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Beer Recipes / Re: Imperial Red IPA
« on: August 17, 2015, 06:18:51 PM »
Howdy and welcome.

That looks like a lot of C60. I'd go with zero and get my color from a little midnight wheat.

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Beer Recipes / Re: sour IPA thoughts?
« on: August 17, 2015, 04:17:02 PM »
Im a firm believer in brewers trying out whatever they can dream up. I also believe in giving yourself permission to not brew versions of IPAs. So, go for it and let us know how it goes. But brew a non hoppy one to compare it.

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Events / Re: At Bend Beer Fest
« on: August 17, 2015, 03:21:36 PM »
It was cool, Denny. But you didn't miss out on the event of a life time. A really nice day at the coast would easily top it. Yes, lots of beer. But not a bargain. The little mugs look like about 8 oz, and it was $4 for a full pour. Not a ripoff but not a bargain either. It was our first time, so didn't know what to expect. There was about 40 or 50 breweries, with a couple beers each. I had about 6 or 8 full pours of stuff I had never tried before, each interesting and well made. Nothing earth shattering.  The disappointment was tyat it was set up kinda carnival style. I dont think any brewers were there, that I could see. 90% of the servers were volunteers who knew nothing about the beer. It was packed but the lines moved quick. We took off as the evening rowdy kids were showing up. The line to get in as we were leaving was about 4 wide and 100 yards long. If we go back next year we will be sure to hit it about noon and roll out about 6.


Edit - looks like the mug holds 12 oz, so better deal than I thought.

And bring your own corn dogs of course!  8)
They had a food vendor listed who did hand dipped awesome looking corndogs and the wife was talking about them for a month... not a trip ruiner, we made fun of it.  But it would have been nice if they weren't a no show. I'm guessing that Logsdon was a no show because it was kegs only. Could also have been because the event would have lost money on their booth. I assume the event bought kegs...

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Events / Re: At Bend Beer Fest
« on: August 16, 2015, 04:50:27 PM »
It was cool, Denny. But you didn't miss out on the event of a life time. A really nice day at the coast would easily top it. Yes, lots of beer. But not a bargain. The little mugs look like about 8 oz, and it was $4 for a full pour. Not a ripoff but not a bargain either. It was our first time, so didn't know what to expect. There was about 40 or 50 breweries, with a couple beers each. I had about 6 or 8 full pours of stuff I had never tried before, each interesting and well made. Nothing earth shattering.  The disappointment was tyat it was set up kinda carnival style. I dont think any brewers were there, that I could see. 90% of the servers were volunteers who knew nothing about the beer. It was packed but the lines moved quick. We took off as the evening rowdy kids were showing up. The line to get in as we were leaving was about 4 wide and 100 yards long. If we go back next year we will be sure to hit it about noon and roll out about 6.


Edit - looks like the mug holds 12 oz, so better deal than I thought.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Things you wish breweries would figure out
« on: August 16, 2015, 04:35:41 PM »
Thanks Steve. I think what makes a good gripe session is one based on a real and growing problem, and then not just b****ing to b****. The responses so far show how cool this forum is. If this went on for 20 pages, it would be pretty valuable info for most of the come and go brew pubs I've tried out lately.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Things you wish breweries would figure out
« on: August 16, 2015, 09:34:00 AM »
If it's called Saison, it should be a Saison not a huge sweet triple with coriander.

Feel free to add to the list, maybe we will change the world...

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Beer Recipes / Re: sour IPA thoughts?
« on: August 16, 2015, 09:23:53 AM »
Its ok to try brewing one, but its also ok not to. I agree the two clash.

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Events / Re: At Bend Beer Fest
« on: August 16, 2015, 08:54:22 AM »
It was great. Only disappointing part was no Logsdon Farmhouse and no corndogs. Both were no shows. But I had several really taste beers. The memorable ones were an apricot Berliner by Two Kilts and a passion fruit sour by Breakside

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Events / At Bend Beer Fest
« on: August 15, 2015, 04:21:25 PM »



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The Pub / Re: Retirement
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:43:09 PM »
Next year I will tie my personal record for living in the same house, ten years.


I used to be that way with jobs.  The longest that I had ever worked for an employer up until my current employer was 5 years.   I have been with my current employer for almost three times that length, and I have no plans to leave until I retire.
6 different homes, same job. The key reason ive been here so long, bought it in 2006. Its almost back to being worth what I paid.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quick turn around on BJCP Tasting Exam
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:39:17 PM »
I graded my first exam in 2004, you kids were still wearing diapers so play nice. ;)

On a more serious note, I once had a full legacy type exam which took me 6 months to grade. It was a really large set from OZ and so all the units were funky in the recipe question and with it being a large set finding a chunk of time to sit down and do it all was difficult. At that time the lead grader duties took about 5 hours per examinee. I'm not proud that it took so long, but I do understand what it takes and can also understand when life happens.

Back to the OP - congrats on the score...now get to judging. ;)
I haven't worn a diaper since 2002. Know your audience!

If I was smart, talented, and retired, I would jump in the deep end with you guys and help out. It must get a bit overwhelming at times. I feel for you guys that are way up there. Its volunteer, and this new "instant gratification" culture is quick to forget that.

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It takes time to find home base. Im 99% AHA forum, the rest is BN.

Im still learning. Hope I never stop. Of the few forums ive tried, this is the most real. Meaning there is relatively limited "internet-boldness".  People tend to be who they are, and pretty much post as they would if this was face to face. I've found that there are a lot of good sources of info out there, but you have to filter things to what works for you. Frankly, question authority. Just because a guy had a winning streak by submitting more beer than you can legally brew, including blended concoctions that best fit guidelines, doesn't equate to master of all things brewing knowledge for MY system - MY methods, - MY tastes. Famous yes. A kick ass brewer yes. Knowledgeable yes. But I am hesitant to make one guy the benchmark of anything.

Except for Denny of course.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Pelican Brewing - Flock Wave
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:14:59 PM »
These guys seem to never disappoint. This hazy 5.9% APA, that seems to be based on a wit, is easy drinking, super tasty and thirst quenching. A trouble maker because I could drink a 12 pack of this stuff. Good job! They are continuing to earn their '14 World Beer Cup title as best small brewery!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Moment of fame
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:05:27 PM »
Well, sort of
I got my Helles judged on Dr Homebrew
If you are unfamiliar with the BN, be advised its not 100% pg

http://podbay.fm/show/653011356/e/1438826400?autostart=1

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The Pub / Re: Retirement
« on: August 14, 2015, 01:58:12 PM »
I'm a reverse hoarder. I frequently battle against a strong desire to ditch it all and go bummin around.

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