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Old 07-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #4901
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Need to try heady and Pliny, don't ever recall seeing it in Indy, Hoosiers baby ^^^^

Picked up this tonite, snobs don't mock my drink ware I need to expand it. But I only remember having two farmhouse ales and I have really enjoyed hem both

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #4902
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i lived a long time in germany and tried several beers. Some of the big brands are quite good, but the best beer i ever had was a beer from some organic super market.

It's called Öko Urtrunk from Rother Bräu

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another really great beer was Emmer Bier from Riedenburger. This is some kind of 'monk beer' made from emmer wheat. it's definitely not a 'every day beer' but for some special occasions it's just dope.

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Old 07-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #4903
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You wil never see heady or Pliny in Indiana unless you bring it back yourself.

You should be all over three Floyd's and plenty of other good beer though. Tank 7 is a great and accessible farmhouse ale.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:58 AM   #4904
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3 Floyd's is the cats ass, yes
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #4905
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A buddy of mine went to Vermont this last weekend with plans to pick me up a case of Heady and 4-5 Hill Farmstead bottles. Unfortunately The Alchemist was out if Heady for the weekend by Thursday.

That means they canned a batch on Monday and sold it out by Thursday afternoon, they are killing it.

Scored a few Hill Farm bottles though.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #4906
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Sad news Coff. I heard they're limiting cases now to 2 per person so that might help them sell out a bit more slowly.

Anybody been brewing recently? I did a wheat pale ale with citra, nelson and galaxy and it was really good. Probably pretty hard to mess up with those hops.

I have a sweet stout with coffee that I'm going to be bottling soon and if my last hydrometer sample was anything like the final product, I've made my best beer yet.

Next up is a saison. Anybody done one recently? I'm going to have to use WLP565 and I hear some horror stories about it stalling out. Any tips? Recipes?
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:54 AM   #4907
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A buddy of mine went to Vermont this last weekend with plans to pick me up a case of Heady and 4-5 Hill Farmstead bottles. Unfortunately The Alchemist was out if Heady for the weekend by Thursday.

That means they canned a batch on Monday and sold it out by Thursday afternoon, they are killing it.

Scored a few Hill Farm bottles though.
that was largely b.c of the 4th though

the HF trip is pretty crazy, that place is in the sticks. Treehouse is like a mini HF I've read in a much more accessible location
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #4908
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Sad news Coff. I heard they're limiting cases now to 2 per person so that might help them sell out a bit more slowly.
3F does with zombie dust and they still can't keep it around
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Sad news Coff. I heard they're limiting cases now to 2 per person so that might help them sell out a bit more slowly.

Anybody been brewing recently? I did a wheat pale ale with citra, nelson and galaxy and it was really good. Probably pretty hard to mess up with those hops.

I have a sweet stout with coffee that I'm going to be bottling soon and if my last hydrometer sample was anything like the final product, I've made my best beer yet.

Next up is a saison. Anybody done one recently? I'm going to have to use WLP565 and I hear some horror stories about it stalling out. Any tips? Recipes?
I brew about once a month, but its been 6 weeks since my last brew and after NHC there are alot of empty fermenters around here.

For club night at NHC i poured a pin of a 100% Brett Trois Pale Ale, dry hopped with Centennial and Amarillo with some grapefruit zest. It was very well received.

I basically brew all Saisons, Sours and IPAs/PAs, so I always have 1 Saison on tap, and right now I have 3.

I have had 565 stall out on me only once, and it was my own fault, I brewed a half barrel batch of Saison and split between 3 Saison yeasts (565, ECY08, 3711). My basement was far too cold in the winter and I wasnt able to ramp it up as hot as I would like and crapped out at 1.016. I've actually just started blogging, mostly for my own enjoyment, but I go into more detail about the beer.

http://riverwards.blogspot.com/2013/...ye-saison.html

Normally I would pitch 565 at ~65f, let it free rise into the low 70s then hit it with heat slowly 48 hours into fermentation all the way up to 90f and hold for a week, then let it hang out for close to 21 days in primary. Its an awesome yeast if everything works out well.
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I brew about once a month, but its been 6 weeks since my last brew and after NHC there are alot of empty fermenters around here.

For club night at NHC i poured a pin of a 100% Brett Trois Pale Ale, dry hopped with Centennial and Amarillo with some grapefruit zest. It was very well received.

I basically brew all Saisons, Sours and IPAs/PAs, so I always have 1 Saison on tap, and right now I have 3.

