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  • Beginning Brewer!
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    First batch: Autum Amber Ale (Bottle Conditioning as of right now)
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  • Posted in thread: In a pinch - Mashing out into a bucket on 06-25-2014 at 11:05 PM
    [*]Add those 5 gallons of runnings to kettle and start the fire for the boilBut don't you have
    sparge water in the kettle?I guess I left out the part where you actually have to sparge with
    your sparge...

  • Posted in thread: In a pinch - Mashing out into a bucket on 06-25-2014 at 09:57 PM
    Here's what I do:[*]Heat mash water in kettle[*]Add the mash water to pre-heated mash
    tun[*]Dough in and mash[*]Start heating sparge water[*]Collect first 5 gallons of runnings into
    "Ale Pale" - Just ...

  • Posted in thread: Igloo cooler ? on 06-20-2014 at 04:57 PM
    Preheat your mash tun. Then put a sheet of aluminum foil down on top of the mash. Since I
    started doing this, I lose 0 degrees over the course of a 60 minute mash.

  • Posted in thread: Is my water adjustment process sound, or am I doing it wrong? on 05-19-2014 at 03:57 PM
    Since the start of this brewing season, I've started adjusting my water taking the knowledge
    I've learned from "How to Brew", various podcasts on water adjustment, as well as information
    from the wate...

  • Posted in thread: RIS what's the earliest I can bottle? on 04-13-2014 at 05:57 PM
    There's no hard and fast answer to your question - it all depends on how well your fermentation
    went.Odds are that the calendar is on your side and you're ready to move it off the yeast. I
    generally l...

  • Posted in thread: Christmas Ale (Great Lakes Clone) on 12-15-2013 at 03:47 PM
    Three of us guys in my brew club brewed this recipe - unbeknownst to one another. Our brew cub
    meets at a bar, and they just happened to have GLCA on tap.Their two beers came out very true
    to color as...

  • Posted in thread: Do I even bother with this water at all to brew with? on 10-07-2013 at 03:09 AM
    This year I made the jump from extract to all grain. Though it's fun as my first trip to Las
    Vegas, I've only made one beer so far that was remotely drinkable out of about 6 or 7 batches.I
    think my sa...

  • Posted in thread: Christmas Ale (Great Lakes Clone) on 09-28-2013 at 10:15 PM
    Congrats with your new brew. It is a marvelous beer.Some pubs (Chili's) serve it with cinnamon
    and sugar on the rim. My wife likes that.How did you implement the spice additions? Everything
    at flame-o...

  • Posted in thread: Christmas Ale (Great Lakes Clone) on 09-28-2013 at 07:43 PM
    Finally finished brewing this up. Let me tell you, brewing in a condo sucks. No room to do
    anything and it easily adds an hour on to my brewing day - started at 9:00A and finished up at
    2:30P. (I did ...

  • Posted in thread: Christmas Ale (Great Lakes Clone) on 09-27-2013 at 11:59 PM
    Really nice beer. I've brewed the other thread's recipe and sliced the ginger thin. Here are
    some of my notes and findings:Use real cinnamon, not Cassia (the 1/16"-1/8" thick single curl
    bark) which i...

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