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2012-02-17 01:26:18 PM  
I'm not saying it's Illuminatti beer, but...

http://rhinelanderbrewery.com/
 
2012-02-17 01:29:39 PM  
I'm OK with this.

-Miller High Life (bottles only)
 
2012-02-17 01:33:42 PM  

Infamous El Guapo: 21st Amendment in SF has been canning for a while but their IPA is not really my style. Still have to try the black lager before I'm able to judge a little more impartially however.


Back in Black is a Black IPA, not a Black Lager, it's probably not to your style either :)
 
2012-02-17 01:38:31 PM  

bottsicus: Because People in power are Stupid: [img.photobucket.com image 302x207]

Cheer up Peoples! ~44% still like decent suds. (Assuming these are Microbrews and not Colt 44)

Check your work.


what's wrong with his math? or maybe I've had too much beer myself..
 
2012-02-17 01:39:00 PM  

bentley57: I'm OK with this.

-Miller High Life (bottles only)


Til we get Yuenling here.
 
2012-02-17 01:39:22 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: what's wrong with his math? or maybe I've had too much beer myself..


66 + 44 = 100
 
2012-02-17 01:44:11 PM  

The Homer Tax: Bruxellensis: "Triple hopped" makes a shred of sense, but it isn't that simple. It means jack shiat without making assumptions such as what time intervals were the hops added and how much was added.

"It's Toasted" is a reference to Mad Men

The very first (I think) episode of the show, they're not allowed to advertise the health benefits of smoking anymore so they have to come up with a new campaign for lucky strike...

Don Draper: This is the greatest advertisting opportunity since the invention of cereal. We have six identical companies making six identical products. We can say anything we want. How do you make your cigarettes?
Lee Garner, Jr.: I don't know.
Lee Garner, Sr.: Shame on you. We breed insect repellant tobacco seeds, plant them in the North Carolina sunshine, grow it, cut it, cure it, toast it...
Don Draper: There you go. There you go.
[Writes on chalkboard and underlines: "IT'S TOASTED."]
Lee Garner, Jr.: But everybody's else's tobacco is toasted.
Don Draper: No. Everybody else's tobacco is poisonous. Lucky Strikes'... is toasted.
Roger: Well, gentlemen, I don't think I have to tell you what you just witnessed here.
Lee Garner, Jr.: I think you do.
Don Draper: Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing is OK. You are OK.
Lee Garner, Sr.: It's toasted.
[Smiles]
Lee Garner, Sr.: I get it.

I know how hop schedules work (homebrewing FTW). My point was that many/most beers are "triple hopped" - bittering, flavor, and aroma additions. So, when Miller says their beer is "triple hopped," they're not actually saying anything about their beer, they're just the first ones to say it.

It's their version of "It's Toasted."


Ah, gotcha man. I've only seen a couple episodes, and not the first one.

Keep on brewin'.
 
2012-02-17 01:53:08 PM  
img.inkfrog.com

My mom has the weirdest thing for Magnum Malt Liquor. Swear to god.

She's not a heavy drinker. Never seen her drunk. And no, she's white, in fact I can't remember her knowing any black people. I don't think there's a single black person in that town. But when she buys beer for a party or has guests over, it's always MML, all the way to the bottom of the cooler. Apparently, it's cheap.

The guests are always rather perplexed looking over the cans.

I can tell you this, you can suggest drinks that people will actually like, and how it's more economical to NOT have a cooler still 3/4 full of beer people didn't want to drink. She'll just respond with confusion and continue with her strategy. Once we went all the way across town to buy MML because no stores on the east side carried that crap, swear to god. At the time, I assumed she had some quirky crowd where MML was a group "thing". No, like I say, they were just as bemused as myself.
 
2012-02-17 01:53:36 PM  

The Homer Tax: Stella Artois has made this whole effort to brand their beer as "classy" in the US. But in the UK, Stella is what their version of rednecks drink.


theknuckler_33: [boozinfoodie.com image 340x400] picture of stella

The classics never go out of style.


