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Old 01-28-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
Jan 2007
Spruce Grove Alberta
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Well My Stock is depleting quickly. I have 17 Empty cases all washed and ready to go, I am thinking that summer is coming quickly, so I better start brewing here pretty quick.

My Apfelwein aging experiment is coming along extremely well. I started it on November 1 of 2007, it has been in the secondary since December 23 of 07, this will be getting bottled on march 1. Now I need a really good beer to fill up the rest of the bottles, let them condition for at least 4 months before I start popping them open and enjoying their goodness.

Last year was my first year of brewing and trying all sorts of different beers and techniques, this year is all about aging and being patient. what are your plans for beer making this year?
Planning - a 40th Birthday Lager for Sept 09 (Start October 08

Next Up - First All Grain 40th birthday lager

Primary -

Secondary -
Secondary -

Bottled - Honey ApfelMead 02/23/08 ABV 10.0%
Bottled - Oktoberfest 5.2%
Bottled - Candian Light Lager 4.85
Bottled - Munich Dark Lager 5.6%

Drinking - Apfelwein FG 2/29/08 ABV 8.5%
Drinking - Brewhouse Cream Ale ABV 4.7%
Drinking - Brewhouse Pale Ale ABV 5.2%

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Old 01-31-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
Nov 2007
Lakes Region NH
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im thinking a crisp summer wheat ale with a hint of lemon like a Red Hook Sunrye or a Sam Adams Summer. nice and refreshing.
You must love this country more than I love a cold beer on a hot Christmas morning. - Homer S.

And how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?- Homer S.

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Jul 2006
State College, Pennsylvania
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PILSNERS!! and a doppelbock and Oktoberfest.

While may basement is still hovering in the low 50's I'm trying to crank out as many lagers as possible. I've got a doppelbock and marzen going now for spring consumption and currently have two pilsners going with at least two more planned, plus a Vienna lager, and a triple batch of Oktoberfest for, well October.
I'll probably start back with some ales mid April or so. Then I'll do one big IPA and at least one pale ale, a kolsch, an alt, and mess around with a couple wheats for my brother-in-law who will be coming home for a visit from Germany.
On Tap: Doppelbock O'fest, Pale Ale, cider
Kegged and Aging/Lagering: CAP, Ger. Pils, OKZ (std Amer. lager), CZ Pils, Amer. Wheat, Rye IPA, Saison
Primary: Ger Pils, CAP
Brewing soon: Pale lager, Amer. wheat
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