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Well SWMBO has been bugging me to brew for over a month now (go figure), and I finally got around to it. I used up some ingredients I had laying around, and I know using sugar is bad but I didn't have any DME so I used brown sugar. The recipe below is partial mash because I wanted to use up my 6-row and flaked oats.

0.75 lb 6-Row
1 lb Flaked Wheat

These were steeped at 155 degrees F for about 30 minutes in a grain bag, then I put them into 170 degree water as my poor-boy-PM sparge water. This was all combined with the following and boiled:

4 lb Wheat LME
1/2 cup Honey
1 lb Dark Brown Sugar
0.5 oz Golding Hops

After boiling I added it to the fermenting bucket which had 4 oz of apricot flavoring and 1 orange rind. I'm hoping that it will turn out alright, so far everything else I have made has been good but this is my first thrown together recipe, so we will see.

The OG was 1.055, so I could have used less brown sugar. The sample I took tasted great. I will post back in a week or two to update.
 
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This beer turned out to be my favorite brew so far. A lot of my friends who drink BMC and don't care much for homebrew loved this beer. I was hoping it would be comparable to Magic Hat #9 so I bought a pack and did some comparing and it turns out that everyone liked mine better than Magic Hat.
 
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Hey would you mind letting me know what SWMBO stands for by any chance? I'm a newbie lol. Thanks!
 
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I used the yeast that came with my wheat LME (it was one of those liquid LME beer kits you can get cheap, I often buy them and add other ME or honey or brown sugar to boost me up to enough fermentables for a 5 gallon batch....I'm cheap but I haven't made a bad brew yet).

I know a lot of people would NEVER EVER use the yeast that comes with LME cans, I mean how long did it sit in the LHBS? What kind is it anyways? Well I have used that yeast multiple times and never had any troubles, and I am not a fan of liquid yeast anyways, so I usually just use it unless I know it's really really old, then I might pick up a fresh one from my LHBS.

SWMBO is She Who Must Be Obeyed.....my wife :)
 
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