HA!
 
Oak
2012-02-17 01:54:21 PM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com

/I love you, too, Costco
 
2012-02-17 02:01:40 PM  
PBR me.
 
2012-02-17 02:03:13 PM  

The Homer Tax: Infamous El Guapo: 21st Amendment in SF has been canning for a while but their IPA is not really my style. Still have to try the black lager before I'm able to judge a little more impartially however.

Back in Black is a Black IPA, not a Black Lager, it's probably not to your style either :)


Ah, memory playing tricks on me...

You're right and probably on both counts.
 
2012-02-17 02:04:25 PM  

Oak: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 288x169]

/I love you, too, Costco


For the cost ($18.99 for 24) Costco beer is actually pretty good. Back before I moved to kegging, I would buy these to harvest the bottles for my homebrew. I have consumed for than my fair share of that stuff, and it gets a thumbs up (for the price).

It's actually contract brewed in two different facilities based on where you are. On the east coast it's brewed in the same place they brew Sarnac, on the west it's brewed at the same place they brew Gordon Beirsch.
 
2012-02-17 02:05:11 PM  

Oak: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 288x169]

/I love you, too, Costco


So that's where that stuff comes from.

We had a case at the office Xmas party and it wasn't bad.
 
2012-02-17 02:07:07 PM  
My beer of choice for tonight:

www.sierranevada.com
 
2012-02-17 02:10:28 PM  

The Homer Tax: Oak: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 288x169]

/I love you, too, Costco

For the cost ($18.99 for 24) Costco beer is actually pretty good. Back before I moved to kegging, I would buy these to harvest the bottles for my homebrew. I have consumed for than my fair share of that stuff, and it gets a thumbs up (for the price).

It's actually contract brewed in two different facilities based on where you are. On the east coast it's brewed in the same place they brew Sarnac, on the west it's brewed at the same place they brew Gordon Beirsch.


Gordon Biersch has a deal with Trader Joe's, making their TJ line of beers.

Nothing great but not too bad overall.

I think Biersch, like Sam Adams, is a tad overrated for the amount of adoration they receive, but they were brave enough to put their necks out there to bring good beer back in this country before a lot of others did, and without them and a handful of others the boom of really good American beers we're seeing the last dozen years or so likely wouldn't have happened.
 
2012-02-17 02:19:22 PM  

Infamous El Guapo: I think Biersch, like Sam Adams, is a tad overrated for the amount of adoration they receive, but they were brave enough to put their necks out there to bring good beer back in this country before a lot of others did, and without them and a handful of others the boom of really good American beers we're seeing the last dozen years or so likely wouldn't have happened.


Yeah, I like a couple of Sam offerings, but I think their quality has actually gone downhill a little bit as they've expanded. I liked their Lat 48 IPA, and thought their "Lat 48 IPA Deconstructed" 12-pack was just brilliant - if you don't know what that it's the pack had two of the lat 48 and then 2 each of 5 beers brewed only with one of the 5 different hops they used in the beer. It was really cool. Stuff like that keeps earning my respect for Sam even if I don't buy too much of their beer anymore. That and "Beer Wars," and their Longshot contest. Sam is doing a lot to encourage people to drink and make really great beer in this country and I think they deserve a lot of credit.
 
2012-02-17 02:25:01 PM  
You beer snobs are the worst and you sicken me! Oh, I'm so much better than you because I drink my Bitter Horse Piss Triple Double IPA only out of a crystal glass and chilled to 38 degrees. Seriously, shiat beer is shiat beer and you know you've all had some shiat beer in the past year, don't act like you haven't.
 
2012-02-17 02:33:36 PM  
The Homer Tax:

Yeah, I like a couple of Sam offerings, but I think their quality has actually gone downhill a little bit as they've expanded. I liked their Lat 48 IPA, and thought their "Lat 48 IPA Deconstructed" 12-pack was just brilliant - if you don't know what that it's the pack had two of the lat 48 and then 2 each of 5 beers brewed only with one of the 5 different hops they used in the beer. It was really cool. Stuff like that keeps earning my respect for Sam even if I don't buy too much of their beer anymore. That and "Beer Wars," and their Longshot contest. Sam is doing a lot to encourage people to drink and make really great beer in this country and I think they deserve a lot of credit.


