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« on: December 23, 2009, 03:14:46 PM »
I used tot think you were nuts with your signature... "life begins at 60.... 1.060"/  Well, I think I'm starting to agree with you.   :D

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 03:45:20 PM »
Dean, buddy, all that means is you're nuts, too!   ;) ;D
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Re: Denny...
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 04:32:52 PM »
It's closer to 80 for me.... but I love me some Tripel.

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 04:44:08 PM »
Could not agree more...I rarely brew under "1.060!"

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 04:51:59 PM »
I don't know what you guys are talking about ;)
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 04:52:22 PM »
I know for some it will be hard to believe, but there is so much more flavor in the higher OG beers.  I like only high OG stouts otherwise they just seem dry to me... same with ales pretty much anymore.  I drink for the flavor more than the buzz anymore... I'd rather drink two Good beers than six mediocre beers.  I don't drink to get drunk anymore either... though it Does happen from time to time.   :D

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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 06:55:22 PM »
Yeah...I don't get drunk anymore either. Except when I drink beer. And booze.

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 07:01:02 PM »
I don't know what you guys are talking about ;)

Fred, I KNEW this would draw ya outta the woodwork!   ;D
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Re: Denny...
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 07:03:46 PM »
I guess I am the opposite. Most of the beers I brew are under 1.060. I like higher gravity beers very much (and always have a few kegs of tripel, Barley Wines, RIS, etc, laying around), but I am more of a session drinking guy. If I really want something with some alkyhaul I just go for bourbon.  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 07:05:32 PM »
I know for some it will be hard to believe, but there is so much more flavor in the higher OG beers.

I agree, and that's one of the reasons I tend toward them.  I really believe there's a lot more skill (albeit of a different type) involved in brewing a subtle beer rather than a monster.   Truthfully, I envy the guys who can brew a perfect American light lager, because I think that would be a lot tougher than some of the beers I tend towards.  Not that I won't drink a big beer, you understand..... ;)
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 07:08:06 PM »
I guess I am the opposite. Most of the beers I brew are under 1.060. I like higher gravity beers very much (and always have a few kegs of tripel, Barley Wines, RIS, etc, laying around), but I am more of a session drinking guy. If I really want something with some alkyhaul I just go for bourbon.  ;)

I've never been able to develop a taste for bourbon or Scotch.  I came to realize a while back that the average beer around here is 7.5%.  A while back, I brought home a bottle of IIPA and warned my wife ( a small person) that it was 10%.  She said "So what?".
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 07:10:21 PM »
.  A while back, I brought home a bottle of IIPA and warned my wife ( a small person) that it was 10%.  She said "So what?".

What a woman!! She's a keeper!!  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 07:12:24 PM »
I have to also say it's more difficult to perfect a low gravity lager than it is to make a good DIPA. I am currently trending toward bigger beers but that will change as the weather changes. Big beers in the colder months and lighter beers in the warmer months.
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 07:17:43 PM »
.  A while back, I brought home a bottle of IIPA and warned my wife ( a small person) that it was 10%.  She said "So what?".

What a woman!! She's a keeper!!  ;D

33 years so far!
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Re: Denny...
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 07:41:45 PM »
The trick is to brew a starter (some brewers call these small beers) with flavor.  Try working on a mild.  That can have quite a bit of flavor

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