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Old 12-24-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Anybody brewing today?

Since I am off work, I am brewing a 8 gallon batch of house amber. Five gallons will be ale, fermented with US-05, three gallons will be lager, fermented with Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager.

The boil is almost done now...



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Old 12-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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I haven't brewed in about 6 weeks and I am JONESING! Its finally above freezing here so I think I might have to make my Irish Red tonight after work. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe both!


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Old 12-24-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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I couldnt brew today but i went to the LHBS and got the ingredients for adx's Milk Stout (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/left...-clone-139820/) which i will be brewing on tomorrow on Christmas day.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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Tomorrow (Christmas) evening for me. The wife has to work and it's going to be warmer than today.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #5
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Brewing the Promo Karankawa Pale from AHS today.

Made the 1st big dumb mistake since my first batch 3 years ago... here's to hoping for a Christmas Miracle!
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
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Brewing the Promo Karankawa Pale from AHS today.

Made the 1st big dumb mistake since my first batch 3 years ago... here's to hoping for a Christmas Miracle!
I'm about to brew this too...what was the "big dumb mistake"?
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #7
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I'm about to brew this too...what was the "big dumb mistake"?
Was doing a mini-mash and the thermometer stuck at 145 degrees... so I kept slightly upping the temp. When I got concerned, I tried another thermometer and the actual liquid temp was nearly 190. It was somewhere between 150 moving up to 190 for 15-20 minutes.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:12 PM   #8
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I was planning on brewing today... but I was told to wait till Santa comes tomorrow.

hmmm... could it be a kit? or a New Cooler? or a SABCO?

I'm hoping for SABCO.

C'MON SANTA!
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:36 AM   #10
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I brewed up an easy one today, a Cream Ale from Northern Brewer. I also kegged the Tongue Splitter I had in the secondary. With everyone around tomorrow the 2 I have on tap already may not last long. Merry Christmas!


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