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Old 12-28-2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Holiday Vacation = Brewathon (w/ Pics)

Our firm closes during the week between xmas and new years, so I've had the week off. Sunday-Tuesday was spent in NC with the wife's family, but we drove back on xmas day. She has to work Wed-Fri, so I'm on my own. Which means...brewing.

First on the docket was SMaSH. Munich 10L + East Kent Goldings. Sparging:



Boiling (Sadie loves the smell of malt...):



The slug is back. This time, he's diggin on my malt...



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I ran out of propane halfway through the first batch, so I had to run out and exchange 3 of my cyls. Took care of some other errands so I wouldn't have to go back out, and finished the SMaSH. Cleaned up a bit, and got right back to it. This time, a double decoction mash for the Dark Paradise Smoked Winter Lager. This is the thin mash:



And this is the first decoction:



I learned my lesson last time: don't rely on iodine testing for decoction mashes...they'll always come up positive. So, after the 2 hours or so it took for the decoc, I boiled...



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98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
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Then I woke up this morning and dove into the third batch of the week, a Weizenbock:





Anyway, all my SG's hit at or above the expected numbers, all just about 80-82% efficiency. The Lager and the SMaSH are fermenting away, and the Weizenbock is ramping up...

@55f:


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.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
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And finally, the lineup (plus the lager):



Now, I get to relax and enjoy my new PS3 + Assassin's Creed. Prost!!!
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.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
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And finally, the lineup (plus the lager):



Now, I get to relax and enjoy my new PS3 + Assassin's Creed. Prost!!!
That is a Bee..U..Tee...Fulll....sight.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:13 PM   #7
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Now, I get to relax and enjoy my new PS3 + Assassin's Creed. Prost!!!
I got one two Evan, funny. What I want to know is how you run out of propane with.....what is it like 7 propane tanks? And I can attest to the fact that his dogs also like the taste of malt/wort If I wasn't stuck in FL, it would have been great to run this marathon with you, making beer with my equip at the same time. Nice.
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You run out of propane by being lazy and overly optimistic. I guess that's just how it goes...hope FL is nice!

The SMaSH seems like it's finishing up. That was quick.
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.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
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Look at the dedication. You have real labels on your carboys. Most of us just use tape and a Sharpie.
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Not to mention an interruption by yours truly.

By the way everyone, Evan ****ing rocks. I stopped by and gave him a six pack of 4 different brews and he sent me home with nine of his. Hopefully the next time I'm in VA, I can meet back up again.

That was the definition of a class act. Skol!

P.S. With the exception of the SMaSH, I'm glad you're keeping true to your O.G. > 1.060 mantra.



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