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Pro brewer. New tacoma owner.

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by BeerGuy, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    BeerGuy

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    Wow. I was pretty surprised to find a homebrewing section in this forum. I am new to tacomas, but I have always been a car tinkerer. I have owned, and tinkered with, many VWs. I just bought my first truck, '09 tacoma prerunner. I'm really happy with it so far. I usually get pretty obsessed with my cars, so I anticipate that I will become very familiar with Tacoma World.

    Anyways, I am a professional brewer at Stone Brewing Company in San Diego, CA. I love brewing, homebrewing and "big" brewing. I love talking beer too. I went to brewing school in Chicago and Munich, Germany. If anybody has a brewing question, feel free to ask. Hopefully this section of the forums will get some action, and we can chat about beer and trucks. Cheers to all the tacoma owning brewers!
     
  2. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    BeerGuy you have my dream job. I've been home brewing (extract) for about 3 years now off an on, I need to get off my ass and get brewing.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    Where's good links for supplies? Thanks and Welcome.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    I buy the majority of my ingredients at northernbrewer.com, I also have a local shop but their prices are high.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    BeerGuy, congrats for such a great brewery, you guys' IPA is my fav everyday beer, great work down there. I need to make my way down your way to check Stone out in person.
    The wife and I just whipped our first batch of beer up from an extract kit as well and hope to learn much much more about brewing beer. We are eagerly waiting to bottle and ultimately taste our first batch! TW seemed like un unlikely place to go for brewing advice but apparently that isn't the case anymore!
     
  6. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    ryanjboutin

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    Why does everybody like the Stone IPA? Or IPA's in general?

    Can't stand them.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Welcome to TW!

    And we know ... we're not worthy. :p
     
  8. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Escondido Stone Brewery FTW
     
  9. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Hops are an acquired taste. I actually wasn't a fan either until I tried Hopasaurus Rex from Steelhead Bewery while in Eugene, Oregon. Turned me into a believer.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    It's a preference thing.

    I personally like a red or amber much better than an IPA. Many people swear by Belgians. Some people like Miller Lite (my Dad).

    I think that IPAs tend to get a lot of talk because they're very robust, and you can easily sift through the complexities of malt and hops. It's kind of like when wine people get together and talk about Pinot Noir. It's trendy.
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    I like amber lagers and Hefs the best.
     
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    Oh, and welcome to TW!
     
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    It's always good to support your local homebrew shop. I usually go to my local shop for yeast and any last minute supplies. For hard to find stuff, and for big purchases, northernbrewer.com and morebeer.com are pretty much the best online stores out there.
     
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    Welcome to TW!! I've been home-brewing for about 3 years now. Just finished up some hard cider and have some NB world wide lager in secondary right now. I had a chance to visit NB in Milwaukee last month and picked up a few extract kits. The guys at the store were super helpful, but man....they've literally got PHD's in yeast...who knew.

    Pretty awesome that you work at Stone. Arrogant Bastard is still one of my favorites.
     
  16. Jan 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Cool. Kudos to you for brewing your first batch. Homebrewing is a great hobby. Let me know how the beer comes out.

    Stone is a great place to visit. The bistro is really good. Great beer selection. Food is good too.
     
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    Bitterness is an acquired taste. A human's natural instinct is to spit out something that is bitter. For some reason if you try it enough, you learn to love it.

    IPAs can also contain many pleasant flavors. Pine, floral, herbal, and all ranges of citrus can be found in IPAs. They can be very interesting beers.
     
  18. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Another homebrewer here...Doing all grain 10G batches.
     
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    Love Arrogant Bastard on draft. I was surprised to find a homebrewing forum too. Hope to see a fair bit of activity.
     
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    A good IPA with a spicy meal is damn near heaven on Earth. I'm weeping tears of joy just thinking about it. :cheers:

    Welcome to TW, great truck, great career, great city. You must suffer from terrible bouts of depression. :p
     
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