Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OldDude49, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Loved beer ever since I was a kid...

    drank it most of my life...

    but have been noticing a thing that makes it much less appealing to me now...

    some seem to think adding more and more hops to it and making it more and more bitter is somehow... flavor?

    loved Guiness when i first tried it... had a good flavor... just picked up some with a "now even better" on the box...

    huh? much more bitter now... <sigh>

    why can't they go drink an IPA n leave other peoples beers alone...

    Just venting... beer used to be good stuff .. and it was good without so much bitterness in it...

    but now...
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  2. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Never liked beer, always thought it smelt like horse piss...
    Cider on the other hand... mmmm

    But now a lot of the cider makers are adding sugar & making them to sweet... why mess with a good thing?
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  3. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Trying pretty hard to lay off the sauce these days personally....
    I'm no Brewmaster Beerologist but I've drank a few in my life...(a few he says)...

    Coors Banquet Beer
    Give this one a go - it aint bitter.

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  4. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Never liked beer? Blaspheme!:lol:

    Know what you're talking about OldDude. For some reason a raunchy aftertaste has somehow become a modern fashion statement.
  5. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    I too don't care for hoppy beer but it seems to be a growing trend. I bought some Giuness on Friday and thankfully mine was not improved. Now I'll know to steer clear of any with that information on the packaging. I brew a lot of the beer I drink and go lightly on the hops in a more traditional style for porters and stouts.

    Too much hops in your system can lead to brewers droop, a permanent affliction. Look that one up.

    Other plants were used for bittering beer before the Catholic Church got involved in the brewing business back in the Middle Ages. The other bittering agents were outlawed and you had to buy your hops from approved sources, which were abbeys that specialized in hops production, so the church got their share of profits from the booming beer industry of the time.

    The Scot's used to bitter their beer with heather, and when prepared properly the imbibers would have hallucinations to accompany their beer buzz. One of my favorite poems is Heather Ale by Robert Louis Stevenson and it deals with the heather brewing secret held by the last surviving Scottish Picts. A lot of the ancient brews worldwide were psychoactive and provided a lot more than a beer buzz.

    I'm researching and experimenting, and have seed for the type of heather the Picts used in their brew. You will know I have been successful if you see me running down the street naked, screaming "Take no prisoners."
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  6. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Pretty much only drink micro brews now days....I like my beer dark..... porters and stouts are about all I can stand anymore.
    The rest just taste and smells bad to me....I was going to say like piss water...but someone would accuse me of drinking just that. :p
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  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    I really fell in love with the "Old World" types and styles of beer, Finding them here in the states is a challenge, so I became my own Beermiester! I brew my own and am constantly inventing new recipes to add to my library of brew knowledge. Like most, I have found the American Beers to be bitter and over hopped. Even more traditional Beers have been "improved" to boost sales to the detriment of flavor and drinkability!
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  9. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    So what a couple people are sayin is I need to do is start makin my own?
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Yup, and post the recipe and success in the Beer Tent thread.
  11. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    gonna has ta constipate on this here some.... lesee make own beer... less bitter +...

    buy buncha stuff so's I can make beer maybe a -... hmmm....

    yep gonna has to constipate a bunch on thishere...
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  12. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    The beer tent needs to be a child board or sub forum or all the home brew recipes will get lost in the chatter.... :whistle:
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    There's a Beer board here?!?!? Man, this sight has EVERY thing a man could ever want! LOL Seriously, I need to find this, always looking to swipe new recipes!
  14. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

  15. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    That goes into the thinking pot, but we DO have a recipe thread that might work.
  16. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    In all the time I've been here, I've never come across it.... :rolleyes:
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  17. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I try to brew good dark -porter
    Im so behind , I don't have enough time to brew & work + run the ranch , 05:30-19:00 is the day

    Slow Sloth
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  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I think we may need to create a sub link......
  19. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  20. Olympic mountain man

    Olympic mountain man just a lonely cook

    Dead guy ale cures everything
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