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The Beer Nerd - what are you drinking / brewing thread

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by TnRedNeck721, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Jul 15, 2017 at 9:44 PM
    uhplifted

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    Was at Bottle Logic tonight for the release of Fundamental Observation, batch 3. Had only a taste of my friends as I wanted to try the two variants that had a significant quantity less made. Number Crunch and F.O.M.O.

    Both are variants of FO, which is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with Madagascar vanilla beans. Just to give you all an idea of how popular this beer is, over 2,400 people at the EXACT same time tried adding tickets to their cart on Eventbrite for the online sale. You have literally millesconds to score bottles. I sat at my computer for 25 minutes hitting F5 to refresh only to score 2/3 bottles. (It's a 3 bottle per person limit, unless you're a level up member like myself and have early access to 1 bottle. So i scored 3 in total) anyways, Number Crunch is an FO variant finished with Mexican and Peruvian cacao nibs. This beer literally tasted like a Nestle Crunch bar. So good.

    F.O.M.O. is the FO variant but finished with coffee from Mostra Coffee. Equally delicious.
    The place was packed, as to be expected on FO release night - 20 mins waiting in line to order a beer. But I'll be damned if those couple brews weren't some of the best damn stouts I've had in a few months.
     
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  2. Jul 15, 2017 at 9:44 PM
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    Were those kettle soured?
     
  3. Jul 15, 2017 at 10:10 PM
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    replica9000 Mildly retarded...

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    Not Your Mom's Strawberry Rhubarb is pretty good.
     
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  4. Jul 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    So damn good and to think it was created by accident. A very happy accident
     
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  5. Jul 16, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    Sparging 10G of Pils now.

    16 lbs of Avengard Pils
    7 oz Acidulated malt

    Hops will be Magnum (60,10), and then a bunch of different Nobels at heat off.
    This is the perfect opportunity to use up an assortment of fractional oz bag leftovers from previous brews (Kolsch, Gose, etc.)

    5G will be White Labs South German (WLP838)
    5G will be White Labs German (Wehenstephan)
     
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  6. Jul 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    Yes, kettle soured (acidulated) with help (Walgreens Priobiotic, 10B cells/capsule Lacto Acidolphus/Lacto Rhamnosus GG, 30 capsules).
    So it was mash, sparge, boil for 10 minutes, chill to 95-100, add capsules. Leave outside in Houston summer heat. So I started at about 95-100 Saturday, it was 90 or so Sunday morning, reheated to 95, and finished in afternoon/evening.

    Read this:
    https://byo.com/stories/issue/item/3497-german-gose-style-profile

    I added 1 lb Acidulated to that recipe. I couldn't find his probiotic (Lacto Plantarum), but I did order some from Amazon for next time.
     
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  7. Jul 16, 2017 at 1:20 PM
    KeptOnChooglin

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    Very nice, but I liked Fortem better.

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  8. Jul 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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    Roasted malt coming thru clear with this one. Not bad but I've had better from this brewery.
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  9. Jul 16, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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  10. Jul 16, 2017 at 9:09 PM
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    Rogue Pendleton pale ale.

    Pretty good though it kinda reminds me of New Belgium fat tire. Might be the yeast.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2017 at 5:55 AM
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    Dinner Friday night in Vermont. We picked up some other stuff, which I'll have to get a shot of later.

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  12. Jul 17, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    Victory at Sea is a great beer. But yeah, they can go drown themselves in their overpriced Sculpin that isn't half the beer it used to be before they started mass producing it.

    Comparable Firestone Walker product slaps them silly.
     
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  13. Jul 17, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    And you have had a lot worse too.
     
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  14. Jul 17, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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    What I brought home from Vermont. I'm looking forward to trying the Strawberry Moon Sour. I only grabbed one can of that, but will go back for more if it's good.

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  15. Jul 17, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    That Lost Nation is one of my favorites.
     
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  17. Jul 17, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    Perfect pint. Use it all the time. :wink:
     
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  19. Jul 17, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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  20. Jul 18, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    I need some advise on my upcoming reception/party. There is a good chance over 100 peeps will be there but they don't all drink beer or are BMC drinkers. I had a game plan but now I'm questioning the amounts I'm brewing;

    Blonde - 10 gallons
    NE Pale Ale - 10 gallons
    IPA - 10 gallons
    Saison (table saison <5%) - 5 gallons
    Sour - 5 gallons

    Do you guys think what I have is enough or should I adjust any of the volumes? It's pretty much a brewery we've put together and it would be a shame to run out but on the other hand I don't want to be left with 20 gallons of beer I would need to drink.
     
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