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Posted in thread: Saison Brett on 09-04-2012 at 08:33 PM
Well finally cracked one. I got a bit busy, so this sat in primary for 3 months. After 3 weeks
of bottle conditioning, I tried my first one yesterday. It came out great. There is a very nice
Posted in thread: What is your Brewing Pet-Peeve? on 05-24-2012 at 03:16 PM
1. Beer snobs who equate scarcity of a beer with quality.... "They only made 1 batch of this
this bourbon-aged licorice/vanilla/chocolate/coffee/berry stout in 2008 and it's about
impossible to get."....
Posted in thread: Vanilla Oak (Chocolate) Bourbon Stout on 05-15-2012 at 07:34 PM
See you're from Chicago. Was this an attempt to clone Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla? If
so, how would you say it compares?
Posted in thread: The politics of beer rating on 05-09-2012 at 02:57 PM
I totally get what you're saying. I have a couple buddies who are what I'd consider beer
aficionados. But, as they don't homebrew, I don't think I get real feedback when they taste my
beer. They try t...
Posted in thread: Saison Brett on 04-30-2012 at 05:34 PM
I brewed this yesterday but had to make some adjustments due to lack of stock at the LHBS.
We'll see how it works out. 8.00 lb Golden Promise2.00 lb Pilsner 1.00 lb Munich Malt 1.00 lb
Clear Candi Sug...
Posted in thread: Good places to go in Chicago for beer/food on 04-19-2012 at 10:52 PM
Haymarket Brewery is downtown. Their beers are decent. Revolution Brewing has a nice
taproom/restaurant. Halfacre is great but there's no real place to sit and drink their beer. Go
up there and take t...
Posted in thread: Simcoe Hop replacement for double IPA on 03-09-2012 at 03:12 PM
This is pretty funny. I guess our tastes are opposite. I can spot an IPA bittered with Columbus
a mile away and I've even sent a few of them back. I don't know what it is about that hop,
Chinook and C...
Posted in thread: How Long to Ferment on 03-08-2012 at 06:56 PM
From my experience, it's no big deal. I let pretty much all my beers sit in the primary for a
month w/ no issues of autolysis. According to Mr. Palmer, if you have any autolysis, you know.
Posted in thread: The best drinking city on 03-06-2012 at 04:57 PM
A couple votes echoing sentiment already stated:New Orleans - constant party in the Quarter
(I'm not a fan). But, they have an incredible cocktail culture. I've been a lot of places, but
New Orleans t...
Posted in thread: Rogue Voodoo Bacon Maple Donut Beer? on 03-01-2012 at 03:49 PM
I split a bottle of it with a friend while visiting the Green Dragon in Portland. It was not
for me, but appreciated the attempt. My buddy really liked it. I'd suggest anyone considering
it to just ge...