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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-18-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 96
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Posted By jtakacs
my CDA... it's the only beer i make...

my CDA... it's the only beer i make continuously... just ran out, time to brew.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
any more reviews?

any more reviews?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,011
Posted By jtakacs
i like this - might have to steal an idea or two...

i like this - might have to steal an idea or two from this thread... quick, to beer smith!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-04-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By jtakacs
it's gone through a bunch of changes, but it...

it's gone through a bunch of changes, but it started life as a lacto culture and commercial pedio to sour a blonde belgian i made before the lambic - that beer got fermented with brett-c and sacc - i...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-04-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By jtakacs
i do a bunch of sours and they're all worth it,...

i do a bunch of sours and they're all worth it, except for the lambic - the lambic was standard mash (pretty newbie at sours at that point so no turbid) and was knocked up with lacto, brett-b,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-02-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By jtakacs
was your lambic worth it?

i'm not sure mine was... brewed mine on 1/23/11 and just bottled half of it yesterday, almost two years to the day.

it is off the chart sour (too sour), not as dry as i thought it would be but it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
spiced imperial stout; aroma: heavy spice...

spiced imperial stout;

aroma: heavy spice and you can smell huge quantities of star anise and warm alcohol... i sipped this bad boy watching a movie late at night with the kids and the aroma said...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-31-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
last few days i had a couple different ones; ...

last few days i had a couple different ones;

strong saffron saison;

aroma: smells like blossoming farmland - sweet and spicy with some earthiness

appearance: slightly hazy straw with orange...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
just as an update i'll double check, but it looks...

just as an update i'll double check, but it looks like i received everything - good work people...

last one i had was the gruit;

aroma: piney, but not hoppy piney - like pine piney, smells...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
the quad i had was perfectly carb'd and...

the quad i had was perfectly carb'd and fan-freaking-tastic, thank you!

had the juniper rye bock yesterday - not really sure what to say... i'm always impressed by beers from homebrewers that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-22-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,067
Posted By jtakacs
- brew more. - deplete my hop stockpile - use...

- brew more.
- deplete my hop stockpile
- use my homegrown hops
- find local malt and make a 100% local beer
- use my house yeast twice.
- use my wild (now domesticated) yeast twice.
- make an...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
i was hoping to get over 70% efficiency but it...

i was hoping to get over 70% efficiency but it just didn't happen :( still a tad over style in terms of ABV at 5.2% - i'll actually make this beer again anytime of year - doesn't really scream...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
i received bottles with an "I" on them... which...

i received bottles with an "I" on them... which one is this?

also got a package with BD on it - i'm assuming that's the dubbel?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-18-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
i'll be saving one of each as well... thanks...

i'll be saving one of each as well...

thanks for the review dgez... not very christmas-y for sure, but the recipe didn't seem to be... i increased the abv and body a bit and tried to make it a bit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By jtakacs
agree... site, smell, taste, feel - maybe not so...

agree... site, smell, taste, feel - maybe not so much sound. it's a sensory thing. and obviously who doesn't like head? (apologies to the ladies in the crowd)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-17-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
gruit arrived today in perfect shape - looking...

gruit arrived today in perfect shape - looking forward to trying it out!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
duplicate post somehow.

duplicate post somehow.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-15-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
no label on mine... i had labeled some of them to...

no label on mine... i had labeled some of them to test out a new labeling system... paint the bottle with a "chalk board" paint and use chalk. reusable, but that beer went out before i started it......
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-13-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
agree... the red top is excellent... even has a...

agree... the red top is excellent... even has a ginger bite that hits the back if your throat at the end... and while mine had busted open (why I still don't know) it was perfectly carb'd ......
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
few more arrived - the carmel quad, the...

few more arrived - the carmel quad, the gingerbread porter and something else (i'll post later) - the spiced porter popped during shipping tho, not sure why - packed nicely... only lost a teaspoon so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
that's me - the abbey weizen.

that's me - the abbey weizen.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-07-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
juniper rye bock has landed... my assistant asked...

juniper rye bock has landed... my assistant asked if she could have one.

i said no. bah humbug.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-03-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
everything is out on my end via UPS - i'll send...

everything is out on my end via UPS - i'll send through conf #s if something doesn't make it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-02-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
i couldn't really wait so i cracked open savory's...

i couldn't really wait so i cracked open savory's fruitcake old ale...

i'm no beer judge, but i will do my best to explain this beer, which is difficult to do considering there's a lot going on in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,634
Posted By jtakacs
1) Caramel Quadrupel (biochemedic) 2) Spiced...

1) Caramel Quadrupel (biochemedic)
2) Spiced Cherry Dubbel (Pint_destroyer)
3) DOA
4) Juniper Rye Bock (dgez) <----- arrived w/ bonus! thanks dgez! can't wait!
5) Fruitcake Old Ale (SavoryChef)...
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