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Old 04-04-2013, 01:28 AM   #181
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Bought the ingredients for this brew today. It sounds super delicious, I couldn't resist. Just setting up a 1Liter starter for some harvested WLP004 right now. Probably brew it on Friday. I'll let ya know how it turns out! Went with Fuggles hops instead of EKG.

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:49 AM   #182
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Good news! I was able to fix my carbonation for the remainder of this batch. I had to carefully pop the caps off (so I could reuse them), add about 1/2 tsp of corn sugar and recapped. Then I carefully swirled and mixed up the beer to get the yeast moving in the solution. Waited about a week and BAM! Delicious beer is now carbonated. Here's a pic of the delicious brew:

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Old 04-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #183
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So I brewed this up yesterday and pitched the yeast around 9PM, woke up this morning and it was going like wildfire. Currently fermenting at a steady 63F in the ferm chamber. What i didn't account for was the cocoa poweder taking up so much extra space in the fermenter. ended up running out of a little space! Next time ill brew a 2.5G gallon batch for my 3G fermenter.

Hit all my numbers exactly and ended up with 1.060 OG. 86% effeciency. I shoot for 85%.

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Old 04-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #184
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I have no patience for bottle conditioning. This spent 13 days in my closet after 2 weeks fermenting.

It very green, but I think it will be brilliant in 2-3 months. There's no head retention, but great lacing.

The mint tingle makes a cameo appearance and the cocoa flavor is the star and slightly bitter. I am please with thus brew.

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:15 AM   #185
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Good news! I was able to fix my carbonation for the remainder of this batch. I had to carefully pop the caps off (so I could reuse them), add about 1/2 tsp of corn sugar and recapped. Then I carefully swirled and mixed up the beer to get the yeast moving in the solution. Waited about a week and BAM! Delicious beer is now carbonated. Here's a pic of the delicious brew:
Glad to see there is hope for bottle conditioning after all!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:34 AM   #186
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Sorry, bottlers!

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #187
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anyone put this on nitro??

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Old 04-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #188
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Gonna be bottling this in a few days and im thinking at bottling time i will either brew up some more mint tea bags to go with the sugar and give it more mint kick, OR im gonna make a vodka infusion and add it. Any suggestions? Which do you think would pull more flavor from the peppermint?

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I think that the Vodka infusion might be the better bet. You'll probably be able to pull more peppermint flavor. If you're going to do an infusion, try to get some fresh peppermint leaves rather than the tea bags.

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Sounds good! Will let ya know how it turns out!

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