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Beer Recipes / Re: Christmas Vacation Ale
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:27:25 PM »
Another thing to keep in mind is that the ginger can dominate the other flavors at first, but will fade with a little time.

The Pub / RIP Lou Reed
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:18:44 PM »
Thanks Lou for your incredible song writing and integrity. A true original artist who inspired many.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Time to try something new
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:20:41 AM »
Both of those would be fine @ 58.

The Pub / Re: Gotta brag just a leeetle
« on: October 25, 2013, 07:50:29 PM »
Congrats and that sounds like a tasty beer!

Ask the Experts / Re: Ask the Experts: Gordon Strong
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:32:51 PM »
My question is how does a brewer develop great malt aroma in beer? Is it the type of malts used? Is it the brewing process? Is it a water profile? I'm sure the answer is all of the above, but I'm wondering if there is a major factor in overall malt aroma? My lagers tend to have a much better malty flavor than a malty aroma. I use fresh, quality ingredients and have even built my water up from RO, so I'm at a loss.

Most difficult - German and Czech Pils
Easiest - Anything in the Specialty beer Category ;)

Beer Recipes / Re: Nov/Dec 2010 Barleywine recipes
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:58:04 PM »
I've never brewed those particular recipes before, but I've brewed my own for ~6 years and the most important things that come to mind are
#1 pitch plenty of yeast (I use an entire slurry from a previous 1.050 batch) 
#2 watch your fermentation temperatures because these strong beers can heat up quick
#3 these beers get better with some age and hops will fade first
#4 use a blow off tube

Ingredients / Re: Gimme some sugar!
« on: October 17, 2013, 04:58:48 PM »
I've used Agave and the others that were mentioned.

Beer Travel / Re: Theater Breweries
« on: October 08, 2013, 01:42:28 PM »
There was a brew and view in Asheville, NC when I visited around 10 years ago. My brother used to live there and we really enjoyed their beer, pizza, and the movie.

Found it

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Westvleteren Yeast
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:39:26 PM »
That yeast blew the lid off of my bucket. ??? That beer also won a best of show.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
« on: October 01, 2013, 06:16:37 PM »

Nice effort, just not very compelling.

Like most 'reality TV",there wasn't much 'real' about it. 
Like many of their beers (some of which are pretty good), it seems like the gimmickry takes center stage.

Thus far, the only beer themed television I found remotely interesting  and worthy of the time to watch was Michael Jackson's six part BEER HUNTER series, 20 years ago.
Agreed and still relavent today.

The Pub / Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« on: September 23, 2013, 02:36:08 PM »
That looks like a fun party. My wife and I really enjoy going to the German American Festival every year in Oregon, Ohio. They have more German beers on tap than in Munich during Octoberfest and the German food is amazing. I still need to get some Lederhosen.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Another best beers list.
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:49:16 AM »
Nothing about when ones palate comes to the state where a fine lager can be appreciated as one of the best beers in the world.

Data from a fanboy site does not exactly make those the best beers, IMHO.

I also totally agree. Too many Imperial Stouts.

The Pub / Re: Other hobbies?
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:15:05 PM »
Wonderful craftsmanship!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gift for homebrewer with everything....
« on: September 07, 2013, 11:30:45 AM »
You could get him some ingredients to make a mead.

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