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Old 04-14-2011, 04:39 PM   #11
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Pulled a sample today. After 7 days on the cucumbers, the beer is SERIOUSLY breathtaking. Haha. But for real, it's friggin' delicious! VERY VERY refreshing and has a perfect cucumber nose and nice upfront flavor but still not overpowering.

I really recommend this to anyone interested in a great summer session brew!

More updates to come when she's all bottled and ready.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:14 PM   #12
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You could make it. Only about 1:15 away from Clearwater!


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Old 04-15-2011, 12:04 PM   #13
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Did you use the Campden Tab for the Cucumber?
How did you deal with the possibility of infection from the cucumber. And I noticed that they were peeled...I think that is probably a good idea but what was your reasoning for this? I think the skins would give more aroma. Not sure just asking...

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:10 PM   #14
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Did you use the Campden Tab for the Cucumber?
How did you deal with the possibility of infection from the cucumber. And I noticed that they were peeled...I think that is probably a good idea but what was your reasoning for this? I think the skins would give more aroma. Not sure just asking...
It has been brought to my attention multiple times that the skins can add bitterness. I wanted no real perceived bitterness in the brew, just enough to bring balance. So, I peeled. Also, there's a HUGE cucumber aroma without the skins. So, I would skip worrying about the bitterness of the skins and just peel.

I decided to not deal with infection in the least. I literally sanitized my cutting board and knife, and went to town. Then just dumped the cukes in (sanitized hands). Risky? Maybe, but no infection currently.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:58 AM   #15
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Interesting brew! How did the final product turn out?

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I'd try it for sure!

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Old 04-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #17
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Well, the 'final' product isn't out yet. I haven't had time to run to the LHBS to pick up bottles and I don't have nearly enough laying around. So, for now, she's still sitting pretty on the cucumbers in the secondary.

I will let everyone know though!

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Sorry, quickly looked to left, saw a date and thought you brewed this in January...but that was your join date...oops!

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:53 PM   #19
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Bottled today. Sampling in 4-7 days!

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Im going to try this myself, though I may go with a hALF BATCH



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