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Fatty Talk “Epic Beer Snobbery” by Kapt Dai

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fukkake 5 years ago on 06/01/11
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I have an International Beer Expo this Saturday in Philly and I can't wait to come back here with some amazing stuff!
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Peabody 5 years ago on 06/03/11
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OK so I've been looking at some equipment to get into home brewing, and I was pretty much set on this:
http://morebeer.com/...Brewery_%235_-_Kegging_Super_Deluxe

until I ran into this:
http://vimeo.com/21954920

I'll have to wait until I move to NYC, but I'm definitely buying this if I have the space.
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Kapt Dai 5 years ago on 06/03/11
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Peabody said:
until I ran into this:
vimeo.com/21954920

I'll have to wait until I move to NYC, but I'm definitely buying this if I have the space.


That thing doesn't even sound fun. One of the main reasons I enjoy homebrewing so much is inviting buddies over, hanging out in the garage drinking beer, while making beer. This thing seems cool and all, but it's not for me. It can't do anything but extract brewing, plus $4600 just seems too high, 1/10 of the cost can get you an awesome kegging system. And there's just something more fulfilling out of properly brewing because you actually put some work into it.

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Peabody 5 years ago on 06/04/11
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Yeah, I get that whole concept.. but it's not like even the Trappist monks are still using buckets to brew. It's awesome that you can get the modern technology used in every single brewery on the face of the earth into your home to make your own beer. Everyone says brewing is a science, so what's the virtue in using a coal fire over a ceramic insulated, laser temperature regulated, even diffused heating element? It's not like I can't make my own extracts and craft my own beer according to my own recipes.. so if you'd rather hang out and work instead of hang out and drink that's just different strokes. I kind of like the idea that I won't do something stupid like under-carbonate my beer and ruin an entire keg.
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fukkake 5 years ago on 06/04/11
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...But that is the fun of experimenting and getting better at the very roots of beer making. There was never a science to beer. In fact beer was only discovered, and I mean literally found by some ancient chumps who walked away from their pot of grain and came back to it after a long hunt to find it had been saturated and fermented into a delicious concoction. It has only become a science because technology allowed it to do so.

Some of the best beer I have tasted has been from someone rinky dink little self home brewery kit that they have made or found on the internets. You say it is working but sharing your passion with your friends, having them have a hand in it and enjoying what you have all done is more valuable to me.

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Sans Sheriff 5 years ago on 06/04/11
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Extracts will never be as high a quality as all grain brewing. Sure, you can make some tasty beers from extracts, but they will always have true flavor slightly amiss since extracts do leave a trace behind. Also, you can "make your own extracts". It is the sole reason mash-tuns exist. The mashing/sparging steps in an all grain brewing process provides you with a wort full of flavor which is what these extracts try to replicate by saving you and hour and a half in te process. Our brewing sessions last about 6 hours, almost 2 of which are spent sanitizing everything. I agree with the wise Kapt Dai though, the bonding time brewing with friends provides is priceless.
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fukkake 5 years ago on 06/05/11
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Some of my awesome finds from the International Beer Expo yesterday:

Tommy Knocker's Maple Nut Brown - It didn't taste like maple just a deep honey dark brown beer that was smooth and slightly sweet. LOVED THIS!

Well's Banana Bread Beer - This goes under MOST bizarre in an AWESOME way. It smelled and tasted like banana bread. A great breakfast beer!

Simple Malt's Altbier - I absolutely loved that it had a smooth caramel and smokey flavor with medium hops. I loved that sweet and bitter with the smokey. It was delicious!

Uthaca's Partly Sunny - It your normal Wheat Ale but it really had feel good vibe from start to finish. A great summer beer with a citrus tang!

Young's Double Double Chocolate Stout - I wasn't in the mood (because of the weather) to try a stout so I avoided this until the very end and I am so glad I gave in. This is the true essence of a deep, rich, beautifully crafted chocolate stout!
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fukkake 5 years ago on 09/11/11
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I am so glad that you said something about Red Brick because when I tried their Red Ale I had no idea I was drinking a red. There hasn't been a red I didn't like up until this point.

