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02-04-2012 , 07:38 PM
Recent beers:

-Boulevard Chocolate Ale
-Nicely aged Odell Deconstruction
-Twisted Pine's Ghost Face Killah pepper ale
-Great Divide's Hades
-Lagunitas' Maximus IPA

Omaha Beer Week started yesterday. There are tons of interesting events going down. Monday I'm going to a vintage beer tasting with my dad. They have a nice collection with beers from as early as the 1970's. I wonder how some of those really old ones are going to be like.
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02-04-2012 , 10:57 PM
I'd be interested in a TR on 40 year old beers, I'd take a guess that you'll be drinking a bunch of Lambics.

Bought a sample pack of SixPoint beers. I really enjoy the Bengali Tiger, just had the Righteous Ale and enjoyed it as well.

My wife, being a graphic designer, really admires their packaging.
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02-05-2012 , 04:27 PM
Not sure if this picture will show up but good god my last batch of imp stout came out great. Super roasty and chocolately and some dark fruit to round it out. Now if I could just pour a decent cup.

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02-06-2012 , 01:23 PM
Looks nice, but whats with the plastic?!?!
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02-06-2012 , 02:12 PM
Originally Posted by KDawg
deezy, if you're still in milwaukee make sure to do lakefront brewery's tour. It's killer
It was full on Friday night. Friends said Lakefront >>>>> Spechers when it comes to the tour but the cheese pairing was awesome
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02-06-2012 , 06:00 PM
Originally Posted by Coff
Looks nice, but whats with the plastic?!?!
Superbowl party, drunk people, didnt want glass broke haha
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02-07-2012 , 12:15 PM
Getting pretty excited. 25 days until I get to crack open my bottles of Sam Adams Utopias. TR when it happens.
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02-07-2012 , 12:39 PM
Bottles!? Plural? That's some serious coin, I've seen one bottle for sale and it was around $150.
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02-07-2012 , 12:47 PM
2 bottles. Getting married March 3rd. Thought I would share some love.
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02-07-2012 , 12:48 PM
Congrats! Please don't forget to post a TR.
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02-07-2012 , 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by 33 Big Blinds
2 bottles. Getting married March 3rd. Thought I would share some love.
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02-07-2012 , 01:06 PM
Thanks. I'm still trying to decide on glassware. For the bachelor group I have one bottle resrved for us, should I serve in tulip? With abv and zero head I was leaning more towards a small cognac snifter. What do you guys think?
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02-07-2012 , 01:11 PM
This is what SA uses. I'd go with something similar, a cognac snifter seems perfect, you'll probably only be having a few ounces.
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02-07-2012 , 01:21 PM
That looks ideal. Me + 4 should be able to get ~5oz each. The other bottle would be for the guests with 1oz pours on a first come first serve basis. There are a few that will jump at the chance to get a pour, but luckily most will be too concerned with liquor to even notice it's there.
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02-07-2012 , 06:35 PM
Debating on taking the ride up to Vermont toMorrow to get sOme heady topper. Anyone in the Boston area got anything to trade if I get some extras?
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02-10-2012 , 04:07 PM
My buddy is working at a new bar that just opened up in Philly, Bierstube, he has informed me that they have Consecration on tap. $6.99 for a 10 oz glass.

Thats me tonight.
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02-10-2012 , 04:16 PM
Philadelphia is so lucky with the RR distribution. My local store just got Hopslam in so I picked up a 6 pack, can't wait to get into it. Then tomorrow there's a chili cook off at Swamp Head Brewery and I'm brewing a slightly modified version of the IPA I posted in here on Sunday. Cheers!
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02-10-2012 , 11:34 PM
I almost doubled my lifetime consumption of Consecration tonight, pulled down 7 of em. Then Capped it with the following....

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02-11-2012 , 03:56 PM
Nice one Coff!

Gonna be brewing up a 3gallon batch of a Peanut Butter Brown tomorrow. Hopefully it comes out alright since it's the only beer my wife has loved. Funky Buddha makes one called No Crusts. If it comes out good I might make up a strawberry ale or chocolate ale to go along with it.

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs Maris Otter (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 1 58.8 %
0.5 lbs Peanut Butter (0.0 SRM) Grain 2 11.8 %
1 lbs Roasted Peanuts (0.0 SRM) Grain 3 11.8 %
8.0 oz Caraamber (30.0 SRM) Grain 4 5.9 %
8.0 oz Chocolate (Crisp) (630.0 SRM) Grain 5 5.9 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6 2.9 %
0.50 oz Progress [6.25 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 21.8 IBUs
4.0 oz Brown Sugar, Light [Boil for 15 min](8.0 Sugar 8 2.9 %
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 9 -

Plan is to roast the peanuts at 350 for 20 minutes and soak up as much of the oils/fats as I can so it doesn't create a problem in the beer. I'll add the peanut butter with about 5 min left in the boil using a strainer and then pull it out before racking to the carboy. I'm a bit worried after reading that nuts cause problems due to their fats and oils but the worst problem seems to be a lack of head which isn't that big of a deal to me.

Gonna pitch it on the cake from the ESB.
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02-11-2012 , 06:48 PM
Is this how Funky does No Crusts? I vaguely remember when I had it one of the brewers talking about what a problem the fats in peanut butter causes. I want to say that they had to end up using powdered peanut butter but I can't quite remember. Please let me know how it turns out I would love to clone that beer.
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02-11-2012 , 07:20 PM
Pretty sure its powdered peanut butter. Im to lazy to source it and to impatient to wait. Ill let you know how it goes.
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02-12-2012 , 12:54 PM
Quick review from last night, found this for 2.50 a piece. I've been wanting to try it for a while.

Green Flash Rayon Vert

Burnt orange in color, a huge fluffy white head the leaves nice lacing and a good thin layer of pearl white head.

Smells hoppy, Belgian esters with a bunch of funk. Horse blanket, hay. Not as effervescent as the pour would lead you to believe, it's actually pretty soft on the palate.

Slight funk taste, a nice bitterness that balances out the malt and funk. It's funkier on the nose then the taste.

In the same ilk as Orval but not as good. But this is a very good beer and would buy it again.

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02-13-2012 , 10:05 PM
Peanut Butter Brown is fermenting away which is good. I racked it on the ESB yeast cake but did so when the wort was ~90F still on account of I had somewhere to be and wouldn't be back home for a day or two. There was a bit of gunk floating on the top but nothing too crazy. It smelled/tasted just like peanut butter which is a good thing I reckon.
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02-14-2012 , 10:24 AM
Happy Valentine's Day to me!

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02-14-2012 , 02:06 PM
had a fantome noel last night. it was my first time trying it and it was definately not your typical saison. a perfect winter beer
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