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Old 05-26-2011, 02:43 PM   #11
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must not have been too good if he didn't want to brag about it haha
oops! Forgot to follow up on this one.

Yeah, its really good! There was a VERY subtle yam taste to it, and I paniced with the hops and doubled up at the last minute.

So I've done two more batches since then with an improved recipe.

Batch: 2.5 Gallons

2 LB Medium DME
3 LB Yams chopped

- Mash at 160 for 90 min
- Add the DME and bring to boil

0.5 Fuggles @ 60min
0.10 Casscade @ 40min
0.15 Fuggles @ 20min

6.5% ABV

I just bottled a batch 2 days ago, so I'll post a pic in 2 weeks (if I remember )
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:18 PM   #12
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This beer came out great! A huge hit with guests.

It finnished a bit dryer that I had hoped so its more like 7% ABV.

I'm making another batch in a month or so, and conditioning it untill the fall. I'm going to try 1 LB of amber and 1 LB of either Medium or Lite. I'm also going to double the Yams (also use yams and not sweet potatos) and roast them.

This beer is quickly becoming an obsession, probably due to its uniquness and that it is the first beer i've made that everyone really likes.

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Old 08-30-2011, 04:32 PM   #13
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Looks like a great recipe! I might try this in a couple weeks once my Pale Ale is kegged. I feel like incorporating some traditional holiday ingredients, namely brown sugar, could do this beer some serious justice. My family puts marshmallows in as well, not sure how that'd work out if used in the boil. Has anyone played with the flavoring ingredients for this recipe beyond the addition of yams? I'll post back in a month if I do.

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