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#21 HVB

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 04:49 PM

Ever seen someone open a 50# bag of DME to split? Awesome mess


You have to do it on a humid day!
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Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:30 AM

Are there not other factors at play? I haven't gone back but I suspect I could make a really good extract beer now that I have more knowledge and a better process.

That's it exactly.  It's usually not the extract, it's the brewer.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:56 AM

That's it exactly.  It's usually not the extract, it's the brewer.

 

well in this case porter did the whole shebang so it seems like a pretty even comparison in general.


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Posted 09 August 2021 - 08:22 AM

Back in old Greenboard days Old Fart and I would host extract / AG competitions at his house in VA. I took his extract IPA recipe and did an AG clone of it. It was amazingly close. The only difference was the AG had a bit more mouthfeel to it even though I mashed at 140 F. When it came to the heavier beers like big porters and RIS, his extract versions were lame. However, his IPA was excellent!

 

I wouldn't even attempt an extract pils.

 

In the FWIW dept. Years ago at mashout I ran into the head brewer from Victory. Although myself and others tasted otherwise he swore his Prima Pils was 100% pils malt and lagered. We all thought it was a blend with domestic 2 row and "lagered" with WLP001 chico. OTOH their Golden Monkey is freakin' awesome. Occasionally I can get it down here in TN!


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Posted 09 August 2021 - 08:35 AM

it's incredibly common for pros to use a blend of 2-row and pils from what I've seen.  they are trying to make money after all. 


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Posted 09 August 2021 - 09:05 AM

Back in old Greenboard days Old Fart and I would host extract / AG competitions at his house in VA. I took his extract IPA recipe and did an AG clone of it. It was amazingly close. The only difference was the AG had a bit more mouthfeel to it even though I mashed at 140 F. When it came to the heavier beers like big porters and RIS, his extract versions were lame. However, his IPA was excellent!

I wouldn't even attempt an extract pils.

In the FWIW dept. Years ago at mashout I ran into the head brewer from Victory. Although myself and others tasted otherwise he swore his Prima Pils was 100% pils malt and lagered. We all thought it was a blend with domestic 2 row and "lagered" with WLP001 chico. OTOH their Golden Monkey is freakin' awesome. Occasionally I can get it down here in TN!


Golden Monkey is one of my favorites. Been drinking that for years and years.
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Posted 12 August 2021 - 08:40 AM

Had it at the brewery. EXCELLENT!! Naturally it's better than the bottled version. Would have liked to have a second glass, but not at 8% and I'm driving.


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