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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
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...
Posted in thread: Christmas Ale (Great Lakes Clone) on 09-27-2013 at 01:54 PM
Brewing this up this weekend. I have the grist, but I'm wondering if I should use a little more
bittering hops. Maybe another half ounce of Hallertau? Also, has anyone found 2 ounces of
ginger to be t...
Posted in thread: Does this mash look OK? on 09-19-2013 at 04:28 PM
The mash looks fine. What efficiency are you talking about? Mash/Lauter or brew house?Have you
taken a pre-boil gravity reading to determine your mash/Lauter efficiency? Are you meeting all
Posted in thread: Does this mash look OK? on 09-18-2013 at 02:12 PM
Yesterday I brewed up a 2HA clone. I was mashing grains that I milled at the LHBS and I took
the picture below.I've been getting low efficiency, somewhere in the 54% range. I've noticed
this like slud...
Posted in thread: Bell's Two Hearted Ale Clone (close as they come) on 09-06-2013 at 02:20 AM
Brewed this for the second time a few weeks ago. The first time I brewed this recipe, it was my
first attempt at AG brewing. Didn't turn out good at all. Figured I'd take a second stab at
Posted in thread: Help with low efficiency!! Very frustrated! on 08-17-2013 at 11:28 PM
Ok.. Thanks for the replies.I really didn't stir during the mash or sparge - only at the
beginning. I generally don't stir after this. I sense this could be a problem?Mash thickness
was 1.25qt, and sp...