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Old 11-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #231
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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.
Well you can always START drinking it a tiny bit near the holidays, treat it like a special occasion-only beer. But then it will be even better with every week.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:45 PM   #232
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What kind of Honey has everyone been using for this?

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #233
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Cheap store bought honey

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #234
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Looks quite tasty

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:39 AM   #235
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Bottled this 3 weeks ago. I caved and tried one now. It is warm as piss, and still very flat but it tastes great.

Cant wait for it to carb and mellow!

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:36 AM   #236
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What kind of Honey has everyone been using for this?
I bought raw honey at Whole Foods
About $7 for 22oz


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Old 11-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #237
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I always try to use local honey from the Farmer's Market. It really helps out your local beekeepers and you can be confident that it hasn't been pasteurized or had anything added to it. Plus, I find it to be cheaper than store bought.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #238
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Brewed this on October 28th, won't be able to bottle it until November 21st. Hopefully that will be long enough for this to be awesome by Christmas!

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:56 PM   #239
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So i am finally getting around to this beer hopefully tonight. Going to pick up the grains atleast this is my first all grain batch. Ended of buying a 70 qt Coleman last night instead of BIAB. (because i don't really have a pulley system) I just want to confirm 4.5 of strike water and should it still be a full sarge of 3.0 gallons?

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #240
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There's a chart in Joy of Homebrewing. Was a small problem I had with this brew as my second AG. You may end up with more water in the brew pot than for a lesser grain bill, so you probably need to boil some of the water off before starting the 60 min brew cycle. So you don't end up with more wort than carboy.

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