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Old 07-07-2010, 09:35 AM   #2301
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Re: TLDR Beer Club

Looks sweet. A buddy of mine bottles his own beer a little while ago. It was horrible because I'm pretty sure he did it wrong. There was literally no carbonation.

What kind of beer? Looks like a Brown Ale or something.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:15 AM   #2302
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It's an odd mix. We started with an English pale ale base, but with more American hops. Rather than use the corresponding yeast, we got a German hefeweizen yeast. And then we threw in about 3/4 lb of brown ale malt just because my friend had some extra. It's not exactly a "style" at this point, but I did try a taste when we were bottling. It has potential and should end up being a solid first effort.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:23 AM   #2303
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Is there a Paddy's Pub there?
Yes there is and its a hole.

But a new version just opened up in Old City and its owned by the guy who plays Mac, Its ok I guess.

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Actually 13th, the whole list is only 14 cities. The list doesn't look great to me though :-/
Thats my bad I didnt look at it correctly. And yes I agree the list is a little bush league, but I think Philly would make a top 20 list pretty easily. Im sure not everyone will agree but oh well.

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Northern Libs imo.

I'm not a Phila Brew Co fan. Newbold is ok but I don't care much for the Rowhouse Red or Kenzinger.
Yea No Libs is a good spot tons of stuff going on Beer wise. Phila Brew co is ok, I like Newbold alot super super hoppy but good. Kenzinger is a good session beer imo, most bars in the area sell it for $2-$3 on draft.

But Yards which is only a mile away from Phila Brew is far superior. The Philly Pale Ale is a great beer.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:25 AM   #2304
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It's an odd mix. We started with an English pale ale base, but with more American hops. Rather than use the corresponding yeast, we got a German hefeweizen yeast. And then we threw in about 3/4 lb of brown ale malt just because my friend had some extra. It's not exactly a "style" at this point, but I did try a taste when we were bottling. It has potential and should end up being a solid first effort.
Sounds delicious. Do you recommend trying to brew your own beer? Was it costly?
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:31 AM   #2305
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Sounds delicious. Do you recommend trying to brew your own beer? Was it costly?
Supplies ran us about $45 ($32 or so in actual cost with hefty shipping on a heavy box, so if you have a local supplier, it's better). We bought all the equipment necessary to brew off my friend for $40 second hand, as he was moving and didn't want to haul it. New would probably run around double that. We netted about two cases of beer. That's not bad in terms of the raw materials, but basically, don't get into homebrewing with the intention of saving money. It's more about making your own thing and enjoying it.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #2306
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I just had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for the first time in quite some time. Since last fall I have only been drinking their Torpedo and the Bigfoot. Compared to the Torpedo, the Pale Ale that I just drank was a bit disappointing.

With brewers producing more new and exciting beers than at any time in history it seems that beers that were once considered excellent are no longer so in comparison.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:54 PM   #2307
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I just had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for the first time in quite some time. Since last fall I have only been drinking their Torpedo and the Bigfoot. Compared to the Torpedo, the Pale Ale that I just drank was a bit disappointing.
you take that back, you dirty son of a *****!
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you take that back, you dirty son of a *****!
I am prepared to take it back since I had 2 more from the same six pack while watching the end of the World Cup Final and they were both delicious.

Perhaps my tastebuds were off for some reason when I drank the other one. I really bombard them at times. Sometimes I find that when I have eaten spicy foods certain beers can seem underwhelming.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:41 PM   #2309
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Sierra Pale (pretty much my fave beer EVER) 12 packs have been on sale for $12 all summer, so obviously I've had a pretty steady supply of 'em. Every 2 weeks or so I have to take about 5 days off to find the magic again, but I still haven't found anything I like better.

Another great American Pale Ale I found this year is Southern Tier's Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:34 PM   #2310
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Extraordinary Ale is really solid for cheaper styles of beer.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:50 PM   #2311
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But Yards which is only a mile away from Phila Brew is far superior. The Philly Pale Ale is a great beer.
No doubt - great beer 12 months out of the year.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:49 AM   #2312
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I just had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for the first time in quite some time. Since last fall I have only been drinking their Torpedo and the Bigfoot. Compared to the Torpedo, the Pale Ale that I just drank was a bit disappointing.

With brewers producing more new and exciting beers than at any time in history it seems that beers that were once considered excellent are no longer so in comparison.
I know EXACTLY what you are talking about.

SN pale ale is my go-to brew but, I've been buying the Torpedoes on the regular lately.. just last weekend I decided to grab a sixer and my main beer guy was closed (9pm wtf?!?) and I went to the corner store and snagged regular SN pale.

I wouldn't use the word "disappointed" but, something was missing.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:33 AM   #2313
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I could have swore I saw this beer in this forum, which is why I decided to get it, but I went back a few pages or more and didn't see it.

