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Old 02-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Big brew day ahead

I have a big brew day ahead of me. Going to try to fit in 3 brews in this afternnon (and probably night). On the ticket: Stone 15th anniversery EBIPA, Red Rye, and a Hef that I might add some dried heather tips to. Still debating on the heather though.

What are others making today?

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Old 02-25-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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That's a lot of work for a late afternoon start. Gunns be a long night,even with a good burner. We brewed our current 2nd batch 5 days ago,her Summer Shandy.
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Brewing a dead guy ale clone right right now

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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Not brewing buy was wondering how your brews went? A few months ago I did a double batch of pumpkin ale and I wished I had started earlier.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #5
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I got 2 of them done today. I would of starter earlier, but I have a mead going, this 15th anniversary clone, and another mead in the ticket so I decided to go get a setup to pump some oxygen into them. Good investment it seems, the airlock on the mead is bubbling off 2x as fast for the last 6 hours, and the 15th (with the starter) has started bubbling very nice after only 3 hours. My red rye is done and I just dumped the San Diego Super Strain in it. Did the math, between the mead, the cider, and my 2 batches of beer, I have 19 gallons of potential beverages brewing, and I'm still making my heather hef mañana; guess it makes up for the few months I had nothing going.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:35 AM   #6
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Nice brew day! I brewed my house pale ale X2 today. Made some crucial 1st time mistakes on go 1 but as of 7 tonight I got 5.5 gal of some soon to be good ol pale ale session beer.

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Ps what are u using to pump o2 in your brew? I also must comment on your yeast. That stuff is the bomb I used it on a bells two hearted clone in dec. I think you will like it

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:53 AM   #8
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I just bought a fish tank pump at my local petco (I bought the smallest one they made and it put out more then enough) and bought a in line air filter and extra air stones. You may want to find a way to weigh down the stone as mine wanted to float. I have heard 1 min is fine, but since it was a air pump and not pure O2 I went 2 min.

With the SD super strain, i used it on my red rye straight from the vial. At 6 hours in carboy i could see it starting to get some action going and after 12 hours had as vigorous fermentation as the my 15th anniversary that had a 2L starter.

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Old 02-28-2012, 02:34 AM   #9
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Figured I would post an update. Finished the 3rd beer on Sunday afternoon without a hitch. Decided to go with the heather tips in the hef because, well, why not. I didnt get in to brewing to stick to the rules, as my friend say "I do what I want". lol. Cant wait for these to finish out a bit so I can take a gravity reading and take a taster.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:02 AM   #10
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Very nice my fellow San Diegan. I have 20 gallons fermenting right now too. That SD Super worked very well for me right out of the vial 4 batches ago.

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