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Old 04-25-2016, 03:03 PM   #2121
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Is there a 40K thread on mt.net?
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If there is, this isn't it.


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Holy ****, is that Warhammer 40k?!?!
Why, are you a fanboy?







On a more beer related note, the new 2016 release of Stone's Imperial Russian Stout has hit the stores.
(highly suitable for aging)

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Old 04-25-2016, 07:34 PM   #2124
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I hate stouts but I love stone. Definitely something i'll have to try.
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Jesus christ keep that away from me, I managed to break my table top gaming addiction years ago.

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I hate just about every single stout I've ever tried. I really like blonde ales as well as IPAs. I tried blue moon white IPA for the first time the other and it wasn't half bad.
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I haven't found any bourbon barrel aged beers I've enjoyed.
Go try Big Bad Baptist by Epic Brewing. It be barrel aged but you probably won't notice- it's not bourbon-y and one of the best stouts in general IMO. I've been meaning to open mine up and review it here. It's one of the few beers I buy consistently out of everything I've ever had.
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I have a stout that is currently finishing out fermentation. OG was 1.104. I'm expecting somewhere in the 13% range ABV. When it finishes, I will add coconut and cacao nibs for a few days.
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Go try Big Bad Baptist by Epic Brewing. It be barrel aged but you probably won't notice- it's not bourbon-y and one of the best stouts in general IMO. I've been meaning to open mine up and review it here. It's one of the few beers I buy consistently out of everything I've ever had.
I'll definitely have to put that on my to-try list.
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I have a stout that is currently finishing out fermentation. OG was 1.104. I'm expecting somewhere in the 13% range ABV. When it finishes, I will add coconut and cacao nibs for a few days.
Oh ****, you brew your own beer?
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Yeah, since forever. I used to post my experiments in this thread but no one really seemed interested. This past year I've been brewing large belgians, and I got to the point where I can repeatedly make this 11% belgian strong dark ale that tastes really smooth. It helped me learn about brewing with candi sugar. Which brings me to the current beer experiment... I took the candi sugar, the yeast and the special B from the belgian and combined it with a bunch of roast malts, some victory malt and about 10 lbs of 2 row to make a very strong stout that should hopefully be halfway between a belgian quad and an imperial stout. I used the darkest chocolate and roast malts possible so I'm expecting it too look like motor oil with a head that looks like foam rubber.

The last attempt came out a bit too roasty, but hopefuly this one will be perfect. If it tastes right I'm going to add cacao nibs and coconut extract. Should be like funky buddha last snow crossed with a barleywine.
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Wow man, sounds like you're pretty into it! If you're selling a few bottles, I'd be interested in trying some!
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Yeah, since forever. I used to post my experiments in this thread but no one really seemed interested. This past year I've been brewing large belgians, and I got to the point where I can repeatedly make this 11% belgian strong dark ale that tastes really smooth. It helped me learn about brewing with candi sugar. Which brings me to the current beer experiment... I took the candi sugar, the yeast and the special B from the belgian and combined it with a bunch of roast malts, some victory malt and about 10 lbs of 2 row to make a very strong stout that should hopefully be halfway between a belgian quad and an imperial stout. I used the darkest chocolate and roast malts possible so I'm expecting it too look like motor oil with a head that looks like foam rubber.

The last attempt came out a bit too roasty, but hopefuly this one will be perfect. If it tastes right I'm going to add cacao nibs and coconut extract. Should be like funky buddha last snow crossed with a barleywine.
Sounds like something I routinely pay good money for.
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Sounds like something I routinely pay good money for.
I'd definitely buy a bottle or two. Let us know if you're willing to sell some man.
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Can't brew for sale without permission from feds, otherwise ATF will kick down my door, shoot my dogs, etc. IIRC, you need federal and state licenses and inspections and you have to pay tax on it as well. It's a huge pain in the *** to transition from home brewing to commercial brewing, even on a small scale.

So basically I can't sell unless I open a brewery. And that would mean buying real equipment because breweries don't brew in 5 gallon batches.

