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mwsrosso
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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669516 - 04/27/11 05:22 AM

For those of you that like draft Guinness I can recommend this if you can get hold of any outside the UK:

http://www.marstonsbeercompany.co.uk/our_brands/marstons/oysterstout.asp

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yagsy
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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669567 - 04/27/11 08:56 AM

Oh that is true, Peter. I really was only thinking of beer, not wine or alcohol. I'm not much of a wine drinker anyway, so I forget about how yes, wine and alcohol are higher in alcohol content.

Mark, I will definitely be on the lookout for Marsten's. Thanks!

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Peter Ruscoe
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Re: Beer [Re: yagsy]
      #669570 - 04/27/11 09:21 AM

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... and alcohol are higher in alcohol content



Are you sure you haven't been sampling <grin>?

I knew what you meant, really!

I was only using alcopop and wine as examples, but it was your earlier remark, "Note: less sugar means less alcohol content." While true, that has nothing to do with "... Guinness ... contains a very tiny amount of sugar." If they so chose, they could brew a stout that has more residual sugar and low alcohol, or vice versa.


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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #669667 - 04/28/11 05:15 AM

It kind of goes like this with the raw fermentable:

Very high sugar = high alcohol and residual sweetness
High sugar = high alcohol and some residual sweetness
Medium sugar = medium alcohol and low/no residual sweetness
Low sugar = low alcohol and low/no residual sweetness

Of course, the residual sweetness can be manipulated by yeast selection and fermentation temperature. Also, a non-fermentable sugar like lactose can be used to add sweetness.

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Re: Beer [Re: jpolvino]
      #670604 - 05/06/11 01:32 AM

Tried Bud Lite for the first time in a very long time yesterday, in a vain attempt to cut the calories. Still have five cans left out of the six pack if any one out there wants them. Never again, need a pint of Guinness quick just to check if my taste buds are still working.

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Walen
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Re: Beer [Re: Shane_MacLaughlin]
      #670624 - 05/06/11 09:01 AM

Shane - Next time stick with water.

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Peter Ruscoe
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Re: Beer [Re: Walen]
      #670631 - 05/06/11 10:34 AM

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Tried Bud Lite for the first time in a very long time yesterday



Dear Lord! Do you know what they MAKE that stuff from? RICE, for crying out loud!

I abandoned almost all Budweider products long ago. There are still a couple that are drinkable (if I'm thirsty enough), and they stopped making the one my wife liked (she is NOT a beer drinker.) It's original name was (and I don't think I can do this correctly with UBB) B[superscript E] pronounced "B to the E." Not surprisingly, THAT name didn't catch on, so they changed it to "Bud Extra." It was really an alcopop, and they modified its formula, then dropped it altogether. I still have one of the original 10oz cans of "B to the E" inscribed "beer with caffeine, ginseng and guarana extract and natural flavor. 6.6% alc. vol." It also doesn't have a date on the bottom of the can, despite the rather twee legend "See bottom for BORN ON DATE." (Registered trade mark, by the way!)


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michaeljf
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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #670636 - 05/06/11 11:17 AM

I call Budweiser "the beer for those who like to urinate - ALOT"...I'm not much of a beer snob since I do enjoy a PBR with a BBQ now and again but Budweiser just has something in it I don't like. Cheap beer in college was never Bud, then it was too expensive for us...now its too cheap for me.

I also avoid anything with Lite in the name...if I want a lighter beer I go for an IPA.

If I was going to drink rice I'd make sure it was sake...much better...and not as nasty a next day as Maotai.

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Shane_MacLaughlin
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Re: Beer [Re: michaeljf]
      #670664 - 05/07/11 07:03 AM

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I also avoid anything with Lite in the name...if I want a lighter beer I go for an IPA.




Had some bottles of Punk IPA last week, and loved it. Fantastic flavour, highly recommended.

Bud on the other hand is like making love in a canoe.

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Peter Ruscoe
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Re: Beer [Re: Shane_MacLaughlin]
      #670671 - 05/07/11 12:09 PM

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Bud on the other hand is like making love in a canoe.




Nah - not nearly as much fun


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NoUse4aName
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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #670697 - 05/08/11 08:45 AM

Guinness is a relatively light beer to begin with.

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Shane_MacLaughlin
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Re: Beer [Re: NoUse4aName]
      #670802 - 05/09/11 08:12 AM

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Guinness is a relatively light beer to begin with.




Hmmm, so what would you label as a dark beer, and where would Bud fit into this spectrum?

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NoUse4aName
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Re: Beer [Re: Shane_MacLaughlin]
      #670804 - 05/09/11 08:24 AM

Light as in calories/carbs. It has the reputation of being a meal in a glass, but compared to a typical american non-light beer, Guinness is a diet drink.

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Re: Beer [Re: Peter Ruscoe]
      #678332 - 07/12/11 11:22 AM

Sounds like my barrel aged stout is coming out of the barrel late September. They took a gravity reading and we're at ~13% alcohol. Don't really want it to get much hotter than that.

I've brewed 20 gallons of an IPA I really like, and another batch of wheat beer. 5 gallons straight off the recipe, and the other 5 are currently soaking on mangos and pineapples. I'll keg that Sunday.

I think my next adventure will be with a German Dunkelweizen. I personally liked Shiner's Holiday Cheer beer which was a dunkelweizen with peach/pecans. May tweak half the batch with something similar.

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #691144 - 11/15/11 08:08 AM

Wow... brewed so many beers since July.

The bourbon barrel stout is STILL aging; targeting to be "harvested" in December. We're brewing a clone of Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barley wine to put right back into the barrel and age for another ~year or so.

When I brewed my stout for that barrel project I made more than just for the barrel. During the CMAs, a brewclub in Nashville, TN also hosts a beer competition. I thought the stout I made stood up on its own so I bottled up 2 and shipped them to Nashville.

I am now "Award Winning Brewer" SteveO I took a silver medal in the stout category.

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #691299 - 11/16/11 09:56 AM

Congrats SteveO!!

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Re: Beer [Re: michaeljf]
      #694750 - 01/03/12 12:50 PM

Thanks. Pulled the stout of the whiskey barrel a few weeks ago and participated in another group brew project to fill it right back up with a barleywine we plan to let sit until Thanksgiving time again.

I'm trying to "map out" my brews for the year and have a couple I'd like to repeat (my IPA, pineapple/mango wheat, traditional bock) and a few new ones I haven't brewed before: Golden pilsner, dopplebock, Oktoberfest, something I'll be calling "Girl Stout Cookies," and a few sour beers.

I figure 125 gallons is a good target for the year!

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Re: Beer [Re: SteveO44]
      #718744 - 10/25/12 08:19 AM

Didn't get much of a chance to brew as often as I'd liked to this year, but we're getting ready to pull the Bigfoot Barleywine out of the whiskey barrel this Sunday.

Going into the barrel this time around is something called Donkere Geneeskunde. It's a Flanders sour brown.

Any of you all ever venture into sour beers?

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