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Old 04-01-2013, 10:44 AM   #21
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I guess the unseasonably cool spring threw me off a bit.

Unless something magical happens, I will not be able to get any KBS this year. I never manage to find it in any stores. Haven't since Founders started expanding a few years ago. If I'm lucky someone will share some with me at a brew day. I'm fairly certain that a few of the guys who work at the bottle shop in the town nearby will have already raided their allotment of KBS.


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Old 04-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #22
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I usually don't have a problem getting KBS. Usually score 1-2 4 packs each year....though this year my girlfriend and I got a case directly from Founders...

I also drank 40oz of KBS on Sat...Sunday was a bit rough...


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Old 04-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #23
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Am I the only one who used Oberon Day as an opportunity to culture some of their house yeast? Threw the dregs from a 17 day old six pack into a 750ml starter, then stepped up to 2L, now I have enough (based on the thick slurry I have) to pitch into my next 5 gallon batch. I brewed three beers with it last year and liked the results from each. It seems to be like what everyone has said, like Cal Ale, but a little fruitier if fermented warmer.


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Y'all have let me down even more! LOL!

I happen to like most wheat beers, and have yet to find Oberon "overrated". Now I'm a day behind! Not sure how I will make it up. I *could* drink 2 tonight (if I can even find any now!), but I still missed out on enjoying it yesterday! Can't go back in time.
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I think they use the same yeast for all their brews. I remember Larry recommending that you snatch the yeast from the pale ale, since it's lower ABV. They do ferment at different temperatures to change the flavor profile.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #25
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I think they use the same yeast for all their brews. I remember Larry recommending that you snatch the yeast from the pale ale, since it's lower ABV. They do ferment at different temperatures to change the flavor profile.
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I believe (and could be wrong on this) that Winter White and their lagers are the only beers that don't use the house strain. I had heard the same thing about using a low ABV beer to get the yeast, and successfully cultured from Pale Ale last year. After talking to one of the Bell's brewers though, he suggested that anything in their lineup under 6% ABV should work just fine, and to look for the freshest bottles I could, as he thought that would help viability more than the ABV. Oberon day is the perfect time for that, since you know what you are getting was just bottled. Based on how quickly I was able to build up from the 6 pack, I think it was really good advice.

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Yeah their lagers and other specialty beers (such as belgians) are the only ones not using the house strain... honestly if you just drink the beer it's easy to tell as all their beers made with the house strain have a distinct flavor from the yeast. When harvesting the yeast you want the yeast stressed yeast you can get. So low abv, low hops, and fresh are what you're looking for. I always harvest some from oberon when it first comes out. I typically use it for about 3 batches (harvesting from the conical or yeast washing)
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Not to jump on the hatin' bandwagon, but this really is funny...

http://www.theblacksheeponline.com/article/noberon-day

Drink what you dig.
He obviously prefers stouts to wheat.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:24 PM   #29
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just picked up my 6-pack of Oberon! not always able to find it in Central Ohio (at least... before I knew where to look... thanks to getting into brewing)
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Just read thru this post and KBS was mentioned. Just thought I would share that those sneaky bastards held onto a few cases and are selling it in the company store TODAY.
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