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Old 10-31-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default What are you drinking on Halloween?

I am drinking an awesome red ale and cream stout.

I would also be drinking my pumpkin ale, BUT something went wrong and it did not carbonate! I have never had that happen before, and I have bottle conditioned several batches. I think I let it sit for too long before bottling maybe? (4weeks). I should've kegged it, but oh well!

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Old 10-31-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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I might have some of my weizenbock that came out tasting fine but a little weak alcohol-wise. They actually switched our trick or treating to Friday because of a bad storm rolling in this evening. I will be brewing a zombie dust and scaring little kiddies while the lady hands out candy.

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Old 10-31-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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hang in there Unionrdr. Mbobhat, is supposed to rain down here too starting at about 9, so the trick or treating should be early this year. I have never made a weizenbock. Sounds like it is bock style with wheat? Is it a lager or ale?

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My Pumpkin Ale. My first as a matter of fact, and it came out perfect.

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I actually might drink my pale ale instead of the stout as it is going to be a little warmer than expected down here tonight. 75-80. being so close to the gulf, it can be 50 one day and then the wind changes and it is 77 the next.

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hang in there Unionrdr. Mbobhat, is supposed to rain down here too starting at about 9, so the trick or treating should be early this year. I have never made a weizenbock. Sounds like it is bock style with wheat? Is it a lager or ale?
Ale since its a weizen

Mouthfeel: Medium-full to full body. A creamy sensation is typical, as is the warming sensation of substantial alcohol content. The presence of Munich and/or Vienna malts also provide an additional sense of richness and fullness. Moderate to high carbonation. Never hot or solventy.

Overall Impression: A strong, malty, fruity, wheat-based ale combining the best flavors of a dunkelweizen and the rich strength and body of a bock.

Mine missed the strength of a bock but has that creamy wheat laced head and banana and clove from yeast, and plum flavor from malt.
I used Jamil's recipe from BYO that I will try again to improve my efficiency.

Jamil says its the ultimate Halloween beer.
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