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Old 10-08-2012, 02:36 PM   #171
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strongly recomend getting a tad of color on the cinnamon stick over a flame or the like. Makes a world of difference!



 
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #172
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What does flaming the cinnamon stick do? I'll be adding the spices to my batch tomorrow. I might try this on one batch. I made two five gallon batches so I could easily experiment with one.



 
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #173
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Had a bit of a hang-up making the beer (new container I built for Mashing took longer than expected) but I think the container works because this is the darkest my Wert has ever been making this beer (looks like a porter). I'm interested to see how it turns out and will keep u guys posted. Should be done just in time for the end of the world in December so I am changing this years names on the bottles from 'holiday ale' to 'holiday apocalypse ale'.

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:02 AM   #174
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Making the spice tea right now. Smells like Santa farted in my kitchen. Like Christmas up in here. Cant wait to crack on open near Christmas time.

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:10 AM   #175
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Making the spice tea right now. Smells like Santa farted in my kitchen. Like Christmas up in here. Cant wait to crack on open near Christmas time.
Oh man!! I just did that a week ago and same thing! The whole house smelled amazing!!

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:05 AM   #176
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Has anyone made this with another yeast? I have some WLP002 I'd like to use.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #177
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Has anyone made this with another yeast? I have some WLP002 I'd like to use.
I bet that 002 would work out pretty good.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #178
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Has anyone made this with another yeast? I have some WLP002 I'd like to use.
I used wyeast1968 once with hopes of getting a little more residual sweetness out of it. Strangely, it gave a drier impression than the 1056. Now I just mash at 156-158 with 1056 and like the results better.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #179
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Thanks for the replies

 
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:37 PM   #180
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8 days in the bottle and i just couldnt wait! Its almost fully carbed up, nice off white head and beautiful ruby highlights when i hold it up to the light! Its got a good hop bite that quickly fades into a sweet cinnamon and vanilla on the back of the tounge. That should fade a bit with time but this beer will be a grand slam with the friends and fam come Christmas eve!!


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