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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #525 on: January 12, 2017, 07:56:11 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 #526 on: January 12, 2017, 07:56:57 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.
Is this Stone Cow? I don't think I had their farmhouse, but their Farmer's Daughter berliner is killer!
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #527 on: January 12, 2017, 08:10:16 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.
Is this Stone Cow? I don't think I had their farmhouse, but their Farmer's Daughter berliner is killer!
Yes. I don't have the Farmer's Daughter a lot because I have to be in the mood, which is generally in the summer. The Farmhouse I get growlers of because its a great session beer. 3.9% I believe and tasty as heck.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #528 on: January 12, 2017, 10:42:39 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!  ;)
Don't worry about it but it is true.  In fact the Cavendish variety we eat now is what replaced the previous banana of choice years ago. They just need to get on with the selection of a new breed and begin cultivation

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #529 on: January 12, 2017, 10:51:57 PM »
Don't worry about it but it is true.  In fact the Cavendish variety we eat now is what replaced the previous banana of choice years ago. They just need to get on with the selection of a new breed and begin cultivation

I'm not worried.  Regardless of all other madness in this world, I actually still have just enough faith in humanity that we will be able to save the banana.  There are other varieties besides Cavendish.  Even plantains aren't half bad if allowed to fully ripen.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #530 on: January 12, 2017, 10:52:15 PM »
From what I have heard, most of the contenders suck compared to the cavendish which sucks compared to the Gros Michele. There are so many factors that go into it. Taste, size, texture, storability, durability, disease resistance, water needs, nutrient needs, plant height, spacing.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #531 on: January 12, 2017, 10:59:29 PM »
Don't worry about it but it is true.  In fact the Cavendish variety we eat now is what replaced the previous banana of choice years ago. They just need to get on with the selection of a new breed and begin cultivation

I'm not worried.  Regardless of all other madness in this world, I actually still have just enough faith in humanity that we will be able to save the banana.  There are other varieties besides Cavendish.  Even plantains aren't half bad if allowed to fully ripen.

Of all the unpopular opinions I have heard in this thread, this one takes the cake haha.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #532 on: January 12, 2017, 11:18:31 PM »
Don't worry about it but it is true.  In fact the Cavendish variety we eat now is what replaced the previous banana of choice years ago. They just need to get on with the selection of a new breed and begin cultivation

I'm not worried.  Regardless of all other madness in this world, I actually still have just enough faith in humanity that we will be able to save the banana.  There are other varieties besides Cavendish.  Even plantains aren't half bad if allowed to fully ripen.

Of all the unpopular opinions I have heard in this thread, this one takes the cake haha.
Slice them,  pan fry and sprinkle some salt on them and they are delicious.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #533 on: January 12, 2017, 11:24:09 PM »
Quote from: bboy9000 link=topic=28401.msg373705#msg373705
Slice them,  pan fry and sprinkle some salt on them and they are delicious.


Yeah, they're tasty.Just not raw.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #534 on: January 12, 2017, 11:38:32 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.

Well, when you factor in the carbon footprint of flying bananas around the world, I don't see it as such a big problem.  IMO, we need to focus on more local food options and especially growing our own food (subsistence farming) as ways to personally combat climate change.  My kids never ate a banana until the past year, when we relaxed our standards a bit.  They get more excited about picking cherry tomatoes and berries from the garden than bananas.  Keep in mind that I'm a tree-hugging Earth Science teacher/hobby farmer, and I'm always "thinking green".

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #535 on: January 12, 2017, 11:58:19 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.

Well, when you factor in the carbon footprint of flying bananas around the world, I don't see it as such a big problem.  IMO, we need to focus on more local food options and especially growing our own food (subsistence farming) as ways to personally combat climate change.  My kids never ate a banana until the past year, when we relaxed our standards a bit.  They get more excited about picking cherry tomatoes and berries from the garden than bananas.  Keep in mind that I'm a tree-hugging Earth Science teacher/hobby farmer, and I'm always "thinking green".
Bananas in the US are shipped by container ship but your point is extremely valid.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #536 on: January 13, 2017, 12:33:09 AM »

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

I totally agree.

I brewed a tripel with a dry yeast that had banana flavors, and I just called it a Belgian Hefe.

Couldn't wait to get rid of it and gave most of it away.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #537 on: January 13, 2017, 12:40:29 AM »
I hope that people are getting to understand Belgian beers enough that these opinions aren't unpopular.  But it also shouldn't taste like bubblegum  :D
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #538 on: January 13, 2017, 01:00:35 AM »
SAVE THE BANANA!  SAVE THE BANANA!  SAVE THE BANANA!

OK, this thread is officially a train wreck!
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #539 on: January 13, 2017, 02:10:09 PM »
This thread is for fun. I think it's fine if it gets off topic, silly, or whatnot. An unpopular opinion?
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