discuss how many bathrooms a tap room should have...

It seems to me that discussing beer and brewing related issues, even on the business side, should be allowed so long as candidates, officials and political ideologies are avoided, and that inflammatory comments are not allowed. A peaceful discussion about how much a brewery employee should get paid should not be banned. Or polite civil discussion of environmental impact of brewing, or ingredients issues, etc.

The bottom line, however, needs to be the advancement of homebrewing and preservation of this great forum. A healthy combo of being considerate and thick skinned might cure most ills.

Personal opinion

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 10, 2016, 05:26:18 AM »
We did our first swap last spring. The response was mixed from "it won't work" to "we should do this once a month". Overall it went great. No deadbeats. Then we did it again in the fall. Again it went well. This one kinda got off to a rocky start because I lost my father and Amanda graciously stepped up and ran it. But I think a few of us were slow getting product out, then mine got lost, so it was delayed... bla bla.

I'm thinking about maybe we could keep the idea going but change it up a bit going forward. What do you guys think about a thread just called "SWAPS"? Ongoing, like the pics thread and the whats brewing this weekend thread, where one could post that they have a beer they'd like to swap for review and feedback. Then someone who also has a beer to swap can step up, and those two folks can PM each other's info and swap their beers. Then post their notes and photos on the SWAP thread.

What cha all think?

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