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(AsiaOne)   Germans are now getting into the craft beer market by growing unique strains of hops. You probably wouldn't understand why, but this is big news to microbrew enthusiasts and home brewers   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 16
    More: Spiffy, Germans, Thorsten Schoppe  
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2014-01-03 08:51:16 AM
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: pretty much. There are incredible things being done with beer in the USA right now.


totalbeverage.net

As well as some really stupid things.
2014-01-03 08:34:18 AM
2 votes:

HOPS ARE NOT A PANACEA FOR YOUR shiatTY RECIPE AND YEAST STRAINS, KIDS!



If I never have another IPA that wasn't actually brought back from a time machine trip to the 1800's it will be too soon.
2014-01-03 08:22:29 AM
2 votes:

Target Builder: the Reinheitsgebot (the purity law),

You know who else liked purity laws?


Adolf Coors?
2014-01-03 08:06:02 AM
2 votes:
What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.
2014-01-03 11:12:17 AM
1 votes:

Psylence: Zeno-25: Psylence: Someone cross hops with cannabis already. It's in the same family, and I want my farking cannabeer! I don't want to have to invent it...

Same family, different genus so not happening. I believe the rootstocks can be grafted from each other but there wasn't any benefit that I remember reading about.

Yea I figured a good start would be roockstock grafting, but I am lazy... and I'm sure someone already tried it and failed. But still, I gotta believe theres a way.


THC is soluble in alcohol. Just use the cannabis as you would a dry hop in secondary fermentation.

.....  not that I would know anything about that, of course.
2014-01-03 09:23:10 AM
1 votes:

Ablejack: That brett. looks exciting. Boulevard huh?


Yeah. Really great stuff. I was shocked. I went back to the store and bought the remaining 4 bottles they had.
2014-01-03 09:09:50 AM
1 votes:

robodog: And the best Tripel in the world is brewed by a Canadian brewery owned by the Japanese.

/La Fin Du Monde


I just mentioned them above as well... but... best Tripel in the world? Do you really think so? Not trying to argue with you, just curious if you really like it that much better than, say, Westmalle.
2014-01-03 08:55:00 AM
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: Doc Daneeka: What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.

This, and I don't think any American brewers have quite equalled the Belgians in making trippels or dubbels yet.

/Could go for a Trappist ale right now.


Ommegang makes some damn fine Belgians...  Mmm... Three Philosophers.
2014-01-03 08:46:09 AM
1 votes:

Voiceofreason01: It's too bad nobody makes a good IPA...


It isn't that there are no good IPAs, it's that the noise to signal ratio is INSANE.

I went to a microbrewery here in Tokyo, that's actually run out of someone's basement in a residential area over Christmas. It was AMAZING. For $4 I got a beet that rivaled the $8 typical beer you get out here at higher end bars. It was fairly hoppy, but still farkin' awesome. It's not hard to make a good beer with or without hops.

But too many IPA recipes these days are hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, a single barleycorn, and some water.

It's not worth it to look for the good ones, even if they're free, when you risk taking a sip of one of those.
2014-01-03 08:43:59 AM
1 votes:
Ima a let you finish, but Czech Saaz hops are the best hops of all time. Of all time!
2014-01-03 08:34:03 AM
1 votes:

Brawndo: Well, it's an established fact that the Germans make good stuff.


Cars maybe.  For beer, sure, if you can't make it all the way to Belgium.
2014-01-03 08:33:49 AM
1 votes:

wildcardjack: How do you ID a German hipster?


Skinny lederhosen.
2014-01-03 08:32:48 AM
1 votes:

Doc Daneeka: Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.


The whole purity law within Germany seemed like horeshiat to begin with. I mean under that law making wheat beer was prohibited, yet wheat beer still became super popular since the nobility was allowed to make/drink it and they were above the law. Plus the law killed or nearly killed a bunch of other traditional German beer styles that didn't originate in Bavaria.
2014-01-03 07:57:42 AM
1 votes:
Hopefully Germany will start to grow more hops as they lowered production to plant bio-fuel crops a few years back.

Put ethanol in bottles, not gas tanks.
2014-01-03 07:43:34 AM
1 votes:
Someone cross hops with cannabis already. It's in the same family, and I want my farking cannabeer! I don't want to have to invent it...
2014-01-03 07:41:02 AM
1 votes:
Well, it's an established fact that the Germans make good stuff.
 
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