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Old 09-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #11
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Just the usual. Total of approximately 3 weeks from brewing day to bottling. I'm planning on bottling this batch this weekend? Probably Sunday and then letting it condition for 2-3 weeks to get carbonated. I will post results but it did taste pretty nice when I was transferring to the Carboy.


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Old 09-19-2012, 04:02 AM   #12
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Sounds good. I tasted mine right after brew (from my hydrometer tube) and it was pretty good. Pretty aggressive honey flavor, but not too bad. I assume that will mellow over the processing time. I can't wait. I believe the real thing comes out Nov. 1, so I hope I can keep a few of mine around long enough to see how it compares!


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Old 10-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #13
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BUMP!!!!

Found this as I'm VERY interested in replicating GLB's holiday ale.....how did it turn out and how open to communication were the guys at GLB?

Could I entice you to share their thoughts/recipe/procedures that they used? I was surprised to hear that they boiled the ginger and cinnamon for a whole hour.....
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #14
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Sounds good. I tasted mine right after brew (from my hydrometer tube) and it was pretty good. Pretty aggressive honey flavor, but not too bad. I assume that will mellow over the processing time. I can't wait. I believe the real thing comes out Nov. 1, so I hope I can keep a few of mine around long enough to see how it compares!
Well, my bottles have been conditioning about 2 weeks so I sampled a couple of bottles and they are not quite fully carbed yet. That said, they still tasted really really good! Your comment about the agressive honey flavor is the one critique I would have for my batch. It was quite sweet so I am probably going to cut back on the amount of honey I add in my next batch from 1.5 lbs to just 1 lb. Outside of that, the spices were not too overpowering and it was a very smooth drinking beer.

Going to give it another week to condition and see how much the flavor improves over time with this beer!
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For the honey addition. What do you mean by (Flame Out)?

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Adding something in at flame out means you add your ingredient as soon as your boil is done right after you turn off propane/electric. Your wort is still hot enough to pasturize but will not boil off the aromatics.
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Adding something in at flame out means you add your ingredient as soon as your boil is done right after you turn off propane/electric. Your wort is still hot enough to pasturize but will not boil off the aromatics.
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Dude, your from Massilon? We're practically neighbors!
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MMJan, you should add your modified recipe to your dropdown. I want to mark this for my next brew!


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