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My old army buddy and best friend had to pull police duty there last night. Capt on Seattle PD.
Might have to get his name from you if I'm ever in a pickle....JK!!! Funny side note, a few years back I had to call the cops on the idiot neighbors down the street for illegal fireworks, nowhere near the 4th. Big booming flying dangerous ones, not sparklers or tame things. The officer that responded turned out to be our neighbor from the street we grew up on, that my sister had a humongous crush on. Small world.
 
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Yes small world. We were both nurses in the army then he switched careers. Before he became a cop , he was a federal guard at SEATAC. Tried to get me to follow him there but wasn't interested in changing careers.
 

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Brewed a half size batch (2.5gal) of the resist anti-imperial stout today. I scaled it down to sort of fit the bjcp oatmeal stout guidelines. I am fermenting it with with WLP026 premium bitter yeast which tends to attenuate very well so the ABV will be over the limit. Not so sure on the beet thing so I plan to only beet a portion of batch. It smelled nice brewing.

edit: Call this beer Beet-it Oatmeal Stout, seemed like an appropriate name.
 
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Checked on the British Honey Brown ale after 17 days primary, down to 1.006 from 1.050 , taste awesome ! Now gonna add 1 pound orange blossom honey straight to the fermenter, give it a slight stir and let her sit another 7 days before kegging 3 gallons and bottling 2.
 

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Tested/tasted Amberspice Ale. SG down to 1.026 (from 1.052) so still not completely attenuated. I attribute this to cooler fermenting temps in the garage. It will sit for at least 2 more weeks in the fermenter, so I'm not worried.

Taste is spice forward, still a bit sweet -- this will go nicely with Turkeyday Dinner!
 

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Haven't done much for beer this week because I decided to get back into sewing, after a 20 year hiatus. Today will make a combined shopping trip of the LHBS and the fabric store; completely out of base malt, and going to make a couple of heavier sweatshirts for those chilly brewing days. Have some disposable income thanks to impromptu casino visit the other day; already bought myself a new serger/overlock machine (yes, I did NOT immediately spend it on brewing equipment, GASP); have enough left to fill both two-row and pilsner bins. Also going to see if my crafty sister can make a shirt-sized stencil of my brewery sign (in my avatar) with her cricut so I can paint it on a white sweatshirt. Tomorrow will brew up my take on Georgetown Bodhizafa, using some fresh Citra I got this week and Mosaic Incognito, just to see what it does. Love busy weekends.
 

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Today I brewed a 1g all extract beer with 1/2 Pilsner DME and 1/2 Amber DME. Boil time 30+ minutes, Cascade hops 5.5g/4g/4g. Guess it's an American Amber Ale?
An Northern Brewer Block Party Amber got me started on my current ridiculous brewing adventure. No one's sure if that first kit was a good idea.....
 
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This morning before work dropped 1oz Citra in the IPA I brewed yesterday; recipe calls for it at high krausen, which this has in spades. My ferment fridge is an old Samsung french door, solid as a rock, and I can hear it blorping away even with music turned up. Also made a sweatshirt that turned out well, and created a monster; husband went to the fabric store today to buy fabric for me to make jammie pants for him.
 

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Kegged part of my oatmeal stout and moved the rest to secondary on roasted beets. Did not take long for the yeast to wake up and start working on the beets. I had tasted some of the beets after roasting and they did have some sweetness(tasted like dirt first though). The earthy flavor of beets is not too different from fuggle hops to me so seem like it should taste just fine.

Also brewed an ordinary bitter which went well until the very end when I got the beer chilled down to about 90F. I was not seeing the wort breaking and that was when I realized I forgot to add whirfloc. Not the first time I have forgotten to add whirfloc but it was the first I reheated the wort back to add whirfloc and give it a short boil.

Today was also the last time I will be using my supermodel hydrometer tube. I let the hydrometer slide down the side a little too fast and fracture the bottom. From the sound of contact I knew something broke and was really surprised the the tube went and not the hydrometer. Bottom was still in place so a little tape to keep it there a little longer.
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Finally dropped the Mosaic Incognito™ in my IPA; turned out all I needed to do was let the little jar sit in hot water about 10 minutes, came out just fine. Also dropped Citra and CTZ which was supposed to be Chinook, but someone forgot they were out of Chinook. And finally got entry for upcoming (as in due tomorrow) competition bottled, and labelled; husband bowls tonight in the alley right down the street from LHBS so he will drop them off, what a pearl he is. It's an american strong that has bourbon-soaked oak cubes in it, that I brewed way back in May. Took a taste of it before bottling and am amazed at the bourbon flavor. Competition is an all-dark with minimum SRM at 18, this one is about 26 to my uneducated eyes. Not expecting a win but looking forward to comments.
 

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That sounds pretty delicious. Any chance there's a recipe you can share?
I made it up myself. My wife makes sugar cookies for Christmas and suggested I make one. So here goes.

12 lbs 2-row
2 lbs c-20
3-11 oz boxes of Crav’n vanilla wafers in the mash
158 degree mash 1 hour.
2 oz Styrian Cardinale hops 60 min.
1-11 oz box Crav’n vanilla wafer in boil 10 min.

I plan on vanilla bean in secondary and addition 4oz almond extract in secondary. Not sure about that but will taste it first.

We will see
 

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After nearly 10 years, I’m brewing!

Atonement Brown Porter coming up!

 
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