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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPA's
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:56:01 PM »
I find that this year's Celebration is very sensitive to serving temperature. My fridge is set to 40F and that is too cold for serving that beer. All the flavors are closed down at that temp.  Let it warm up and its a different beer.
Very true and I even got a better/stronger aroma after it warms up a bit.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mashing High, possible issues?
« on: November 20, 2013, 11:07:48 PM »
I don't think you'll have any issues. I heard that Lagunitas mashes their beers at 160 and I think they make some good stuff.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPA's
« on: November 18, 2013, 10:08:08 PM »
This is exactly the reason why I heavily hop my American Barley wine every year. It starts to balance nicely after a year.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Flipside
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:37:32 AM »
I'm not a big fan of Torpedo. I liked the Flipside because of malt/hop balance. I just recently had some Celebration which is my favorite from SN, but I noticed very little aroma. The flavor was great as usual, but I just didn't get much aroma. Maybe it was just that 6 pack or my nose wasn't working quite right :-\

Ingredients / Re: Weyermann Abbey Malt
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:37:45 PM »
I've used it twice. The first time, I used it in a Belgain IPA and I used a lot by accident (30%). I thought it was a pale it turned out sweet and red, but since it was a Belgian IPA it was balanced some with the hops. My friends thought it was one of the best beers that I've ever made. Some accidents can turn out great like the discovery of penicilin. I think at 2-5% you should be fine.

Ingredients / Re: simcoe
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:19:03 PM »
I think it is clean as a bittering addition. I also love it for flavor and aroma. Many people find it catty, but I just don't get that. I think I get more pine and citrus and it works well with Amarillo. It seems to be one of those hops that people either love or hate. I think it would be great with some of those other hops in a Barleywine.

Beer Recipes / Re: Christmas Vacation Ale
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:27:25 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 28, 2013, 12:18:44 AM »
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, 12:20:41 PM »
Both of those would be fine @ 58.

The Pub / Re: Gotta brag just a leeetle
« on: October 26, 2013, 02:50:29 AM »
Congrats and that sounds like a tasty beer!

Ask the Experts / Re: Ask the Experts: Gordon Strong
« on: October 24, 2013, 09:32:51 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, 11:58:04 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, 11:58:48 PM »
I've used Agave and the others that were mentioned.

Beer Travel / Re: Theater Breweries
« on: October 08, 2013, 08:42:28 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

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