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Brewing today
« on: February 08, 2015, 08:57:02 PM »
Like the subject line says, starting my brew day right now. Pulled a clone recipe off the Can You Brew It? show on brewingnetwork.com. Arrogant Bastard clone.

My brew corner. Firing up the burner now!

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 09:00:24 PM »
Brewed that AB recipe several times. Good stuff!
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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 09:14:51 PM »

Fire is lit! Heating up the strike water and tasting an Arrogant Bastard for good luck.
Also, I'll be digitally documenting my brew day today. Seeking feedback and such. If it becomes overbearing gimme a shout on here and I'll knock it off.
Cheers!

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 09:39:01 PM »
Strike water at 160F for a mash temp of 148F. Mashed in. 12 lbs of 2Row Base and 1.5 lbs of Special B.

Sach rest calls for a beer.


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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 09:57:16 PM »
I'm just pissed off that your climate allows you to be wearing flip flops and to have your windows open in February!

Careful in flip flops though... Don't want to burn the toes with hot liquids or trip and drop 5 gallons of your finished wort.
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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 09:58:52 PM »
Sandals. Really. Where are you, man?  :D
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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 10:13:46 PM »
Haha. Thanks guys, I'll be careful. And Southern California is beautiful today

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 10:56:25 PM »

Making lotsa notes. Had my first stuck sparge. No worries, mixed in some more sparge water and mixed it up. Drained to fast. Got it going now.

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2015, 10:59:32 PM »
I wear flip flops on most brew days. I know it's dumb, but I do it anyhow. Oh, it's also low 70's and the windows are open in North Texas.

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2015, 11:14:33 PM »
I wear flip flops almost every single day. If I'm not at work, I'm in flip flops. Oh well, that's just how I roll.

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2015, 11:16:01 PM »
Got my volume for boil, 6.75 gl. Should be good to go.
And yeah, I'll probably have my flip flops in every pic from now on .

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2015, 11:16:34 PM »
I wear flip flops on most brew days. I know it's dumb, but I do it anyhow. Oh, it's also low 70's and the windows are open in North Texas.

I wear boots and trudge through 6 inches of snow lol. Heat wave today in NE Ohio. It got up to 49. But no fear, all this melt off will freeze when it tanks to 17 tomorrow.

I like the idea of an ABish clone. I might have to put this in the line up. It's at least four brews down the road though.
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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2015, 11:18:18 PM »

I wear flip flops almost every single day. If I'm not at work, I'm in flip flops. Oh well, that's just how I roll.
Yeah buddy! Work = shoes, off = flip flops, winter = hard sole slippers.

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2015, 11:21:28 PM »
Flip Flops here as well...it's a bear brewing in Florida in Feb.

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Re: Brewing today
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2015, 11:29:26 PM »

I like the idea of an ABish clone. I might have to put this in the line up. It's at least four brews down the road though.

When you do, this is the CYBI Arrogant Bastard recipe that everybody but Tasty declared cloned. It's good, but the one change I've made is to bump the Chinook additions from 24g to 1 oz (28g). I think this makes it closer to the fresh AB I had @ Stone. Really simple, good recipe.

http://blog.ericshepard.com/2011/04/arrogant-bastard.html
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