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Woohoo, hop overload!
« on: July 14, 2010, 07:33:47 AM »
I went for a tour to pick up ingredients for my next batches last night.  Before the 2 hour drive back home, I stopped in for a pint and a chat with the brewmaster at my favorite brewpub.  He sold me surplus hops for $10/lb!!  Now my freezer is stuffed with Magnum and Chinook, I would have bought more than 2 pounds, but there's no point if I can't use them all up.

When we were getting ready to leave, he disappeared for a bit and came back with 2 full glasses - a hefe and a hopped up APA (~80 IBU, loads of dry hops but only 5.5%) - straight out of the conditioning tanks.  He asked me to try them 'for quality control purposes'  ;)

Oh, and yes, I had a designated driver.
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 07:51:24 AM »
I see why it's your favorite brewpub.  Nice score all the way around!!!!
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 08:02:42 AM »
no kidding - geez!  nice stop in for a "pint"
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 09:00:25 AM »
Oh, I forgot to mention that he sent me home with a growler full of smoked baltic porter too.  ;D

I'm certainly glad we're both members of the same brew club!
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 11:22:52 AM »
Noice!!
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 11:26:11 AM »
Oh, I forgot to mention that he sent me home with a growler full of smoked baltic porter too.  ;D
Now you're just rubbing it in  ;)

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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 12:22:53 PM »
Oh, I forgot to mention that he sent me home with a growler full of smoked baltic porter too.  ;D
Now you're just rubbing it in  ;)

Nice score.

Couldn't help myself  :)  Actually I was so pumped about it, I wanted to share my excitement...
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 10:05:13 AM »
I keep thinking the subject line says Hop Overlord.  I call dibs on that my next IIPA!
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 11:04:20 AM »
I keep thinking the subject line says Hop Overlord.  I call dibs on that my next IIPA!

That is an awesome name!  Feel free to send me a sixer as thank you for the inspiration  :P
I'm calling my next RIS Sith Lord's Imperial
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 12:11:54 PM »
I keep thinking the subject line says Hop Overlord.  I call dibs on that my next IIPA!

That is an awesome name!  Feel free to send me a sixer as thank you for the inspiration  :P
I'm calling my next RIS Sith Lord's Imperial

Unfortunately I don't bottle my beer, might be difficult to send you a sixer.  You could come have a pint or several though.  8)
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Re: Woohoo, hop overload!
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 12:24:52 PM »
I keep thinking the subject line says Hop Overlord.  I call dibs on that my next IIPA!

That is an awesome name!  Feel free to send me a sixer as thank you for the inspiration  :P
I'm calling my next RIS Sith Lord's Imperial

Unfortunately I don't bottle my beer, might be difficult to send you a sixer.  You could come have a pint or several though.  8)

While that's tempting, the 29 hours of straight driving seems a little daunting (Nova Scotia, Canada).  I'll let you know though...
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