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Arneba28

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So I live in Buffalo. And there are only 3 stores from what I am told that have Beer stuff. I went to Make Your Own today in Lockport and the guy knew little to nothing. Very Small Beer Section with limited ingredients and only dry yeast, but what do I find...The Hops fridge. oh and in the hops fridge are only N Brewer, Saaz, Fuggles, and Cascades. However, they where in only 4oz packs, pellets only(fine with me), but no pack was more then $3.99. A $1 an ouce..holy god...I almost bought them out. Instead I restricted myself to a pound of pellets. got 8oz Cascade, 4oz Saaz and 4oz N. Brewer for a grand total of under $15...never new that was possible.
 

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That's great if they're fresh enough to use. I just got burned on a pound of Saaz for $15 that won't be good for any thing but bittering or Lambics, which I don't brew. At least not yet.
 

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Evets said:
That's great if they're fresh enough to use. I just got burned on a pound of Saaz for $15 that won't be good for any thing but bittering or Lambics, which I don't brew. At least not yet.
Saaz? At what, 2.5% AA% (when fresh)?

Better make a gueuze... :D
 
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saaz where 4% and smelled very fresh...no dirty socks smell like someone else had lol
 

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the_bird said:
Saaz? At what, 2.5% AA% (when fresh)?

Better make a gueuze... :D
Well I figured I'd have to use 4 or 5 oz at 60 minutes for bittering but why not? As for Gueuse, well that's uncharted territory for me.
 
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