I tried the Lat 48, wasn't too excited about it, but the Deconstructed pack sounds very interesting. I'll have to see if I can get my hands on it perhaps this weekend. Going beer shopping and I'm always looking for something interesting and new.

Jim Koch, in a way, reminds me of Julia Child in the sense that they both pioneered something that wasn't popular and resurrected a way of doing something classical with American influences. Without Julia, there is no celebrity chef. Without Jim, there is no craft brew rebirth.

If for nothing else than innovation as well as the resurrection of older styles, to remind us what beer can be when someone cares about more than just revenue stream and market share, you're 100% correct, a lot of credit has to go to Boston Beer Company. Not that others weren't laboring away with old-school sensibilities and recipes that don't rely on adjuncts and extracts, but Sam Adams made it kinda cool and more acceptable to drink bold, big flavored beer that wasn't the color of urine.
 
2012-02-17 02:35:16 PM  

Mr.Poops: You beer snobs are the worst and you sicken me! Oh, I'm so much better than you because I drink my Bitter Horse Piss Triple Double IPA only out of a crystal glass and chilled to 38 degrees. Seriously, shiat beer is shiat beer and you know you've all had some shiat beer in the past year, don't act like you haven't.


6/10
 
2012-02-17 02:37:09 PM  

Mr.Poops: You beer snobs are the worst and you sicken me! Oh, I'm so much better than you because I drink my Bitter Horse Piss Triple Double IPA only out of a crystal glass and chilled to 38 degrees. Seriously, shiat beer is shiat beer and you know you've all had some shiat beer in the past year, don't act like you haven't.


2/10
 
2012-02-17 02:41:17 PM  

glassgnost: I'm not saying it's Illuminatti beer, but...

http://rhinelanderbrewery.com/


I just picked up a case of 7oz shorty bottles - every fourth bottle or so I'd come across one that wasn't really carbonated and tasted flat. Damn screw tops. Pretty sure it gave me the shiats too...
 
2012-02-17 02:41:19 PM  
now we just need the score from the Russian judge...oh yes, he is hammered off vodak.

/miller lite is my sh*t beer of choice
 
2012-02-17 02:44:01 PM  
Jake Havechek
No, I split about 5 months between Ontario and Montreal in 1995, Sherlock, but feel free to make your own dumbass assumptions, farkwad.

The superb brewery Unibroue existed back then but was probably very small. I guess you missed them. Another truly excellent Quebec brewery, Dieu de Ciel, probably wasn't around yet. That's off the top of my head. I'm sure Canadian craft beer fans could name some other good ones. Canada is behind the US on their craft beer scene, but they're getting there.
 
2012-02-17 02:51:17 PM  

Oznog: [img.inkfrog.com image 1x1]

My mom has the weirdest thing for Magnum Malt Liquor. Swear to god.

She's not a heavy drinker. Never seen her drunk. And no, she's white, in fact I can't remember her knowing any black people. I don't think there's a single black person in that town. But when she buys beer for a party or has guests over, it's always MML, all the way to the bottom of the cooler. Apparently, it's cheap.

The guests are always rather perplexed looking over the cans.

I can tell you this, you can suggest drinks that people will actually like, and how it's more economical to NOT have a cooler still 3/4 full of beer people didn't want to drink. She'll just respond with confusion and continue with her strategy. Once we went all the way across town to buy MML because no stores on the east side carried that crap, swear to god. At the time, I assumed she had some quirky crowd where MML was a group "thing". No, like I say, they were just as bemused as myself.


Now there's TWO reasons I love your mom.
 
