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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-13-2013, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Hookstrat
RE: AndrewCooperGT ~ Can you be more specific...

RE: AndrewCooperGT ~ Can you be more specific than "Brett dregs"?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-30-2013, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Hookstrat
Sounds like you're mostly joking, but I think...

Sounds like you're mostly joking, but I think your theory is unlikely given that these changes seem to occur well after primary fermentation. More likely that it's some type(s) of chemical-induced...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-28-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 74
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Posted By Hookstrat
Need more detailed info if there's any chance to...

Need more detailed info if there's any chance to get to the bottom of this, although I'm beginning to doubt that there's a common cause:

1) Describe taste (metallic, astringent, acetic, sewer,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-05-2012, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Hookstrat
New Belgium often primaries with lager yeast...

New Belgium often primaries with lager yeast before funking or souring. Part of Lost Abbey's Cable Car is a Biere de Garde that is fermented out with lager yeast, albeit there is more than just...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-24-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Hookstrat
Damn dude, you might need to slow down on that...

Damn dude, you might need to slow down on that 15% apple wine! :drunk: :mug:
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-15-2011, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Hookstrat
Good to see your still smiling! 6lbs. (of...

Good to see your still smiling! 6lbs. (of sugar?) in the fermenter really scares me though. I just don't think you'll have nearly enough malt flavor to balance the alcohol.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 06-28-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
I think the aroma turned out ok because the...

I think the aroma turned out ok because the fermentation was clean and that Belgian Strong Yeast from Wyeast Private Collection (from Piraate?) produces really nice aromatics.

I think the fusel...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 01-30-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
When should I pop that RIS Brian? I think that's...

When should I pop that RIS Brian? I think that's all I have left to review. :ban:

p.s. I'm drinking the last of the 10/10/10 you shipped me right now. It's tastes like a really great Belgian...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 11-30-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
Yea, that's my Belgian Dark Strong! All the...

Yea, that's my Belgian Dark Strong! All the sourness comes from the cherries though, with some funk provided by Brettanomyces in secondary.

Here's another brew review,

KingBrian's Holiday...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 11-17-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
OK, once again I forgot the decoder and grabbed a...

OK, once again I forgot the decoder and grabbed a beer from fridge. Here are my "blind tasting" notes from KingBrian's Herbed Saison...

King Brian's "Herbed Saison"

Aroma: Hay, grass, pilsner...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 11-17-2010, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Hookstrat
Definitely with you on that. I brewed my...

Definitely with you on that. I brewed my 10/10/10 on 9/10/09. It really improved with age.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 11-13-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
OK, I finally mustered the courage for a...

OK, I finally mustered the courage for a head-to-head-to-head 10/10/10 challenge. As per KingBrian I'm not holding back on the reviews, so please don't take offense to any comments. I'd love to...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 11-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
KingBrian's Westvleteren 12 clone: Aroma: ...

KingBrian's Westvleteren 12 clone:

Aroma: Caramelized stone fruit, raisin liqueur. Big, burnt jammy nose. Hint of spicy Belgian yeast. A touch of alcohol smell comes through later, but it's...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-31-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
Tasting notes

I'm not finished with the 10-10-10s yet. Here's my review of Brian's Pumpkin Ale though:

I opened this beer thinking that 'PA' stood for Pale Ale. It wasn't until I looked backed at your post...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-29-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
That's awesome. :ban: I hope it turns out well...

That's awesome. :ban: I hope it turns out well for you. It was definitely the longest brew I've ever had. Are you going to do any oak or bourbon flavor?
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-19-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
4-grain Bourbon Barrel Wee Heavy Wort Volume...

4-grain Bourbon Barrel Wee Heavy

Wort Volume Before Boil: 5.00 US gals
Wort Volume After Boil: 3.25 US gals
Volume Transferred: 3.25
US gals Water Added To Fermenter: 0.00 US gals
Volume At...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-19-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
Edcculus' RIPA: Aroma: complex plume of...

Edcculus' RIPA:

Aroma: complex plume of fruity hop aroma lofts from the beer. backed up by a spicy sweet malt backing

Appearance: Nice amber color. I do not value appearance very much for...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-19-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
SpanishCastle's 101010 Aroma: sour grape,...

SpanishCastle's 101010

Aroma: sour grape, alcohol noise. right on the edge, not unlike the one i made

Appearance: Crystal clear golden pour, best in show. Had a lasting ring of carb, could...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-19-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
I will definitely cellar that beer Brian. I'm...

I will definitely cellar that beer Brian. I'm looking forward to drinking it in a few months when there's snow on the ground.

I'll post a few reviews soon.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-14-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
I will pick up the pace. I'm a bit of...

I will pick up the pace. I'm a bit of plotter/hoarder when it comes to beer so I have a long queue. And to brag just a bit, I paid an impromptu visit to San Diego last weekend to visit my friend...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-14-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By Hookstrat
Really sorry to hear about the fire Ed. It's...

Really sorry to hear about the fire Ed. It's times like these....


SpanishCastle's Hartford Lager:

Aroma: Noble hops (Tettnang?). Smells really nice actually. Not much else going on. Kind...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-04-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
Go for it Brian! It's already been aging over 3...

Go for it Brian! It's already been aging over 3 months.
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-03-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
Hearing all of the tasty reviews I had to get...

Hearing all of the tasty reviews I had to get into the game.

So, here are my tasting notes for SpanishCastle's Vienna Lager:

Aroma: I picked up mostly caramel malt (not much toastiness), but I...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10-03-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
Thanks for the writeup Brian. I've never swapped...

Thanks for the writeup Brian. I've never swapped beer before so it's really cool to see pictures and notes from someone else drinking my beer! I would probably up the hops a bit if I brew it again...
Forum: Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 09-28-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,434
Posted By Hookstrat
Yes, come to dark side Matt. Hopefully this...

Yes, come to dark side Matt. Hopefully this serves as your gateway to the land of wild brews.
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