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  • Posted in thread: Janis Hoplin experimental hop test brew tasting notes on 11-23-2015 at 10:48 PM
    Looks like JH is a 2014 harvest, not sure how I feel about spending even the $12.99 for 8 oz on
    hops that old. Some of the other new 2015 harvests look interesting, but I don't know what I
    would use t...

  • Posted in thread: amarillo/citra coming out nasty on 11-23-2015 at 09:18 PM
    The only comment I can make is that when I used Citra as a bittering hop, I did not enjoy the
    flavor. Other people seemed to enjoy the SMASH APA, but I didn't. On a trip to NOLA I talked to
    the owner ...

  • Posted in thread: How important is it to control the temperature of a yeast starter? on 11-22-2015 at 12:35 AM
    For lagers, I'll make a big starter, crash the night before, decant the liquid while brewing,
    then let it cool in the fermentation fridge with the wort over night. Then I'll do a final
    aeration, and p...

  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 11-21-2015 at 03:07 AM
    HBC Is excellent, I SMaSHed with it and it's delicious. Perfect pale ale style hop, you'll be
    very satisfied with the flavor it puts outThat's what I was planning on. A simple pale ale with
    about 6% c...

  • Posted in thread: What came in the mail for you today? on 11-21-2015 at 02:04 AM
    Half a pound of Nelson Sauvin and two ounces of HBC438. The Nelson will be used in a near smash
    pilsen wort (with a little acidulated) hopped up like a nice IPA. I'll split the wort and pitch
    WLP001 i...

  • Posted in thread: Looking to brew an old ale with some Brett character on 11-12-2015 at 10:18 PM
    I actually stumbled back across this thread while reading into why my Barleywine might have
    turned sour. It turns out that White Labs Brett C is not 100% clean and contains some lacto. So
    if that is w...

  • Posted in thread: What I did for beer today on 11-07-2015 at 08:03 PM
    Yesterday I bought the ingredients for my next 3 batches and I am toying with the idea of a
    IPA/Saison split batch (make 8 gal and split into two 4 gal batches).

  • Posted in thread: Closing for the season on 11-07-2015 at 07:59 PM
    Even in the Texas summer heat I will still brew outside (though in that case likely in the
    shade of the garage). I did have to take about 2-3 months off lately because of work. I have
    barely had days ...

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 11-04-2015 at 11:26 PM
    Was eating at a Spanish tapas restaurant and saw they had St. Arnold's seasonal, so asked what
    kind it was. "It's a Spanish beer"(St. Arnold's is the biggest local brewery in Houston)

  • Posted in thread: Lemondrop on 11-04-2015 at 09:28 PM
    Made a wheat saison with lemon drop a few months ago. It is delicious and the lemon drop
    accents the yeast and wheat nicely.

Blue Lion Brewing Pipeline: Barleywine w/Brett, Oud Bruin, Sour Hefeweizen, Schwarzbier, Tripel Bottled: Saisons (lots of different ones), Barleywine, American sour, 2 Flanders Reds, Table Saison, Hefeweizen

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