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Old 01-23-2013, 02:59 PM   #681
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This is taking forever, I am so anxious to drink my clone. 2nd stage of dry hops are going in tonight, I hope to have it on tap by the Super Bowl.



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Old 01-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #682
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I live an hour from the brewery...sorry I can't ship you any beer but if anyone does come up to Waterbury, VT PLEASE send me a PM so we can meet up. Prohibition Pig, Blackback Pub and Three Penny Taproom are all 10 minutes from the brewery and are awesome.

Also, drive an extra hour to Hill Farmstead Brewery and get some of the best IPAs you've ever had.

I wrote this blog post back in October detailing 3 of the best VT breweries and how to get their beer. - http://adam-jackson.net/beer/a-beer-lovers-guide-to-vermont-breweries-2012-edition/

Even though I can get Heady whenever I want, I too am interested in a clone.



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Old 01-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #683
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Ontario is a virtual craft beer desert.


have you tried Beau's? i was near Ottawa over the holidays and got a 4-pack of their Wild Oats series. damn fine beer. the belgian imperial stout was my fav.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #684
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Thanks. I would definitely owe you! Ontario is a virtual craft beer desert. A guy in my HB club is from *Utah* and still couldn't believe how bad it is here!
Actually, it isn't, a few years ago maybe. I suggest you make your way an hour south and check out what the "desert" has to offer. Bellwoods, Indie Alehouse, Bar Hop, Volo, Get Well, and many others are making and/or pouring some pretty tasty beers these days.

And I've made the trip to Vermont from Toronto recently. Its a pretty easy day drive, especially if you have a friend or two with you.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #685
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Adam, why won't you ship?

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #686
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:39 PM   #687
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This wont go well....

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Just a follow-up on my latest attempt. My first tasting after 10 days in primary was pretty spot on..very exciting. Might have been a little less bitter, and maybe slightly less citrusy, but really close. The aroma from the whirlpooling was insane - like I had already dry hopped. Aroma was near perfect - fruity with a hint of pungent pine hops. I left it in primary for 4 more days and racked to secondary. Going into secondary, no more aroma. In 4 days, just completely gone. The taste changed quite a bit too. Pungent pine hops mellowed and the alcohol punch came through pretty strong, after only going down from 1.015 to 1.012 in 4 days. Still good, but I'm now thinking I may be less close than I first thought, but still too early to tell. Still has a very Heady taste...but not strong enough I don't think. I'm going to do the second round of dry-hopping right in the keg, then cold crash and chill for a week or so. I'll update again when it is done.

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That got out of hand fast.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #690
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Why did I ask...



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