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Old 11-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #31
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Bknifefight, the total cost for this recipe with supplies (minus what I had) and some equipment (jugs for freezing and dry ice) was $80. So the resulting price per bottle ended up being $4 per 7oz bottle!


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Old 02-05-2013, 01:02 AM   #32
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I had one of these last night to see how it was coming along. The alcohol burn is starting to mellow some. It is so smooth! The fruitiness from the hops are really coming out. Now I just need to give this the time that it needs to really become great. I need to put it in the back of some closet and just forget about it for like 5-7 years. Cheers!


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Old 02-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #33
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Nice. Did you drink it chilled or at room temp?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:42 AM   #34
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I put it in the frig for about 10-15 minutes before I drank it. It was cool but not cold. I sipped it in a whiskey glass.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #35
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My bottles got an honorable mention in the BYO label contest. Also I tasted another one of these after a few months and it has smoothed out and is incredible.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:58 AM   #36
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Well it has been two years since this project started. I have five bottles left. I had one the other day with friends and it was such a special treat. The flavor is about the same but the smoothness has greatly increased. It goes down really nice. Still has a good roasty backbone with hints of fruit and oak. I am getting ready to move to Austin in the next few months so I will wait to brew it again until I settle there. This will be one of the first beers I will brew so I can set it back for aging.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:29 AM   #37
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Very interesting thread and congrats on the results.

Next batch are you going to do 1 five gallon again or step up to 2 or 3 five gallon batches?
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:02 AM   #38
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Well it would definitely made it more worthwhile to have more than 20 bottles when I was finished so I will consider doing that. That would be an expensive afternoon (but well worth it)!
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The bottle art is awesome. Not sure of the process but that is because I don't know much about it.
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Bknifefight, the total cost for this recipe with supplies (minus what I had) and some equipment (jugs for freezing and dry ice) was $80. So the resulting price per bottle ended up being $4 per 7oz bottle!
Honestly if it was made and bottled by Sam Adams it'd probably cost 80 bucks a bottle. So a pretty good deal yo.

Very interesting thread, I'm curious about doing an ice beer(did 1 ice beer that came from an infected batch so I was just experimenting with technique). Did you move the beer into separate jugs then freeze it? It's dead of winter already in Wisconsin here so I have the perfect blast chiller(just wait a couple days and there will probably be -40F wind chill nights). When I thawed my batch out, I wasn't concerned with oxidation as it was just a for funnies experiment, did you ever notice oxidation? Or was the abv so high it dominated the off flavors?


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