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Old 06-29-2009, 12:36 AM   #421
May 2009
Los Angeles
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Mashed another batch of my Strawberry Blonde yesterday. My efficiency was a bit low, so I ended up taking half the volume and doing a decoction with it, which brought me up to the 70% range. I have a barley crusher on the way so hopefully that'll help address future efficiency problems.

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:25 AM   #422
Oct 2008
Fort Collins, Colorado (Fort Fun/Foco)
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I made a nice Brown Ale yesterday. Used DB's awesome all grain technique. Hit efficiency around 67%. Not bad for all grain beer #3. Also managed to have absolutly no issues with the beer. No spills, no forgotten ingredients, no overestimate on boiloff, or underestimate on boiloff. It was just about perfect.

BTW, that makes 50 gallons of alcoholic beverages created in my apartment this year.
Primary: Exam Brown Ale
Primary: Unknown Mead
Secondary: Matt's Saison
Carbing: Raspberry Apple Cider 333
Enjoying: Lazy Ass Orange Pale Ale, Belgian Grand Cru, Belgian Dubble, Cherry Stout, Demonstration IPA

On Deck: Black IPA

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Old 10-16-2009, 01:55 PM   #423

It's cold and rainy today but that's not discouraging me from brewing. Boil just started on another batch of March Brown Mild.

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Old 10-16-2009, 02:01 PM   #424
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Jan 2009
Central Florida
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Gonna make a SMaSH using Franco-Belges Special Aromatic malt and Saphir hops. I just got a sack of this malt and want to try a SMaSH with it. Unfortunately it's a lager so I won't be able to taste it for a while. My first time using Wyeast Budvar Lager yeast too. I'm gonna make several lagers using this malt as a base and I'm calling it the 'Aromatica' series.

It's supposed to get down to 64 F tonight and not go much above 80 this whole weekend...after a week and a half of record highs. Sweet!
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:02 PM   #425
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Mar 2009
Arlington TX
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Brewing a chocolate holiday stout. Gonna finally be sunny with the highs in the upper
60s. Gonna be perfect.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:07 PM   #426
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Jul 2009
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Brewing an Oktoberfest for March next year and 10 gallons of this nice dry stout this weekend.

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Old 10-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #427
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Sep 2008
Lakeland TN
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Kegging 8 gallons of Hefe and brewing a Mexican Amber sometime this weekend. Going to be sunny and cool, perfect brew weather.

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Old 10-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #429
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Kingston, PA
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Hopefully making 11 gallons of honey hefe. Forecast is 44F and cloudy, breezy, etc. I guess we'll see.
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Things are going great too. I think I've only punched her in the face 3 times!
FERMENTING: Heady Topper Clone?
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DRINKING: Smoked Robust Porter, Orange Coriander Pale Ale #5
THINKING: first foray into lagers?

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:03 PM   #430
Mar 2009
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Originally Posted by flyangler18 View Post
It's cold and rainy today but that's not discouraging me from brewing. Boil just started on another batch of March Brown Mild.
Good for you! (as I note the time stamp on your post and I sit at a computer). Friday always seems like a good day to play hookie from work and get a brew in before noon but i haven't done it yet.

I hope to brew an APA this weekend. It will be the first beer I repeat in my short brewing career. Last time, it was by far the best beer we have brewed so I am hoping for comparable results.
On Deck: This will be the summer of wheat beer experiments!

Primary: Pomegranate Wheat, Apricot Wheat, Wine Beer

Secondary: 2012 Washington State Merlot, 2012 Italian Carmenere, 2012 Italian Montepulciano, 2012 Italian Barolo, 2012 Central Valley Viognier

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