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Old 03-23-2008, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default March Swap ~ SuperiorBrews Beers

I sent brews to RICLARK, chillHayze & quickerNu:

Red Headed Step Child (Irish Red)
Honey Lite Lager
Fat Tire Clone
Canadian Ale
Extra Nutty Brown
Pumpkin Spice
Honey Weizen
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:27 AM   #2
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I sent brews to RICLARK, chillHayze & quickerNu:

Red Headed Step Child (Irish Red)
Honey Lite Lager
Fat Tire Clone
Canadian Ale
Extra Nutty Brown
Pumpkin Spice
Honey Weizen
Bare with me Rich im no judge.

First beer tried was the "Canadian Ale" A little low on the carbonation But was not flat by any means. Very Clean and smooth finished well, I Enjoyed until the last drop.

Honey Lite Lager, Perfect Carbonation Loud spit when I popped the cap. This beer had a beautiful bright yellow color and was as clear as water. This beer was very dry but also sort of refreshing as I dank it. There was a nice lace on the glass all the way down to the last drop. Im still not sure If i would make my own batch because of how dry it was though.

Red Headed Step Child

This beer was perfectly carbed and smelled great. I poured it into my glass and it was crystal clear with a beautiful carmel color and red tint it looked great, My first taste and I was blown away, it was great. The beer has a great carmel taste to it and was very clean and finished great. This has to be one of the best beers I have ever had.

Again, sorry Rich I dont really know how to judge I just know what tastes good to me.

I haven't tried the Fat Tire or the Pumpkin yet. I will post when I do.
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Thanks, you drank the better ones first, so its all downhill from there
I might try to do the Lite Lager with out the honey next time, although the two competitions I entered it in It got a Gold and a Silver, I too thought it was a little dry, plus I need to convert it to AG for the next brew.The Red Headed Step Child got a Gold (they were both small competitions).

I was bottling a mixed case to send home with my parents yesterday and both the Honey Lite and Red Headed spit

I did brew a Peanut Butter Porter yesterday that I have high hopes for.

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Thanks, you drank the better ones first, so its all downhill from there
I might try to do the Lite Lager with out the honey next time, although the two competitions I entered it in It got a Gold and a Silver, I too thought it was a little dry, plus I need to convert it to AG for the next brew.The Red Headed Step Child got a Gold (they were both small competitions).

I was bottling a mixed case to send home with my parents yesterday and both the Honey Lite and Red Headed spit

I did brew a Peanut Butter Porter yesterday that I have high hopes for.
I can see why the RHSC won the gold, it was outstanding. I think I have the recipe for it saved so im going to make it. I only hope I can replicate the one you sent me. My best friend was tasting the beers with me and he tried to tackle me to get what was left in the bottle he loved it as well and said "It was his new favorite beer".
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Fat Tire Clone

Perfectly Carbed Nice 1 inch frothy head, Apperance was darker than fat tire and had a haze to it. Taste was very smooth and light and tasted a slight more hoppier than Fat tire if I can remember Correctly. Overall I enjoyed this beer and would have no problems drinking more.

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Pumpkin beer

Pour was great perfect carb. forthy white head I did not smell pumpkin in it at all it smelled sweet though. Apperance was great a nice clear golden color looked liked a pilsner. Taste was awesome though I did not taste pumpkin at all it however was well balanced with a nice hop aroma and taste I really enjoyed this beer and would like to make my own, though im curious about the pumpkin.

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45oz in the mash, it was my first AG and I grossly undershot the OG so I had to add some honey and all the DME I had and then it ended up a high. I almost gave up on it but it turned out ok. The spice is there but not much of the pumpkin.

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45oz in the mash, it was my first AG and I grossly undershot the OG so I had to add some honey and all the DME I had and then it ended up a high. I almost gave up on it but it turned out ok. The spice is there but not much of the pumpkin.
Either way the beer was great. what hops are in it?
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Either way the beer was great. what hops are in it?
Willamette & Mt. Hood
All the bolded stuff was my raiding the panty to get the gravity up.

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: SuperiorBrew
Style: Cream Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.25 gal
Boil Size: 7.39 gal
Estimated OG: 1.058 SG
Estimated Color: 7.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 15.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
1 lbs 8.0 oz Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 13.45 %
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 71.75 %
12.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 6.73 %
4.0 oz Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 2.24 %
1.00 oz Willamette [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 14.1 IBU
1.00 oz Mt. Hood [6.00 %] (2 min) Hops 1.7 IBU
0.50 oz Super Irish Moss (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.65 oz Pumpkin Pie Spice (Cinn,Nutmeg,Allspice,GiMisc
45.00 oz Pumpkin (Canned) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
6.4 oz Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) Sugar 3.59 %
4.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 2.24 %
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9.00 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 2.81 gal of water at 166.1 F 154.0 F


Notes:
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Mix Pumpkin with a gallon of mash water and add to mash in

Kegged at 12lbs on 10-28 FG 1.008 / 68

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It sure looked and smelled like pumpkin originally:







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Im def. gonna make this for the fall. Maybe in late August. Now you say add the pumpkin to 1 gallon mash water. now is that For EXP. im mashing with 3.5 gal and I want the pumpkin. I add the pumpkin to a gallon of seperate water or just add it to the 3.5?

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