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Homebrew Competitions / Re: How best to describe 22C?
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:50:14 AM »

Sometimes it's better to be vague, but if you clearly have a excellent base style, then it is better to be more specific.

Agreed. Without having tasted your beer, it sounds like you have a great description.

What really is unneeded in a special category are things like "50% 2-row, 12% Munich, 4% Chocolate, 6% C60, 20% Pils, and 8% I just wanna confuse you, English hops, US-05 yeast." or... "In my opinion, all Christmas beers are too heavily spiced. This is a LIGHTLY spiced Christmas ale with allspice, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, mace, white peppercorns, ginger, juniper berries, and Sichuan peppercorns."

Hahaha... Sometimes the descriptions crack me up. :)
Ah, I get it. You left out the Chipotle. That's what makes it light spiced.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New PNW Beer Blog | Brewspective
« on: February 25, 2015, 09:16:54 PM »
Cool! Its a bit wonky on an android tablet, but good job!

nah, we don't need a whole other section for it. we've got good general sections. talk all you want about sours and those that are interested will find it. and those that think they aren't might find it too instead of just skipping that 'yucky sour' section.
Agreed. I read everything, so to me the whole forum is sours. Or IPAs, or...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New to the hobby
« on: February 25, 2015, 09:07:47 PM »
Malt plus water plus hops plus yeast equals beer, usually. Beyond that there are many methods that work. Lots of debate over which is best. Start simple. When making big purchases try to pick things you will use for a long time. When the gods speak, listen and try but dont take everything as law. Sometimes the experts aren't. Its pretty hard to not make beer. Its pretty hard to make world class beer. But in the middle is some fine and fun ground. Enjoy the journey

There's a bunch of good funky farm out there. I'm enjoying my peche brett right now. Pretty darn good if I say so my own self.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: How best to describe 22C?
« on: February 25, 2015, 08:39:25 PM »
You answered your own question. I wouldn't game it. Have confidence and go for it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:59:49 PM »
I got my Recognized pin today. Wore it around for a while but no one recognized it. I'm 1.5 points from certified, maybe I'll be famous then [emoji1]

I plan to stay certified until I have the points for national. At that point if I know for certain I could score high 80s and I have time to do what nationals do, I'll retest.

The Bug Corner!

Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel staining
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:52:33 PM »
My oxyclean comes at max concentration in a plastic bucket, so I'm hoping its safe. And I use oxyclean every time I clean them, hot soaked till they look clean, then drain and soft scrub with a microfiber dish cloth. Never stains, no odors.

The Pub / Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:47:52 PM »
Wait a second!

"IG-88 droid sells for £4,200 and Han Solo figure £2,000"

Are you telling me that they thought Han Solo was worth less than half as much as an IG-88 Droid? that's just silly
I saw that and immediately thought, these are not the droids you're looking for. [emoji15]

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Me being a beer snob
« on: February 24, 2015, 05:46:26 AM »
Mmm, nope, I think you're missing the point.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Brasserie St James
« on: February 23, 2015, 07:20:12 PM »
I brought home a random box of beers from the 2015 Best of Craft. Tonight we cracked open a magnum of Brasserie St James 1904. A 100% Brett barrel aged pale sour. I'm impressed. Its super bretty and moderately sour. Complexly flavored. Very fluffy and finshes bine dry. Its a sneaky 7+% and doesnt seem it at all. If I could find it I buy a case. Very nice!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Light American Lager guidelines
« on: February 23, 2015, 05:47:35 PM »
You do realize it's at Bellevue Brewing, not Pyramid, right?
Yes. Silver Cloud in Redmond and Crab Pot in Bellevue...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Berliner Weisse Survey
« on: February 23, 2015, 05:45:52 PM »

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