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Old 08-12-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Christmas give away six-pack ideas?

I don't want to be late this year with my X-mas give away six pack. Especially if I wanted to brew something stronger, like Christmas beer or winter warmer, I need to start now.
I'm gonna brew Christmas Ale, IPA... But what else to put in the six pack?

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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What ever you have ready.... I'd do a mix of maybe a pale ale, stout...etc with you Christmas brew. Give people the chance to try a little of everything.... Just my HO.

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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I made an imperial stout that had maple syrup in it that would go perfect in a Christmas 6-pack. Good fire-side beer

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I'm starting a winter beer for holiday gifts this next weekend.

It's a 50.5 IBU, 1.105 OG Strong Ale with Crystal 60, 120 and chocolate malt, hopped with Galena and a Willamette late addition. I'm going to dry it out a bit with a half pound of honey as well. At 10.5% ABV, I figure it'll take until December to "mellow".

I'm going to prime with honey and pack it in starcapped, wax-sealed 6 oz champange bottles.

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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I'm also looking into what I can make for a Christmas beer to give out. I was thinking about a chocolate stout and some sort of malty/spicy brown. Suggestions?

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Old 08-12-2009, 09:25 PM   #6
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I'm going to pack it in starcapped, wax-sealed 6 oz champange bottles.
Look at you being all fancy
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Maybe even a red ribbon around the necks...

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im actually going to go with the 22 oz bottle this year. im gonna call it rudolfs punch. on the label i am going to have rudolf being donkey punched by santa. gonna be a spiced holiday cider maybe with some steeped grains. a little over five gallons gives me 30 x 22oz bottles

i like the idea of wax sealing the bottles i might have to steal that idea

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I'll be handing out a mixed sixer to a number of people this winter. I already have an Impy Stout and English Barleywine waiting to be bottled. They're 4 and 6 months old respectively. I'll also be rebrewing a spiced winter warmer that I brewed last year; this year less ginger! Took almost 6 months for that to mellow out but ended up becoming a favorite of some of my friends. I also have an idea for an experimental brown ale "desert beer". We'll see what happens. And I'll probably toss in whatever everyday drinkers I have available.

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How do you wax seal over a crown cap? I thought wax seals are usually used with corks?

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