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Old 09-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #71
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any reason not to keg this? bottling is for the birds

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #72
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Thanks for the recipe. Can't wait to try this one. I get my supplies from Midwest Supplies online.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #73
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any reason not to keg this? bottling is for the birds
I can't think of one. Unless you're giving bottles away as Christmas gifts.

 
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #74
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any reason not to keg this? bottling is for the birds
I keg It.

 
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #75
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I bottled mine to let them sit for awhile and let some of the flavors blend together a little better, I also brewed this in July and wanted to save it until winter time and not take over one of my kegs.

 
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #76
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Brewed this last night. It was my first all grain brew. Pretty happy everything worked out well. OG came in a bit higher at 1.080.

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #77
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update on how mine turned out...not so much a great lakes clone, but it tastes spot on like the new Southern Tier 2Xmas

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:01 AM   #78
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Just got the ingredients for this and will be brewing it tomorrow. Thanks for posting the recipe, can't wait to try it.

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #79
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I was very impressed with this recipe last year. I don't know that my effort was a great clone but it definitely strongly resembled Christmas Ale. One thing to keep in mind is Great Lakes pumps this stuff out like crazy and the flavor is very different when it's fresh. As it ages the spices mellow out significantly. I always keep a six pack of Great Lakes for Christmas in July and it's nearly a different beer after aging for 6+ months. This will happen with your batch too. You might even notice a difference between a brand new batch and a batch that is only a few weeks older.

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #80
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Cool. Looking forward to it being ready. Brewed it multi-rest and it went really well. OG of 1.062. Pretty stoked.

 
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