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Old 04-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #4176
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Re: TLDR Beer Club

Exciting day tomorrow! Not only will I be bottling batch #1 and cooking batch #2, but we are at a 7 out of 10 on the TORCON tornado index! I'll either be making beer or hiding in my bathroom
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #4177
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Haha, good luck! Protect your wort at all costs!
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:09 PM   #4178
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What do you all think are some of the most important criteria in opening a brewery/brewpub in terms of location and demographics?

I was thinking something along the lines of city population->number of breweries in said city->population density, and then breaking down the actual demographics of the populations that rank highest. What demographics would be most important here in terms of age/race/gender/income? I'd think something like populations with a high % of 21-40 year olds, predominantly male caucasians whos income is at least $35k would be the primary targets? From my very limited brewery/brewpub/craft bar visits this seems to be the majority of the makeup. Perhaps the income should even be boosted some?
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:51 PM   #4179
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I think state laws play a big dynamic. Craft beer awareness is a big proportion. Cant be starting one in South Dakota.

As far as the next big brew off, I'll throw in a vote for a balanced Pale Ale or a Saison.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:04 AM   #4180
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What if we each did a SMaSH beer, we could all do the same grain bill but each use a different hop. Could be a good little learning experience.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #4181
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Great idea Coff, I'm in for that. What base style?
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:28 PM   #4182
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Great idea Coff, I'm in for that. What base style?
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #4183
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A smash is more about tasting the ingredient wether its the hop of malt. It's up to you guys if you'd like to do the experiment to learn more about base malts or a hop. I think and American Pale Ale works best as a smash as far as style goes.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #4184
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Whew, well that was fun. Honey Ale is in the fermenter, Pale ale in bottles. We're taking a pounding from the storm right now, but my beer is safe n sound. The pale ale tasted pretty damn good despite being warm, uncarbonated, and pretty young. I can't wait to try it in a couple weeks - that is if I have any left after giving bottles to family and friends...
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #4185
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Haven't brewed since early January, but doing two batches tomorrow. (A House Ale and a Nut Brown.) It's going to be a long day, as each batch usually takes me at least 5 hours from start to finish, but hopefully a friend is coming over for a few hours to help during the transition from batch 1 to 2.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #4186
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Finally had a 120 minute Dogfish last week, just amazing beer. Hard to get a hold of.

I need new glassware, anyone got ideas for beer glasses/mugs? I think I would actually prefer glasses.. maybe stemmed?
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #4187
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A smash is more about tasting the ingredient wether its the hop of malt. It's up to you guys if you'd like to do the experiment to learn more about base malts or a hop. I think and American Pale Ale works best as a smash as far as style goes.
I would be up for a Vienna smash. I have 4 oz of Motueka that I think could work well in a SMaSH beer. Bitter to around 30-35 IBUs? Are we going to fix the yeast? I wouldn't mind doing it with Cali common ale yeast or the Orval primary yeast (it is pretty clean for a Belgian with a bit of tartness). Or I would be fine with something like us-05 if we are all doing the same.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #4188
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I think id rather do a Munich malt I think. Vienna is pretty sweet imo
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #4189
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Sthomas re glassware.

I'm a huge fan of tulips. I mostly use a glass from The Bruery

It's very similar to the Stone RIS glass.

These are my two most used glasses, great for almost any style.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #4190
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Agree with above I seem to defer to our tulip for quite alot of beers, really helps get the aroma.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #4191
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That's really weird ... apparantly Tulip Glass doesn't really mean any one thing? http://images.google.com/search?tbm=...l0ll0l0.frgbld.

I always thought a tulip glass was this:
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:47 AM   #4192
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As per Beer glassware wiki:

Tulip glass
A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top flares out to form a lip which helps head retention. It is recommended for serving Scottish ales, American double/imperial IPAs, barleywines, Belgian ales and other aromatic beers. Some pint glasses which taper outwards towards the top are also called tulip glasses, despite having notably less curvature.

So I guess Tulip only refers to the flared top to help capture aroma.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #4193
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rapid, that's a pint glass. A tulip will have a wider basin and then come back in a slight bit. Some of them will flare out again at the top like this:

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:41 AM   #4194
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Yea, I always considered a pint glass *just* a 16oz glass with straight, sloping sides ... no curves
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #4195
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Rocky Mountain Brewery (random little brewery in CO), Da' Yoopers

ABV?

I was completely unaware of this beers reputation otherwise I would have drank it sooner than I did. Apperantly it won the Fruit Beer at GABF in 2010 or 2011.

I did not have any knowledge of this beer other than I got it while out in CO 6 months or so ago. This beer rocks! It is unique in the sense that it tastes like a cherry pie. So good, yet distictly a beer at the same time. I wish I would have bought more now.

Well worth a recreation if you guys are up to it.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:25 AM   #4196
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Hey guys, I saw this thread on BA this morning, but it was apparently nuked as advertising.

There's a site out there for buying beer online (although I think they're mainly wine, they're adding beer) called letspour.com. Here's a link to the beer part of their site. They seem to set themselves apart by upping bottle prices slightly but then offering free shipping. They also seem to rotate their selection somewhat frequently, so they've always got new stuff in. It looks like they feature mainly WC/NW brews, so those furthest away from that part of the country will see the most savings over other online retailers.

Anyways, an employee of the site was chiming in answering questions, and he offered up a coupon code for $10 off $45, so you can get six bombers of quality beer shipped for $35. I think the code was beeradvocate, but since they nuked the thread, I'm not sure. Anyways, there's also a little banner or something at the top for a "free spin" at a prize, and that seems to give a $10 coupon somewhat frequently as well.

Anyways, I can't get most of the stuff from the site in TN, and even if I could bombers are typically in the $5-10 range anyways, so it'd be a great deal for me to get them at ~$6, shipped, out-of-market brands, and thought I'd share with you guys.
I got my package yesterday, and one of the beers I ordered was not there, replaced by a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. I emailed them to find out what was up, and they said that they ran out of that particular beer, but rather than hold up the shipment until they got more, they threw in the Hop Stoopid and would mail the other one later. Great CS.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:35 AM   #4197
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Theres a store in Orlando called Total Wine. They have a huge selection of beers. Its the best store IVE Ever been to.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:41 AM   #4198
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You live in Central Florida? I go to UCF. If you evet wanna meet up for a beer or Brew day let me know. Also, check out redlight redlight and the Oblivion Taproom if you havent already.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #4199
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I got my package yesterday, and one of the beers I ordered was not there, replaced by a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. I emailed them to find out what was up, and they said that they ran out of that particular beer, but rather than hold up the shipment until they got more, they threw in the Hop Stoopid and would mail the other one later. Great CS.
Wow, thats impressive.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #4200
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I got my package yesterday, and one of the beers I ordered was not there, replaced by a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. I emailed them to find out what was up, and they said that they ran out of that particular beer, but rather than hold up the shipment until they got more, they threw in the Hop Stoopid and would mail the other one later. Great CS.
Oh just a throw in Hop Stoopid is all. Seems like a stand up service.
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