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  • We (myself and a few friends) have been getting together for a few years once a month to try beers we haven't had. Eventually, it became difficult to always find new beers, so we decided to start brewing! We started with an all-extract starter kit (IPA) to wet our feet in June '09. Now we're all-grain always. We brew often.
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  • Posted in thread: "It's a proprietary hop blend" on 11-16-2015 at 01:47 AM
    I think this place deserves at least another shot. I'm sure the business aspect and its stress
    can overshadow or even negate the joy of beer and brewing, especially in a brand new place.

  • Posted in thread: Skim the mold or toss? on 11-10-2015 at 01:21 AM
    I had an infection with a porter once, very similar to what you describe. Everything smelled
    fine, samples tasted fine, so I bottled it. Carefully transferred to bottling bucket at
    bottling time, turn...

  • Posted in thread: C Hop IPA help on 11-09-2015 at 04:47 AM
    I love some victory malt in an IPA. I wouldn't mess with the grain bill, munich and victory go
    well together and it's all nicely proportioned. Just my opinion. OP, is this a 6 gallon batch?

  • Posted in thread: Was S-04 the right choice? on 11-09-2015 at 04:16 AM
    You'll probably still enjoy the beer keeping the ferm temp low like you're doing. To me that
    yeast starts tasting weird (tart, pineapple) when it gets a little warmer.

  • Posted in thread: C Hop IPA help on 11-09-2015 at 04:07 AM
    I'm with Sammy. Late additions and hopstand plus dryhop will give you the citrus bomb you're
    looking for. Nice grain bill, by the way. I'd mash 152ish. I feel 156 would be too high, and
    would rather a...

  • Posted in thread: new brewers / reducing the brew day on 11-09-2015 at 03:05 AM
    Hey OP, have a beer and chill the eff out.

  • Posted in thread: new brewers / reducing the brew day on 11-08-2015 at 11:52 PM
    The people who obsess with making brew-day as short and easy as possible are forgetting that
    brewing is a hobby, so you're suppose to enjoy it (or most of it, but most hobbies have their
    chores (clean...

  • Posted in thread: How does this look for an IPA? on 11-04-2015 at 10:46 PM
    Looks good. A lot of excellent IPAs have similarly simple grain bills. I recommend doing
    another IPA to explore some specialty grains, like victory malt (my favorite addition in IPAs)
    and honey malt, ...

  • Posted in thread: How does this look for an IPA? on 11-03-2015 at 11:53 PM
    About 5% maximum crystal malts is a good guideline for an American IPA, where you want to the
    hops to pop. I would never consider roasted barley, even in small amounts, unless for a Black
    IPA, but tha...

  • Posted in thread: Is the Saison craze out of hand? on 10-22-2015 at 01:13 AM
    esters are more various, with different fruity notes, clove is more subtle and the aroma
    profile is more elegant. also in the flavour you get more variety and all the fruity notes give
    a sensation of ...

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