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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2016, 10:24:11 PM »
Besides the German lagers (pils,o'fest,Dort), going to brew up a kolsch malt cream ale since I have some to use up. Something different so why not I figured.


Sounds great!
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2016, 08:04:28 PM »
I also just realized I had an English PA/ESB in keg since sep 15 (had only consumed about 1/3 of it). it was OG 1.055 FG 1.008, 6.2%abv . 95% MO, 3.1% crystal 80, 1.9% extra dark crystal. 40IBU of challenger. WLP002.

Just poured a pint and man has this matured nicely. Might have to think about throwing this one in the swap also.

edit: think I will I hit it with 3oz of challenger week before we ship to give it back that fresh hop aroma to compliment the taste.
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2016, 12:39:04 AM »
I also just realized I had an English PA/ESB in keg since sep 15 (had only consumed about 1/3 of it). it was OG 1.055 FG 1.008, 6.2%abv . 95% MO, 3.1% crystal 80, 1.9% extra dark crystal. 40IBU of challenger. WLP002.

Just poured a pint and man has this matured nicely. Might have to think about throwing this one in the swap also.

edit: think I will I hit it with 3oz of challenger week before we ship to give it back that fresh hop aroma to compliment the taste.
Just starting to keg and can't wait until I have so many I can lose one for several months.
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2016, 01:06:41 AM »
I also just realized I had an English PA/ESB in keg since sep 15 (had only consumed about 1/3 of it). it was OG 1.055 FG 1.008, 6.2%abv . 95% MO, 3.1% crystal 80, 1.9% extra dark crystal. 40IBU of challenger. WLP002.

Just poured a pint and man has this matured nicely. Might have to think about throwing this one in the swap also.

edit: think I will I hit it with 3oz of challenger week before we ship to give it back that fresh hop aroma to compliment the taste.
Just starting to keg and can't wait until I have so many I can lose one for several months.

It won't take you long, Pete. For the last three January's, I've brewed a big beer to let age until November/December of that year. Barleywine in 2014, Quad in 2015 (actually 12/30/14), and a Russian Imperial Stout this year. As long as you keep your taps full, you won't miss them. But the intrigue and anticipation will still be there. Then when you tap them nearly a year later... That's the ticket!
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2016, 01:13:59 AM »
I also just realized I had an English PA/ESB in keg since sep 15 (had only consumed about 1/3 of it). it was OG 1.055 FG 1.008, 6.2%abv . 95% MO, 3.1% crystal 80, 1.9% extra dark crystal. 40IBU of challenger. WLP002.

Just poured a pint and man has this matured nicely. Might have to think about throwing this one in the swap also.

edit: think I will I hit it with 3oz of challenger week before we ship to give it back that fresh hop aroma to compliment the taste.
Just starting to keg and can't wait until I have so many I can lose one for several months.
For me it becomes a beast of burden after a while because I end up needing to dump or bottle batches to free up keg space. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to let old kegs sit around after you get 5 or 6 of them.
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2016, 01:19:03 AM »

I also just realized I had an English PA/ESB in keg since sep 15 (had only consumed about 1/3 of it). it was OG 1.055 FG 1.008, 6.2%abv . 95% MO, 3.1% crystal 80, 1.9% extra dark crystal. 40IBU of challenger. WLP002.

Just poured a pint and man has this matured nicely. Might have to think about throwing this one in the swap also.

edit: think I will I hit it with 3oz of challenger week before we ship to give it back that fresh hop aroma to compliment the taste.
Just starting to keg and can't wait until I have so many I can lose one for several months.

I've got 10 now in rotation. Sometimes I tap one and think I want to let it age a bit...and it's out in one of the refrigerators and then I forget about it.


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CPT, U.S.Army
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harveys-Brewhaus/405092862905115

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Science_of_Mashing

Serving:        In Process:
Vienna IPA          O'Fest
Dort
Mead                 
Cider                         
Ger'merican Blonde
Amber Ale
Next:
Ger Pils
O'Fest

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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2016, 01:23:29 AM »
Sometimes I tap one and think I want to let it age a bit...and it's out in one of the refrigerators and then I forget about it.

Same here. I've almost dumped a few and let them sit, forgotten about. 2 or 3 months later and the beer is 100% better.
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2016, 12:23:10 AM »
I'm in. I hope the mild was carbed enough. I though it was fine, but I prefer my beer on the flat side.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2016, 12:34:05 AM »
I'm in. I hope the mild was carbed enough. I though it was fine, but I prefer my beer on the flat side.
Mild and bitter are beers I'll drink almost flat any day. 

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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2016, 01:25:43 AM »
Don't think I'll have 4 beers ready in time. When's the next one?

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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2016, 01:27:45 AM »
Don't think I'll have 4 beers ready in time. When's the next one?
You sure?  Only need 3 and a local offering. 

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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2016, 01:44:11 AM »
Alright, maybe then. I'll keep it in mind, and check the schedule.

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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2016, 03:05:05 AM »
I'm in. I hope the mild was carbed enough. I though it was fine, but I prefer my beer on the flat side.
Mild and bitter are beers I'll drink almost flat any day.
Agreed!
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2016, 10:49:31 PM »
Alright, everyone who messaged me and I responded to is in for the swap. (First posts may not be perfectly updated.)

I'll closing it off tonight and will send out assignments tomorrow morning.

Was on vacay, so I missed my own deadline. ;)
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Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2016, 11:16:20 PM »
Alright, everyone who messaged me and I responded to is in for the swap. (First posts may not be perfectly updated.)

I'll closing it off tonight and will send out assignments tomorrow morning.

Was on vacay, so I missed my own deadline. ;)
Crud. I just looked through my IMs and can't find where I sent one to you, or heard back. Too late?

I'll send you my shipping address just in case