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Old 12-28-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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My totally awesome sister in law got me a nice Nut brown ale kit for Christmas.

http://www.monsterbrew.com/Prod_NutBrownAle.cfm

Brewed it up the next night with my BIL and friend as it was doing me no good in the box. Everything went perfect! Had a little boil over which should not have happened, but it was my fault as I had the lid on the pot and was talking to them. Hit my SG of 1.050 and fermentation started like a champ the next day and all is well! Looking forward to putting this brew into my keg setup I also got for Christmas. It will be a good day when that brew is ready!



Go SIL!!!!

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:31 PM   #2
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Since no one has commented I will. A few days ago all activity stopped in the airlock and the temp got pretty low. I got nervous thinking I would get the dreaded stuck 1.020 reading but made sure the temp was consistent after that and let it sit. Well tonight I just had to know so I took a reading and to my delight I got a 1.012FG. WooHoo!!! It tastes wonderful and I cannot wait to keg it!!!!

Happy New Year!!!!

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Old 01-01-2010, 12:02 AM   #3
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Not much to comment about. Congrats, though, and there's very little in homebrewing that can't be fixed with just waiting it out. Except boilovers, of course.

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Old 01-01-2010, 12:56 AM   #4
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I normally don't boil over and normally don't do extract brewing. Forgot that the DME can cause a boil over even with such a small amount in the pot. Oh well, it was minor at best. I am pretty excited about the so far so good nut brown ale!!!! Can't wait to keg!!!

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:18 AM   #5
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Yeah, when I did an "easy" extract batch after a few all-grain batches, I forgot and boiled over, too. Happy New Year!

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