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Old 02-17-2013, 04:20 AM   #1
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Alright HBT, this was officially my SIXTH brew yet-- 5 beers, 1 cider, 3 dumpers, 3 drinkable keepers, and this is officially my FIRST brew that I'm legitimately proud of, and feel the need to brag ! This was a partial extract/ specialty grain brew of a west coast style IPA, with over half a pound of hops boiled in (not quite sure of what varieties), that I dry hopped (first time dry hopping) with another 145 grams of Cascades. It came out at a whopping 6.9-7% ABV (when the FG was only supposed to be 6.4%-- Perhaps this is because I sparged my specialty grains when the recipe said not to?), and has a high IBU, and HUGE hop bite. It's been in the bottles only NINE days (I couldn't resist) and CHECK OUT THAT LACING ! (first time I've had lacing at all)

Furthermore I'd like to thank EVERYONE in the HBT community for both your inspiration and friendly advice/ answers to my stupid noobie questions during my entry stage to home brewing. Have a great night all !

Cheers !
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:22 AM   #2
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Looks delicious! Congratulations!

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:29 AM   #3
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Thanks bro

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:34 AM   #4
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No prob. Side note, I was working on a cruise ship for a while and stopped in Halifax several times. I miss Propeller brewery. And the other one too, which I don't recall the name of...(too many brews?) but mostly Propeller.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:39 AM   #5
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No prob. Side note, I was working on a cruise ship for a while and stopped in Halifax several times. I miss Propeller brewery. And the other one too, which I don't recall the name of...(too many brews?) but mostly Propeller.
No way? If Propeller was your favourite, you're missing out on Hali's craft beer culture. You're probably thinking of Garrison. I like a lot of Garrison's brews, but aren't particularly fond of Propeller to be honest. The pint glass in my pic is from Granite Brewery. It is infact the pioneer of craft beer in Halifax. Infact, when they opened up in 1985-- They were the first brewpub East of the Rockies. Propeller often claims to be 'Halifax's first microbrewery' which they can only claim because TECHNICALLY Granite was a 'brewPUB' at the time, but the fact of the matter is, Granite has been here since the dawn of craft beer in this city, and continue to make great beer, though they are unfortunately much less know than Propeller or Garrison.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:41 AM   #6
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Nice! All it takes is one awesome brew to lock you into this hobby for life
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:44 AM   #7
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Yeah, I had never heard of Granite at all. I liked Propeller a lot because nothing like completely amazed me, but I just thought everything I had from them was well balanced and drinkable. And yes, Garrison was the other one. They had some good stuff too. Wish I would have known about Granite, you guys must have a great beer culture up there!

Anyhow, sorry to change subjects. Enjoy your great beer

 
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Yeah, I had never heard of Granite at all. I liked Propeller a lot because nothing like completely amazed me, but I just thought everything I had from them was well balanced and drinkable. And yes, Garrison was the other one. They had some good stuff too. Wish I would have known about Granite, you guys must have a great beer culture up there!

Anyhow, sorry to change subjects. Enjoy your great beer
It's growing actually, there's a recent emergence of brew pubs that sell growlers, however, unfortunately, I can think of 1 or 2 that are COMPLETE TRASH.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:49 AM   #9
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Welcome to the addiction from CO!

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Welcome to the addiction from CO!
Thanks my man !

 
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