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Old 12-03-2010, 05:05 PM   #11
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11lbs of flaked rye may throw off your grain absorption number.
That is definitely the case, little rye sponges! I used a couple more gallons in the sparge, but I think that was good because I had a great rolling boil throughout.

I think I am at about 19.5 gallons right now, but we shall see.
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good god that's a h*ll of a brewery

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I have been lurking as well. It took me a second to process the grain bill as well. I am headed in this same direction soon.

How long are you going to age it? and how long on the oak?

I am a little jealous of the 38 degree new mexico day. It was 25 here this AM, and with the humidity it hurts.

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AnOldUR,

Cute bugeater. I assume she is your's? How old now?

I have 2 boys, 11 and 10. Kids are absolutely the best thing in the world!

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The brewery keeps growing. I now have a coldroom!

I will age it until the fall and oak it for 4 months.

I will see how it turns out, but I may add some raspberries to a portion of this as well. I like to add a can of puree to 3 gallons and then blend that in to whatever makes me happy.

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I also have a new HLT. It is the same tank JohnBeer bought. Ain't ebay great?! Basically a 70 gallon keg (or something like that, I can't remember the exact volume)! Now the smaller kettle (on the right, not the one on wheels) serves as the Mash/Lauter tun. I am also using a whirlpool chiller these days and don't use the 2-zone plate chiller unless I am making lager. The W/C is so much easier to clean!

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I have been lurking as well. It took me a second to process the grain bill as well. I am headed in this same direction soon.

How long are you going to age it? and how long on the oak?

I am a little jealous of the 38 degree new mexico day. It was 25 here this AM, and with the humidity it hurts.
oh, stop whining. it was like 20 this morning, 30 right now.
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The brewery keeps growing. I now have a coldroom!

I will age it until the fall and oak it for 4 months.

I will see how it turns out, but I may add some raspberries to a portion of this as well. I like to add a can of puree to 3 gallons and then blend that in to whatever makes me happy.
i like sprecher's generation porter (~6% porter with a bit of cocoa and raspberries) a lot. i don't know if i'd oak and berry tho
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Kids are absolutely the best thing in the world!
Yeah, but grandkids are almost as good!

That's Eva, my granddaughter. Just turned one last month. Both my son (27) and daughter (34) made grandparents out of us last year.

Makes getting old almost worth it.
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i like sprecher's generation porter (~6% porter with a bit of cocoa and raspberries) a lot. i don't know if i'd oak and berry tho
No, I wouldn't oak and berry.

I don't know Sprecher's, but I wouldn't mind resolving that situation! I make Rasperry RIS now and again. I really like the results!
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