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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #510 on: January 12, 2017, 07:15:05 PM »
I'm getting confused here. I force carb in the keg. Is that popular? Unpopular?

with the exception of roughly, 0.0001 percent of professional breweries and about 4 homebrewers I'd say its perfectly popular.

This is an unpopular opinion. You are good at this.

force carbing beer is an unpopular opinion? I'd say calling anyone that doesn't adhere to your brewing methods "amateur hobbyists" might be a little more so.

I'm glad you two have found this thread though, as LODO and unpopular seem to go together like peas and carrots :)

I'm having a bit of fun. Joking, you remember joking around right?

As for how unpopular certain methods may or may not be, are you sure? Some very positive feedback coming from this forum.

Peas and carrots are delicious both together and separate.

Here is a potentially unpopular opinion: if your Tripel tastes like a Hefe, you did it wrong.

steamed peas just taste like weird exploding wet balls of sugar. Perhaps they are being oxidized during the cooking process :)

I hear you on the banana and tripels. In fact, I don't like banana flavors  in darn near anything besides a hefe.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #511 on: January 12, 2017, 07:17:16 PM »
I don't even like banana flavors in bananas that much.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #512 on: January 12, 2017, 07:18:42 PM »
Here is a potentially unpopular opinion: if your Tripel tastes like a Hefe, you did it wrong.


Ok in that vein, if your Saison tastes and smells like a Belgian Blond or a patersbier, you also did it wrong. I think saison's popularity has grown quicker than some commercial brewers' knowledge of the style. It may not be an unpopular opinion, just venting.

Cant agree with you more. A professional friend of mine says some breweries avoid saisons because the strains are either too finicky to work with, or are so hyperattenuative they fear cross contamination really messing things up. Both of those reasons sound like BS to me if your methods are sound.

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« Reply #513 on: January 12, 2017, 07:29:35 PM »
I don't even like banana flavors in bananas that much.
I suppose you're just fine with bananas going by the way of the Dodo then? Because they're headed in that direction, sadly.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #514 on: January 12, 2017, 07:33:05 PM »
Here is a potentially unpopular opinion: if your Tripel tastes like a Hefe, you did it wrong.


Ok in that vein, if your Saison tastes and smells like a Belgian Blond or a patersbier, you also did it wrong. I think saison's popularity has grown quicker than some commercial brewers' knowledge of the style. It may not be an unpopular opinion, just venting.

Cant agree with you more. A professional friend of mine says some breweries avoid saisons because the strains are either too finicky to work with, or are so hyperattenuative they fear cross contamination really messing things up. Both of those reasons sound like BS to me if your methods are sound.


Yeah, that's been my suspicion. Just BS to me. Then don't sell a 'saison', right? Not the end of the world.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #515 on: January 12, 2017, 07:35:32 PM »
Here is a potentially unpopular opinion: if your Tripel tastes like a Hefe, you did it wrong.


Ok in that vein, if your Saison tastes and smells like a Belgian Blond or a patersbier, you also did it wrong. I think saison's popularity has grown quicker than some commercial brewers' knowledge of the style. It may not be an unpopular opinion, just venting.

Cant agree with you more. A professional friend of mine says some breweries avoid saisons because the strains are either too finicky to work with, or are so hyperattenuative they fear cross contamination really messing things up. Both of those reasons sound like BS to me if your methods are sound.


Yeah, that's been my suspicion. Just BS to me. Then don't sell a 'saison', right? Not the end of the world.

a new brewery opened up in my area. The head brewer intimated to me that they use the same yeast for their Belgians strong, saison and witbier. It was pretty disappointing.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #516 on: January 12, 2017, 07:36:07 PM »
I don't even like banana flavors in bananas that much.
I suppose you're just fine with bananas going by the way of the Dodo then? Because they're headed in that direction, sadly.
No I don't want that. There just something I like about once a year. Even if I hated them I wouldn't want them extinct. Besides, there so funny! Hello! Hello! Oh wait, this is a banana, not a telephone. I suppose kids these days need a flat, rectangular fruit to pretend to be a phone.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #517 on: January 12, 2017, 07:41:01 PM »
wait, what the heck is happening with bananas?

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« Reply #518 on: January 12, 2017, 07:43:46 PM »
a new brewery opened up in my area. The head brewer intimated to me that they use the same yeast for their Belgians strong, saison and witbier. It was pretty disappointing.

I've noticed the same. I think saison is one of the trendy styles du jour. "So let's butcher it for a year, then on to the next thing."
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #519 on: January 12, 2017, 07:46:17 PM »
wait, what the heck is happening with bananas?
A fungal disease. Since its a huge monoculture crop, with only one cultivar commercially grown, it may get wiped out.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #520 on: January 12, 2017, 07:47:18 PM »
wait, what the heck is happening with bananas?

The types of banana are very limited and once the gene pool gets down to one type (that everyone recognizes here in the US), it will be endangered and risks being wiped out, evidently.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #521 on: January 12, 2017, 07:47:42 PM »
wait, what the heck is happening with bananas?
A fungal disease. Since its a huge monoculture crop, with only one cultivar commercially grown, it may get wiped out.

How the hell am I just hearing about this. That really sucks.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #522 on: January 12, 2017, 07:48:07 PM »
a new brewery opened up in my area. The head brewer intimated to me that they use the same yeast for their Belgians strong, saison and witbier. It was pretty disappointing.

I've noticed the same. I think saison is one of the trendy styles du jour. "So let's butcher it for a year, then on to the next thing."

Yup, a local brewer told me their saison is brewed with a blend of wit and "Belgian" strains.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #523 on: January 12, 2017, 07:48:49 PM »
a new brewery opened up in my area. The head brewer intimated to me that they use the same yeast for their Belgians strong, saison and witbier. It was pretty disappointing.

I've noticed the same. I think saison is one of the trendy styles du jour. "So let's butcher it for a year, then on to the next thing."
The brewery that opened recently in my town started out with a so-so "farmhouse Ale" but quickly improved it. they moved from a Belgian strain to a French strain to a different Belgian. They are a Farmer Brewery so I think they were pretty dedicated to getting their Farmhouse Ale right.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #524 on: January 12, 2017, 07:53:21 PM »
wait, what the heck is happening with bananas?
A fungal disease. Since its a huge monoculture crop, with only one cultivar commercially grown, it may get wiped out.

How the hell am I just hearing about this. That really sucks.

And Y2K might spark a nuclear war, and aliens might take over the planet, and Donald Trump might become president.

Pffft, don't worry about it!  ;)
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