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Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 09-05-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,407
Posted By alexdagrate
I think Port Brewing's Mongo IPA is the most...

I think Port Brewing's Mongo IPA is the most wonderfully unbalanced bitter hoppy beer I've ever had. I've usually had hop matter in the bottle trub. The bitterness is actually quite pleasant.

For...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,349
Posted By alexdagrate
I'd be even more drunk than usual if Yuengling...

I'd be even more drunk than usual if Yuengling were available in Washington State!
:drunk:

I like buying at Costco out here. 24 packs of Pabst are cheap. They usually have 24 packs of a Deschutes...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-24-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,390
Posted By alexdagrate
I don't aerate. If you're lazy and cheap like me,...

I don't aerate. If you're lazy and cheap like me, you can get a wine degasser wand...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-26-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By alexdagrate
The BBC (Bend Brewing Company), Silver Moon, and...

The BBC (Bend Brewing Company), Silver Moon, and 10 Barrel also have some great brews. The McMenamins pubs in town are really cool, but the beer is kind of "meh."

The Deschutes pub will have lots...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-16-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By alexdagrate
DME seems to always produce a lighter color. i...

DME seems to always produce a lighter color. i also think there is less of the "extract beer twang."

Also, since DME keeps longer, I was able to buy a TON of it at my LHBS for a bulk discount and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,716
Posted By alexdagrate
Centennial Simcoe Magnum East Kent Goldings...

Centennial
Simcoe
Magnum
East Kent Goldings

All I make are IPAs, CDAs, Barleywines, and Russian Imperial Stouts.
Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 07-19-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By alexdagrate
Olympia

Take a break and stretch your legs between Seattle and Portland in Olympia...
Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 07-16-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By alexdagrate
That is a good point. I would take a side trip to...

That is a good point. I would take a side trip to Astoria and the beaches over a side-trip to Bend. Cape Disappointment park across the Columbia in Washington State is also beautiful and has a great...
Forum: Oregon HomeBrew Forum 07-16-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By alexdagrate
There are several brewery tours you can take. My...

There are several brewery tours you can take. My bachelor party actually involved a nice "limo" service in a sprinter van shuttling us from brewpub to brewpub. Also, Portland has a "Distillery Row"...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,088
Posted By alexdagrate
those... are... beautiful.

those... are... beautiful.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-26-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,472
Posted By alexdagrate
Hmmm. My local Airgas quoted me about $28 to swap...

Hmmm. My local Airgas quoted me about $28 to swap out a 5#. Another local welding shop charges me $15 to swap out a 5#.

Anyone know of a cheaper source for CO2 in the Olympia, WA area?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-26-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,032
Posted By alexdagrate
I am very clumsy. I break things. I use...

I am very clumsy.

I break things.

I use buckets.

My beer tastes good.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-25-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By alexdagrate
I've carb'd several beers in growlers that did...

I've carb'd several beers in growlers that did fine. i DID, however, have one explode - i had put whole leaf hops in the growler at the bottling time (it was an experiment) and I had taken the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By alexdagrate
With a 7.5 gallon pot, i think you should just go...

With a 7.5 gallon pot, i think you should just go for full boils.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By alexdagrate
Add just 1/6 of the extract at the beginning of...

Add just 1/6 of the extract at the beginning of the boil. Add the rest at flameout. Boil as large a batch as possible with your equipment.

If you upgrade to equipment that lets you do full boils...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,088
Posted By alexdagrate
davidr2340: You must tell me where I can get...

davidr2340:

You must tell me where I can get this:

http://cdn.homebrewtalk.com/attachments/f14/65683d1340246594-glasses-you-use-drinking-your-brews-image-4242297934.jpg
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-21-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By alexdagrate
Would love to see a WY1056 vs WLP001 vs Safale...

Would love to see a WY1056 vs WLP001 vs Safale S-05 battle.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-21-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,088
Posted By alexdagrate
I almost forgot to mention that there's nothing...

I almost forgot to mention that there's nothing better for cheap german beer than Das Boot!
http://tiwibzone.tiwib.netdna-cdn.com/images/das-boot-beer-mug.jpg
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-20-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,088
Posted By alexdagrate
My local albertson's had tons of duvel glasses...

My local albertson's had tons of duvel glasses for a buck a piece. I bought ten of them.

I know they're meant for a specific style, but I like them for everything!...
Forum: General Techniques 06-17-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,970
Posted By alexdagrate
It's a powdered form of milk sugar that you can...

It's a powdered form of milk sugar that you can add for silky texture. It's an essential ingredient in Milk Stouts, but adding to other styles could achieve what the OP is looking for. You can get...
Forum: General Techniques 06-17-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,970
Posted By alexdagrate
Add some lactose at the end of the boil. Just be...

Add some lactose at the end of the boil. Just be careful to not give any to a lactose-intolerant person.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-15-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By alexdagrate
Same Here

I converted a mini fridge with a freezer plate i had to bend out of the way. i think condensation builds on the freezer plate, melts, then pools at the bottom of the fridge.

I got one of those...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-14-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By alexdagrate
When I lived in Eugene, i LOVED the North Bank...

When I lived in Eugene, i LOVED the North Bank McMenamins' "Hogrita." A margarita made with their Hogshead Whiskey instead of tequila. Surprisingly delicious!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-14-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By alexdagrate
I live down in Washington State (BC's Mexico) and...

I live down in Washington State (BC's Mexico) and I've successfully used frozen spruce tips before.

I say, the more the merrier. Use tons. While pairing it with "piny" hops makes a lot of sense,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-10-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By alexdagrate
Amen.

Amen!
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