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Old 01-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #31
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Long Trail Brewing's Winter Survival Pack by TheBeerSpot.com News

Their Winter Survival pack is pretty common in NE.
weird - i guess unless you were privy to this press release you just wouldn't ever know. nice of them. it is common and easy to source, but i haven't been looking at them since they discontinued hit the trail years back.
i'll go pick one up eventually, but the markup down here is ridiculous. heh i bet this means they definitely won't be responding.


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Old 02-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #32
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so they definitely aren't getting back to me with that first try.
so i will try and explain my process and break down the failed attempts and ask if they could offer and critiques or criticisms. if that fails...shucks i suppose.


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Old 02-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #33
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I sent a very simple two sentence email to Sierra Nevada about cloning a brew. They (he) sent me the recipe that was only missing the most basic computations - even a caveman could brew it.

Of course they do Beer Camp so they like to share the knowledge.

 
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #34
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this thread inspired me to email my local brewery about my favorite beer. I didn't out and ask for the recipe, just for some hints and tips. I only did this after extolling my love for their brews and this beer in particular. Let's hope I get somewhere.

 
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #35
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I've mailed a few breweries for recipe advice and all of them were helpful in someway. But seriously, a brewery that won't even push you in the right direction? Especially with a discontinued brew? I mean come on....
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #36
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yea i'm a little bummed, but still determined. they'll probably have to eventually add my email to their spam filter - heh!
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:49 AM   #37
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About 12 years ago I wrote to Sam Adams to get some hints on cloning there winter fest. They were extremely helpful and guiding me. Still enjoy drinking it but there are so many other good choices today compared to then.

 
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:08 AM   #38
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Gotta throw a bone to Smuttynose here. I emailed asking for help cloning their RIS, and got a full percentage recipe. Some stand-up guys up there in the 'mouth. Can't wait to tour the new brewery!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #39
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soo jealous of you all. but seriously - congrats! this is turning out to be an awesome thread for finding helpful breweries.


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