Last Activity:09-03-2015 4:44 PM
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Posted in thread: Why is everyone only into IPA's on 08-26-2015 at 07:22 PM
The awesome thing about IPA's that I like is that you don't need to make them so that they are
enamel-strippingly bitter. If that is what you don't like about them, then either first wort
hop them or ...
Posted in thread: Cleveland or Detroit or Minneapolis? on 06-16-2015 at 03:37 PM
Another vote for the Twin Cities. The Happy Gnome in St. Paul has great food a huge tap list
with a lot of the local stuff. Also the Twin Cities in the Summer is awesome. Another benefit
of driving fr...
Posted in thread: Maple Syrup on 05-21-2015 at 12:21 PM
There was an episode of Brew Dogs where they worked with a Michigan brewery, Founders maybe?
The brewery makes a beer that ages in barrels that once contained bourbon, then was repurposed
to hold mapl...
Posted in thread: Maple Syrup on 05-18-2015 at 08:39 PM
I've been wanting to soak bourbon oak cubes in maple syrup. Then add the cubes and syrup to the
secondary. My thought is that the maple aroma and flavor would get absorbed into the oak and
show more i...
Posted in thread: What's your favorite summer beer to brew? on 05-15-2015 at 08:26 PM
Belgian IPA with Citra hops, a Cascade Cream Ale, and normally a dry American Pale Ale. I love
brewing for seasons, I never get sick of any particular beer/style that way.
Posted in thread: Best way to get into All-Grain on 04-24-2015 at 03:34 PM
One downside I see to BIAB is hosting the grainbag after mash. You need to come up with a
system that will hold it above the pot while it drains and even with 12 pounds of grains that
can be heavy whe...
Posted in thread: Citra tips? on 04-21-2015 at 02:27 PM
Try it in a Belgian IPA. It's fantastic! I have a good recipe in my recipe section. It is
easily my favorite IPA/PA hop! I don't get cat pee at all, but my wife does. It's all in how
you perceive the ...
Posted in thread: Best All Around Base Grain (To Buy Bulk) on 04-15-2015 at 08:37 PM
My first bulk grain buy was a bag of Canadian Pale Malt(cheapest bag at $35 and they sell it in
55 pound sacks) and Golden Promise. I prefer the sweeter taste of Golden Promise over MO for
Posted in thread: Things to do in Minneapolis on 04-09-2015 at 02:13 PM
The Happy Gnome in St. Paul is awesome! Probably the best restaurant for beer geeks in town.
The tap list is huge and the food is outstanding.Make sure to try Surly Abrasive while you are
hear. That i...
Posted in thread: Red help on 04-01-2015 at 02:09 PM
I get good Red color for my Red IPA using this grain bill from Northern Brewer's Evil Twin
recipe: nice with a nice hoppy beer.