Flying Fish Octoberfish was by far my favorite and i am totally excited to have more of it this Harvest Season!
 
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Hunky Dory 5 years ago on 09/11/11
Red brick station has only one amazing beer. It's called the Highlander. It lives up to the name.
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Dirk Gently 4 years ago on 04/23/12
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Dirty Bastard is a old favorite of mine. I'm also partial to Old Chub from Oskar Blues Brewing Co. in Colorado. Old Chub is one of the very few beers that I will drink from a can.

Lately, I've been having a craving for an old favorite of mine. I may have to start scouring beer shops in the city for Adnams Brewery from Suffolk, England. Thiey produce one of my favorite brews EVER. Adnams Broadside. It's a dark ruby colored ale with a orange marmalade/rich fruitcake flavor that is 6.3% ABV. Last time my local bar had this, I AND my father bought all of it, we were that happy. When I visit my family in Britain again, I am making it a point to stop by this brewery.

If you happen to find any Adnams in Philly, drop me a line.

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Johnny Landmine 4 years ago on 04/24/12
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Picked up a couple bottles of Sanktgallen (a fantastic Japanese brewery; don't let the name fool you) El Diablo at my local beer place. I was fortunate enough to get some on tap last time I was in Tokyo and it's real stellar stuff. Gonna drink one of these tonight and put the other away for a rainy day.

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Johnny Landmine 4 years ago on 04/24/12
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As you can tell, this is a pretty old beer - as a barleywine, it can take it, and the bottle design allows for less oxidization than most - so the glass I'm having tonight is mellowed out considerably from the spicy treasure that is El Diablo on tap, but still pretty good. I'm a little disappointed but not at all surprised that the hop character I remembered is significantly diminished (as a general rule I'll be glad to finish off any misguidedly-ordered IPAs left unwanted around the table) but the warming caramel juice it left behind is still totally drinkable.

Super recommended if you ever find it on tap.
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Senator Hideki 4 years ago on 05/02/12
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For only $6 for a sixpack, Trader Joe's Black Toad is remarkable. It would be a good buy at $9.
 
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Britishly Delicious 4 years ago on 05/04/12
Helloooo BrewDog!



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Senator Hideki 4 years ago on 07/01/12
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Having dinner at the Yardhouse with a friend in L.A. Waitress suggested I try Magic Hat Number 9. She's now getting a massive tip and is my favorite waitress of all time.
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LeeChan 4 years ago on 07/01/12
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Senator Hideki said:
Having dinner at the Yardhouse with a friend in L.A. Waitress suggested I try Magic Hat Number 9. She's now getting a massive tip and is my favorite waitress of all time.


Aw yay! That was once recommended to me at a place before I started drinking beer and was only drinking cider. They didn't have cider so she suggested I try No. 9 - great stuff!
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Senator Hideki 4 years ago on 07/01/12
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Other than possibly being a tad too sweetness, that beer was just phenomenal. It was like all of Santa's elves jizzed pure joy into my mouth at the same time!
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Creepy Stalker 4 years ago on 07/01/12
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Great post.
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Senator Hideki 4 years ago on 07/09/12
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I have yet to try a Dogfish Bead brewery beer that I 1) didn't find to be a horrible flavor experience and 2) didn't get a massive headache from.

I mean, what the hell, do they add cane sugar to the grain mash in all of their. Refs in a 1 to 1 ratio or something?! Too goddamn sweet.
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jennyfur 4 years ago on 07/09/12
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I'm really digging Voodoo Cowbell (an Imperial stout). Which is weird cuz I'm usually not a big stout person. Even more weird because I don't tend to like sweet things. Though oddly enough, my two favorite stouts are both disgustingly sweet... this and Southern Tier's Creme Brulee stout. Coincidence?

Bonus tip: Do half and half with one of these and a strawberry beer like Samuel Smith's or Fruli's. It's like chocolate covered strawberries in yo mouf mmmm.

Wow this post is girly as shit. I'm almost ashamed haha.

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