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Old 06-18-2011, 03:14 PM   #3001
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Re: TLDR Beer Club

if the wheat beer from that brewery is nearly as good as the pilsener ill be a happy man.probably having that tomorrow
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #3002
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just a question to all americans.is wheat bear/hefeweizen at all popular in america.and what is your favourite kind of hefeweizen?

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #3003
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Augustiner Bräu Lagerbier Hell: this beer is awesome.it smells really fruity and a little breadlike.its hoppy but not too hoppy.still a little breadtaste and still some of the fruityness.it goes down very easily and is perfect against thirst and very refreshing.it has a very good mouthfeel with the perfect amount of carbonation

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:37 PM   #3004
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yes they are popular, my first was hoeegarden (sp) and i easily can consume 10+ of those things without hesitation.

allagash white is one of the more popular beers in the USA, and a german beer that is also incredible i just cannot remember the name or brewer.

edit: this beer is the nuts http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/252/731
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:42 PM   #3005
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weihenstephaner or franziskaner?they are in my opinion the best german hefeweizen.
other popular ones are paulaner and erdinger.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:49 PM   #3006
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oh didnt see the link.yeah weihenstephaner is the nuts.and from the oldest brewery in the world that is still brewing from 1040 on
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:03 PM   #3007
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Re: TLDR Beer Club

Hef is a popular beer here, but I'd say most US brewers brew an American hefeweizen that uses a clean, American yeast strain. Totally different beer than a German hef. I much prefer the German hef, but its a bit tough to find an American brewer that makes a really good one.

When I lived in Germany my favorite was Schneider u. Sons, but I can get Weihenstephaner hef here in Nashville and its the best I've found stateside.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:20 AM   #3008
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I'm not a huge fan of American hefe/wheat beers. Usually are a bit too fruity in my tastes. Never had a German hefe/wheat though.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:27 AM   #3009
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Wraths,

Its a totally different beer, no resemblance to American hef. You should check it out.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:18 AM   #3010
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I will try and get a hold of some. Yesterday I had:

Tetley's English Ale - I didn't read the can where it was said that it was a smooth beer, and contained a widget. So I was pleasantly surprised by the texture of the beer. Extremely smooth, and very drinkable. The taste was a bit mediocre but definitely not bad. B+

Oskar Blues G'Knight Imperial Red Ale - This beer was pretty damn good. The strong abv was definitely prevalent in the taste but not in a harsh bad way. It worked well with the malty backbone of the beer, and surprisingly there was a decent bit of hops up front. A

Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale This beer was the favorite of my beers. It was very crisp and refreshing and had a very different hoppy taste to it than the others. I'm not really sure how to describe it (not fruity, not piney, maybe spicy?) but it was there and it was wonderful. The only fault of this beer was that I only had 1 . A+

Also stopped at Cocoa Beach Brewery and tried a new beer there called "Red Tide IPA". This beer was pretty awful. I had sobered up a bit at this point and I can remember the taste a bit better than the others unfortunately. It had a slightly pungent smell/taste upfront (funny because Red Tide at the beach is similar) and weirdly balanced hop/malt characteristics. It tasted like a watered down amber with a slightly too bitter hop tastes for my liking at least. Oh, and it was 6$ pint which is their most expensive pint and at least imo, their worst pint.

Also had a few yuenglings throughout the day.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:50 AM   #3011
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Been smashing through porters at a wholly unsustainable but highly enjoyable rate. Best two of the lot so far have been:

http://www.brewdog.com/product/alice-porter



Strong and gorgeous I could live off Alice porter.

And:

http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products...hp?prodid=4564



Still brewed in slate squares this is one of the best porters imo and can be bought at any of the Samual Smith pubs in London as well as online. Nom nom nom.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:14 PM   #3012
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Brew Dog always has cool looking bottles. Looks so sleek and nice, I've never had a beer though .
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:31 PM   #3013
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Hey. I am trying to formulate a recipe for an upcoming contest. I will be entering an American Pale Ale under 10A of the BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines. I wanted to give it a citrus-y/fruity taste while keeping it true to the guidelines. That's why I decided to use some Vienna in the grain bill, and also why I chose the hops I did. Anyhow, any advice on the overall recipe and additions would be appreciated.

7lb 8oz American 2row Pale
1lb American Crystal 60L
1lb Viena

.5oz Cascade pellet 60min
.25oz Columbus pellet 60min

.25oz Cascade pellet 45min
.125oz Columbus pellet 45min

.125oz Cascade pellet 30min
.125oz Columbus pellet 30min

.125oz Cascade pellet 15min

2oz Citra whole leaf dry hop 7 days

Wyeast 1272 American Ale II yeast.

Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:46 PM   #3014
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two from Hoptomic:


The Sierra Double IPA was very good - definitely better than Hoptium imo. Abita's Double tasted like nearly everything else at the festival: over-hopped bleh.

Highlights of the day were Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, Orval Trappist Ale and Cigar City's Smoked Red Ale with Chili Peppers, which has a name, but I forget it. Guess why?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #3015
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Sorachi Ace seems to be getting a lot of love lately. I'll have to buy some hops and give them a whirl.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:52 PM   #3016
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Hey. I am trying to formulate a recipe for an upcoming contest. I will be entering an American Pale Ale under 10A of the BJCP 2008 Style Guidelines. I wanted to give it a citrus-y/fruity taste while keeping it true to the guidelines. That's why I decided to use some Vienna in the grain bill, and also why I chose the hops I did. Anyhow, any advice on the overall recipe and additions would be appreciated.

