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Old 02-08-2011, 08:06 PM   #881
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Cool. How many hops do you use when making mash per gallon? Do you throw them in whole or chop them up to get the sugars out?
It depends on the recipe. Typically, for bittering I'll add whole cone hops to the wort at the beginning of the boil. Hops added at towards the end of the boil are finishing hops; ones that add more hop aroma/flavor than bitterness. Dry hop in the secondary for aroma.

The only time not to use whole cone hops is if you're using pelletized hops that are purchased. You don't have to chop them up before adding. The boil will extract the lupulin from the hops.
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Enjoying a North Coast Old Rasputin after a loooong day at work:


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Am i the only one in the world that doesnt really like ten fidy???
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:10 PM   #884
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To all of those who are brainwashed to drink Coors, Budwiser or Miller beers:

I watched this http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Be...624#height1863 on Netflix,
very interesting...
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:12 PM   #885
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:04 PM   #886
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Having a Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu tonight:


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This is a bit of a change for me since I'm typically an imperial IPA/stout kind of guy, but this is very good. It really blurs the lines between beer and wine. I find it similar to Stone's Vertical Epic 10.10.10.
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Having a Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu tonight:


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This is a bit of a change for me since I'm typically an imperial IPA/stout kind of guy, but this is very good. It really blurs the lines between beer and wine. I find it similar to Stone's Vertical Epic 10.10.10.

About to go get me a 4 pack of Old Rasputin, I'll check and see if my beer store has this one too, I'm pretty sure this is amazing beer since their dogfish 90 minut IPA is excellent
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I love the 90 minute. It's a very drinkable IIPA. The 120 minute, on the other hand, not quite as easy on the palate. It's good, but too sweet for my tastes.

Let us know how you like the Old Rasputin.
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I love the 90 minute. It's a very drinkable IIPA. The 120 minute, on the other hand, not quite as easy on the palate. It's good, but too sweet for my tastes.

Let us know how you like the Old Rasputin.
I had already tried the Old Rasputin before, my thoughts:

Thick inky dark-brown/black, creamy khaki head, good spotty lacing.
Smell is a mixture of roasted malt, nuts, coffee, and herbal/fruitiness.
Taste doesn't hold back, lots of bitter roasted malt, dark chocolate, and dark roasted coffee. Fair bit of hoppy bitterness is also apparent. Alcohol's hardly noticeable at first, but gets more boozy as it warms. The booziness doesn't detract from the experience, it fits with the huge flavours going on. There's a nice nutty flavour that lingers for a long time on the tongue.
Substantial rich body, good carbonation.

This is a fantastic powerful RIS. Nice big flavours, perfect for sipping on cold winter nights. The hops play a prominent role and mesh nicely with the malt profile to create many layers of complexity.


P.S Have you tired the Dogfish Palo Santo Marron?? They have this at my local beer store thinking about giving it a try...
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P.S Have you tired the Dogfish Palo Santo Marron?? They have this at my local beer store thinking about giving it a try...
Palo Santo is nectar of the gods. It's not sweet like most DFH beers, I'd describe it as meaty, nutty, and woody. Full of flavor and you'd never guess it is as high alcohol as it is.
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I had already tried the Old Rasputin before, my thoughts:

Thick inky dark-brown/black, creamy khaki head, good spotty lacing.
Smell is a mixture of roasted malt, nuts, coffee, and herbal/fruitiness.
Taste doesn't hold back, lots of bitter roasted malt, dark chocolate, and dark roasted coffee. Fair bit of hoppy bitterness is also apparent. Alcohol's hardly noticeable at first, but gets more boozy as it warms. The booziness doesn't detract from the experience, it fits with the huge flavours going on. There's a nice nutty flavour that lingers for a long time on the tongue.
Substantial rich body, good carbonation.

This is a fantastic powerful RIS. Nice big flavours, perfect for sipping on cold winter nights. The hops play a prominent role and mesh nicely with the malt profile to create many layers of complexity.


P.S Have you tired the Dogfish Palo Santo Marron?? They have this at my local beer store thinking about giving it a try...
Thanks for the review.

Palo Santo Marron is one of my favorites. Such a unique beer.

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Palo Santo is nectar of the gods. It's not sweet like most DFH beers, I'd describe it as meaty, nutty, and woody. Full of flavor and you'd never guess it is as high alcohol as it is.
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Probably reposting old beers of note but wanted to share my favorites from my drinking days all the same...

Top 3 reasons I hung up them saucin' shoes:

3) Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

2) Troegs Nugget Nectar

1) Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale

But if I wasn't in an IPA mood:

La Fin Du Monde

Or

Three Philosophers.

If I was gonna keep it local, I would be drinking:

Yards IPA (Philly Brewing Co)

Or

Victory Hop Wallop (Victory is in Philly Suburbs)

Generally speaking, they're all fcuking beergasmic.
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Where do ya'll get your beer glasses at? I have a few but I want to branch out and get more.
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local 1 is an amazing beer. i could drink it everyday and not get bored. the other 2 i never tried but drinking coloba now and not amused. very weak taste. guess that's what i guess for buying a french beer.
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Just polished off an Obbegang Abbey Ale Friday night. Top notch stuff. Great color, excellent flavor that just goes on and on from one swig.

Now I need to get more.
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i spilled that colomba "beer" out. nasty stuff.
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Where do ya'll get your beer glasses at? I have a few but I want to branch out and get more.
The Winking Lizard (chain beer bar) does a "Keep the glass special" every month, I've gotten a lot of really cool glasses from there. Too many, in fact. They don't all fit in my cupboard and I need to get rid of some.

Shoot me a PM, if you send a few bucks for shipping I'll send you a box full of glasses.
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Currently drinking homebrew that a friend made 3 years ago. Something went wrong with his brewing process and it went sour, so he was going to dump it. I got it from him and held onto it for the last 3 years to see what it would turn into.


It's not bad, actually. Tastes just like some Flander's Red ales that I would spend money on. Moral of the story: Never dump homebrew, time is your friend.
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