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Old 12-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #271
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I have never tried this but I would think it would be better if you could dilute with a different lower alcohol beer.
This is what I would do. In the past I've also had luck with steeping some non-fermentable grains in water, to add some flavor, and adding it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #272
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I would leave as is and pour in smaller glasses.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:10 PM   #273
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I just got done handing out 6 packs of this beer to my neighbors and friends. I let it age for 10 weeks which I found to be just right. I sampled the beer every week to see how the spices mellowed. Mine finished at 9.8% ABV but you cannot tell! The honey really helps to dry it out just enough. I will brew this again next year for sure.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #274
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Looks great! Good job!

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #275
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Going to try a few of these at a holiday party this weekend. I can't wait!

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #276
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Brewed this a week ago. OG 1.075. Really looking forward to making the spice tea and bottling this one. Hoping it will be enjoyable for New Year's Eve!
Getting ready to make the tea and bottle this early afternoon. FG 1.012. Won't taste one until Christmas Day, but will likely end up saving the rest for well into January, early February. Will definitely plan on making this one earlier next year, around September.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #277
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Could someone please verify where the vanilla bean is used? Do you boil it in the tea or add it to the secondary?

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Old 12-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #278
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I believe the original recipe does not secondary. You take 1 quart of beer and boil those ingredients and then bottle or keg.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:05 PM   #279
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Could someone please verify where the vanilla bean is used? Do you boil it in the tea or add it to the secondary?
Its used in the spice tea that you make on bottling day.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #280
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I'm super late for the holidays but I'm mashing this as we speak

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