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  • Posted in thread: Trying to make a beer that tastes like Chimay Blue, or even Leffe Brune...sigh on 11-04-2013 at 05:34 PM
    T-58 is decent, but maybe not for this. I agree with others that the yeast should be switched
    to the Westmalle or Chimay strain, and after a couple days let the temperature get up to the
    mid-70s (some...

  • Posted in thread: Good Hawaiian Beers? on 03-01-2013 at 02:31 AM
    I like all of Maui Brewing Co's stuff, especially the coconut porter. I wouldn't have thought a
    porter would be good poolside, but that ended up my favorite.

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 01-12-2013 at 04:54 AM
    Tonight I went to Gramercy Tavern in NYC and had a Stoudt's Pils and a Hill Farmstead Ephraim
    IIPA. The former was very good, the later was !!!!!

  • Posted in thread: Dubbel / Trippel / Quad on 11-27-2012 at 11:04 PM
    ...Recommendations: Chimay (of Belgium) invented the tripel...I believe that was Westmalle.
    They get credit for the 'Dubbel' name, too. I think it was a reference to the relative amount
    of grain used,...

  • Posted in thread: What are you drinking now? on 11-15-2012 at 02:32 AM
    Been going through a Great Divide mixed pack. Claymore Scotch Ale is the winner for me, and
    then Rumble oaked IPA, Hades Belgian golden, and Hoss rye lager. All good.

  • Posted in thread: what do you have brewing or fermenting right now? on 09-19-2012 at 04:18 AM
    I have a screwy split batch that's nearly ready - two thirds became a dry-hopped Belgian pale,
    the other third a Belgian strong dark ale. I added dark candi syrup to the latter after primary

  • Posted in thread: Zymurgy: Best Beers in America (2012) on 09-17-2012 at 07:02 PM
    Am I the only homebrewer that has yet to find a great stout? All this hop head hate! I can
    admit there are some awful over hopped and muddled beers but can you malt lovers enlighten me?
    Get a thread g...

  • Posted in thread: Favorite Hefe on 09-14-2012 at 02:31 PM
    I like Weihenstephaner (and I'd throw in their dunkelweizen, too), Julius Echter, Franziskaner,
    and Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.

  • Posted in thread: Northern Brewers brew in a bag system on 08-30-2012 at 08:33 PM
    Look up the BrewingTV episode "Jake's Got A Brand New Bag" on youtube. He was testing out that
    system for Northern Brewer.I do BIAB myself because of space limitations. Seems to work okay,
    although my...

  • Posted in thread: Best Batch Yet! Brown Porter from BCS. on 08-19-2012 at 03:11 PM
    Nice job! My last one was a brown porter that missed the mark. Seemed overly bready. Couldn't
    tell if it was the brown malt or the yeast.