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Old 06-11-2011, 07:41 AM   #4531
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I'm going to do the NB Midnight Beatdown Wheaten Porter partial mash kit Saturday night. I haven't done a kit in awhile but this one sounded really good.

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Old 06-11-2011, 12:39 PM   #4532
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Anybody else ever get this?

Me: so we got any plans for tomorrow?
Wife: nope, nothing at all, why.
Me: nuttin big, might brew some beer.
Wife: Oh god, why do you need to make more beer, you have beer upstairs
Me: (after mentally taking stock of whats upstairs) that beer is almost gone and i have grain thats been sitting around that i need to use.
Wife: fine, brew beer, whatever
Me: or i'll take the girls to the park and do whatever they and you want all day.

Please someone say im not the only one that goes through this. I wanna quit brewing because of this attitude but know that giving in isn't right. Should i get rid of the wife? Or just tell her to go eff herself?
not this exact situation, but i sometimes get something similar. i tell the wife ahead of time, sometimes even a week ahead, that i'm gonna brew. then she ends up planning something else to do that includes the whole family. i have no problem doing family things, but it's just the thought that i've already told her that i had plans brew.

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Old 06-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #4533
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Planning a Cascade/Summit IPA and a Rauchbier (smoked beer) for Sunday. Anybody use smoked malt before? I've heard it is strong (flavor/smell) and that I should not use all that much. I've never had a Rauchbier until my brother brought a sixer to one of my beer tasting parties. Delicious!
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:08 PM   #4534
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Well its raining so no brewing today anyway but next sunny day ill be brewing 10 g scotch ale and 10 g centennial blonde. Ill mash one the night before, then mash the other while ones boiling. The tricky part will be fermenting. I have room in my chamber for 3 buckets. Maybe ill get ome saison yeast and hit 5g of the blonde with it and see what happens.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:24 PM   #4535
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Kegging a hefe-weizen from last week today, and prepping for a munich helles tomorrow. Yum.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:12 PM   #4536
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Hi All,

I went out on a cliff today and tried to be adventurous with ingredients. Always wanted to make my own recipe and here it is. This is a mix and match that I put together on using the beer calculus. What a help!

Should be a darker IPA. I thought the alcohol would be higher but okay if what this is calculating. Anyone see any problems, please let me know.

Happy brewing!

malt & fermentables
6 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
1 lb. 0 Melanoidin Malt
1 lb. Chocolate Malt
3 oz. Black (Patent) Malt

Batch size: 5.0 gallons

Original Gravity
1.120 measured (actual 1.14)
Final Gravity expected
1.016 / 4.1° Plato (1.014 to 1.017)

boil 60 mins 1.0 oz. Centennial pellet 9.0
boil 60 mins 1.0 oz. Columbus pellet 14.4
Will dry hop 7 days 1.0 Cascade pellet 7.4

Boil: 4.0 avg gallons for 60 minutes
67.8 IBU / 23 HBU

American ale yeast in liquid form

6.4% ABV / 5% ABW
211 per 12 oz.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:47 PM   #4537
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Brewing an English Mild tomorrow. Going outside the box in the OG target, but that's the norm for me. Might be kegging part of a batch too (bottling the balance)... Depends on if I can pick up the kegs before we're set to start our brew session or not. Otherwise, I'll be looking to keg/bottle the batch that's due during the week.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:06 AM   #4538
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Provided the gravity is the same it was a couple days ago, I'll be bottling up my berry weizen tomorrow.
Fermenting: Gruit, Honey Porter
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:15 AM   #4539
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I just brewed the AHS Winter Wonder Warmer kit. This was my first all grain beer, I had every intention of brewing that beer but extract. I had 68% efficiency and was done in 6 hours, not great but ok, and I did get my sparge stuck once because I had the valve open too much. I switched to all grain after stinking up the house with my imperial stout brew a few weeks ago I was banished to the patio for brewing. So I figured since I need a propane burner may as well make a mash tun and go all grain.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:16 AM   #4540
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Brewing a batch of BM's Outer Limits IPA tomorrow morning.

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