2012-02-17 03:10:08 PM  

Mister Toast: Mmm...beer.

www.theperfectlyhappyman.com]



Mmm. That and Full Sail Amber are my personal favorites.

www.fullsailbrewing.com
 
2012-02-17 03:10:14 PM  

Infamous El Guapo: The Homer Tax:

Yeah, I like a couple of Sam offerings, but I think their quality has actually gone downhill a little bit as they've expanded. I liked their Lat 48 IPA, and thought their "Lat 48 IPA Deconstructed" 12-pack was just brilliant - if you don't know what that it's the pack had two of the lat 48 and then 2 each of 5 beers brewed only with one of the 5 different hops they used in the beer. It was really cool. Stuff like that keeps earning my respect for Sam even if I don't buy too much of their beer anymore. That and "Beer Wars," and their Longshot contest. Sam is doing a lot to encourage people to drink and make really great beer in this country and I think they deserve a lot of credit.


I tried the Lat 48, wasn't too excited about it, but the Deconstructed pack sounds very interesting. I'll have to see if I can get my hands on it perhaps this weekend. Going beer shopping and I'm always looking for something interesting and new.

Jim Koch, in a way, reminds me of Julia Child in the sense that they both pioneered something that wasn't popular and resurrected a way of doing something classical with American influences. Without Julia, there is no celebrity chef. Without Jim, there is no craft brew rebirth.

If for nothing else than innovation as well as the resurrection of older styles, to remind us what beer can be when someone cares about more than just revenue stream and market share, you're 100% correct, a lot of credit has to go to Boston Beer Company. Not that others weren't laboring away with old-school sensibilities and recipes that don't rely on adjuncts and extracts, but Sam Adams made it kinda cool and more acceptable to drink bold, big flavored beer that wasn't the color of urine.


Boston Beer Co has a new 12-pack out called the "Brewer's Choice." 2 of the regular Sam Adams, 2 Irish Reds and the rest are beers that I haven't seen before. All are quite tasty.
 
2012-02-17 03:14:52 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Boston Beer Co has a new 12-pack out called the "Brewer's Choice." 2 of the regular Sam Adams, 2 Irish Reds and the rest are beers that I haven't seen before. All are quite tasty.


Agreed. The Black Lager was surprisingly tasty.
 
2012-02-17 03:15:00 PM  

Slives: Question, do you squeeze your orange wedge into the beer like you do with a lime in a Corona? I did that once in front of a coworker and he acted like I stood up and pissed in the glass. I don't go out to drink with him anymore, but I think the orange juice makes the beer just that much better.


I just drop the wedge into the beer so it soaks some up while I drink, and then eat it when i am finished with the beer. Makes a nice treat at the end.

I don't think the orange is just for show. I think it is supposed to add a twist to the beer (just like a lime)
 
2012-02-17 03:33:42 PM  
THERE ARE THREE Ns IN HER NAME, GODDAMMIT!!!
 
2012-02-17 03:37:40 PM  

busy chillin': /miller lite is my sh*t beer of choice


If I'm shotgunning beers in a parking lot before a baseball game, I go with Coors Light. Great shiat beer to pound in the sun.
 
2012-02-17 03:42:55 PM  

jrgrunger: What drinking too much beer looks like.

[i1100.photobucket.com image 300x225]


Do you have her number?
 
2012-02-17 03:46:21 PM  

Mr.Poops: You beer snobs are the worst and you sicken me! Oh, I'm so much better than you because I drink my Bitter Horse Piss Triple Double IPA only out of a crystal glass and chilled to 38 degrees. Seriously, shiat beer is shiat beer and you know you've all had some shiat beer in the past year, don't act like you haven't.


No. I think when playing beer pong I've had shiat beer. That's only because playing with the porter I brought to the party probably wouldn't have been a good idea. I think that hardly qualifies though. Also, 38° is far too cold for most craft beers. I drink mine closer to 50°.
 
2012-02-17 03:49:21 PM  

Monkey2: I do enjoy a good micro-brew but for some reason an ice cold Miller High Life (it says champagne right on the label) tastes damn good after working outdoors in the summer heat. I apologize to no one. I know what I like.


