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  • Posted in thread: Whats the best Beer you have had out of a Can? on 08-16-2011 at 04:48 AM
    I'm enjoying a delicious 21st Amendment Hop Crisis right now that until very recently was
    residing in a can. I agree with the post above that said anything by 21A is in the runnings.
    I'm not really a ...

  • Posted in thread: What the frigg is up with pro brewers and beards??? on 07-26-2011 at 06:22 AM
    Not a pro brewer here, either, but I haven't seen my chin at all in my adult life. I'm honestly
    a little afraid of what it would look like if I did shave...From the looks of some of the
    brewers I've m...

  • Posted in thread: THA: New and Old Hops on 06-19-2011 at 06:17 AM
    My guess would be that hops from 3 months ago are from the same crop as hops bought today. As
    long as they've been stored properly in both cases (meaning, freezer, preferably vacuum or
    nitrogen sealed...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle shopping in San Jose, CA on 06-14-2011 at 02:08 AM
    Ya DBI is the distributor they get a low amount of cases. And they distribute them to
    independents very rarely. I do the beer section at AJs Market in Santa Cruz County, and we
    can't even get Dogfish ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottle shopping in San Jose, CA on 06-12-2011 at 07:48 AM
    Maybe it depends on the Whole Foods location, but I think it's been on the shelves every time
    I've looked in the Oakland location. They're basically my neighborhood grocery, so I'm in there
    fairly reg...

  • Posted in thread: Home brew Vs. Commercial on 06-10-2011 at 07:31 AM
    I definitely also suffer from the problem of being my own beer's harshest critic. I think the
    issue for me is that, while everyone else drinks it and just thinks about whether it's good or
    bad, I drin...

  • Posted in thread: Home brew Vs. Commercial on 06-10-2011 at 05:52 AM
    Similar water profile...close enough. That's something that's hard (and pointless) to worry
    about getting to close. Used the world fampous Herman Holtrop recipe, Belgian malts, and the
    same candi syru...

  • Posted in thread: British Yeasts, Fermentation Temps and Profiles, CYBI, Other Thoughts... on 05-01-2011 at 05:24 AM
    After lurking on this thread for a while now, I finally got a chance to brew up another bitter
    today. My first couple of attempts have been much like everyone else described -- good, but
    just not quit...

  • Posted in thread: Seriously? Give me a break with the hops already. on 04-30-2011 at 02:39 AM
    You continue to make really contradictory arguments. If bigger, bolder flavors cover up
    mistakes, then of course the people whose living depends on selling that product will turn to
    bigger, bolder fla...

  • Posted in thread: Seriously? Give me a break with the hops already. on 04-30-2011 at 01:34 AM
    gerbache,How much experience brewing professionally do you have? You seem to talk a lot about
    what pro brewers will or won't do, so I'm interested to find out where that perspective comes
    from.Why wou...

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