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    Black Hawk, SD
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    Bonsai, Japanese gardening, beer-themed Haiku, and tagging Mr. Beer forum members that have not posted anything since 2012.

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  1. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 MUG Competition

    This is awesome!!!
  2. Bonsai & Brew

    MUG Nationals

    Thanks -- I missed your earlier post!
  3. Bonsai & Brew

    MUG Nationals

    I'm with Creeps on this one. What's up Yoda?
  4. Bonsai & Brew

    Redwood Ale

    This is a good beer. I never would have been original enough to think of adding a Robust LME to the Northwest Pale Ale HME so thanks @MRB Josh R and @MRB Tim for that!
  5. Bonsai & Brew

    Calidelic Mandarin IPA ?

    I've got a Cream Ale recipe in the works and I'm saving my flaked corn for that but that would work well. I ended up using a little Belgian biscuit malt along with the 2-row, then went hop-happy with Summit, Citra, Simcoe and Mandarina Bavaria.🍊🍊🍊
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    Calidelic Mandarin IPA ?

    I'll chuck the Caramel 120 and go with something a little lighter, then substitute Pale DME for LME. Other than that, I think I've got all those hops on hand for a mid/late summer session IPA.
  7. Bonsai & Brew

    Calidelic Mandarin IPA ?

    I bought some mandarins today....🍊🍺🤔
  8. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    With @Cato on vacation, I though I just as well drink the trub bottle of Rock & Rye Baltic Porter too. This one is definitely a contender, haha.
  9. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    It tasted about what I expected after just a month of conditioning as the high ABV is overpowering the malt profile somewhat. I like it though and it should develop nicely by Christmas.
  10. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    Look what @Cato started -- I'm drinking my trub bottle of 9% ABV Chartwell's!
  11. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    Nice job!🍻
  12. Bonsai & Brew


    I'm 94.9% sure that I drank the last bottle this past Spring but I'm gonna check inventory anyway. You could definitely still pick up on the barrel-aging but the amaretto flavor had faded considerably. You got me thinking about an all-grain version though, so thanks!
  13. Hope that everyone enjoys a safe Independence Day!
  14. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    Did someone say dessert? Nice!
  15. Bonsai & Brew

    beer captured

    Added to queue... I've never had a Long Trail Ale but the New Englanders around here used to brag it up.