7lb 8oz American 2row Pale
1lb American Crystal 60L
1lb Viena

.5oz Cascade pellet 60min
.25oz Columbus pellet 60min

.25oz Cascade pellet 45min
.125oz Columbus pellet 45min

.125oz Cascade pellet 30min
.125oz Columbus pellet 30min

.125oz Cascade pellet 15min

2oz Citra whole leaf dry hop 7 days

Wyeast 1272 American Ale II yeast.

Thanks!
I don't know about the Vienna in an APA but it probably won't hurt. I'd be interested to know how it goes. I make a solid one with 2-row pale ale malt (I prefer Briess, but Rahr is fine) and had success using their "Brewer's Malt" once, too. The crystal malt looks fine. May I suggest using a little carapils as well?

As far as the hops go, I'd move the final addition up to the last 5 minutes of the boil, that way you get more aroma and less flavor, which you already have adequately covered.

Just ideas though. You should probably make it exactly the way you have it written and if you think it needs tweaking afterward maybe work those suggestions in one batch at a time - if at all.
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Highlights of the day were Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, Orval Trappist Ale and Cigar City's Smoked Red Ale with Chili Peppers, which has a name, but I forget it. Guess why?
Oh, the Sam Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed Hallertau (their IPA made with only one hop at a time) was really good - definitely better than the regular one. Simcoe hops are the 2011 scourge of the brewing industry.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #3018
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I like the idea of moving the last hop addition to 5min. As far as entering this into a contest, should I dry hop 7 days prior to sending it in so aroma is as fresh as possible, or will it not make a big difference if I dry hop this month and send in next month?

I've been keeping an eye out for the SA Latitude 48 deconstructed but haven't seen any yet. I think I like simcoe though (?). Isn't that the primary bittering/aroma hop in 90min?

How will the carapils affect the beer? I've never brewed with it before.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #3019
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I like the idea of moving the last hop addition to 5min. As far as entering this into a contest, should I dry hop 7 days prior to sending it in so aroma is as fresh as possible, or will it not make a big difference if I dry hop this month and send in next month?
You can throw 'em in, take a couple of beers out, taste one and save the other every week up 'til the contest and then send the one you think came out best.
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I've been keeping an eye out for the SA Latitude 48 deconstructed but haven't seen any yet. I think I like simcoe though (?). Isn't that the primary bittering/aroma hop in 90min?
yeah, I haven't seen the Deconstructed 12 pack yet either.

I'm not sure if the 90min IPA uses Simcoes or not, but I wouldn't be surprised since I really don't care for that beer at all.

My favorite East Coast IPA's are Heavy Seas Loose Cannon and Brooklyn East India Pale Ale. Unfortunately, Brooklyn just released a new draft version of that beer, simply called "Brooklyn IPA." The difference? Substituted EKG's for Simcoes.
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Haha. I was excited to try Heavy Seas Loose Cannon the other night at Mellow Mushroom, too bad the keg was already kicked >_< !
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So my local Publix started carrying Red Hook Long Hammer IPA. I was pretty excited to try it but it was super meh. I'm not sure if it was just in my head because of bottle design/name, but it tasted like Red Stripe on hops. Anyone else have experience with this brewery?
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So my local Publix started carrying Red Hook Long Hammer IPA. I was pretty excited to try it but it was super meh. I'm not sure if it was just in my head because of bottle design/name, but it tasted like Red Stripe on hops. Anyone else have experience with this brewery?
I was gifted a couple six-packs of the ipa and pils and I was very dissapointed. wound up using the the remaing couple in some chili and BBQ bases.
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So my local Publix started carrying Red Hook Long Hammer IPA. I was pretty excited to try it but it was super meh. I'm not sure if it was just in my head because of bottle design/name, but it tasted like Red Stripe on hops. Anyone else have experience with this brewery?
I really like the new packaging. However, the fact that Red Hook is basically a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch makes this product a "no-buy" for me. The dirty, underhanded **** they pull to screw tiny breweries around the US is unconscionable, and I simply can't support them in any way, shape or form any longer. That means no Red Hook, Goose Island, Widmer Brothers, Magic Hat or Hoegaarden - for a start.

As far as the product goes, I used to LOVE Red Hook Ballard's Bitter, which was actually one of the first nationally available IPA's I found in America - way back in about 1995 or so. It's morphed a little over the years, and I'm sure the Long Hammer isn't the same as what got me hooked on the style, but the style has changed a bit too over the years, and what was once an India Pale Ale barely is considered a Pale Ale with the two latest Hops Arms Races within the 21st Century Craft Beer Scene.

Until recently I would buy a sixer of Long Hammer if it was on sale and there was nothing else cold at Publix or Sweetbay I wanted, but I wouldn't buy it for any price any more.
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I watched Beer Wars so I get a bit of what you are saying but I had no idea all those companies were involved somehow as well. I was really looking forward to Hex this year too . Oh well.
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There is a brewery in Delaware called Evolution. I especially enjoy their IPA.
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