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Old 09-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #31
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:03 AM   #32
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I was going to send mine today but I got to the UPS Store exactly at closing and I figured that wasn't the best time to buy bubble wrap and try to send something against their policies So tomorrow after work it'll go out.

I cracked open a bottle though, and though I have no idea what Westy 12 is supposed to taste like I think it's a decent beer that will hopefully become a great beer with time. Right now the alcohol is dominant, with maybe some butteryness and a hint of phenols. Some dark fruit and very sweet (is it supposed to be dry? If so, I lose ), which might be masked when it has more carbonation.

All in all I have no idea if this will do well in the competition, but I look forward to saving a few bottles at least five years and seeing how it lasts.



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Old 09-30-2009, 01:12 AM   #33
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I was going to send mine today but I got to the UPS Store exactly at closing and I figured that wasn't the best time to buy bubble wrap and try to send something against their policies So tomorrow after work it'll go out.

I cracked open a bottle though, and though I have no idea what Westy 12 is supposed to taste like I think it's a decent beer that will hopefully become a great beer with time. Right now the alcohol is dominant, with maybe some butteryness and a hint of phenols. Some dark fruit and very sweet (is it supposed to be dry? If so, I lose ), which might be masked when it has more carbonation.

All in all I have no idea if this will do well in the competition, but I look forward to saving a few bottles at least five years and seeing how it lasts.
What did your FG end up? I believe the real thing is 1.011. I ended up around 1.013 and though it tastes pretty dry to me, I've never had the real thing to know how it compares.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:26 AM   #34
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Correcting for the alcohol (I used my refractometer), 1.013. I had it at room temp with little carbonation, though, which may have affected it a bit.

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Old 09-30-2009, 01:36 AM   #35
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Im sure when it's carbed up and chilled a bit it will balance right out.

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:44 PM   #36
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Package shipped, should get there next Friday.

I had to lie out of my ass to get it shipped. The lady was very nice but as far as anyone need know that's some liquid bread yeast (I didn't want to get into how 'brewer's yeast' and 'bread yeast' could still make beer either way). I actually felt pretty bad, but that's because I pretty much never lie. As long as it doesn't break, hooray (I bubble wrapped the crap out of them and tossed in some packing peanuts so we should be good)

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I had to lie out of my ass to get it shipped. The lady was very nice but as far as anyone need know that's some liquid bread yeast (I didn't want to get into how 'brewer's yeast' and 'bread yeast' could still make beer either way). I actually felt pretty bad, but that's because I pretty much never lie. As long as it doesn't break, hooray (I bubble wrapped the crap out of them and tossed in some packing peanuts so we should be good)
don't tell him when you shipped or when it will get there or he'll know whose package it is and it won't be anonymous!
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:52 AM   #38
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I just labeled it as salsa.

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Next time I'll declare it as TOTALLY NOT BEER NOPE.

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Salsa is good, BBQ Sauce and/or Marinades is good too.



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