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Old 10-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #191
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I brewed this 9/15 and hit 1.071 and 1.082 OG. I had to do two batches. I wanted ten gallons made so I could bottle and hand out 6 packs for Christmas. Having 10 gallon coolers I couldn't do a single double batch.

I kegged and put them on gas after two weeks in primary. I got 1.007 FG on both. Today I tried the lower OG batch and its really smooth. The vanilla is a little strong for me but not by much. From what others have said it looks like this will mellow over time. Carbonation was low but I turned up the gas.

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There it is. What a beautiful color.

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #192
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I had hoped to have this brewed already, but now it looks like I will be getting to this next weekend. While I look forward to drinking this, I must confess my main reason is that my wife requested a holiday beer; this one looked fantastic and something we could both enjoy. I have two questions. Has anyone used chinook hops instead? (That's what I have a lot of). Also, my wife is not a hop head like me, so I was planning on leaving out the .5 oz at the 5 min mark. Any thoughts on that?

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Old 10-27-2012, 01:41 AM   #193
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I don't see chinook being a problem. Probably get more of a piney flavor out of it. In terms of the hops at 5, I don't see it making a HUGE difference. I bottled this about a month ago. When I tried it two days ago, there was more of a flavor and smell of the spices than the hops.

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #194
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currently mashin this recipe... Been years since I brewed a Christmas beer!

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #195
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currently mashin this recipe... Been years since I brewed a Christmas beer!
Awesome! I just drank a bomber of this stuff! Sittin nice at about 8% and tastes epic!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:00 AM   #196
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Brewed this today at a festival. 10 gallon batch came in at 1.0875. Smells terrific! Gonna keg half and bottle the other half for next year to see how much of a difference a year makes. Thanks for the recipe!

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #197
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Been looking for a Christmas recipe. This one seems to have gotten quite a few likes and will give it a shot. I'm assuming its a 5 gallon recipe?

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #198
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Quick verification on this recipe is the ginger root added to the boil or do you wait to make a tea out of it?

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #199
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Quick verification on this recipe is the ginger root added to the boil or do you wait to make a tea out of it?
In the tea.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #200
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Thanks for the recipe! Just got done doing the second hop addition. This wort smells wonderful!

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