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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: December 07, 2016, 06:48:14 PM »
Well, here is a picture of a recent brew that most people don't post!

I had called it "Kitchen Sink Lager" because I just make it with all the spare things I had laying around one weekend, I guess this is another use for the name.  Drank about 3/4 of it and need the space for something better...down she goes.


I have been there and done that.


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration 2016
« on: December 01, 2016, 02:01:36 PM »
Yeah, this is one beer that I never get tired of.

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Beer Recipes / Re: English/east coast apa thoughts
« on: November 25, 2016, 07:43:36 AM »
You could also split your 2 row with some Maris Otter.

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Ingredients / Re: Your favorite malt and hop of the year.
« on: November 21, 2016, 04:37:03 PM »
Malt - nothing new for me
Hop - Equinox is my favorite of the newer varieties

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: November 04, 2016, 05:36:13 PM »

My Sour Rye at 10 months and tasty. 60% Pils 40% Rye, 6 IBU Saaz, and ECY 20 Bug County mixed with various bottle dregs.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Decline of Homebrewing
« on: September 24, 2016, 08:15:51 AM »
Exhibit A - I went to a local place a while back and sampled a flight of their stuff. Mostly light and insipid, nothing very flavorful or worth buying a pint of. Fermentation flaws in some of the beers.  The brewer (maybe 25-26ish) said that he'd started as a homebrewer and that his parents had bought the place for him. So he was literally learning to homebrew in his own pub. Since then the beer has improved but not a lot IMO, though I've talked to young beer drinkers that think his beer 'rocks'. Kind of mind blowing.
A lot of mediocre at best breweries opening up around here to.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 22, 2016, 05:56:27 PM »
Jon, nice looking Pils. I'm sure that you brew this fairly often, so is there any flavor difference that you can tell?

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All Things Food / Re: Beer style(s) for Thanksgiving?
« on: September 22, 2016, 05:53:07 PM »
I'll go completely against the grain and suggest a Mild or an English Bitter.  Or better yet, one in-between the two - an English Bitter with some Simpson's Double Roast to land in a "sweet spot" between the two styles.  I just made some of that and I am having trouble not tapping into it every night this week!
I agree that a Mild would be very nice.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B experiment
« on: September 21, 2016, 06:22:45 PM »
I can't wait to get to the bottom of this Brewtan B stuff, or probably end up with more questions.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP comp question
« on: September 21, 2016, 11:26:37 AM »
It might need to be entered into the Specialty category because fruit beers typically have whole or purée added. Then again if it tastes like whole fruit then go ahead.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« on: September 18, 2016, 01:51:36 PM »
25 IBU's , so on the lower end of the range


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Noti Brown comes out in the 45ish range.  IMO, American brown should have a firm bitterness.
Yeah, my usual recipe is in the mid 30's for IBU's, but I had 2 oz of Williamette left from last year's hops. Probably should've used 1.5 oz @ 60 min, but I'll see how it turns out.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« on: September 18, 2016, 12:24:34 PM »
25 IBU's , so on the lower end of the range


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« on: September 18, 2016, 09:07:39 AM »
I'm making a Brown ale today and it got me thinking. This style seems to be lost in the last 5-10 years with all of the IPA's and Bourbon Barrel stuff as of late. This style was my favorite when I first started to get into craft beer in the early 90's. I enjoy the delicate balance of malty, caramel with a touch of biscuit, roast. I can't think of a better beer for sitting around a fire on a Autumn night. Anyway, I changed my recipe a bit this year and added some Munich (inspired by Denny's Noti) for some more malt flavor.

Recipe?
8 lbs American 2 row
2 lbs Munich
1 lb Crystal 60
.25 lb Special B
.25 lb Chocolate
.25 lb Special Roast

1 oz Williamette @ 60
1 oz Williamette @ 15

Wyeast 1056

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General Homebrew Discussion / The unappreciated American Brown Ale
« on: September 18, 2016, 07:50:39 AM »
I'm making a Brown ale today and it got me thinking. This style seems to be lost in the last 5-10 years with all of the IPA's and Bourbon Barrel stuff as of late. This style was my favorite when I first started to get into craft beer in the early 90's. I enjoy the delicate balance of malty, caramel with a touch of biscuit, roast. I can't think of a better beer for sitting around a fire on a Autumn night. Anyway, I changed my recipe a bit this year and added some Munich (inspired by Denny's Noti) for some more malt flavor.

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All Things Food / Re: Beer style(s) for Thanksgiving?
« on: September 17, 2016, 05:38:44 PM »
I think a Vienna Lager would be nice for Thanksgiving.

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