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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Blitz1, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. CoastieRon

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    New brewery opening in Nashua at 40 Water St. Talespinnerbrew.com .looks like they have been doing a lot of colab brewing.
     

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    If anybody wants to meet up for a beer at Spyglass tomorrow early/mid-afternoon, hit me up on PM.
     
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    T&L liquors was only able to get a case of each of Exhibit A in. First come first serve!
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    It was great to hang out at Spyglass today, Man.

    No line to get in, but by the time I got there after lunch, both the Vortex and Aurora kegs had been kicked within the last couple of hours. That was a bummer because I'd planned to try both. I drank a Double Agent, and it was good, but I didn't love it enough to pay $4.50 a can to take home. I think $18 per 4-pack is getting to be a bit expensive unless it's something really special. I liked their Metadata IPA I had at Country Tavern with lunch better than Double Agent, but they didn't can that, and I don't like growlers much.

    I paid $20 for a 4-pack of Other Half IPA in Brooklyn last summer, and it was definitely better than all of the Spyglass offerings I've tasted. I'd pay $20 for Other Half all day long.

    A few years ago, I was in Burlington, VT and bought about $400 worth of Heady Topper (I think there are photos somewhere in this thread), and that's what got me onto the IPA thing. I paid $15-17 per 4-pack. What are they charging for Heady Topper these days? Maybe it's time for another trip up north.

    Spyglass still had Vortex cans for sale when I was there today, but it's advertised as "0 IBU", and I passed on that since I prefer some bitterness, and I couldn't taste it first in order to decide if I like it. They said it was illegal to buy a can and open it in the tasting room because of tax laws. Yes, I could have swigged a can in the parking lot, but I decided against it.

    BTW, who here remembers Blitz1, the OP of this thread? I've met him in person, but I haven't seen a post from him in a long time.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Alchemist charges $14 for all 4 packs.
     
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    That's excellent. When I paid $15-17, Alchemist didn't have a tasting room open, and that's what the stores were charging. I had to visit many stores to get the 4 cases I bought that morning, and some were already sold out of their weekly delivery by 10am.
     
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    I picked up a 4pak of the Hair Raiser last week at my local packie. It's an excellent double IPA. I would buy it again.
     
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    My first homebrew batch is fermenting in the basement.
    Kind of more work than I expected but pretty fun. I enjoy making stuff (reloading, for example).

    We'll see how it turns out.
     
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    Went to Treehouse yesterday for the first time in almost a year,my how times have changed.

    Plenty of beer for everyone,maybe 8 flavors and 4 bottled milk stouts available. I got one of each,since each bottle was $12 to $13 and 2 cans of Spring IPA. I can remember when the milk stouts were really rare and generally not announced online.

    $8 for a 8 or 10oz(cant remember,it was small though) cup of Double Shot milk stout lol..Still got one,and it was good,but damn.
     
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    Are you going lager or Ale?
     
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    Ale, a porter.
     
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    Nice! Going dark right off. Good luck to you and keep us up to date.
    If I get my hops planted this year and they produce, I will send you a half pound or so.
     
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    New Hampshire Craft Beer Week is March 29 to April 7, and I'll be going to events at a couple of different breweries I've wanted to visit anyway.

    When I was about 15, as an older "friend of the family" handed me one of the first beers I'd ever consumed in a public setting, he said "Don't get cocked." I haven't heard that expression in years, and I think it's exclusively a New England thing (have only heard it in NH). Do people still say that?
     
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    IIRC, he said he had some information that would put Hillary in jail, but I haven't heard from him since.
     
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    That'd be cool.
     
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    That term is still used out here in the Shire. Or more politely we say "get your drunk on"
     
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    The wife and I are working through a 4-pack of this tonight. Good stuff!

    (Don't mind the dirty stove....)
     
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    Wonder if there are enough homebrewers on here for a homebrew thread.
     
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    I'm taking down a mix 12 of Cigar City right now. Very excited to see them distribute up here as they were one of my favorites down south. Hope to see some of the oak aged Jai Alai this year.
     
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    If there is I'll ramp up my hops production.
     
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    I’m stepping up to 4 vines of willamette and chinook this year.
     
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    I had Chinook at my last property. I'll probably get a few rhizomes going this spring. I have Cascade and Zeus at the moment. Trying out the new property for expansion into a commercial grower.
     
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    I'd be interested from a learning perspective. This, as I said, is my first batch. I did enjoy making it.
    I was thinking of trying a NEIPA next. Near me is a homebrew store, I only checked their website but they sell packages with the stuff needed for different brews.

    I know the basic components of beer, but most of it is still just jargon to me at this point.
     
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    Just finished bottling first batch. Two more weeks and it'll be ready for drinking.
    Siphoning was a bit tough, I've heard of an auto siphon but haven't looked into it, might need to get one if I keep going.
     
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    Yep. Get an auto siphon. It's worth it.
    After using it rinse siphon and hose with hot water and pump starsan through it then hang it up to dry.

    Not sure of your bottling process but racking beer from fermenter to bottling bucket with priming sugar will go pretty smooth. Started kegging couple years ago and have not looked back.

    My only regret was not buying a larger freezer for a keezer. Mine only holds 3 kegs. Should have bought one that holds 8!

    On Tap:
    Dark Cascade
    Centennial Blonde
    Kombucha

    Kegged and shot 24 hours on 30 psi co2:
    Dales Ale clone
    Sam Latitude 48 clone
    Black IPA
    American IPA
    American Brown Ale

    To be brewed next saturday:
    Mosaic Mo Better IPA
    Indian Red IPA

    I run a 15.5 gallon SS pot with a 220v 5500w heating element indoors in the winter.
    Then switch to 15.5 gallon keggle on propane in summer.
     
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    Dang you're on a whole 'nother level.

    I did order an auto siphon and a NEIPA mix (had a coupon), won't be able to brew it until I drink some of the first batch and free up the bottles. I have three 32 oz growlers and six one-pint swingtops. First batch filled two growlers and three pints, so I might be able to get the NEIPA into the fermenter in a week or two as that will give me some time to consume the brewed stuff.
     
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