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Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« on: May 04, 2014, 09:07:18 AM »
I just recently launched an all-grain brewing blog, www.klaserhausen.com. It's a labor of love, no ads, not selling anything or being paid by anyone.

My schtick is that I'm brewing EVERY beer in the BJCP Guidelines, and having each one independently evaluated by a credentialed and experienced industry professional, The Stig.

The blog is about the journey from brewing good beer to (hopefully) brewing great beer. I hope you'll find it interesting, and I'm very open to comments, criticism and suggestions. Thanks!

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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 09:31:34 AM »
Cool concept - can't wait to read about your beers.
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 09:39:03 AM »
GO MICHAEL!
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 10:16:23 AM »
@ erockrph: I have 9 fully brewed and judged recipes already up on the blog... check them out... some where great, some... not so much :)

@ Alewyfe: Thanks!
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 10:22:27 AM »
Cool idea. I'll be following the blog... :)
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 10:26:18 AM »
Are you creating your own recipes in hopes that they conform to the BJCP style guidelines or are you using existing recipes that have previously been judged and adhere to the guidelines?  Just curious...

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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 11:01:16 AM »
Awesome. You may need to start over sometime in the future, so you will have plenty to write about.

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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 11:03:03 AM »
I thought The Stig was the semi tamed race car driver on Top Gear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 11:05:04 AM »
I thought The Stig was the semi tamed race car driver on Top Gear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig

Yep, it was Michael Schumacher for a few years.
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2014, 11:14:00 AM »

I thought The Stig was the semi tamed race car driver on Top Gear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig

Yep, it was Michael Schumacher for a few years.

He still denies it.

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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 11:17:07 AM »

I thought The Stig was the semi tamed race car driver on Top Gear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig

Yep, it was Michael Schumacher for a few years.

He still denies it.

Yeah, there was an unveiling on a Top Gear episode. The Stig came out, took off his helmet, and it was Schumacher. Place went nuts.
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 11:41:34 AM »
Guess I didn't see that one.

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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2014, 12:09:43 PM »
The Stig is also my reviewer... but yeah, I stole the idea from Top Gear: same premise though. 

@ Brewinhard: I make most of my own recipes, but I also take inspiration from "Classic Styles", the ingredients suggested in the Guidelines themselves, and around the inter webs.  If I directly rip a recipe, I give the source due credit. 
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014, 12:14:51 PM »
I like your blog. I'll be tuning in now and then.  Nice job !  BTW, I've made an IPA almost identical to that most recent one of yours. Came out nice.
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Re: Brewing Every Beer in the BJCP Guidelines
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014, 12:19:45 PM »
I like your blog. I'll be tuning in now and then.  Nice job !  BTW, I've made an IPA almost identical to that most recent one of yours. Came out nice.

Thanks man.  Yeah, I personally liked the IPA too, and it was a hit for lots of people who proclaim themselves IPA haters.  I think modern offerings like Heady Topper and Enjoy By set the bar VERY high for us home brewers to live up to, and I think The Stig's pro palette found the beer a bit over hopped.  But there are MANY commercial examples hopped to high heaven that do have those vegetal and tea-like tannic flavors.  Achieving brilliant hop flavor and aroma while keeping tannins at bay is sort of a balancing act, and I used to think more hops was always better... turns out that's not necessarily the case.
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