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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Ingredients / Re: Hop blending in an IPA
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:56:29 PM »
I got a lb of Summit hops through the local brewey. After trying my buddy's APA with Summit, I haven't used them because of the garlic/onion flavor I got from it.  I think I might have to give Summit a chance if it mellows into tangerine over time.

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Ingredients / Re: Hop blending in an IPA
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:15:45 PM »
This IPA that I made in June won an IPA competition best out of 28 (our club's first comp.) It's basic and uses Citra at a smaller ratio to the other hops.
OG 1068
FG 1011
5 gal

12 lbs Two row
.75 lb Crystal 40
mashed at 154 for 60 min and 75 min boil
.75 oz Warrior @ 60 min
1 oz Nugget @ 15 min
1oz Cascade@ 15 min
1.5 oz Cascade @ 0
.5 oz Citra @ 0
1 oz Cascade dry hop
.5 oz Citra dry hop
.5 oz Nugget dry hop
Wyeast 1056/US-05

comments from a judge who is the head brewer @ Maumee Bay Brewing Co. "tropical/stone fruit citrus, pine, lots going on with the hop character...pleasure to drink..nice light malt body with many layers of hops. Great job!"
 
I really think using Citra in this way adds nice character to classic hops like Cascade and Nugget hops. I used this same hop combo in a Belgian IPA and it is great as well.


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Beer Recipes / Re: Black IPA Questions
« on: September 01, 2013, 07:35:55 PM »
I'm going to use Carafa III and CandiSyrup 180 in my next Black IPA for the color.  The last time I used Chocolate and Black Prinz - it was too roasty and clashed with the citrusy hops.

It may not be roasty, but the D-180 will bring quite a bit of flavor with it. That's not necessarily a bad thing (I've used it with excellent results in a hoppy Belgian I brewed last year), but if you're looking for something that adds color without flavor you're probably best off sticking to the dehusked malts.
I've used CandiSyrups a number of times and like the flavors as well, but I've never tried it with a Black IPA.  I think it would add a nice dimension to a Black IPA balancing out the hops.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black IPA Questions
« on: September 01, 2013, 03:10:01 PM »
I'm going to use Carafa III and CandiSyrup 180 in my next Black IPA for the color.  The last time I used Chocolate and Black Prinz - it was too roasty and clashed with the citrusy hops.

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Ingredients / Re: How many lbs. of blueberries in my wheat?
« on: September 01, 2013, 12:14:14 PM »
I tapped the Blueberry Wheat today. The color is purple from the 7 lbs of blueberries, the aroma is strong clove (assuming from using WB-06), the body is light, and the flavor is clove with a hint of blueberry.  I think I might add some blueberry extract to the keg for more flavor. Will the strong clove flavor fade over time? I'm thinking that I should've used a cleaner yeast strain..oh well not bad, but definitely not great.

Yeah, when I made a blueberry wheat, I made an Am. wheat.  The style has no flavor ;) so the blueberries can shine through.
My stupid brain has to learn the hard way ;) At least I have enough berries left to make Blueberry Wine, melomel, and blueberry pies :P

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Ingredients / Re: How many lbs. of blueberries in my wheat?
« on: September 01, 2013, 10:25:14 AM »
I tapped the Blueberry Wheat today. The color is purple from the 7 lbs of blueberries, the aroma is strong clove (assuming from using WB-06), the body is light, and the flavor is clove with a hint of blueberry.  I think I might add some blueberry extract to the keg for more flavor. Will the strong clove flavor fade over time? I'm thinking that I should've used a cleaner yeast strain..oh well not bad, but definitely not great.

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Ingredients / Re: citra & mosaic
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:01:43 PM »
IME citra hops can overpower easily.  So, I've been using them at a smaller ratio to the other hops and I really like the results.  I still need to get my hands on some Mosiac.

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Beer Recipes / Re: pale ale overhaul
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:57:59 AM »
I really like your hops and hop schedule.  If style guidelines matter to you, I don't think it should have that much rye or S-04.  Otherwise, it looks like a tasty beer because I like those hops a lot.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Fixing overcarbonated bottles
« on: August 22, 2013, 05:43:11 AM »
I had this problem with a Dubbel once.  I just opened them for about 1 min and recapped and it worked.  That beer won a second place.

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Ingredients / Re: How many lbs. of blueberries in my wheat?
« on: August 21, 2013, 04:45:01 PM »
I'm using wild blueberries which always seem more sweet to me than the store bought ones.  I think I'm going to use 7 lbs and I can always use some extract later in the keg if it's not enough.

Wild blueberries have a much stronger flavor per lb as well. I think 7 lbs is a good starting point and can I say that I am so jealous that you have 7 lbs of wild blueberries in your freezer.
My wife and I picked them right around my parents house in the UP of Michigan near Lake Superior.  We got into the zone and picked 20 lbs, however, we weren't the only ones picking them - we discovered some fresh bear poop about 50 yards from the house. 

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