There are a metric shiat-ton of light bodied and smooth microbrews that blow MHL out of the water. I get what you're saying, but after I'm done mowing the lawn, there's a Flying Dog Dog in Heat Wheat waiting for me that is just as refreshing and I'll enjoy the shiat out of the flavor too.
 
2012-02-17 03:51:30 PM  

abhorrent1: Is this were everyone finds a pic of the most obscure beer they can find and pretends that it's all they drink?


This is all I drink

beeradvocate.com
 
2012-02-17 04:04:07 PM  

GranoblasticMan: Communist_Manifesto: As someone who is brewing beer tomorrow, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

My carboy's been left alone and empty for a while, poor thing =(


Four weeks ago I paid $1,000 for 18 kegs, a two-level brewing stand with two burners and three large boiler pots, a fully-functional kegerator and assorted other fun brewing toys. I've got my first beer already in the keg under pressure, and I've also got a mead attempting to carbonate. I've got the ingredients for a medieval beer recipe I found a few weeks ago -- I'll be making that tomorrow. w00t for homebrew!
 
2012-02-17 04:06:23 PM  
thecolumbuswench.files.wordpress.com

Here's lookin' at you, kid.
 
2012-02-17 04:17:43 PM  

WhiskeySticks: glassgnost: I'm not saying it's Illuminatti beer, but...

http://rhinelanderbrewery.com/

I just picked up a case of 7oz shorty bottles - every fourth bottle or so I'd come across one that wasn't really carbonated and tasted flat. Damn screw tops. Pretty sure it gave me the shiats too...


Can't say I've ever had that problem, but I'd take it up with the brewery if I did. Do you still have any of the bottles or the box? They'd probably want the batch number.
 
2012-02-17 04:20:56 PM  
I sometimes drink a beer.
 
2012-02-17 04:21:55 PM  

Aarontology: You know what's awesome?

Having control of the beer I drink and a complete lack of giving a f*ck about the beer other people drink.


This x 1 jagillion

I make my own beer and don't give a damn what other people like to drink. if you like Bud Light THEN DRINK IT. I'm only a beer snob when it comes to what goes into my mouth.

/Nails Creek Red Ale. You've never heard of it because that's what I called my last batch lol
//Nails Creek Belgian Porter is almost ready to bottle
///Next up is Nails Creek super boosted Rye. Not sure how it'll taste but it'll be verrrry potent
 
2012-02-17 04:25:33 PM  

Burr: Slives: Question, do you squeeze your orange wedge into the beer like you do with a lime in a Corona? I did that once in front of a coworker and he acted like I stood up and pissed in the glass. I don't go out to drink with him anymore, but I think the orange juice makes the beer just that much better.

I just drop the wedge into the beer so it soaks some up while I drink, and then eat it when i am finished with the beer. Makes a nice treat at the end.

I don't think the orange is just for show. I think it is supposed to add a twist to the beer (just like a lime)


If you want to be really snobby about fruiting beer? I'll tell ya the stroy of fruiting beer.

it comes from Hefewiezen and its cousin Cystalweise.
Fruit was never added to Hefeweizen. it had enough flavor of it's own. it also had yeast in it, and while part of the flavor and texture profile of the beer, well, as folks got older and their digestive tracks got a little more.. sensitive shall we say, the folks couldn't drink it as readily as they liked, so the brewers developed crystalweise which was simply filtered and polished Hefewiezen.

So, that solved the issue of old people farting and getting the runs. Unfortunately removing the yeast from the Hefe tended to remove a lot of the character. so to compensate for that, the old folks would request a piece of citrus fruit to be added to the Crystalwiese.

This fruit would always be presented on a plate beside the glass of beer so that the customer could add it to their beer at their discretion. Anything else would be presumptuous and looked down on .

so.. that is where the tradition originally comes from, how it got associated with shoving into Cervesas? no idea, probably for similar but different reasons. Probably German immigrants carrying over traditions when a bunch of them immigrated to South America after WWII for some reason.

