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Old 12-22-2009, 11:21 PM   #21
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Tasted this one the other night and I was really impressed! Hope everyone else is happy with theirs. Merry Christmas Everyone!
when did you brew it?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:40 AM   #22
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Brewed this one Oct. 23 2009. It's been in the bottles a few weeks now and is very good.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:04 PM   #23
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I have to agree. Despite plunging my arm into the bottling bucket because the spigot was leaking and then having to dump the brew into another ale pail while I tried to fix the leak, it tastes great!

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:06 PM   #24
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Did anyone get past 1020 on theirs, mines been in primary for 3 weeks now and is at 1020. I'm in no big hurry for the beer just the carboy. I'm going to bottle and save the beer for next christmas.

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:24 PM   #25
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Did anyone get past 1020 on theirs, mines been in primary for 3 weeks now and is at 1020. I'm in no big hurry for the beer just the carboy. I'm going to bottle and save the beer for next christmas.

I just bought the same kit too and was thinking the same thing about letting it condition for next Christmas. I haven't started it yet but would the beer be fine for that long? Will it spoil?

That's my main concern, I am new to brewing and this would be my 3rd batch.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #26
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Mine ended at 1.020 and we carbed and drank most of it in one sitting. It was described by people as a Guinness with spice

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Old 01-16-2010, 06:41 PM   #27
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I still have 2 BB Christmas Ales from Xmas 2008, they definitely get better with age. In fact right around Xmas we still had about 12 left and the people that tried them thought they we great.

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Old 01-16-2010, 07:04 PM   #28
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I still have 2 BB Christmas Ales from Xmas 2008, they definitely get better with age. In fact right around Xmas we still had about 12 left and the people that tried them thought they we great.
Thanks!... I am going to try and save my batch till Christmas 2010.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:26 PM   #29
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Did anyone get past 1020 on theirs, mines been in primary for 3 weeks now and is at 1020. I'm in no big hurry for the beer just the carboy. I'm going to bottle and save the beer for next christmas.
nope, had it going for 2 months, and it never got any lower. But, it is getting tastier with time. Had one last night. The spices really come through.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:39 PM   #30
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My batch ended at 1020 as well, but every time I have one it tastes even better.

The only problem I have with this batch is there is very little head. Any suggestions on how I could remedy this next time around?

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