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Old 04-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #621
Apr 2012
Pittsfield, MA
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Originally Posted by downtown3641 View Post
I checked the FG of my American wheat/rye ale and gave it a quick taste. It's right where I want it to be. This is supposed to be my first kegged brew, but I'm waiting for my buddy to bring over his old fridge. I may go ahead and keg it this weekend and hold off on carbing until I have the fridge.
If you are kegging, keep it cold and pressurize the keg to a few# anyway, vent it, then put a few# back on it. Your cold aging will progress, and you will have removed most of the O2 from the headspace above the beer.

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:00 PM   #622
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Unofficially quality control testing of PBR pounder six packs. First five were "America's Best" worthy.

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:08 PM   #623
Nov 2011
Roy, Utah
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Just got my stir bar in the mail, finally have a stir plate. Just for fun and experience I'm gonna drink a few homebrews to experiment on bottle harvesting!

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:17 AM   #624
Mar 2012
Kingston, Ontario
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Well today was a busy day. I bottled my coopers stout and my first batch of apfelwein, which tasted awesome. Then I started a batch of coopers aussie pale ale

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:45 PM   #625
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Broadway, Va
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Just weighed out my grain bill for an amber that I will be brewing later this afternoon....Oh yeah,I also touched my brand new Thermapen,you know,just to be sure i'm not dreaming
Lady Astor-"If you were my husband,I would poison your drink"

Winston Churchill-"If you were my wife,I'd drink it"

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Old 04-08-2012, 01:37 PM   #626
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Mar 2011
Bradenton, Florida
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Bottling 5 gal. -Nut Brown Ale-

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #627
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Feb 2011
Boise, Idaho
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I sniffed the airlock on 10 gal Hefeweisen fermenting. Oh the bananas!

A 2006 study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.

Another recent study found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year.

That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon.

Not bad.

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #628
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Feb 2012
Fort Hood, TX
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Bottling 5 gallons of honey hibiscus wit and 5 gallons of apfelwein!
Conserve water, Drink beer!

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Old 04-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #629
Jan 2012
Palm Bay, FL
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sniffed airlocks
bought two quarts of corona familiar so i can use the bottles for the imperial cream ale
later today i will bake a loaf of spent grain bread and make pizzas with spent grain dough (both will be the 100% munich from last night)

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #630
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Started soaking some of my stock pile of bottles to get the labels off. I don't really need the extra bottles right now, but it was something homebrew-related to do. I also worked out a plan for next weekend so I'll have time to do yard work, watch the Caps game, and squeeze in a brew day. I need to call the brew shop to find out if they still have Citra hops. Otherwise, I need to come up with something else to brew.
Kegged: Dusseldorf Altbier, Mild
Up next: Belgian Wheat/Rye, Kolsch

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