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Messages - barliman

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It'll be easy to surpass 2010 because I was only able to brew 30 gallons.  I'm already at 12 gallons in 2011 and have a $100 gift certificate for Northern Brewer.  I may pass up 2010 in February this year.

I am planning on brewing the Caribou Slobber from NB this week and use Wyeast 1450. 

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2010?
« on: January 06, 2011, 12:02:16 PM »
Only 30 gallons or so for 2010.  Having a newborn really takes away the brewing time.  I'm already at 13 gallons in 2011, so there still hope for me.

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 01, 2011, 02:49:25 PM »
I have two beers that I'm going to brew this weekend.  Today will be the Innkeeper, and a THA clone for tomorrow or Monday.

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Picking This Year's Pale Ale Hop Blend
« on: December 30, 2010, 03:20:13 PM »
I am very fond of Simcoe, Ahtanum, and Amarillo ala Surly Furious.  Another combo that I like is, Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo.  I haven't had a chance to use some of the new citrusy varieties like Sorachi Ace or Citra, so I will likely experiment with them this year also in my APA/IPA's.  

I am going to do a couple of single hop IPA's to start 2011 with a Two Hearted clone and an all Chinook IPA, and possibly an all Summit that is similar to Griffin Spit (I am intrigued by the tangerine flavor).

J

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Beer Travel / Re: Heading to Aruba
« on: October 31, 2010, 08:55:17 AM »
I'm not sure which of these are available in Aruba, but these are other beers I've had on Antigua, Tortola, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.  It's tough finding anything but yellow beers.  Of the yellow beers, Presidente, Kalik, and Carib are decent, but my favorites were Wadadli and Wadadli Gold.  I only had two non-yellow beers while I was in the caribbean, Mackeson's Stout, and Dragon Stout.  Both were okay.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Your FIRST all grain?
« on: October 31, 2010, 05:54:17 AM »
Ordinary Bitter for me because it was inexpensive and the time between brewday and drinking was short.

J

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No brewing for me this weekend.  I'm going to bottle my AIPA on Friday.  Have two birthday parties on Saturday, and All Hallows Eve on Sunday.  Maybe brew Sunday morning... but I doubt it.

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A Little Home Brew Survey
« on: October 13, 2010, 09:40:35 AM »
1) a. 29
2) c. Minnesota
3) Teacher
4) b. 2
5) c. 7ish years
6) >$1000
7) c.
8) Recieved a Mr. Beer kit for christmas, (only used it twice before upgrading)
9) Brew enough to keep up with demand and not have to buy beer.
10) b. 1-2 hours
11) Northern Brewer, Yahoo(email), AHA forum, craigslist,
12) NB forum and AHA forum


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Aeration in a glass carboy.
« on: October 02, 2010, 06:52:48 AM »
mix stir +1

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mocktoberfest with Denny's Favorite 50
« on: July 20, 2010, 06:25:40 AM »
I used 1450 in a Moose Drool clone, and it was fantastic!

J

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Events / Re: Homebrewer opens Brewery!
« on: July 17, 2010, 07:55:51 AM »
Shoot, I was there two days ago.  I certainly would have stopped in for a pint or three.  My wife has a relative there, I'll stop in when I visit them next time.

J

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Bell's HopSlam?
« on: July 01, 2010, 11:27:45 AM »
This year's Hopslam is not as good as in the past few years.  I'd give it a 8.5/10 in the bottle, 9/10 if on tap.

J

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Running low on homebrew, so I'm doing a double extract batch today.  The Twelfth night stout from NB, and an attempt at a Terminator stout clone.

J

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Beer Travel / Re: Hawaii - one shot only trip
« on: February 20, 2010, 09:57:57 PM »
The last time that I visited Oahu, I drank beer from Kona Brewing Company.  I tried the Longboard Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale, Firerock Pale Ale, Lavaman Red, and one of the porters, but I can't remember which one.  All of the beers were very good, but I remember the Lavaman Red being my favorite.

I mostly drank bottles, but my wife and I did visit the brewpub at the Koko Marina in Honolulu as well.

Hope that helps,
J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your Favorite Style of Beer?
« on: January 20, 2010, 05:47:30 AM »
American brown ale here, followed closely by IPA.

J

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