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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Danny504 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Illusion Dweller IPA from Mountain Sun Pub in Boulder is my favorite but it's only on tap in house. Other than that it's Great Divide's Titan IPA.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Dakota » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:18 pm

Bean wrote:
Dakota007 wrote: feed the the mash with hops.


That is not how brewing works.


Like I said, I have been there and seen it with my own eyes. That IS how brewing works when you make a Dogfish head brew in their brewery. Here is the video to help you with this concept. Unless you were just wondering why I didn't say wort instead thinking of my mash tun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a0lXC8m3tnA


Bean wrote:That said, my favorite beer is one of my own. Hard to pick which one though.


Good, that makes it the best, most fun and entertaining way to acquire beer. As a homebrewer myself, I think mine are decent (probably not favorite) because I understand that brewing, though incredibly simple in this day and age, really only comes down to proper sanitation and temperatures. I'm hoping to give my first crack at a Lager this winter, and I don't know if it will work out since I will have to use a slightly heated garage as my cold controlled temperature.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Dakota » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:57 pm

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I had this the other day and it was interesting, good, and worth trying once.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/16043/39445/?sort=latest&start=10
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby talamo71 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:48 am

I hate Beer, and this thread has become really annoying because it's hanging around like an ex-girlfriend.

I'd rather a Brandy or a Whiskey.

After hiking, however, just water or chocolate milk.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Bean » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:24 am

Dakota007 wrote:Unless you were just wondering why I didn't say wort instead thinking of my mash tun.

This. I was just being pedantic. I've actually made a 60 Minute clone that turned out fairly well, though I didn't have any fancy contraption for constant additions.

I need to check the temperature that my garage ends up in the colder months, I too have never done a lager. Would be nice to have a good marzen come March or so.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kansas » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:43 am

Bean wrote:I need to check the temperature that my garage ends up in the colder months, I too have never done a lager. Would be nice to have a good marzen come March or so.


Dakota007 wrote:Good, that makes it the best, most fun and entertaining way to acquire beer. As a homebrewer myself, I think mine are decent (probably not favorite) because I understand that brewing, though incredibly simple in this day and age, really only comes down to proper sanitation and temperatures. I'm hoping to give my first crack at a Lager this winter, and I don't know if it will work out since I will have to use a slightly heated garage as my cold controlled temperature.



If you guys are serious about making great beer, one of the best investments you could possibly make is a 5 cu chest freezer and temperature controller. The quality difference is amazing plus you could do lagers year round. IMO fermentation temp control is one of the first upgrades a person should make, it's all about keeping the yeast happy.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Bean » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:53 am

kansas wrote:If you guys are serious about making great beer, one of the best investments you could possibly make is a 5 cu chest freezer and temperature controller. The quality difference is amazing plus you could do lagers year round. IMO fermentation temp control is one of the first upgrades a person should make, it's all about keeping the yeast happy.

I know I'd be best off to get one, it's just not critical where I am right now. I don't generally care about lagers, but I'm reasonably sure my car-hole will be appropriate for it over the winter so why not. I've got a room in the basement that stays in the low-60s most of the time, between that, a couple wet t-shirts, and a small space heater, I was able to keep a couple carboys at the exact temperature I wanted over the past week. It's certainly a bit more work than just setting a temperature controller and walking away, but it works.

Home Depot has a nice GE 7cu.ft. model that's on sale occasionally and works out to ~$185 delivered, I got one for actual chest-freezer use but plan to get another and make it in to a keezer/fermentation chamber whenever time/money/interest allows.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Dakota » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:19 am

kansas wrote:
If you guys are serious about making great beer, one of the best investments you could possibly make is a 5 cu chest freezer and temperature controller. The quality difference is amazing plus you could do lagers year round. IMO fermentation temp control is one of the first upgrades a person should make, it's all about keeping the yeast happy.


Yeah, all I have right now is a basement and main floor that give me about a 5-7 F temp variable year round (65-72). A freezer would be great to do it in.

To contribute to the favorite beer aspect of this forum, it is Christmas season and time for spice and pine needle flavored beers!

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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby kansas » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:46 am

And since it's beard season, I offer you this. Surprisingly good if you like wild ales.

"Our latest brew Dedicated to Beards, Beard Beer is brewed with a yeast created from Brewmaster John Maier's Beard. No Need to freak out, Brewers have used wild yeasts in beer making for centuries. John has had the same Old Growth Beard since 1983 and for over 15,000 brews, so it is no great suprise that a natural yeast ideal for brewing was discovered in his beard."
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby Bean » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:51 pm

I'd rather drink a Natty Ice (2013 gold at GABF!) than anything those maple-bacon-monstrosity-makers brew.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby mtnfiend » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:07 pm

Bean wrote:I'd rather drink a Natty Ice (2013 gold at GABF!) than anything those maple-bacon-monstrosity-makers brew.


Not sure about the beer, but the maple bacon doughnut from Voodoo is fantastic if you have not tried it. It's the ultimate salty-sweet treat.
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Re: Favorite Beer?

Postby SolarAlex » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:21 am

talamo71 wrote:I hate Beer


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