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Old 01-09-2012, 01:43 AM   #131
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Bottled this up Dec. 1st and the flavors have really come together. The only changes I made to the recipe were that I substituted notti for the yeast and didn't add the honey. A friend tried one last night and thought it tasted and smelled of snickerdoodle cookies. The spices are very well balanced with the beer. I was worried after bottling because I thought the vanilla was extremely overpowering, but it has mellowed substantially. Thanks for the fantastic recipe Jmo. Definitely one of the best I've brewed to date.



 
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #132
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Made this a while back, trying to finish it by the Holidays. Temp controller messed up and chilled my yeast. I brought it in the house but it never really got going. ended up pitching new yeast and it's fermenting away. Took a sample last night and although it's still a bit sweet, it's tasting like it might turn out nice after all.

A few more days and it should be pretty close.

I wonder if there is any reason to rack it into a different keg. It was still about 1.050 when I repitched. I wonder how many people drink from their primaries...



 
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #133
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Spectacular recipe. We brewed this several weeks ago and bottled about a week ago. I can't wait to taste the "final" product. Planning on setting aside at least a twelve pack to age for a good while Since I'm sharing a 5 gal batch with two friends saving any more might be a challenge!

 
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #134
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Total noob questions, this will be my 3rd brew ever so bear with me. Number one, how much water are you mashing in? And how long? Number two, what temp is the boil? Thanks in advance, this sounds like an excellent beer!

 
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:43 PM   #135
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What kind of yeast do I use for this brew?

 
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:04 PM   #136
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The yeast is s-05

 
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:59 AM   #137
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Quote:
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Number one, how much water are you mashing in? And how long?
I use 1.25 qts per pound of grain for all my beers and mash for about an hour.

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Number two, what temp is the boil?
Uh.... serious?
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:13 AM   #138
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Lol, dumb question looking back. Thanks for the info. Looking forward to brewing this

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:39 AM   #139
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Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!! I just bottled after 4 weeks in primary. It tasted AMAZING, both with and without the tea. I'll have to brew it again and just bottle it as-is, without the tea. More details:

http://home.kimusubi.net/beer/?p=68

How do you think this would fare with a Belgian yeast?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #140
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Ooooh, love the idea of a Belgian yeast.



 
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