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Posted in thread: Moving to Santa Barbara on 12-12-2011 at 12:11 AM
I am moving from the east coast to Santa Barbara, CA after the holidays. Does anyone know what
the LHBS situation is around there? Also - any good beer establishments I should know about?
Posted in thread: First Homebrew Competition on 05-16-2011 at 01:37 AM
Been brewing for 2 years now and finally decided to enter my first Homebrew comp this past
week, ran by the local radio station. Made it to the finals which were judged by a panel of 4
bjcp judges. I ...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 05-01-2011 at 02:18 PM
Its going to be a great brew day. Wife is at work. I am sitting here drinking coffee and
working out my final recipe / water calcs etc. Going to fire up the strike water in an hour or
so. Doing a whea...
Posted in thread: BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse on 02-23-2011 at 01:43 AM
I have been to two of these places in CA and think them quite mediocre. Imho, the beers of
theirs that I have tried to me represent bland examples of craft beers geared towards pleasing
the masses. No...
Posted in thread: Baltimore breweries/pubs on 02-21-2011 at 10:29 PM
Here are the websites: also in Fells Point, has some great tavern style food and a solid
bottle selection. you enjoy it here!
Posted in thread: Baltimore breweries/pubs on 02-21-2011 at 10:22 PM
Two best spots are Max's in Fells Point and Alewife over by the Hippodrome. Both a short cab
ride from the harbor.
Posted in thread: 92% Apparent Attenuation! on 02-20-2011 at 11:38 PM
Yea, I was shooting for the lower end of the BJCP style which is 1.008, so it will be a little
dryer than normal for the style. Sample tasted really good though so I am hopeful. It was in
primary for ...
Posted in thread: 92% Apparent Attenuation! on 02-20-2011 at 09:26 PM
Belgian Tripel transfered to secondary today. Gravity is 1.005, OG was 1.080... That is 92%
attenuation, crazy. I used WLP500 Trappist Ale Yeast. Fermentables were 12 lbs of pilsener malt
and 3 lbs of...
Posted in thread: Tripel Fermentation Temp Issue Advice on 02-01-2011 at 09:44 PM
Brewed a Tripel on Saturday, OG of 1.080. Pitched 4 vials of WLP500 Trappist Ale Yeast at
6:30pm. Temperature at pitching was 65 degrees. 65-72 is the ideal temp range for this
yeast.Well I live in an...
Posted in thread: Stone Old Guardian 2010 on 12-26-2010 at 03:18 PM
I just had one last week. It was fantastic. Light colored, nice and cloudy, thick, very
hoppy... and with a cool story on the back.