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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2013, 11:28:43 AM »
I also love waking up at 2 am and staggering into the brewlab ( guest bathroom ), and seeing those first bubbles starting from the blowoff tube.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2013, 11:35:22 AM »
I will definately be trying the hot scotchie next brewday...wish I knew about it yesterday.  Cheers.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2013, 12:26:38 PM »
One of my favorite things on brew day is having a hot scotchy (although I usually use bourbon):

http://beervana.blogspot.com/2010/11/greatest-beverage-in-world-hot-scotchy.html

I normally hold off any drinking until the beer is in the fermenter, but I do make an exception for this.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it - it is especially memorable with the first runnings of a big barleywine.

This might be the most important thing I have learned all year. Thank you for that. Will try it next brew session.

This is truly inspirational. Just when you were wondering how brewing could get any better. BAM!
I'll be trying the bourbon varietal. 
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 02:35:13 PM by Pinski »
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2013, 12:41:45 PM »
I love pitching a big starter.  Pouring in all those healthy hungry yeast cells feels so good.  It's just a great fruition of a long, good brewday.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2013, 03:10:19 PM »
I have always loved the process of brewing. Love being up at the crack of dawn on a crisp morning just as the sun is coming up over the mountains with a cup of coffee in my hand and the roar of the burner heating up my strike water. I love the smell of the wort as it comes to a boil and especially after the first hop addition.

So very true, there is nothing like firing up the burner to heat the strike water.  Always brings a smile to my face...

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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2013, 05:20:47 PM »
I love the whole process, but now that I am doing AG, the boil will be that much better with a hot scotchy!


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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2013, 10:27:25 PM »
+1 to the hot Scotchy. But any whiskey will work just fine. First time I had a hot scotchy I invited a dozen or so friends over to hang out with me in my garage, eat chili, and drink my beer. We went through over a half gallon of first runnings making hot scotchies. Needless to say, I missed my OG but it was well worth it. I don't remember what I brewed but everyone remembers hot scotchies!
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 09:09:55 AM »
This is my favorite moment from yesterday's sessions. I was aiming for a mash temp of 150*F
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 09:35:52 AM »
One of my favorite things on brew day is having a hot scotchy (although I usually use bourbon):

http://beervana.blogspot.com/2010/11/greatest-beverage-in-world-hot-scotchy.html

I normally hold off any drinking until the beer is in the fermenter, but I do make an exception for this.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it - it is especially memorable with the first runnings of a big barleywine.

This might be the most important thing I have learned all year. Thank you for that. Will try it next brew session.

This is truly inspirational. Just when you were wondering how brewing could get any better. BAM!
I'll be trying the bourbon varietal.

I have no Scotch but plenty of Bourbon. Must try.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 09:59:55 AM »
I love the way the whole house smells like beer when I brew inside.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 10:41:50 AM »
One of my favorite things on brew day is having a hot scotchy (although I usually use bourbon):

http://beervana.blogspot.com/2010/11/greatest-beverage-in-world-hot-scotchy.html

I normally hold off any drinking until the beer is in the fermenter, but I do make an exception for this.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it - it is especially memorable with the first runnings of a big barleywine.

This might be the most important thing I have learned all year. Thank you for that. Will try it next brew session.

This is truly inspirational. Just when you were wondering how brewing could get any better. BAM!
I'll be trying the bourbon varietal.

I have no Scotch but plenty of Bourbon. Must try.

It's Hot Scotchy Day! Any recommendations on ratios? Keep in mind I'm brewing today! ;)
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2014, 10:46:39 AM »
One of my favorite things on brew day is having a hot scotchy (although I usually use bourbon):

http://beervana.blogspot.com/2010/11/greatest-beverage-in-world-hot-scotchy.html

I normally hold off any drinking until the beer is in the fermenter, but I do make an exception for this.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it - it is especially memorable with the first runnings of a big barleywine.

This might be the most important thing I have learned all year. Thank you for that. Will try it next brew session.

This is truly inspirational. Just when you were wondering how brewing could get any better. BAM!
I'll be trying the bourbon varietal.

I have no Scotch but plenty of Bourbon. Must try.

It's Hot Scotchy Day! Any recommendations on ratios? Keep in mind I'm brewing today! ;)

Add it until the malt flavor shines, or whenever !  BTW, did you try the Balvenie yet ?
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 11:01:22 AM »
Add it until the malt flavor shines, or whenever !  BTW, did you try the Balvenie yet ?

Fantastic recommendation my friend! Just what I was hoping for, a bridge from bourbon to scotch! As you said complex, i got hints of vanilla and the judicious use of peat I found surprisingly pleasant. I cant wait to try the hot scotchy here in about 45 minutes. Thanks again!
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 11:23:17 AM »
Add it until the malt flavor shines, or whenever !  BTW, did you try the Balvenie yet ?

Fantastic recommendation my friend! Just what I was hoping for, a bridge from bourbon to scotch! As you said complex, i got hints of vanilla and the judicious use of peat I found surprisingly pleasant. I cant wait to try the hot scotchy here in about 45 minutes. Thanks again!

Awesome !  Glad you liked it.
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Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 01:39:37 PM »
One of my favorite things on brew day is having a hot scotchy (although I usually use bourbon):

http://beervana.blogspot.com/2010/11/greatest-beverage-in-world-hot-scotchy.html

I normally hold off any drinking until the beer is in the fermenter, but I do make an exception for this.  If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it - it is especially memorable with the first runnings of a big barleywine.

This might be the most important thing I have learned all year. Thank you for that. Will try it next brew session.

This is truly inspirational. Just when you were wondering how brewing could get any better. BAM!
I'll be trying the bourbon varietal.

I have no Scotch but plenty of Bourbon. Must try.

It's Hot Scotchy Day! Any recommendations on ratios? Keep in mind I'm brewing today! ;)

Add it until the malt flavor shines, or whenever !  BTW, did you try the Balvenie yet ?

balvenie Caribbean cask..one of my fav's :P
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