Nobody really makes Crystalwiese anymore though. I talked the brewmaster into running a few BBL's of our hefe over a few years ago as Cystal for pub only draft offering and it sold really well. haven't done it since.. may try again this year.Just an easy way, cheap way to fill up a seasonal tap.
 
2012-02-17 04:33:32 PM  
I think we've tipped the scale. People complain more about beer snobs more often than we actually have beer snobs.
 
2012-02-17 04:36:08 PM  

KidneyStone:

Nails Creek super boosted Rye.


I want to go to there
 
2012-02-17 04:36:53 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Burr: Slives: Question, do you squeeze your orange wedge into the beer like you do with a lime in a Corona? I did that once in front of a coworker and he acted like I stood up and pissed in the glass. I don't go out to drink with him anymore, but I think the orange juice makes the beer just that much better.

I just drop the wedge into the beer so it soaks some up while I drink, and then eat it when i am finished with the beer. Makes a nice treat at the end.

I don't think the orange is just for show. I think it is supposed to add a twist to the beer (just like a lime)

If you want to be really snobby about fruiting beer? I'll tell ya the stroy of fruiting beer.

it comes from Hefewiezen and its cousin Cystalweise.
Fruit was never added to Hefeweizen. it had enough flavor of it's own. it also had yeast in it, and while part of the flavor and texture profile of the beer, well, as folks got older and their digestive tracks got a little more.. sensitive shall we say, the folks couldn't drink it as readily as they liked, so the brewers developed crystalweise which was simply filtered and polished Hefewiezen.

So, that solved the issue of old people farting and getting the runs. Unfortunately removing the yeast from the Hefe tended to remove a lot of the character. so to compensate for that, the old folks would request a piece of citrus fruit to be added to the Crystalwiese.

This fruit would always be presented on a plate beside the glass of beer so that the customer could add it to their beer at their discretion. Anything else would be presumptuous and looked down on .

so.. that is where the tradition originally comes from, how it got associated with shoving into Cervesas? no idea, probably for similar but different reasons. Probably German immigrants carrying over traditions when a bunch of them immigrated to South America after WWII for some reason.

Nobody really makes Crystalwiese anymore though. I talked the brewmaster into running a few BBL's of our hefe over ...


Depending on where in Germany you were, some regions would fruit the hefe, not just the Kristalweizen. In other regions they consider that sacrilege.

I would imagine that adding a lime to a Corona, for example, would help cut the skunked flavor. Not sure if that's how it originated, but it certainly makes it more palatable.

/made a Kristalweizen by cold crashing a hefe around lager temps for a few months. it was pretty good.
//brew on, Cerebral!
 
2012-02-17 04:41:40 PM  
Island Pale Ale after a session at Rincon Point!

Carp rules!

www.islandbrewingcompany.com
 
2012-02-17 04:41:42 PM  

glassgnost: WhiskeySticks: glassgnost: I'm not saying it's Illuminatti beer, but...

http://rhinelanderbrewery.com/

I just picked up a case of 7oz shorty bottles - every fourth bottle or so I'd come across one that wasn't really carbonated and tasted flat. Damn screw tops. Pretty sure it gave me the shiats too...

Can't say I've ever had that problem, but I'd take it up with the brewery if I did. Do you still have any of the bottles or the box? They'd probably want the batch number.


If you take it to the brewery, you might want to put a dead mouse in one of the bottles.
 
2012-02-17 04:42:40 PM  

Mister Toast: Mmm...beer.

[www.theperfectlyhappyman.com image 640x480]


90 Shilling is great, and their IPA is good as well.
 
2012-02-17 04:43:38 PM  

Bruxellensis: Cerebral Knievel: Burr: Slives: Question, do you squeeze your orange wedge into the beer like you do with a lime in a Corona? I did that once in front of a coworker and he acted like I stood up and pissed in the glass. I don't go out to drink with him anymore, but I think the orange juice makes the beer just that much better.

I just drop the wedge into the beer so it soaks some up while I drink, and then eat it when i am finished with the beer. Makes a nice treat at the end.

