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Old 06-06-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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I moved into my new apartment last weekend and long behold, a turkey fryer awaited me in the basement. Yeah for free stuff! So i went to home depot last night and built myself a 10 gallon mash tun from the beverage cooler. So tomorrow i want to break all this good stuff in.

Right now I have a dunkelweizen and Edwort's pale ale (extract version) on tap. What would be a good first AG to brew for a little variation having just drank those 2? Both kegs are full now so if its something that needs to age a while that is fine. But I want something that is good to drink outside on a nice summer evening.

Any suggestions?

question 2 - I built my mash tun following flyguy's instructions but couldn't find any SS washers. Should i use a zinc plated washer for a 1 time use or just go without it for a bit?? It drips about 1 drip every 30 seconds or so. No big deal with the drips, i'll just clean up the sticky mess after.

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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Better make that starter now...

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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Easy all-grains for summer:

"Cream of Three Crops" Cream Ale.
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"Centennial Blonde"
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"Sterling Gold" (You'll need coriander and orange peel)
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"Blue Balls" Belgian Wit (You'll need coriander and orange peel)
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Good luck with your brew session and post some pics...

Put some newspapers under that drip. That stuff can corrode your counter-top finish if that's where you're mashing.

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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I made this one:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=33242

But used wyeast scottish ale yeast. It was a hit and very drinkeable for warm weather. You'll really appreciate the difference from extract with that flaked maize in the mash.

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
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Man, BierMuncher, you is makin me Tirsty this mornin!

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:15 PM   #6
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Humm...all of those look tasty, this is going to be a tough decision.

 
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:52 AM   #7
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those are gorgeous pints! A cream ale is a perfect goto beer on a hot summer day.
I have 10g of it fermenting in my basement right now!
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:12 AM   #8
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dude, seriously. cream ale FTW
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:08 PM   #9
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I drank one of Death Brewers Cream Ales (my first PM) last week while brewing Ed's Haus on a Mental Health day. It made for a great "It's hot as balls and I'm sitting beside a boiling keg" Beer.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:35 PM   #10
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I vote Hefeweizen...yum yum in the summer sun!

 
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