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Ingredients / Re: Sorachi Ace
« on: December 21, 2016, 01:55:47 PM »
Sorachi to me smells almost fetid right out of the bag. I find the aroma very disagreeable. Like Citra though it can blend nicely with other hops as long as it is not the showcase hop.

The fun part of it for me was when we made a Sorachi beer last year for the tasting room and hearing people say they could taste the Srisacha.  ;D :o
My first use of S.A. was light handed in a pilsner-ish summer beer. Then heavy handed in this IPA. What I think is it reminds me of perfume. A little is intriguing. A little more ain't bad. But at some point, like standing in an elevator with a group of Mary Kay dealers, egads! At levels where your taste buds are coated, sinuses plugged with it, so strong it seems like you can hear it... that I'm not a fan of.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: December 21, 2016, 12:20:30 PM »
Wow I missed a bunch being gone since July.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Brew Years Resolution
« on: December 21, 2016, 09:56:57 AM »
Nice. Montana fishing is sweet. I was casting in the Blackfoot last summer. Caught a 21 inch rainbow, but not in the river. That was a pond. Tried to fish locally this summer but Chicago fishing ain't Montana. And the kids kept me too busy for early early morning fishing. I bought a nice new rod though. Was going for some salmon but oh well.


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Awesome Joe

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast January - March PCs
« on: December 21, 2016, 01:01:36 AM »
Does anyone know what the next quarter PC releases will be?

Ha!  Bet you're chomping at the bit for them to release your Munich lager II, huh?
Ya, I think my slants have been in the fridge for about 9 months. It will be a good test of my skills I guess... I'll be brewing my first lagers of the season in about a month.

So, what's it worth to ya to get that strain back?  ;)
I'd have to think about that...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Brew Years Resolution
« on: December 21, 2016, 12:38:05 AM »
I got away from fishing for several years but our vacation in Montana this past September rekindled it. I live 5 minutes from a steelhead river that people flock to from all over the planet... so I figured what a waste. Time to take advantage of it

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast January - March PCs
« on: December 20, 2016, 11:40:47 PM »
Actually, I do becasue I chose them!  In honor of Experimental Brewing being the #1 hobby podcast, they're letting us pick the strains for the whole year!  I don't know if I can tell you yet, but I can say this....April 7 is Session Beer Day and we're big supporters of that so we picked strains that would make good session beers for it.
That's so cool Denny! I just might have to do a couple milds to celebrate that!

Way to go Denny and Drew!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast January - March PCs
« on: December 20, 2016, 11:38:56 PM »
Does anyone know what the next quarter PC releases will be?

Ha!  Bet you're chomping at the bit for them to release your Munich lager II, huh?
Ya, I think my slants have been in the fridge for about 9 months. It will be a good test of my skills I guess... I'll be brewing my first lagers of the season in about a month.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Brew Years Resolution
« on: December 20, 2016, 11:35:31 PM »
After about 3 1/2 years of obsessing on brewing, then a few months of stepping back, still brewing but not obsessing... this year I'm going to work on balance.  Brew when I want and what I want, fish when I want, ride my Harley when I want... adding in a dash of gardening, bbqing, noodling around on stringed instruments, camping, checking out the total eclipse etc.

I'm glad I went crazy on brewing and learned what I learned, but now I'm enjoying just enjoying it.

Yes. I took my step back last year and then again this past summer. It's a wonderful hobby, but balance is key. I miss fishing (in fact I didn't buy a license this year), so that's also a goal of mine for next year.
If an obsession exists this year it will probably be fishing. I have both washington and Oregon license, and I recently got into fly fishing. In particular, two handed spey casting Skagit heads, swinging flies for stealhead. So far no fish but at least I've gotten to where I can cast the thing lol. With January coming i am looking forward to the winter runs on the Hood and Washougal.

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The Pub / Re: Howdy
« on: December 20, 2016, 11:22:36 PM »
Thanks guys!

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The Pub / Re: Howdy
« on: December 20, 2016, 02:54:11 PM »
Hey there Toby!

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Ingredients / Re: Sorachi Ace
« on: December 20, 2016, 02:33:02 PM »
Oh I bet that's a darn near perfect place for them, and somewhat sparingly to balance off the esters

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Ingredients / Sorachi Ace
« on: December 20, 2016, 01:53:24 PM »
I got around to trying these in an IPA. Kinda went crazy with hops on this one. Bittered with Chinook. 150g each of CTZ Amarillo and Sorachi Ace whirlpool 170 for 15. Then another 150g each for dry hop.

It's an IPA! And all I get is Sorachi Ace... after one pint, the whole world tastes and smells like Sorachi Ace for about an hour.

Final analysis: don't worry about Sorachi Ace shining through in a blend unless the other hops out weigh it by like 5 to 1. And, by the way, not bad if you really like Sorachi Ace. If you don't like them, it will probably kill you.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: plastic/mold taste
« on: December 20, 2016, 09:28:53 AM »
thank you for the suggestions. Ill mess around with a few things and see if anything helps. If i find a solution and if anyone is interested i can share!
Always interested
But not obsessively?
Right, more of an "oh, huh" interested

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Yeast and Fermentation / Wyeast January - March PCs
« on: December 20, 2016, 07:30:31 AM »
Does anyone know what the next quarter PC releases will be?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Brew Years Resolution
« on: December 20, 2016, 07:13:18 AM »
After about 3 1/2 years of obsessing on brewing, then a few months of stepping back, still brewing but not obsessing... this year I'm going to work on balance.  Brew when I want and what I want, fish when I want, ride my Harley when I want... adding in a dash of gardening, bbqing, noodling around on stringed instruments, camping, checking out the total eclipse etc.

I'm glad I went crazy on brewing and learned what I learned, but now I'm enjoying just enjoying it.

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