I don't think the orange is just for show. I think it is supposed to add a twist to the beer (just like a lime)

If you want to be really snobby about fruiting beer? I'll tell ya the stroy of fruiting beer.

it comes from Hefewiezen and its cousin Cystalweise.
Fruit was never added to Hefeweizen. it had enough flavor of it's own. it also had yeast in it, and while part of the flavor and texture profile of the beer, well, as folks got older and their digestive tracks got a little more.. sensitive shall we say, the folks couldn't drink it as readily as they liked, so the brewers developed crystalweise which was simply filtered and polished Hefewiezen.

So, that solved the issue of old people farting and getting the runs. Unfortunately removing the yeast from the Hefe tended to remove a lot of the character. so to compensate for that, the old folks would request a piece of citrus fruit to be added to the Crystalwiese.

This fruit would always be presented on a plate beside the glass of beer so that the customer could add it to their beer at their discretion. Anything else would be presumptuous and looked down on .

so.. that is where the tradition originally comes from, how it got associated with shoving into Cervesas? no idea, probably for similar but different reasons. Probably German immigrants carrying over traditions when a bunch of them immigrated to South America after WWII for some reason.

Nobody really makes Crystalwiese anymore though. I talked the brewmaster into running a few BBL's ...


I'm making a stout that I am going to throw some berries into tomorrow (in secondary fermentation), any advice?
 
2012-02-17 04:46:31 PM  

Carthax: GranoblasticMan: Communist_Manifesto: As someone who is brewing beer tomorrow, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

My carboy's been left alone and empty for a while, poor thing =(

Four weeks ago I paid $1,000 for 18 kegs, a two-level brewing stand with two burners and three large boiler pots, a fully-functional kegerator and assorted other fun brewing toys. I've got my first beer already in the keg under pressure, and I've also got a mead attempting to carbonate. I've got the ingredients for a medieval beer recipe I found a few weeks ago -- I'll be making that tomorrow. w00t for homebrew!


Sounds like fun! I assume the kegs are conries? I gave up the hobby after going pro years ago and gave most of my stuff away to aspiring homebrewers. but now my older brother is gathering an interest in the arts and has been researching the American style lager style, yes you can read that as he's been buying a lot of "nostalgia" brands and asking me a lot of questions as he compares them.
I told the man that if wanted a good example of a regional breweries american lager of the time period then just drink the lager that I bring home for free
"naw! too crafty! there something about this stuff, a GOOD CHEAP beer!"
"Brother, the only really big differnce between this stuff and that stuff is the economy of scale, I produce 12,000bbls a year, and those folks were producing millions of bbls a year.

But I digress.. I've been helping him find the old beers that he grew up with back in the 70's when they are still available warning him that most of those brands, if they are still produced, are owned by pabsts, and brewed by miller.

the new reformulated Schlitz is damn tasty might I add. it has now become my favorite "if I must buy cheap beer," beer.

But it looks like you might have the ability to do yourself some lagering and the american style lager, for all its faults is a pretty challenging beer to make. and if you are into that sort of thing, you should give it try.

assuming a 5 gallon batch, I would say 10 pounds of 2 row as the base malt, a pound of pilsner malt, a pound of aromatic, and a half pound of flaked red wheat for a little sweetness, yes, you can use Wheaties in a pinch.
hop it with some traditional German or chech hops, your discretion, I would favor Saaz for the flavor and aroma.

yeast inoculation. should be of a Bavarian lager yeast, for body, check budvar for crisp, take your choice, both great yeasts.

primary ferment at 50 degrees. once you get to finishing gravity , hold at 70 for a day or two, then crash it at 32.

polish it through a vinbright filter, and then forcecarb it as normal.
 
2012-02-17 04:49:44 PM  

wholedamnshow: abhorrent1: Is this were everyone finds a pic of the most obscure beer they can find and pretends that it's all they drink?

This is all I drink

[beeradvocate.com image 155x300]


I can't see the pix that well. Is that 3 Floyds Dark Lord Imperial Russian Stout?
 
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