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Title: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: madscientist on September 08, 2010, 02:33:29 AM
So I brewed a witbier at the request of my fiance, who loves Blue Moon.  I used the kit from norther brewer.  It turned out darker than I expected, but the flavor was perfect.  I ended up bringing it to my friend's party saturday night and it was a hit!  We killed an entire case of it, and learned just how alcoholic it was.  I calculated it around 3.8%, which to me seemed on the low side, but it was still enough to get you drunk.  Now I just have to peel and scrape off 24 labels...  My friends have already requested a pumpkin ale for halloween.  Time to get brewing again.
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: majorvices on September 08, 2010, 02:36:26 AM
Pumpkin ale?? You need new friends.  :P ;)
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 08, 2010, 02:37:59 AM
Congratulation to great beer.

Now I just have to peel and scrape off 24 labels... 
That will teach you to use Magic Marker on the cap :)
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: euge on September 08, 2010, 03:30:10 AM
Congrats! It's good to see one's efforts appreciated!

BTW 3.8% plenty good for a decent buzz...
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: madscientist on September 09, 2010, 04:54:15 PM
Pumpkin ale?? You need new friends.  :P ;)

I'm just happy they requested something other than "like miller, bud, coors." 
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: hamiltont on September 09, 2010, 05:36:55 PM
Pumpkin ale?? You need new friends.  :P ;)

I'm just happy they requested something other than "like miller, bud, coors." 

True & congrats on a successful brew... FWIW I'm not sure I'd want my friends getting drunk on Pumpkin Ale though. Can't say I have any personal experience but my gut feeling says no, no, no, OH NO! You might consider some BMC or another homebrew to help offset the pumpkin.  Cheers!!
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: saintpierre on September 09, 2010, 05:41:56 PM

I'm just happy they requested something other than "like miller, bud, coors." 

I have a friend that always asks if I have perfected a Miller High Life clone yet.  I tell him someone has already done it  :-\

Congrats on the brew!
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: wiley on September 09, 2010, 05:46:43 PM
"Now I just have to peel and scrape off 24 labels..."
A little trick I learned from the guys at Avery Brewing in Boulder, CO... Most commercial breweries use an ammonia soluable glue - so, the next time you get a sixer of your favorite craft brew and you want to re-use the bottles, give a little soak time in a buck of ammonia and water!

I've found that this works well on your run-of-the-mill printer labels too -

+1 for writing on the caps with a sharpie.
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: majorvices on September 09, 2010, 08:22:21 PM
Pumpkin ale?? You need new friends.  :P ;)

I'm just happy they requested something other than "like miller, bud, coors." 

You got me!  ;D
Title: Re: My Witbier was a hit!
Post by: weazletoe on September 11, 2010, 07:07:54 PM
They ask for pumpkin beer, and you call them friends?  :o 


But, glad they liked your wit. Great feeling, ain't it?