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Old 12-19-2011, 03:30 PM   #131
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Can a brewa' get a invite!

Great to hear!

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We just had a big holiday party for my wife's work.

At the start of the night, we had:
20 bottles of good wine, 5 gallons of Pale Ale, and 5 gallons of this recipe.

At the end of the night, we had:
18 bottles of good wine, and 4.5 gallons of Pale Ale.

Everybody loved it, and the Clevelanders agreed it was an extremely solid match to the Great Lakes recipe. Thanks for the research Shinglejohn.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:31 PM   #132
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Andy, I pm'ed you.

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:20 PM   #133
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I brewed the extract version from page 2, and used 3 cinnamon sticks with 5 minutes left in the boil, and left in the fermenter until I kegged 3 weeks later. In my opinion, it was too much cinnamon. I should've waited until after the boil and chill.

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Old 01-03-2012, 03:42 AM   #134
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Granted the temp in my house is around 65, but I have had this in the bottles for three weeks with minimal signs of carbonation. I've brewed and bottled about 30 brews, but none with this og (I was close to 1.095, and had around 72% aa after 2 weeks (pitched 2 vials of wl), secondary for 10 days. Tested a bottle after one week, two weeks, and three, and a faint "fffft" noise when I cracked it with little carb evident in the tasting. Just need more patience?

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #135
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These took about a month in bottles for me to really enjoy. I bottled half and kegged half and for some reason the bottled beverage was better...

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Old 01-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #136
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These took about a month in bottles for me to really enjoy. I bottled half and kegged half and for some reason the bottled beverage was better...
Did u hit the right og listed in the recipe? I'm thinking (hoping) that I just need to give it more time since my og was higher, but I am worried since there is only a faint hiss when I open and very little palatable carbonation.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #137
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Pietro, I think the yeast is slow to carb. I have been kegging the last few batches but when i bottled i do remember them carbing slow. They did eventually carb up though.

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:52 AM   #138
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Pietro, I think the yeast is slow to carb. I have been kegging the last few batches but when i bottled i do remember them carbing slow. They did eventually carb up though.
Gracias! I think this is the biggest beer I've done, so I'm probably a little impatient. Trying to find the warmest spot in ,my house, but it's difficult.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:49 AM   #139
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Did u hit the right og listed in the recipe? I'm thinking (hoping) that I just need to give it more time since my og was higher, but I am worried since there is only a faint hiss when I open and very little palatable carbonation.
I was under by about 5 points...
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:12 AM   #140
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This is the recipe that I used (Great Lakes Christmas Ale Clone) Any suggestions, i only had in primary fermentor for 2 weeks, and bottled just a couple of days ago. Has anybody here tried this recipe or something close? Thanks

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