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Old 04-07-2007, 12:10 AM   #1
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I tell ya, there's a big problem with quaffable beer. You know, a beer that you can sit down and have a few, then maybe a few more (definition of a session beer). The kind your friends & SWMBO enjoy as well.

The problem is that it does not last very long.

I need to brew my Haus Ale more often or in bigger batches, cause it is going down quick and easy....

 
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:46 AM   #2
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That's a lot better than having a whole bunch of skunked BMC around that no one wants to drink!

 
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:50 AM   #3
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I need to brew my Haus Ale more often or in bigger batches, cause it is going down quick and easy....
I hope mine came out as good as yours - I have a batch of your Haus Ale I need to transfer into a keg, it has been two weeks since brewday. How long do you age before tapping?

 
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:18 AM   #4
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I hope mine came out as good as yours - I have a batch of your Haus Ale I need to transfer into a keg, it has been two weeks since brewday. How long do you age before tapping?
I'd age it at least 2 weeks if you have patience. It will take a week to carb anyway. That's why I'm working to have a stock of multiple kegs, carbed & waiting.

Let me know how yours turns out.

 
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:07 AM   #5
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I'd age it at least 2 weeks if you have patience. It will take a week to carb anyway. That's why I'm working to have a stock of multiple kegs, carbed & waiting.

Let me know how yours turns out.
2 Weeks shouldn't be a problem...do you rack to keg and put straight into the fridge, or leave out at cellar temp?

 
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:51 AM   #6
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2 Weeks shouldn't be a problem...do you rack to keg and put straight into the fridge, or leave out at cellar temp?
I rack and put it on gas. I can have 3 kegs chillin & carbing in the garage at one time plus have room for crash cooling a bucket fermenter. The keg I have on tap now was brewed 2/16, so it's about 7 weeks old. My Kolsch I won't touch till at least 2 months from now, and it will be in cold storage too.

I have a fridge in the garage too for storing kegs. It will keep about 6 kegs chilled.

 
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:22 PM   #7
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Bent Rod Rye is probably the lowest gravity Brew I make and it just doesn't last. Nice hops without the stupefying ABV most hoppy ales have.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:07 PM   #8
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I tell ya, there's a big problem with quaffable beer. You know, a beer that you can sit down and have a few, then maybe a few more (definition of a session beer). The kind your friends & SWMBO enjoy as well.

The problem is that it does not last very long.

I need to brew my Haus Ale more often or in bigger batches, cause it is going down quick and easy....
Man, are you right about that. I got the idea of having a "house" beer from you and now it's hard to keep up. I've got maybe 4 gallons left to drink, 10 in secondary (need to dry hop today) and 10 in primary that I have to transfer today. Man is this fun.......
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:58 PM   #9
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I hear ya. I got the idea from UNOmar back on his post back in September of last year. He talked about having a "House" Pale Ale that was simple to make using bulk buys of grain & hops. I have all the ingredients on hand and since I use Nottingham, I can brew a batch of it whenever I feel like it without having to time a starter. My ingredient costs for a batch are less than $7.50 for a batch (and that's paying retail for the yeast and Crystal 10L).

 
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