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About JoshR

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  • Birthday 10/14/1977

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    Tucson, AZ
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    Brewing, bowling, camping, hiking, hunting, video games, winemaking, fermenting anything I can get my hands on. I also competitively race bicycles.

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  1. JoshR

    Backstory on my brewing experience

    Welcome, oldbagobones! It's amazing how far beer brewing has come on the social level in the past 20 years or so. Back in the day, you were considered sort of a mad scientist (of the best kind) when making beer - no one else was doing it. Nowadays, I have all sorts of friends asking me for recipes while sharing theirs, as well! It's a great bonding experience for everyone - not just the brewer, but the drinker, too. Welcome back to the obsession! 🍻
  2. JoshR

    Conditioning/Cider flavor

    Don't worry. You're good, bro. Just never ship beer via USPS. Always use UPS and FedEx and never tell them what's in it. If they do ask, just say it's yeast samples. Technically, it's true and legal. Cheers!
  3. Hit me up when this happens. Who knows where I'll be?
  4. JoshR

    MUG Nationals

    Confirmed! The competition is still on. I won't be organizing it, but I will be competing and judging, so be sure you bring your best beer, boys! 😈
  5. JoshR

    ABV boost

    Glad I was able to help!
  6. JoshR

    Tepache

    I LOVE Tepache! Especially the stuff made at Reverend Nat's Cidery in Portland, OR. As Rick correctly pointed out, it is not a beer. But it is not a liquor, either (liquor is distilled, Tepache is not). Tepache is a type of pineapple cider. And yes, it only takes a few days to ferment because it's not that alcoholic of a beverage to begin with. It only averages about 0.5% to 3% ABV. It uses natural yeast and bacteria found on the pineapple to ferment. It is typically mixed with beer to raise the ABV and temper the sweetness similar to a radler or shandy.
  7. None of our spigots have ever come with flat washers. They've always been tapered.
  8. Not sure what could have caused the extra bitterness unless you added too much hops for the 10 minute boil, or you boiled too long. I double checked the numbers on this recipe and confirmed that it is only 38 IBUs. When we brewed it here, it wasn't bitter at all.
  9. Sounds like it may have an infection. Can you describe the flavor better? Hops do not get more bitter over time, they do the complete opposite. This beer is only 38 IBUs and shouldn't be bitter at all unless you have some sort of infection. Also, some people simply perceive bitterness more than others so it could just be your taste buds, too.
  10. Did you let it age at room temps for 2 weeks after it was carbonated?
  11. Don't miss today's stream, which will be about Brut IPAs, a new style of IPA gaining traction along the west coast and just now starting to spread east. I've never made one of these beers before so we'll be learning together! NOTE: This beer style can only be made as an all-grain recipe and is not possible with extract brewing. Tune in at 2:30 (AZ time)!
  12. JoshR

    MUG Nationals

    Yes. And we will have the Conference site live very soon.
  13. JoshR

    MUG Nationals

    No. You don't need to mention any ingredients.
  14. JoshR

    New guy

    Actually, they can usually have these beers out of primary in 7-10 days. They have pressurized, temperature-controlled systems that can promote a full fermentation without off-flavors so it's a lot easier for them to ferment a large amount of batches in shorter periods of time.
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