I haven't done the math recently, but I am pretty something like half the price of beer in the store is tax. I have yet to brew a beer, no matter how ridiculous, that was more than 10 bucks a gallon to make, including yeast, grain, hops and other adjuncts. An average beer is something like 20-30 bucks for 5 gallons. If I bought base malt in bulk it would be something like 15 bucks a batch.
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Can't brew for sale without permission from feds, otherwise ATF will kick down my door, shoot my dogs, etc. IIRC, you need federal and state licenses and inspections and you have to pay tax on it as well. It's a huge pain in the *** to transition from home brewing to commercial brewing, even on a small scale.

So basically I can't sell unless I open a brewery. And that would mean buying real equipment because breweries don't brew in 5 gallon batches.

I haven't done the math recently, but I am pretty something like half the price of beer in the store is tax. I have yet to brew a beer, no matter how ridiculous, that was more than 10 bucks a gallon to make, including yeast, grain, hops and other adjuncts. An average beer is something like 20-30 bucks for 5 gallons. If I bought base malt in bulk it would be something like 15 bucks a batch.
Then don't "sell" it.

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Monks Blood is a super solid offering, I just wish it was avalible year round. There is nothing about the phrase "Belgian Strong Dark Ale" I don't like.

Fireside Chat is another good seasonal from 21st Amendment if you can find it.
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AlwaysBroken: what diameter blow off tube are you using? With the big Trappist style beers I've been using 1" ID tube and a 2g pail for an airlock
I switched to a larger fermenter and stopped needing a blow-off tube a while back. Don't remember the size but it was way less than an inch.
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Go try Big Bad Baptist by Epic Brewing. It be barrel aged but you probably won't notice- it's not bourbon-y and one of the best stouts in general IMO. I've been meaning to open mine up and review it here. It's one of the few beers I buy consistently out of everything I've ever had.
They are holding a tasting of "Son of the Baptist" tomorrow at a local bottle shop. BBB is in my top 3 stouts.
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Can't brew for sale without permission from feds, otherwise ATF will kick down my door, shoot my dogs, etc. IIRC, you need federal and state licenses and inspections and you have to pay tax on it as well. It's a huge pain in the *** to transition from home brewing to commercial brewing, even on a small scale.

So basically I can't sell unless I open a brewery. And that would mean buying real equipment because breweries don't brew in 5 gallon batches.

I haven't done the math recently, but I am pretty something like half the price of beer in the store is tax. I have yet to brew a beer, no matter how ridiculous, that was more than 10 bucks a gallon to make, including yeast, grain, hops and other adjuncts. An average beer is something like 20-30 bucks for 5 gallons. If I bought base malt in bulk it would be something like 15 bucks a batch.
Damn that's crazy, I guess i'll just have to get into brewing and try to make my own. How long have you been brewing for?
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IS THAT MECH WARRIOR?!?!
Of course! I might even have miniatures somewhere but its been a while

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Oh ****, you brew your own beer?
A few of us do actually. I know Joe P used to brew, and Monk and I have been known to whip out a batch now and then.

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I used to post my experiments in this thread but no one really seemed interested.
Post more you hoebag!

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This past year I've been brewing large belgians, and I got to the point where I can repeatedly make this 11% belgian strong dark ale that tastes really smooth. It helped me learn about brewing with candi sugar. Which brings me to the current beer experiment... I took the candi sugar, the yeast and the special B from the belgian and combined it with a bunch of roast malts, some victory malt and about 10 lbs of 2 row to make a very strong stout that should hopefully be halfway between a belgian quad and an imperial stout. I used the darkest chocolate and roast malts possible so I'm expecting it too look like motor oil with a head that looks like foam rubber.
That sounds amazing. Funny, I've got grain for a rip off of NB's Festivus Miracle Holiday Ale sitting in my kitchen, including 2lbs of candi sugar.

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I switched to a larger fermenter and stopped needing a blow-off tube a while back. Don't remember the size but it was way less than an inch.
I switched to acid carboys (7.5g IIRC?) and its helped A LOT, but I'm still surprised you are not getting blowouts with big belgians. How do you oxygenate?
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Of course! I might even have miniatures somewhere but its been a while



A few of us do actually. I know Joe P used to brew, and Monk and I have been known to whip out a batch now and then.
Oh man I haven't heard of mech warrior for a while, that game was ******* epic. How much does it cost to get all the equipment to start brewing small batches?
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