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Old 02-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #11
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i'm pretty pleased with the results of my porter - in fact, i picked up a 6 pack of New Belgium's 1554, which tastes nearly identical. (made me proud!)
I do love me some 1554. Do you mind sharing the recipe?
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #12
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Back when I was a BMC drinker I would have thought a robust porter tasted "rough" as well as I was not accustomed to beer with actual taste. I would not describe BMC as "Malty", "Hoppy" or "tasty" at all.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:11 PM   #13
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i also gave a bottle to my homebrewer coworker, and he's going to let it sit in his fridge about a week, said he prefers that timeline for refrigeration.

i'm actually nervous about his opinion. b/c i've tried his beers and they are incredible. he has been brewing for 12 years, i've been brewing 12 weeks. but, he's been incredibly helpful, and has offered to let me brew on his self built "Top Tier" system. we'll split the grist and he'll give me 5 gallons and he'll keep 5.

i should have realized a BMC guy isn't a good critic.
i've never been a BMC guy, and i love porters, stouts and Rye beers. (not saying i don't drink coors every now and again)
This sound like the person that could give you some excellent feedback and drastically reduce your learning curve. Congrats on your brewing successes to come.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #14
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When people find out I brew, they some times ask for a bottle. I look at them and ask, have you ever had a real beer before?, because if your idea of beer is BMC your probably not going to like this.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #15
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I wouldn't be worried about that feedback one bit. Given their choice of beers, they would have said the same thing about Guinness and other well respected stouts/porters probably... Its like giving someone who loves justin bieber a black sabbath cd for xmas.

Pretty much everyone I hang around hates stouts and porters and any beer that resembles a meal. I may try a small batch (2gal) of Oatmeal stout or something though.
I don't mind Mill St Coffeee Porter we have here at a local brew pub. Very tasty. I love the Erdinger Dunkel.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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I do love me some 1554. Do you mind sharing the recipe?
i seriously don't mind! (keep in mind this is a 1.5gal recipe)

four deuce homebrews - big bluff porter
partial grain

1/4 lb chocolate malt
1/2 lb crystal 60 (BIAB - 60 min @ 155)
i do this in a 3qt pot on stove top w/ grain bag

BOIL - 60 min
1 1/2lb NB Dark Malt Extract syrup
1/4 lb Dark Brown sugar.

1/4 oz "C" hops 60
1/4 oz "C" hops 30
1/4 oz "C" hops 5
1tsp irish moss 5
bakers yeast (as yeast nutrient) 5
i'm sure you can use whichever of the C hops you want, i use cascade for 60, and centennial for 30 and 5.
irish ale yeast

two weeks primary, one week secondary.
OG 1.058-61
FG on my first run was 1.009



thanks again for all the encouragement.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #17
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I have found that almost everyone loves an American Pale Ale. If done right it is light enough that it drinks like a light beer, has enough maltiness to please the sweet beer lovers and enough hoppy flavor to please those who like taste. My wife actually thinks the Sierra Nevada tastes like Yuengling lager, haha. I sometimes wonder about her.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #18
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Don't worry about it. I'm sure while they were drinking it they were saying, "I don't like dark beers" or "this stuff is too thick"

I've had BMC drinkers say all sorts of weird and borderline insulting things about my beers. I brewed an 90 IBU IPA in which a BMC drinker described as tasting like Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #19
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now the hilarity comes out!

he just walked in here....

i also gave him a bottle of the MrB kit - my very first beer... which i don't think is very good. and i told him so.

he drank it last night. said "it wasn't flashy, but i could drink that one again"

so. i'm going to pawn the rest of my batch on him.
i should now, officially, consider that no longer a good source of critique.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #20
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What did rough mean? A good non bitter beer should taste good to most anyone. Was it bottle conditioned? How much bottle trub? Did you tell them to let it sit a week in the fridge before drinking? I'm sure the travel to and from work, shook up all the trub. Did you teach them the homebrew pour? If not, they most likely drank it out of bottle. My guess it might have tasted rough.

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