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Old 11-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #221
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Just brewed beer last night hit OG but only got 4 gallons after boil, first time doing AG in awhile, what are your guys opinion about topping off bad or good and I'm guessing it is going to effect the tea

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #222
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Just brewed beer last night hit OG but only got 4 gallons after boil, first time doing AG in awhile, what are your guys opinion about topping off bad or good and I'm guessing it is going to effect the tea
I wouldnt top it off, just adjust when you make the tea. I just cracked one of these last nite after a few more weeks in the bottle. It tasted really good!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #223
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I don't have any brewer's software. Could someone tell me what temperature they had their water at to reach a mash temperature of 152? I plan on following this recipe as it is.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #224
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I don't have any brewer's software. Could someone tell me what temperature they had their water at to reach a mash temperature of 152? I plan on following this recipe as it is.
Theres plenty of free online calculators for this stuff. Brewersfriend.com is the one i use. It all depends on the temp of your grain and the heat loss to the tun, all of these are factored into the calculator. Check it out, its very helpful.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #225
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Just sampled this, smooth and flavorful. Big vanilla now, will try again in a few weeks and see how it all comes together

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:53 AM   #226
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Just brewed this up today. Hit 1.068. Looks and smells great. My first AG brew!

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #227
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Mine is about 3 weeks in primary now. Gonna brew up the spiced tea this weekend I guess, and throw it in the keg to hopefully be ready for Thanksgiving. Might still be a tad green, but i bet it will taste great. Should be nicely aged by Christmas.

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:45 PM   #228
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I suppose it would be pushing it to have this brewed and bottle conditioned before xmas this year....

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #229
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I suppose it would be pushing it to have this brewed and bottle conditioned before xmas this year....
I'm probably going to try it. If I can get it to ferm, closely controlled with good pitch rate, in a week or 9 days, I can crash it and keg it inside of 2 weeks. That gives me about a month to condition.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #230
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I suppose I could do that. I'd really like to give it a month in bottles.

I did a pumpkin ale that took nearly that long for the vanilla to mellow out, used 1 bean for 5.5 gallons.

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