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4/5 - Great beer. I thought it would be less hoppy as it's just a Pale Ale, but it had a good amount of hops and really hit the spot. I would definitely recommend!
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:11 PM   #2314
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Cracked open my second home brew last week, figured Id share a quick photo of it. Its a Belgian Triple, it turned out pretty good but I think Im going to stick with Malt Extract recipes for a little while, the all-grain recipes are pretty damn involved.



Its really smooth, decent summer beer, a hint of lemon zest that I added to the recipe can be felt at first. But its missing a little something, some sort of spice, if I do the recipe again I'll have to figure out something to toss in there. But according to my gravity readings I was spot on, its around 9% alc niiiiiceeee.
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Wow, I'm impressed you attempted an all grain brew, and a tripel at that, for your second home brew attempt.

Did you use coriander seed? That's often used in this style I think.
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Oh, I'll be cracking open my first home brew tonight. I'm excited!
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:32 PM   #2317
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An all-grain tripel for your 2nd ever home brew attempt? There is a fine line between genius and madness sir. Respect.
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Cole,

I've reviewed Dales, but it was a long time ago. I liked it, but the Oskar Blues beers are generally pretty expensive compared to other good beers of the same style.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:38 AM   #2319
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I've reviewed Dales, but it was a long time ago. I liked it, but the Oskar Blues beers are generally pretty expensive compared to other good beers of the same style.
Maybe that's where I saw it then. I knew it had to be in this thread or I wouldn't have opted to buy it.

It was only 9$ for the 6pack which is pretty standard, I think.
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Wow, I'm impressed you attempted an all grain brew, and a tripel at that, for your second home brew attempt.

Did you use coriander seed? That's often used in this style I think.
No Coriander seed, Ill find the recipe and link you to it. It was from Brooklyn Brew shop, its called a "Well Made Triple".

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An all-grain tripel for your 2nd ever home brew attempt? There is a fine line between genius and madness sir. Respect.
Yes it was quite ambitious, however I received the ingredients as a gift so I wasnt going to let it go to waste.
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So, my beer turned out pretty well. The brown ale malt that was added gave the beer an unexpectedly strong toasty flavor. It was much more than I was expecting considering we didn't even add a full pound of it. It wasn't entirely unwelcome, but it was a little much. The hopping wasn't ideal, either. The bitterness came through, but not enough of the aromatics of the Cascade hops came through. I would definitely try to increase that in the next batch. The German hefeweizen yeast we used didn't seem to impart much of the flavor I associate with the style to the beer. I'm not sure if we got a strain of yeast that wasn't anything special, or if perhaps the toasty brown malt drowned some out. Finally, there wasn't much of a head, but that's pretty standard for extract brews. All in all, though, it was a pretty drinkable beer that I'd be happy to share, esp. for a first attempt ever. I'd give it about a and a half rating, which is about what I was hoping for, even if this beer didn't live up to the wildest of dreams I might have had for it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:38 PM   #2322
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone.

massive malt + massive(ish) hops + high alcohol = very balanced.

Really like.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:04 PM   #2323
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Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone.

massive malt + massive(ish) hops + high alcohol = very balanced.

Really like.
+1 It's a great beer.
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So, my beer turned out pretty well. The brown ale malt that was added gave the beer an unexpectedly strong toasty flavor. It was much more than I was expecting considering we didn't even add a full pound of it. It wasn't entirely unwelcome, but it was a little much. The hopping wasn't ideal, either. The bitterness came through, but not enough of the aromatics of the Cascade hops came through. I would definitely try to increase that in the next batch. The German hefeweizen yeast we used didn't seem to impart much of the flavor I associate with the style to the beer. I'm not sure if we got a strain of yeast that wasn't anything special, or if perhaps the toasty brown malt drowned some out. Finally, there wasn't much of a head, but that's pretty standard for extract brews. All in all, though, it was a pretty drinkable beer that I'd be happy to share, esp. for a first attempt ever. I'd give it about a and a half rating, which is about what I was hoping for, even if this beer didn't live up to the wildest of dreams I might have had for it.
Did you use wYeast?

The issue you had with the Cascade hops is the same issue I have been having, I cant quite figure it out.

Im not sure where you get your ingredients but I am going to try one from this site next week. I'll let you know how it goes.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing

I just ordered another Carboy from them, 5gal for 26$ not bad at all.
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so I start here this week:








It used to be the St. Sebastiaan Belgian Brewpub in a little Tampa Bay suburb. Serge Sterkens is flying in today and will be working with the former Brewmaster of the place, Bob Haa, and myself to make sure everything is operational.

I won't be the Brewmaster myself, but I'll be running it day-to-day. I'll do a few batches with Bob to get the feel of the system and then I should be up n' running by myself.

We're hoping to have three beers fermenting by the end of next week. I'll probably post a progress report along the way.
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