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Beer Recipes / Re: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA Recipe???
« on: July 22, 2011, 12:51:54 PM »
Don't have a clone, but this is the homebrew recipe that evolved to become sculpin

http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/2318272#2318703

Personally, I like Big Eye better, but I know I'm in the minority there.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Sorachi Ace Saison, feedback time!
« on: July 22, 2011, 08:20:07 AM »
^ Anything from Fantome. Plus Avec Les Bons Voeux from Dupont is pretty fantastic.

Yum, I have been thinking of a sorachi saison for a while now.  I love me some semony sorachi.

Tank, what you have there for yeast? and if you were a poor LHBS buyer, would you go with the 3711?
I usually am a poor LHBS buyer. 3711 is a great saison yeast. Were you at the NHC this year? Drew had a great session on saisons and served 7 different examples of the same wort with different yeasts. Very interesting to see the differences.

My house blend started out as a culture sent to me by Al Buck (east coast yeast) back when he was still sending it out via the Babblebelt forum. I don't recall all what was in it when it started, but it was one of the best blends I've ever used. I've had the culture going for a couple years now and it's since mutated/change proportions a bit and also picked up a small amount of brett (claussenii I'm thinking) which adds a nice character to it as well. Either way, I'm still a fan and use it for all my saisons - of which I brew at least a couple a year. Only done 2 this year so far. That will change

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Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: July 21, 2011, 11:02:21 AM »
Phil, I use a Nikon D90 with a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 & a Nikon 35mm f/1.8. Most of these shots were taken with the Tamron lens. But thirsty is correct, I've found that my shots have improved drastically once I simply started paying more attention to what I was doing - funny how that works.  :)

That really sucks about Gollem shutting down. Drug trafficing huh? Interesting. I also had no idea there were 2 other locations.

I'll just leave this here, a little De Dolle action at 't Bruge Beertje (Brugge Bear)


Also this, samples of lambic straight from the barrels poured by none other than Frank Boon

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Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:58:22 PM »
You win this round. Where was that? Kulminator? I like the old school St Sixtus glass too.

Oh, I do have this. 1988 Eylenbosch Faro. Not as good as the '84 Gueuze though. Don't have any quality pics of that one, but it was quite tasty.


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Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:16:21 PM »
I don't have that shot. The best I can do is the mixed 6 pack of 8's and 10's I got to go.


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Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: July 20, 2011, 11:11:45 AM »
Let's not  ;D


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Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: July 20, 2011, 10:09:12 AM »
 ;D

And put to put this back on topic, here's a pic of some westy 12 at In de Vrede.


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Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: July 20, 2011, 09:18:00 AM »
This is the only photo I could find of what we were drinking at Golem



But I'll raise you this photo of Ludwig, the head brewer Koningshoeven pouring us samples of barrel aged quad from the barrels. Supposedly we were among the first people to ever taste this, as the barrel room was brand new.


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Beer Travel / Re: Westvleteren 12, where to get some....
« on: July 20, 2011, 08:24:04 AM »
I wonder why they were closed. They were open last March.

Similar photo:

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Beer Recipes / Re: Sorachi Ace Saison, feedback time!
« on: July 19, 2011, 04:10:11 PM »
Brewed this up a couple months back. Sitting in a keg now awaiting a free tap. Quite tasty, and not "semony" at all (so I'm told).  ;D

7.50 lbs. 2-row
3.00 lbs. Wheat
0.50 lbs. Biscuit

0.50 oz.    Sorachi Ace @ 60 min.
1.00 oz.    Sorachi Ace @ 15 min.
1.00 oz.    Sorachi Ace @ 0 min.

Single infusion at 146° for 90 minutes
My house saison yeast blend

OG: 1.048
FG: 1.000 (yes, zero)
SRM: ~5
IBUs: 50

IBUs are definitely up there, but it's so smooth you'd think it was closer to 35 IBUs

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How many people use hop bags?
« on: July 18, 2011, 09:33:34 AM »
I use a 5 gallon nylon paint strainer for everything but a FWH addition.  Works great -- minimal mess.

I like this idea, but it seems like it would be somewhat difficult to use with an immersion chiller.

use this: http://www.bayareamashers.org/gadgets/Hop%20bag%20holder.pdf

and then with an oven mitt, you can lift the hops out and sneak the IC underneath - takes a little technique, but its doable.

+1   I made a holder similar to this and do just what Blatz recommends.
I've seen those before, and like that idea. Perhaps I'll give it a try sometime.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How many people use hop bags?
« on: July 16, 2011, 10:39:50 AM »
I use a 5 gallon nylon paint strainer for everything but a FWH addition.  Works great -- minimal mess.

I like this idea, but it seems like it would be somewhat difficult to use with an immersion chiller.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: ProMash -> BeerSmith 2
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:14:20 PM »
Am I the only one that still uses Promash these days?

Nope...I keep trying to learn Beersmith, but between confusion and stuff I'm used to in Promash that isn't in Beersmith, I keep going back to Promash.  I haven't given up on Beersmith, though.
So this brings up the question, what is the motivation to move to Beersmith? If Promash has worked for you (and me) for so many years, why change? Is it simply because it's still evolving and getting updates, whereas we all know Promash is not?

that in and of itself would be motivation for me.  

but I'd like to know, what is in Promash that isn't in Beersmith?  Granted I only used the trial version of Promash before deciding on Beersmith, but I can't recall any situation where there was a difference in terms of capability - I just preferred the look and feel of Beersmith better and hence chose it and became accustomed.  

edit: great minds think alike Fred

Understandable motivation, but for me it's fallen into the, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" category. I'm fond of and familiar with the layout of Promash, so I've never been motivated to move away from it, despite the lack of updates. I was not aware of the limit of 255 entries in the DBs though. Whenever I encounter that, it may be motivation to start looking at something else. But I'll cross that bridge when I come to it

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/15
« on: July 15, 2011, 12:25:19 PM »
Assuming I get off my butt and go get propane this afternoon, I'm thinking about brewing a Belgian Single this weekend. We'll see how it goes down

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: ProMash -> BeerSmith 2
« on: July 15, 2011, 12:22:47 PM »
Am I the only one that still uses Promash these days?

Nope...I keep trying to learn Beersmith, but between confusion and stuff I'm used to in Promash that isn't in Beersmith, I keep going back to Promash.  I haven't given up on Beersmith, though.
So this brings up the question, what is the motivation to move to Beersmith? If Promash has worked for you (and me) for so many years, why change? Is it simply because it's still evolving and getting updates, whereas we all know Promash is not?

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