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  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 12-07-2016 at 08:31 PM
    Wow we bottled this one yesterday, and it is GOOOD.Okay, I made changes to the recipe and since
    it was too late to have this ready for Christmas, it is not a Christmas Ale anymore… but it is
    Gooood.I ...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-24-2016 at 01:34 PM
    I guess it really depends who you ask. A mead maker would tell you to never heat honey up due
    to loss of flavor and other chemicals naturally in honey. I'd say as long as you are cooling
    the wort dire...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-23-2016 at 09:50 PM
    So just to add to this, its not a general consensus that they eat simple sugars first, its just
    something known about saccharomyces. They will eat the Glucose, then Fructose first then onto
    the rest. ...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-22-2016 at 03:33 PM
    Brewed a 10 gallon batch of this today, hit my OG dead on, I'm excited for this one. Gonna add
    the honey midway into fermentation. I'm conflicted on which technique to use for the spices
    though. I'm c...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-21-2016 at 02:17 PM
    I bought all my grains today, gonna brew tomorrow and hope this is ready by Christmas. The
    owner of my lhbs made a couple suggestions as far as tweaks so I figured I would post and see
    what those who ...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-20-2016 at 04:18 PM
    When you draw a quart of the beer to make the spice tea you are going to add it back into the
    bottling bucket, so there is zero volume loss. You are only boiling for a minute so a doubt
    much, if any, ...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-19-2016 at 01:51 PM
    Hi everyone, maybe it's laziness, or maybe I don't want to boil off any of my precious beer,
    but has anyone made the tea using a brown ale or honey brown ale instead of using some of the
    fermented wor...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-17-2016 at 12:36 AM
    Complete brain fart while making the tea. I know in brewing that we mostly do everything by
    weight.So is the tbsp actually a tablespoon worth or the weight equivalent of a tbsp (1/2
    oz)When I measured...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-13-2016 at 01:31 PM
    Brewed this three weeks ago and am getting ready cold crash and add the tea. The question I
    have is about aging it for a few months. Should I keg it and age it under CO2 in my keezer or
    age it in a ca...

  • Posted in thread: Holly (Christmas Ale) on 10-12-2016 at 09:27 PM
    SG was 1.084FG is 1.022ABV of 8.14%Gravity is after 2.5 weeks and has not moved in days.Sound
    about right?US-05 is a workhorse, especially if you pitched 2 sachets. I would guess it's
    done.This Christ...