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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2014, 10:08:20 AM »
I think I'm getting burned out on hop bombs. Brought home a FW Union Jack and could drink it. Maybe it will pass, but at least for now I can't get enough toasty roasty cararely goodness. Seems like the less hops the better.

Anyone else alpha intolerant these days?

Around here there's an AIPA or hoppy APA on tap at all times.  There's also a malty winter beer and Belgian of some sort.  Variety is the spice of life.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2014, 10:11:13 AM »
In 4.5 years of brewing I have made exactly one IPA and it was a black IPA that could easily have based as a porter.

I like an IPA every once in a while but I'd rather have a pale ale with lots of hop flavor and a lot less bitterness. 
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2014, 10:31:07 AM »
You pick now when all the breweries are releasing their freshest IIPA of the year with 2013 hop crop to get sick and tired of IPAs?  ::)
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2014, 10:37:18 AM »
You pick now when all the breweries are releasing their freshest IIPA of the year with 2013 hop crop to get sick and tired of IPAs?  ::)

Never tired of it for long !  All about hop freshness for me.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2014, 10:58:21 AM »
Beautiful balance makes a beer eminently enjoyable. My favorite place to drink has about 11-12 rotating taps. 10-11 of them range from 3.2% to under 6%. Mountains of malty flavor and plenty of hop aroma and flavor and very, very balanced beers. There's usually one bigger one with massive IBU's for the "Xtreme tasters" out there, but the bulk of their offerings are brewed for those who want to savor the flavor and appreciate all that a well crafted beer has to offer. Good Food is also important in this establishment, and the hops bombs don't play well with many foods.

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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2014, 11:08:34 AM »
Variety is the spice of life and variability is one of the greatest things about brewing that make it the best hobby in the history of the universe.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2014, 01:06:15 PM »
How about a few examples of malt forward non-hopped to death beers.

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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2014, 01:21:21 PM »
How about a few examples of malt forward non-hopped to death beers.

This is one example. Notice the low hop rate.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2014, 03:26:53 PM »
95% of the beers I brew are non hop forward beers. But I sure do love the hop forward ones! Love all of 'em!
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2014, 05:08:50 PM »
3£ Pils
3£ Mmmmunich
3£ Vienna
3 oz Carafa II special
Mash 154
90 min boil
1/2 oz Magnum at 60
German yeast of your choosing

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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2014, 05:36:12 PM »
3£ Pils
3£ Mmmmunich
3£ Vienna
3 oz Carafa II special
Mash 154
90 min boil
1/2 oz Magnum at 60
German yeast of your choosing


I'd drink that!
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2014, 05:58:08 PM »
I think a lot of people have ;-)

By the way, I've found that WY2112 at 55° does an awesome job at this too. It gives just enough lager character to qualify. I'm convinced that most folks wouldn't know.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2014, 06:02:35 PM »
I'd drink it too.  Sounds good, man !
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2014, 06:31:10 PM »
3£ Pils
3£ Mmmmunich
3£ Vienna
3 oz Carafa II special
Mash 154
90 min boil
1/2 oz Magnum at 60
German yeast of your choosing

Looks like a nice Maerzen.
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Re: Malt head?
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2014, 06:41:23 PM »
I call it Vienna (but tomato tomauto) My Marzen is the same but add a lb of pils, a lb of Vienna and a lb of C80. (Shhh don't tell anyone)