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Old 05-27-2011, 11:58 PM   #131
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having made maple syrup, i can promise you that removing 50% of water will not make your beer super thick at all. it will be slightly thickened, like a good liquor should be, but far from syrup. good luck, this sounds like a killer experiment!

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:06 AM   #132
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made maple syrup with my grandfather eons ago (tapped his own trees, etc.) you want to talk about long boils - holy sh**...

can we get back to one masshole insulting the other massholes now?

oh, and am i the only one going "wtf" on a 240 bu IIIII(how many I's?)PA? lol - awesome... i want to try that beer...

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:48 AM   #133
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I wouldn't use the peat malt either. I hate that schit and it pisses me off when American brewers put it in their Scotch ales. If you want some smoke use some Rauch malt or smoke your own...oh oh... how about stick some in the smoker next time you're doing a pork shoulder or something? Mmm, maybe it'll add a hint of bacon to the beer.

PTN came into the store yesterday and was saying he won't be able to get online until Sunday or Monday.. can't wait to see his initial response to this thread.

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:52 AM   #134
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I would pay money to PTN's face while reading this!

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Old 05-29-2011, 05:37 AM   #135
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add 2ounces peat malt, by the time it ages, i doubt anyone will pick any of it up, it will just be hidden complexity

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Old 05-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #136
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oh, and am i the only one going "wtf" on a 240 bu IIIII(how many I's?)PA? lol - awesome... i want to try that beer...
You might be... Its just a 10% ABV Pliney clone. Most of the "Massholes" on this thread have had it and it actually won a 'best in show' at a homebrew fest last fall. I added one "I" and call it a "triple IPA" partly beause of the ABV but more because the hops are off the charts.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #137
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Just subscribing. Experiments are the fun of life.

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Gettin nervous about tomorrow being the brew day for batch number 1 of the U clone. The IIIPA is still hammering away somethig fierce on the airlock and if fermentation is still going that strong I may want to leave it alone for a couple more days.

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go for it, still 24hours give or take until pitching time

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Gettin nervous about tomorrow being the brew day for batch number 1 of the U clone. The IIIPA is still hammering away somethig fierce on the airlock and if fermentation is still going that strong I may want to leave it alone for a couple more days.
Go for it. Remember, the IIIPA isn't the issue; think how wonderful it'll be to pitch the U-clone on such an active ferment. Those yeasties are ACHING for more sugar! That uber-active fermenting yeast is just what the REAL beer wants to get started with.

If the IIIPA gets stuck later on (small probability), deal with it later. Or, don't, and just call it a barleywine.
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