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Old 10-26-2011, 07:52 PM   #51
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Anyone interested in doing a group exchange of our GLCA brews?



 
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #52
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Anyone interested in doing a group exchange of our GLCA brews?
I'd be interested. I made 15 gallons so I'll have some to spare/swap



 
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:05 PM   #53
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Here is what Mark Hunger, Manager of Brewing and Quality Control said to me on October 5, 2009 in regards to Christmas ale:

Honey, ginger, and cinnamon are all added in the boil. We use enough honey to raise the O.G. by about 2 degrees Plato.

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Do you think that the honey goes in the secondary rather than flame out at the brewry
I asked them that but they wont tell me.
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I asked them that but they wont tell me.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:33 AM   #54
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Here is what Mark Hunger, Manager of Brewing and Quality Control said to me on October 5, 2009 in regards to Christmas ale:

Honey, ginger, and cinnamon are all added in the boil. We use enough honey to raise the O.G. by about 2 degrees Plato.

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Do you think that the honey goes in the secondary rather than flame out at the brewry
I asked them that but they wont tell me.
Dude. Nice!

 
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:28 PM   #55
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Anyone interested in doing a group exchange of our GLCA brews?
I just brewed mine last weekend, but I would be willing to try a group exchange when it's ready and get some feedback.

 
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #56
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I brewed this about 4 weeks ago and had my first taste last night. I made a cinnamon/ginger tea and added liquid and cinnamon and ginger to secondary for 4 days. I might have overdone it on the ginger because the ginger taste is pretty overwhelming. Ill give it a couple more weeks to let it die down. I have a keg of the real thing coming on Monday so I will have no problem waiting for mine to mellow out.

 
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:03 PM   #57
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I brewed this about 4 weeks ago and had my first taste last night. I made a cinnamon/ginger tea and added liquid and cinnamon and ginger to secondary for 4 days. I might have overdone it on the ginger because the ginger taste is pretty overwhelming. Ill give it a couple more weeks to let it die down. I have a keg of the real thing coming on Monday so I will have no problem waiting for mine to mellow out.
an entire keg?!?!?! What time do you want me to come over?
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #58
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So looks like this isnt going to be as much of a clone as I thought. Only had 10 lbs of pale malt (I do 10 gallons batches), so I had to substitute. Added 5 lbs of Munich and 2 lbs of light DME to get to 1.073. I think I should have dropped the crystal but its already been crushed and mixed so I'm stuck with it. Sparge is heating now.

Even if its not a GL Christmas, I think it should make a nice malty festive beer!
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:43 PM   #59
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Just checked mine after a week in primary and the gravity was at 1.012 (my starting gravity was 1.064). BTW, these numbers are spot on for what Beersmith said. Should I wait to secondary it for another week or pull it now? I don't want the gravity to go down any further.

 
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:01 PM   #60
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I did cinnamon sticks whole with fresh chunked peeled ginger. Cin taste is pretty strong, but I expect that to condition into a great beer. Been awhile since I had the original, but I think this beer will rock. Thanks for the recipe OP!



 
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