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Old 12-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #2521
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Olympia, Washington
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-Brewed 8 gallons of beer (India Pale Lager)
-Kegged 5 gallons and bottled 3 gallons of beer (Dark American Lager)
-Drank homebrew

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Old 12-10-2012, 02:53 AM   #2522
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Brewed six gallons of Founders breakfast stout clone!
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:59 AM   #2523
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Got some fittings to hook the IC to the pump so I can chill without using the garden hose. Then I checked the gravity of my ESB. Still a little high (1.018 with Wyeast 1968). Gonna let it sit for a couple more weeks.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #2524
Sep 2012
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It was a big brew weekend at my house. Saturday was for projects:

- Bought a clean homer bucket and parts to finally mount my old Corona mill permanently on a bucket.
- Bought 50' of 1/2" copper to upgrade my wort chiller and assembled. I'll use the smaller one (25' of 3/8 copper) as a pre-chiller.
- Hit up the brew store and picked up a couple bags of grain.

Sunday was even busier--I started at 10AM and went till midnight:

- Brewed my English IPA, with a two-hour mash schedule (I started it before church and finished up when we got back)
- Bottled my White House Honey Ale AG recipe--super tasty, I can't wait for this to be ready
- Tried a test bottle of the spiced Christmas ale I bottled last week. The flavor's rounding out, but somehow it's still way over-spiced, much more than what I remember from previous years. Going to have to review what I did wrong on that one.
- Bottled about six gallons of hard cider after backsweetening with fresh cider. Going to have to monitor these kind of closely and pasteurize when they hit proper carbonation. This stuff tastes amazing!
- Prior to bottling the WHHA and the cider, cleaned and sterilized 150+ bottles which had been knocking around the basement for several months. We're having a "bring a non-screw off six pack" holiday party at my house on Friday and it's a good thing--I've got two batches of beer and another six gallons of cider ready to bottle, and only a couple of dozen bottles left in my storage closet!

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #2525
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After drinking a home brew and noticing that it was still green, I postponed bottling what's in my fermenter right now and will let it sit for an extra week.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #2526
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Puttin away some cleaned up stuff from brew day that dried. Cleaned & rinsed the grain/hop socks the other day,might finally have a small pot to boil them in before PBW soak. Brew kettle soaking now. Still got an armload or two of bottles to rinse out. My joints were pretty shot after brew day. Always takes a couple days to rest them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #2527
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Brewed 3bbls of Amber and broadcast the process to those willing to watch as well as answering any questions during that time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #2528
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Originally Posted by skw View Post
After drinking a home brew and noticing that it was still green, I postponed bottling what's in my fermenter right now and will let it sit for an extra week.
I only drink green beer on St. Pat's.
For they garner the succulent berries of the hop and mass and sift and bruise and brew them and they mix therewith sour juices and bring the must to the sacred fire and cease not night or day from their toil, those cunning brothers, lords of the vat. -James Joyce

On deck: Orange Cranberry Wit, Dusseldorf Altbier
Primary: Belgian Partigyle Tripel/Saison, 1/1
Secondary: none
Bottles: Northern Brown Ale, 1/10; English IPA, 12/31; Cider, 12/9; White House Honey Ale AG, 12/9;

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #2529
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Brewed a second go at a west coast ipa. Put the kettle outside to cool, but still took a lot of time. Like 2.5 hours.

Will likely be investing in a plastic swamp cooler for the next batch.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:07 AM   #2530
Mar 2012
Marietta, Georgia
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Decided to ditch the BIAB and built a MLT out of a 10G round cooler. Easiest DIY project ever. Went from cooler to mash tun in about 5 min. Celebrated my victory with a home brewed pumpkin pi ale.
Primary: Belgian Dubbel
Bottled: Belgian IPA, Mild, Wild Saison
On Tap: Graf, English IPA, Belgian Blond
On Deck: Scottish 80/-, RyePA

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