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Old 01-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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Update--I brewed my Belgian partigyle yesterday, and I think it came out great. Hit my volume and gravity targets almost right on the money, although I did forget to add the candi sugar to the saison until after the boil was over--I ended up boiling it separately and adding to the fermenter. I decided I'm going to buy some champagne bottles and do corks and cages for the tripel, hopefully it will be delicious when we open it for next year's NYE party! Anyone else brew a special New Year beer? Results?

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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I brewed a barleywine yesterday. Went well all things considered. With the ginormous grain bill I calculated for 65% efficiency and ended up getting closer to 60%. It's still going to clock in at a hefty 9.4% ABV and I am really looking forward to giving it a try in about 6 months followed by slowly drinking it over the years on special occasions.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #13
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This year, I want to brew a 3bbl batch on my own equipment. BEER FOR EVERYONE

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #14
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I use the beginning of the year to brew something I always brew: a maibock. In the fermenter the first week of January and ready by April.

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