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Posted in thread: To settle a debate...100% Vienna Oktoberfest?!? on 12-02-2014 at 06:52 PM
well in 2006 a 100% vienna Oktoberfest won Nationals, so I would say yes. I've also brewed one
in this manner and it turned out great. Much like Ayinger.
Posted in thread: Bourbon County Stout Clone in a 5gal MLT on 02-17-2014 at 04:23 PM
I would imagine the people using 4 and 5 packages of yeast don't know how to make a starter.You
don't make starters with dry yeast, which is why I just throw 3 pack of US-05 in there. It's
easy, and r...
Posted in thread: Toppling Goliath pseudoSue - Can you clone it? on 02-10-2014 at 08:28 PM
I've heard from friends locally that the new batch of bottles is better. It may have been that
first batch with new hops and/or the new system that was different.
Posted in thread: Bourbon County Stout Clone in a 5gal MLT on 02-06-2014 at 04:18 PM
Here would probably be my next shot at it. I decreased the dark malts by a pound overall, and
upped the base malts a bit. I had 3% lower efficiency than i was shooting for the first time,
so that is t...
Posted in thread: Bourbon County Stout Clone in a 5gal MLT on 02-04-2014 at 03:33 AM
And, there is definitely an oxidative quality from the barrel that you don't get by adding
bourbon and oak cubes to a fermenter (duh).
Posted in thread: Bourbon County Stout Clone in a 5gal MLT on 02-04-2014 at 03:31 AM
OK, just did another comparison. My batch is essentially a year old now, and comparable to
bourbon county in age. I'm comparing it to a 2013 bourbon county, to try to get as close to
apples to apples ...
Posted in thread: Toppling Goliath pseudoSue - Can you clone it? on 01-27-2014 at 08:34 PM
also noticed there was an onion flavor that I didn't remember either. Yes! I live about an
hour from Decorah, and Sue is available to me on tap nearly consistently. The latest batches
with the new cr...
Posted in thread: Bourbon County Stout Clone in a 5gal MLT on 01-13-2014 at 04:26 PM
I have some 2013 BCBS, and plan on doing another side by side in a month. My batch will be
about a year old then, and it should be more apples to apples with the BCBS. I can tell you my
batch has smoo...
Posted in thread: Vienna Smash your thoughts please on 09-24-2013 at 09:45 PM
The Vienna Smash looks very similar to my ofest recipe with way more late additions hops, and
british yeast. Should be tasty.
Posted in thread: The single best beer bar in your state? on 08-15-2013 at 09:56 PM
Sugar Maple has the awesome selection, but it can get busy. Palm is smaller, but you can chat
with the awesome bartenders, they play really, really awesome old R&B, and they have that