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Old 01-12-2014, 02:15 AM   #211
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2 month update:

This beer has changed a LOT in the last month. It has mellowed, smoothed, and the flavors have melded. It also cleared a lot. At one month in the keg this beer was completely opaque, and that was after gelatin fining. Now after two months it is still hazy but I can make out the icons on my desktop through it and I could see nothing before. Now the smell and flavor of the graham crackers really comes forward. My brew partner tried it again today and was amazed at the change too. He really liked it and had 2 pints. I have to say I really like it too now. If you don't like this at first make sure and give this one some time as it has really changed for me. I'm interested to see how it tastes next month. Slim, what has your experience been on this one as far as aging goes?

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Old 01-12-2014, 02:29 AM   #212
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I forgot to add another huge change, it has head that lasts and even laces now:

after a few minutes
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After ~10 minutes
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Done!
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:15 AM   #213
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Was that two months in the fridge after getting carbbed or two months in the keg

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Old 01-13-2014, 02:03 PM   #214
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Was that two months in the fridge after getting carbbed or two months in the keg
That was two months in the keg at 38 deg F. I want a lagering fridge so I can drop to 32 and really get things to drop, but for now I have to use the keezer, which is always at 38.
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Old 01-13-2014, 04:00 PM   #215
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That was two months in the keg at 38 deg F. I want a lagering fridge so I can drop to 32 and really get things to drop, but for now I have to use the keezer, which is always at 38.
Fantastic! yours look wonderful, mine still taste...not good. About to throw them in the fridge this weekend. Will report back in 2 months.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:39 PM   #216
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Bottled my first batch of this last night. Snuck a sip and wow - very complex.
Now I wait a couple months and see ! Looking forward to it.

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Old 01-23-2014, 03:25 PM   #217
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Legged this last night, it had a strong taste of alcohol. Didn't taste bad. Did anyone one else have a noticeable alcohol taste at bottle?

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Old 01-23-2014, 03:25 PM   #218
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:17 PM   #219
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I bottled mine, since it has to age a couple months to taste "right". I took a sip and it did have a warm alcohol feel to it, and the vanilla was strong. Can't wait for this to age and try one !

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Old 01-23-2014, 05:04 PM   #220
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Legged this last night, it had a strong taste of alcohol. Didn't taste bad. Did anyone one else have a noticeable alcohol taste at bottle?
Yes, I did notice that.
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