NFR Bottling our first brew

#31
Do you have a kegerator setup? I miss mine from school. Live so close to the redhook brewery now it would be so convienent.
For one... if you live close to Budhook, why would you get their crap beer over Black Raven, Triplehorn, or Dirty Bucket?

I linked my Kegerator setup on the first page. I put up pictures of the build project.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#32
For one... if you live close to Budhook, why would you get their crap beer over Black Raven, Triplehorn, or Dirty Bucket?

I linked my Kegerator setup on the first page. I put up pictures of the build project.
Ahh thanks didnt see it.

As for redhook, the girlfriend likes it which is half the battle!

Blackraven is pretty good
 
#33
Ahh thanks didnt see it.

As for redhook, the girlfriend likes it which is half the battle!

Blackraven is pretty good
Black Raven is one of the best in the NW. Possibly the best along with Chuckanut.

Redhook is far below average in quality. I used to get a paycheck from making the redhook crap... so I'm extra critical.
 

Rick Todd

Active Member
#34
I brewed / bottled back in the 70' and the cheapest beer for the empties for the Reinlander, $5.85 a case. I used the Grolsch for my share.

That smile on Rick's face is because he and Islander are retired and thankful that Roper & I are still working and helping to pay for that retirement.....
You guys will be happy to know I'm actually working today! The new owner of my dental practice is a Seahawks season ticket holder and is in Seattle for the celebration and I'm substituting for him-so I'm really not totally retired:) Rick
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#35
Black Raven is one of the best in the NW. Possibly the best along with Chuckanut.

Redhook is far below average in quality. I used to get a paycheck from making the redhook crap... so I'm extra critical.
All preferences in taste I guess. Put black raven in Bend and it wouldn't crack the top 5 in my book. But up here? Its near the top of the list.

Part of that is probably because I'm at black raven once a month and bend 2-3 times/yr, so I guess I'm biased.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#36
You guys will be happy to know I'm actually working today! The new owner of my dental practice is a Seahawks season ticket holder and is in Seattle for the celebration and I'm substituting for him-so I'm really not totally retired:) Rick
You just sold your dental practice? Congrats! GF's dad just sold his on Friday and my dad is probably going to sell his in the next few years up here.
 
#37
All preferences in taste I guess. Put black raven in Bend and it wouldn't crack the top 5 in my book. But up here? Its near the top of the list.

Part of that is probably because I'm at black raven once a month and bend 2-3 times/yr, so I guess I'm biased.
Issue with Budhook is that there is an off flavor in their beer from poor process. An off flavor they intentionally seek out (due to poor brewing practice they made their standard back in the 80s).
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#38
Issue with Budhook is that there is an off flavor in their beer from poor process. An off flavor they intentionally seek out (due to poor brewing practice they made their standard back in the 80s).
Ahhh interesting. I know nothing about brewing, just know if I enjoy the taste or not. Did you work w/ a guy named Belobradic?
 
#39
Ahhh interesting. I know nothing about brewing, just know if I enjoy the taste or not. Did you work w/ a guy named Belobradic?
No idea who that is. But yeah... There's a few flavors that once someone points it out to you, it ruins a lot of poorly brewed beer for you.

In the case of Redhook (and many others), that flavor is buttered popcorn.
 

Rick Todd

Active Member
#40
You just sold your dental practice? Congrats! GF's dad just sold his on Friday and my dad is probably going to sell his in the next few years up here.
I sold it in November 2012. Since then I've been working one day a week on Monday. Fill in for the new guy occasionally. Perfect set up for me as I still like dentistry and seeing all my old patients who are like friends to me! Gives me lots of time to fish and hunt and ski! Rick
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#41
I suppose you'll want some royalties for that, huh?

Tough! Get over it Jim...:p
I'm not a beer drinker. I can only stand about one can or bottle and then I through with it.

Call it what you want. "Old Man not drinking beer" is a good name.
 
#42
Nice Roper!

I don't do beer but I did my first batch of red wine last fall. Picked 200lbs+ of Syrah over in Zillah tat will be bottled this spring. Mine will be 'Enchanted Waters' named after the Sol Duc.

Making beer and wine (or any other food starve process) are a great way to connect with the history of human development while creating something tasty at the same time. Win-Win!
 
#43
Nice Dog, Water Spaniel or Poodle? I love standard poodles, heard they are great birders. My dad's all time favorite was an Irish Water Spaniel (before my time, damn it).