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Old 09-28-2012, 12:50 AM   #11
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6 lbs extra dark dme

1/2 lb choc barley
1/2 lb choc wheat
1/2 lb choc rye
1/2 lb crystal 80
1/4 lb black patent malt

Steep grains at 155* for twenty min
Bring to boil
Add 1 oz magnum hops for full 60 min boil
5 min left in boil add 1 oz fuggles hops

Pitch either safale s-04 yeast or wyeast American ale 1056. Either preference.

This beer has exploded on me every time I have made it so watch carefully!

Any questions just ask me!!

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:58 AM   #12
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Also if anyone makes this please let me know your thoughts!! This has become my new fav beer!!

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Old 09-28-2012, 01:44 AM   #13
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Also if anyone makes this please let me know your thoughts!! This has become my new fav beer!!
OG and FG?
And what do you mean "exploded"?
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:51 AM   #14
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I've never tested it. Lol. I base my brewing off of feel look and tastes. I'm not professional so therefore I tweak my beers with each batch until I find something I like. I've had great results brewing with out taking readings. Guess its a little old school brewing!!

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Old 09-28-2012, 01:52 AM   #15
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Exploded in fermentation. Had to use blow off everytime for at least two days! This beer has excellent roasty and chocolate flavored!

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Old 09-28-2012, 01:53 AM   #16
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Check into things like Joe's Quick Grape Mead and some of Joe Mattioli's other "quick" and "no-age" recipes on gotmead.com. He says the recipes can be drinkable in 3-4 weeks. YMMV, but I did his no-age mead and it was pretty tasty in about 5 weeks. Of course, it got much better after a couple months, but it was drinkable pretty fast.

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If you like Wheat beer like Hefeweizens, many can be fermented and into bottles/keg within 10-12 days.

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #18
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Alright. I hit the brew store today and picked up everything. I decided to go with a Breiss "Special Dark" LME so that should be interesting. The trouble is, I ran into another delema for those interested. Lack of expected primary. I want to start my beer since the barley is all milled and stuff if anyone wants to jump over to that thread and help out!

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #19
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What did u decide to brew??

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For simplicity sake, since its my first go and all, I went with Yooper's recommendation (slightly modified):
5 #s Breiss "Special Dark" LME
2 #s flaked barley
1 # black roasted barley
2oz Kent goldings
S05 yeast

I am definitely keeping the other excellent recommendations though including your obsidian. If this is a success, that will probably be my next brew.

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