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DIS Dads Craft Beer/Homebrewing Enthusiast Thread

Discussion in 'DIS Dads' started by IndyDisney, May 30, 2011.

  1. WDW Obsessed

    WDW Obsessed Mouseketeer

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    OK I'll bite...(Puts flame suit on)

    I picked up used Mr. Beer keg kit (free mind you), and only tested it out once. It came out awful. I can only assume it was due to poor sanitiziation on my part. When I put my mix in the keg, it ended up with lumps of what I can only assume was yeast.

    I followed the instructions, but think I cooked my mix at too high of a temp. I'm not sure since it was over a year ago.

    The follow up.....after that first batch went down the drain I grabbed a bigger and better kit. I bougt them so long ago I don't remember what hops goes with which malts. I have like 3 different kind of hops and malts, as well as "alcohol booster bags."

    Any tips/instructions on what I should do? I have no instructions on which packs go together. Looking to start trying from scratch again.
     
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  3. scott2997

    scott2997 DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio

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  4. DH-2-mamaduck

    DH-2-mamaduck DisDad#446 - You're just jealous the voices don't

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  5. AJRitz

    AJRitz DIS DAD #420

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    I mentioned this site (and the associated iPhone app) on a recent podcast (not yet released), but it bears mentioning here. There are a group of Disney/Beer fans who have a blog called Beers & Ears, and they've recently released an iPhone app as well. It's a pretty straightforward concept - the app lists all of the beers available at various locations at Walt Disney World, and includes reviews of any of the beers that they've reviewed for their blog as well. It even uses geolocation in the app to help you discover what beers are available near your present location.

    I can't wait to try out the app next month. :)
     
  6. mattsdragon

    mattsdragon <font color=red>DDC #595 <img src=http://photopost

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    Wow, once again this thread pops up on a day that I just completed bottling.

    IPA this time around. Tasted it as it was going down the bottling tube, yummy, but I needed more bittering hops, at least the wife will enjoy it.
     
  7. DH-2-mamaduck

    DH-2-mamaduck DisDad#446 - You're just jealous the voices don't

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    This has been one of my favorites over the past year.

    Furious
    A tempest on the tongue, or a moment of pure hop bliss? Brewed with a dazzling blend of American hops and Scottish malt, this crimson-hued ale delivers waves of citrus, pine and caramel-toffee. For those who favor flavor, Furious has the hop-fire your taste buds have been screeching for.
    STYLE: American India Pale Ale
    MALT: Pale Ale, Golden Promise, Aromatic, Medium Crystal, Roasted Barley
    HOPS: Warrior, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Amarillo
    YEAST: English Ale

    OG: 15º Plato
    ABV: 6.5% v/v
    COLOR: 27 ºSRM
    IBU: 99
    AVAILABILITY: Cans and Kegs Year Round


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  8. IndyDisney

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    I so wish we could get this in western PA. I've gotten my hands on a few cans through trade, and the beer is great.

    On a side note, lucked into a case of Hopslam last week......every year I forget how good it is. Love it.

    Cheers,
    Indy
     
  9. Agent P

    Agent P He's a Platypus, they don't do much

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    Just found this thread, ironically right after bottling my first batch in nearly 5 years. Hopefully a good Pale Ale. All I need now is a good name for my brews. Would Brewinator be evil or ironic or just explode?
     
  10. DH-2-mamaduck

    DH-2-mamaduck DisDad#446 - You're just jealous the voices don't

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    This was in the bIrth day card I received today:

    The pessimist says, "the glass is half empty."
    The Optimist says, "the glass is half full."
    I say, "just make sure it's beer in there!"
     
  11. wasnotafan

    wasnotafan All that fresh air over the years has done me good

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    Anybody growing theirr won hops?
     
  12. DH-2-mamaduck

    DH-2-mamaduck DisDad#446 - You're just jealous the voices don't

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    I come to Pittsuburgh 2x a year (March & August) but by flight...may be too hard to smuggle you some.
     
  13. DH-2-mamaduck

    DH-2-mamaduck DisDad#446 - You're just jealous the voices don't

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    Hennepin is pretty good, but for $8/pint, I'd just get a 6 pack of Blue Moon.

    Beer: Hennepin
    Brewery: Ommegang
    Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
    Malts: Pilsner, pale, corn
    Hops: Styrian Golding
    Spices: Coriander, sweet orange peel, ginger, grains of paradise
    Yeast: Ommegang house yeast
    OG: 16.8 deg Plato
    FG: 2.6 deg Plato
    ABV: 7.7%
    IBU: 24

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  14. DH-2-mamaduck

    DH-2-mamaduck DisDad#446 - You're just jealous the voices don't

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    Ehhhh....not to sure yet, but love the label! :confused3

    Beer: Arrogant Ba$tard Ale
    Brewery: Stone Brewery
    ALC 7.2%
    Label on the bottle
    This is an aggressive ale. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory–maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beverage will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make things taste better. Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this.

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  15. DH-2-mamaduck

    DH-2-mamaduck DisDad#446 - You're just jealous the voices don't

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  16. cheryllarsen

    cheryllarsen Mouseketeer

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    Trying to get my hubby excited about a visit to DIsney. This may work. :)
     
  17. cheryllarsen

    cheryllarsen Mouseketeer

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    Love Disney, unfornunately the hubby, not so much. :/
     
  18. AJRitz

    AJRitz DIS DAD #420

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    We just recorded a podcast last night about good beer (and good places to drink it) in Walt Disney World. It's scheduled for release a week from this Sunday. When it comes out, you'll find it on our blog at http://disdads.com/
     
  19. brewcrew80

    brewcrew80 Mouseketeer

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    I love that this thread exists.

    I'm a beer nerd and have been wanting to start brewing my own for a while. haven't taken the plunge yet.

    My bro got me a ton of craft beer for christmas. I'll finally get to try dogfish head 120. Saving it for a special occasion. I was hoping a Packer Super Bowl. :furious:
     
  20. Maroonag1

    Maroonag1 DisDad #730

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    It looks like most of the brewers here use good stainless kettles and fermenting tanks. I feel a little out of place but I have used a Mr. Beer keg for a couple of batches and they came out well. The pre-made wort helps and I have a perfect cabinet to store the keg for fermenting.
    The great thing about Texas is we have Shiner, if you like German style lagers and ales they are the best (you can get free samples at the brewery). Also i live in Austin and there are several home-brew groups here in town that have regular meet and drinks, along with a ton of resturants that have there own made on site brands.
     
  21. Cinderella's Fella

    Cinderella's Fella DIS Dad #215 Maryland, The Land Of Merry!

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