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Mark, here in Indiana, we can buy beer in a grocery store, but only licensed liquor stores can sell cold beer, and no alcohol on Sundays. Needless to say the drive thru  across the street (Stateline Rd) is packed all day long on Sunday, especially during football season. With no refrigerated sales except in liquor stores, we won't be getting Russian River products anytime soon, even if Vinnie ever decides to expand distribution again
Edit for my poor typing skills

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Green Beers
« on: June 05, 2015, 06:38:54 AM »
It has been my understanding that IPAs should be drank fresh....

Not all IPAs.  Traditionally, IPA was a long aged style (even American ones well into the 1960s-70s). 

It's only in comparatively recent years that IPA has been commonly sold and consumed very young.  Drinkers these days do seem to enjoy the young, green hop flavors common to the current wave of American IPAs...and this is a fortunate thing for brewers that don't have the desire or available storage to facilitate the traditional aging that defines the original style.
Professor, what changes need to be made to a current style AIPA (drink young) to get an IPA that benefits from aging? In other words, how close are the recipes?

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Charles from California
« on: June 04, 2015, 05:15:33 PM »
Great bio Charles, good luck with the invasive thing with Ballast Point

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brewer Bio: Aaron From Long Beach
« on: June 04, 2015, 04:54:29 AM »
Welcome aboard Aaron and thanks for sharing

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: first batch with new kettle
« on: June 03, 2015, 07:31:44 PM »
Mark, I am so glad that you re-posted these equations. I know you have had them up before, but I was unable to find them recently when I was trying to figure out if I could handle a larger batch in my kettle. In the end, the online calculators I found were correct and it was a simple math error on my part that I only found through posting here. I have copied and saved your equations for future reference though. Thanks again

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brewer Bio: Chris in Colorado
« on: June 03, 2015, 04:26:38 PM »
Great story Chris, a fun read

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I had one last week and liked it a lot. Meant to post some notes in your thread Jon but forgot. I have another in the fridge that I may get around to this weekend, if so, will post thoughts then

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Just joined this forum
« on: May 31, 2015, 03:45:04 PM »
Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride. So much great info here that I renewed for 3 years at the end of my first year

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I brewed a recipe I saw on here in the thread "Blondie's Ale" Should be a great summertime brew: mostly 2 row with a touch of Honey malt abd Biscuit. Bittered with Willamette,  and I am using rehydrate 05. Also bottled 4.4 gallons of German IPA. Checked gravity on my pilsner: 830&833 both down from 1.053 to 1.010 after 15 days, just need to find a day to bottle 9 gallons of that. Busy beer weekend
Guess I put this in the wrong year! Had trouble searching through tapatalk and just grabbed the first one I saw

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I brewed a recipe I saw on here in the thread "Blondie's Ale" Should be a great summertime brew: mostly 2 row with a touch of Honey malt abd Biscuit. Bittered with Willamette,  and I am using rehydrate 05. Also bottled 4.4 gallons of German IPA. Checked gravity on my pilsner: 830&833 both down from 1.053 to 1.010 after 15 days, just need to find a day to bottle 9 gallons of that. Busy beer weekend

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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 31, 2015, 12:34:23 PM »
I bottled these last night. Don't think I'm playing with whole hops in narrow neck carboys again. I put 6g allows split into 2 carboys. I should have aimed for 7 gallons. In the end, I bottled up 25 bombers plus 1 12oz bottle, for 4.4 gallons. Both smelled good. The 090 batch was already fairly clear but the 1007 will need some time to get anywhere near that clear. Samples of both were tasty and I'll see how they are in a couple weeks

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Equipment and Software / Re: Randall
« on: May 30, 2015, 08:36:57 PM »
mmm feathers!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Randall
« on: May 30, 2015, 04:43:40 PM »
Justin, I don't have one, nor do I keg my beer but I have to imagine that that product is not worth $300. I know there are diy instructions around using all sorts of readily available products to one yourself. I know I have seen directions for using  a water filter canister, among others. I'm sure those can be built for under $100, if not under $50. Just my 2 cents

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The Pub / Re: mountain of mulch requires homebrew
« on: May 29, 2015, 09:17:20 PM »
I hear you ken. I've spread 5 yards of mulch and 1 yard of gravel in the last 2 days. Feelin beat up, need another 5 yards of mulch and time for it. Tomorrow is a 28 mile bike ride on the Loveland Trail; along with rain and hopefully a brew day on sunday

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Transfer to secondary
« on: May 29, 2015, 12:47:39 PM »
     Whatever yeast is still in suspension will continue to ferment, but likely at a slower pace according to what I have read here. The remaining yeast may also not be up to the task of cleaning up after itself. Unless you feel like cleaning a second fermenter or are racking onto fruit, dry hops, secondary yeast, etc, using a secondary is not nearly as necessary as once thought. The few times I have secondaried, I did have attenuation problems and/or off tastes and flavors. Those were also before I had good temp control as well, so read on to hear what everyone else has to say. This is a pretty hot topic on here.

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