I have had 565 stall out on me only once, and it was my own fault, I brewed a half barrel batch of Saison and split between 3 Saison yeasts (565, ECY08, 3711). My basement was far too cold in the winter and I wasnt able to ramp it up as hot as I would like and crapped out at 1.016. I've actually just started blogging, mostly for my own enjoyment, but I go into more detail about the beer.

http://riverwards.blogspot.com/2013/...ye-saison.html

Normally I would pitch 565 at ~65f, let it free rise into the low 70s then hit it with heat slowly 48 hours into fermentation all the way up to 90f and hold for a week, then let it hang out for close to 21 days in primary. Its an awesome yeast if everything works out well.
90 huh? I've read a lot of stuff about 565 and that's what I'm starting to hear too, start cool, free rise, then jack the temp up.

I can do the cold --> free rise easily in my house but I need to find how to get it to 90F without buying anything extra. I am in Florida...maybe I'll just leave it outside for a few days.

How long does this take to ferment out? You mention a few weeks, am I looking at 4-5?
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #4911
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90 huh? I've read a lot of stuff about 565 and that's what I'm starting to hear too, start cool, free rise, then jack the temp up.

I can do the cold --> free rise easily in my house but I need to find how to get it to 90F without buying anything extra. I am in Florida...maybe I'll just leave it outside for a few days.

How long does this take to ferment out? You mention a few weeks, am I looking at 4-5?
Do you have a heating pad or an electric blanket laying around? Thats what I use and its awesome, either wrap the fermenter in the blanket or sit it on top of the heating pad, turn it on low and monitor the temp then jack it up to slowly ramp the temps. You dont want to get it too hot too early or you'll end up with alot of fusel alcohols, you want your last ~%40 of the ferment to be warm.

3 weeks in primary is sufficient, Ive had alot of great conversations with Saison brewers (both pro and home) recently and have really been dialing in my Saisons. Its seems alot of homebrewers dont let their Saisons finish fully, just be patient and let the thing dry the **** out, nothing worse then a sweet Saison, yuck!

I check the gravity at 3 weeks, sometimes its done and sometimes its not. Let the beer tell you when its finished, not the other way around. My 2 cents.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #4912
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First time tonight having Founders. Had the choice between Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, and Session Ale(?)....went with the Centennial, I'm no aficionado, but def a real good beer. Reminded me of SN Torpedo.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:07 AM   #4913
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founders has some goods
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:25 AM   #4914
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First time tonight having Founders. Had the choice between Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, and Session Ale(?)....went with the Centennial, I'm no aficionado, but def a real good beer. Reminded me of SN Torpedo.
see if your place has Breakfast Stout or Imperial Stout (if you like those styles), both excellent.

I've been buying a ton of stouts recently but just storing them until the weather turns this fall. I've also recently found some Bourbon Country Brand Stout still in stores that was bottled in September...by the time I crack them open they will have a full year of aging on them. Will try to save at least a 6 pack until the 2 year mark
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Founders Imperial Stout is very unlikely to be available, breakfast stout is likely to be available
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Founders Imperial Stout is very unlikely to be available, breakfast stout is likely to be available
ah I didn't realize that (they are all pretty tough to find where I am)

was just traveling and I got both at a shop, so figured people in "Founders country" could get either
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:02 PM   #4917
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The Imp Stout is a limited 4 pk release once a year(but, you can buy a much as you can get your hands on at the time as opposed to KBS). Breakfast Stout is a fall release that they made a ****ton of last year, so it's still very available in Chicago right now.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #4918
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Def a stout fan, that's how I heard about Founders in the first place, but they didn't have any of those sadly
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Bbones, where do you live?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #4920
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I live in Guam, but am visiting family in Minnesota.

Anyone had any Tallgrass products? A sales guy was talking it up and then I saw it the next day but went with Five Fingers Milk stout, didn't get a chance to try it tonight, but am looking forward to it.
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load yourself up on surly, that's my advice
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:55 PM   #4922
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Bender is my fav...I have less than a week to go and so many beers to drink 😫
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give me fair warning next time and we can work **** out (I am always on the hunt for surly if it doesn't take a 7 hr car ride to minny). Working retail does have a few perks
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Anyone in here had the Stone RuinTen?

Good beer, but not really what I was expecting. Came across as a Barleywine to me, and overly hopped one but it was a bit of a slow sipper for me. A bomber to the head on a thursday night was a mistake...
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give me fair warning next time and we can work **** out (I am always on the hunt for surly if it doesn't take a 7 hr car ride to minny). Working retail does have a few perks
Sounds good, thx
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