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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #60 on: February 05, 2018, 03:27:48 PM »
I mean, I don't care for helles, but I don't go around shouting about it!   8)
Too Budweisery for your bud palate?

I have yet to find one that didn't tatse too sweet and bland to me.  Just personal taste.
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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2018, 03:28:35 PM »
It's so trendy to dislike IPA.  I'm not trendy.  I'd say at least 75% of the beers I drink are IPA.  I love them.  I don't find I get palate burnout.  i can easily drink an IPA and then switch to a more subtle style.  What's wrong with you people?  😉

Trendy, not trendy.. who can keep up with what is in fashion from month to month?
Pils to me though is like the little black dress of beers. Always in style.

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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2018, 04:57:56 PM »
That’s pretty I’ll grant you that. And nice photography too.


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the filters really set the photo off off   ;D

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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2018, 06:54:25 PM »
I adjust my beer brewing and drinking with the season Pale ales NEIPA, session ales , Kolcsh and loads of Hiefiwiezen in the summer, Stout porter. Dubbel, Bock and Alt Beer in the winter and fall I agree that if you are having multiple beers in a session start with the most delicate and work up to the bolder flavours Belgian Beers with lots of yeast characters and alcohol will also do a number on your palate Water and food between beers is also a must
We are lucky to be having this debate 30 years ago when I started brewing and drinking good beer was hard to come by and usually came in a green bottle from far away


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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2018, 10:41:20 PM »
How does every topic derail into Kunze and German brewing? 🤦‍♂️
Why I’m not a big fan of these forums any longer.

I like coming here to see what everyone has to say regardless if I agree with them or not.
That some people take the time to back up their writing with sources, IMO, is a bonus.

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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2018, 11:13:54 PM »
For those of you who love brewing pils as opposed to IPA, what liquid yeast do you recommend to use?  I've tried dry yeast with bad results so far.

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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2018, 11:21:59 PM »
For those of you who love brewing pils as opposed to IPA, what liquid yeast do you recommend to use?  I've tried dry yeast with bad results so far.
Weihenstephan 34/70, available as WY2124, WLP830, Imperial Global, and probably others.   (The dry W-34/70 is originally the same strain but does not behave like it at all!)
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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2018, 12:10:53 AM »
For those of you who love brewing pils as opposed to IPA, what liquid yeast do you recommend to use?  I've tried dry yeast with bad results so far.

Czech Budejovice is a great one for pils that I've used.  2124 is also great (as mentioned above) but takes a little extra time to fully settle.

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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2018, 12:18:39 AM »
For those of you who love brewing pils as opposed to IPA, what liquid yeast do you recommend to use?  I've tried dry yeast with bad results so far.

Czech Budejovice is a great one for pils that I've used.  2124 is also great (as mentioned above) but takes a little extra time to fully settle.
Hey stpug, 34/70 is indeed powdery (I just came upstairs from adding gelatin finings to a batch) but that does make it attenuate well and clean up after itself.  I've never used the Budejovice.  How does it compare to the 34/70 on temperature tolerance, attenuation, etc?
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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2018, 01:33:08 AM »
Dilly dilly?


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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2018, 01:35:27 AM »
I'm not against IPAs, but i will say a couple of weeks ago someone had a little keg of warsteiner...and I may have had a bunch of glasses...and I may have said...this is a really good change of pace.


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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2018, 02:15:21 AM »
I mean, I don't care for helles, but I don't go around shouting about it!   8)

Who's shouting? Read what I posted. I'm not a BIG fan of IPA any more. Didn't say i wasn't a fan - hell in the brewery I have a SMASH IPA, a IIPA, a regular IPA and I'm brewing a Pale Ale tomorrow. And buddy, FTR that will be approximately 4,495 gallons of IPA or pale ales that I have brewed since the first of the year. I just happen to favor the doppelbock I have on tap right now.

And I have some legitimate points (at least from a personal perspective). Even chap stick can throw the hops way out of character for me so that I can't figure out what the hell I'm tasting (or gum, candy, etc.) And they do ruin my pallet for other beers.

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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2018, 02:32:03 AM »
Dilly dilly?


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I heard someone say this today. No clue what it means. I figured it was a millennial thing.

Sorry to interrupt the IPA vs Helles, who hates them more fight. Carry on

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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2018, 02:39:32 AM »
Dilly dilly?


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I heard someone say this today. No clue what it means. I figured it was a millennial thing.

Sorry to interrupt the IPA vs Helles, who hates them more fight. Carry on

Dilly dilly is a tag line from a Bud Light ad campaign.  Some brewery in MN (I think) named a beer Dilly dilly as bait, and got a C&D from ABI's lawyers -- best publicity they could ever get!  Latest I saw, they agreed to pay ABI a penalty for infringement on condition the Bud boys gave it to a specified charity.  Good press for ABI. Looks like they were in collusion from the start, no?  Maybe ABI will buy them now.
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Re: Why I'm not a big fan of IPA any longer
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2018, 04:18:29 AM »
I mean, I don't care for helles, but I don't go around shouting about it!   8)

Who's shouting? Read what I posted. I'm not a BIG fan of IPA any more. Didn't say i wasn't a fan - hell in the brewery I have a SMASH IPA, a IIPA, a regular IPA and I'm brewing a Pale Ale tomorrow. And buddy, FTR that will be approximately 4,495 gallons of IPA or pale ales that I have brewed since the first of the year. I just happen to favor the doppelbock I have on tap right now.

And I have some legitimate points (at least from a personal perspective). Even chap stick can throw the hops way out of character for me so that I can't figure out what the hell I'm tasting (or gum, candy, etc.) And they do ruin my pallet for other beers.

To be honest, I'm not a fan of SMASH IPAs, they just seem too...one note. I'll take the John Madden award for excellence in beer analysis now please. I need to start either brewing some 2.5 gallon batches of them or figure out a base hop+new hop recipe to do.