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Old 09-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #31
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Am going to make this for sure am going to wait till the weather gets a little cooler. i post my results as soon as i do it!!!!!

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:16 PM   #32
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I just tried the Winter Solstice last night and thought it would be a nice seasonal beer to have around. My question is when the beer seemed to clearly be an ale why does the OP use a lager yeast? I'm happy to use it but my fermentation chamber (a.k.a guest room closet) stays at a steady 67F. Would this be too warm for the yeast? And if it isn't would it be warm to the point of imparting feelthy ester bubble gum banananasty to the beer?

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:51 AM   #33
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Im almost positive it's brewed with California Lager yeast. It ferments well up to around 65. Is your wort temp 67 or your ambient temp? 67F is probably fine for wort temp, if that's your ambient temp, use something like California Ale yeast. It'll be close, but not dead on.

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Old 12-02-2011, 01:00 AM   #34
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Just gonna chime in and say this recipe is a winner. Brewed the winter solstice back in mid October, and enjoying it now. I used S-05 and fermented in the low 60's, nice and clean with pronounced caramel notes. I used 0.75oz of pure vanilla extract at bottling.

Its very close to the real thing...certainly better than the kit offered by Austin Homebrew, which I tried last year and is not even in the ballpark.

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Old 01-14-2012, 11:40 PM   #35
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Brewed this for swmbo who love summer solstice. Lasted for only 3 weeks because she loved it so much, said it was better than summer solstice.
Used. .5 oz of Madagascar vanilla extract.

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #36
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I'm going to attempt the partial mash recipe next Friday. I will let you know how this goes. The one corner of my basement is currently 61*.

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #37
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That'll be the perfect temp. Good luck, and let us know how it turns out. The only trick to this beer is to be very careful with the vanilla; it becomes overpowering in a heartbeat.

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #38
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I will probably soak two split vanilla beans in 4 oz of vodka. I had success with this method on the Southern Tier Pumpking clone.

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #39
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Getting ready to BIAB the Summer Solstice Saturday. I will try to keep you all posted.

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:55 PM   #40
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I'm all set to brew an AG batch of this (winter solstice) and have a question. The recipe I have calls for two weeks primary @ 62 degrees and two weeks secondary no temp listed. My basement is not heated and stays @ 58-59 degrees. Would letting it ferment at that temp be an issue? I'm thinking it would be okay just might take a little longer but being a rookie thought it best to ask those with more experience (: Any advise/info would be appreciated.

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