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Old 11-07-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default A Fun Experiment w/ brewing friend...

Well, the guy that introduced me to brewing has been telling me that spending money on a therminator is a costly investment when he already brews good beer... I see a lot of room for improvement on both our brewing fronts and figure we could use all the help we can get...

Fair enough?

This discussion led to the following experiment:

Midwest Brewing:

Hop Head Double IPA Extract Kit X 2 w/ Dry Yeast ( US-05; military in italy)

Challenge:

Who's process makes a tastier beer? Our hopes is that a little competition and sharing our notes post brew will lead to a little insight on what "REALLY" makes a good extract brew.

PRIZE:

The loser buys the therminator, but the winner can borrow it as needed...


Obviously, this all changes with full-grain--but we'll keep it simple for now. We have the exact same set-ups...


Stay tuned for NOTES and a process breakdown--
Any notes would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Fun. Subscribed

Gotta get a few knowledgeable tasters though.

I could probably squeeze you in for a 6 pack of each if you sent em my way...



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Old 11-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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I'm curious about this kit as well. This is the last kit we're doing before going all-grain, and we're adding a bit of Honey Malt and Orange Peel as well. Hoping to have a huge citrusy beer with a nice honey finish (think Hopslam).

Good luck!

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:14 PM   #4
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Default First Phase

Ok, a couple of things have changed... but the challenge is only getting better!

PRIZE:

Loser buys winner 2 extract/full grain (bills) kits of his or her choice...

CHALLENGE:

WHEN: Starting Dec. 1st until Feb. 3rd (total brew time)

WHAT: 2 BREWS--

1. Hop Head Double IPA
2. Beer of Competitor's choice

ROE's: You can start whenever you want, but you have to bring a 6 pack of Hop Head double IPA from the midwest brewing extract kit (each man to brew his process completely seperately with accompanying notes/videos). PLUS, a brew of the competitor's choice (mostly likely a belgian wheat for me).

HOW: We are putting together a panel of judges who will do a blind taste test... more to come, but we will diversify this as much as possible.

ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE HIGHLY WELCOME!!!

That's all I have for now... but the idea is to test the extract brewing process to see what really makes a good beer (based on PERSONAL experiences). Plus, it's just fun to compete...haha

Later,

J

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #5
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Sounds like fun. Subscribed!

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Sweet! Subscribed too!

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This is gunna be good. Always great to prove good beer can come from extracts.
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sounds like a fun challenge!

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I volunteer to be a judge!

Two Beer or not Two Beer

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Kits are in! We brew Friday... black Friday! Lol

Videos will be posted afterwards... let the competition begin!



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