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Old 08-29-2012, 12:53 PM   #401
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My Samhain variant (with caramelized marshmallows) finished up and tastes awesome. They provided character and the nose of toasted marshmallows, but it's not pervasive and seems right at home in this beer. Can't wait until its carbed. Used WLP002 for its tight trub and clear finish.

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:24 AM   #402
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Brewing this tomorrow (Friday), took off of work for a 4 day weekend, woohoo!

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Old 08-31-2012, 05:43 PM   #403
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Brewing this now, 30min into boil. The 1st running was slow, but the sparge took about 30min even with rice hulls. No biggie, got more than enough for full 6.5gal boil.

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Old 09-01-2012, 01:45 AM   #404
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I mentioned it a couple weeks ago but my plan for this year's version of Samhain Pumpkin Ale is going to get the imperial treatment. I'm also going to add a bit of vanilla butter and nut flavoring at kegging to get something along the lines of ST Pumking. The starter of WY1450 is spinning away on the stir plate right now and I bought a sack of golden promise todayso not only will I have enough for this beer, but for lots of sweet golden promise beers in the next couple months!

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #405
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My version went in the gas today...now we wait. Thanks again for the recipe!

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:13 AM   #406
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I just tapped my keg that I brewed last winter. It has been aging in my frig since I brewed it. So good! I love this beer!!! Perfect for football season and the fall!

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:15 AM   #407
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I just tapped my keg that I brewed last winter. It has been aging in my frig since I brewed it. So good! I love this beer!!! Perfect for football season and the fall!
Wow, that's patience!
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:17 AM   #408
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Wow, that's patience!
Yeah...thanks again for this recipe. Have you noticed how many pumpkin brews are showing up on the market lately? I'm excited to try them out and see if they hold a candle to yours! Cheers KingBrian!
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:20 AM   #409
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Wow, that's patience!
I've been forced into patience with mine, since I broke instructions and overspiced it last year. The spices have just now faded to the point where it is good. It's more or less been lagering or about 9 months. It is gloriously clear
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:35 AM   #410
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Yeah...thanks again for this recipe. Have you noticed how many pumpkin brews are showing up on the market lately? I'm excited to try them out and see if they hold a candle to yours! Cheers KingBrian!
Let me know how it stacks up!

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I've been forced into patience with mine, since I broke instructions and overspiced it last year. The spices have just now faded to the point where it is good. It's more or less been lagering or about 9 months. It is gloriously clear
Lagered Samhain... You might be on to something!
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