Hoppy Beers

IPAs Rule!   3 votes - 50 %
APAs Rule!   2 votes - 33 %
Bletch, I like a less hoppy beer   2 votes - 33 %
Hoppy beers are good sometimes not all the time.   3 votes - 50 %
 
6 Total Votes
I have nothing intelligent to say, by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 12:19:07 PM EST
but thanks for writing this up. I'm going to be getting some brewing equipment sometime pretty soon, and I'm sure that I'll be pestering you, georgeha, and whoever else brews with lots and lots of questions....

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Most Excellent by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 07:39:54 PM EST
May I suggest this be your first purchase?


Gedvondur


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(Comment Deleted) by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 12:56:37 PM EST

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Heh, thats a good idea by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 07:40:37 PM EST
I'll make that happen next time we brew.



Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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Bottled the Mirror Pond clone tonight. by ni (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 07:17:39 PM EST
Really great so far. I'm eager to see what some carbonation and age does. Unfortunately, I've only had Mirror Pond once before, and while I remember loving it, and think this is very good, I can't say with certainty that they are really good in the same way. In particular, I suspect this might be a richer, maltier beer than Mirror Pond is. I will have to try to track down a bottle to compare.


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Your suspicioins are correct by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 07:46:11 PM EST
Stove top extract beers are nearly all darker.  Its a function of stovetop heat, which really has to be cranked to boil that much water and cheap pots. 

The maltier comment is correct as well.  There is a percentage, albeit a low percentage, of DME /LME that simply isn't fermentable.  That tends to lead to slightly sweeter and maltier beers.


Congrats on the Mirror Pond clone!  Give it a few weeks to carbonate and age and you will be good to go.  Honestly, many times I find I like our version of the beers better than the original. 


Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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Provided I could spell "suspicion" n/t by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 07:46:50 PM EST


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It's all fun and games by hulver (4.00 / 2) #8 Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 09:52:29 PM EST
Until somebody loses an eye.
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I'm sorry by Phage (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 01:55:16 AM EST
But this sounds like a brain-storming session for a SF series in which the army of Kasteel clones were attacked by a band of mutants which had crept up on them unobserved.
There bodies were discovered by the reinforcements from planet WPL530, who resolved to continue the terraforming in their memory.

Oh....just me then...