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  •  I hear you tom 47 (6+ / 0-)

    As a homebrewer, I am not excited by the possibilty of more expensive grains. They are already one of the most expensive parts.
    As for hops, I started growing my own a few years ago. Willamette grows like a weed for me. Am going to try Saaz or Hellertau this year.
    I make an IPA that has some much hopping it hurts!!!

    •  Budweiser sampled beer with OR hops (2+ / 0-)
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      Nerdsie, Port City Moon
      One of the waterfront park events last summer in Portland OR featured a beer being sampled by Budweiser that had Williamette valley hops.  Pretty good stuff, but they didn't (apparently) go into production with it.  It was likely an attempt to counter the local craft beers in Oregon beating them up in the marketplace.

      For me, Full Sail brews are my choice.  Local, employee-owned, several choices of ale (and now a lager beer as well.)

      Beer was meant to be local!  I live in downtown Portland, and there's a Full Sail micro-brewery in a restaurant just across the street.  MMMMMMMMMM!

      The Democratic Party: We the People (7801)

      by JimPortlandOR on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 12:02:09 PM PST

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      •  Ok, let me ask: (0+ / 0-)

        will hops grow in north Texas (Dallas)?  I suspect not, but will try anything (sheesh, I only need about an ounce per batch - - I make 2 gal. batches (no more room than that. SO won't let me have my own refrigerator in the garage... ;-(>   )

        I was thinking of the grains as much as the hops going up in price.

        Torture is Wrong!

        by tom 47 on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 12:11:03 PM PST

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      •  gotta go with roots, myself:) (0+ / 0-)

        first fully organic brewery. right across the river... they're expanding soon. maybe to the west side?

        Bush supports the John McCain Doctrine of escalation.

        by colorless green ideas on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 02:09:54 PM PST

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    •  As I mention elsewhere, I but a 50 pound bag (0+ / 0-)

      of Ale Malt for $40, good for about 6 five gallon batches. Altogether 2 cases of beer cost about $12 in materials, not counting water, cost of bottles or equipment, and time. It does take time.

      17. Ne5

      In chess you may hit a man when he's down -- Irving Chernev, on Przepiorka v. Prokes, Budapest, 1929

      by Spud1 on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 12:40:40 PM PST

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