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Offline madscientist

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My Witbier was a hit!
« on: September 07, 2010, 07:33:29 PM »
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.
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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 07:36:26 PM »
Pumpkin ale?? You need new friends.  :P ;)
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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 07:37:59 PM »
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 :)
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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 08:30:10 PM »
Congrats! It's good to see one's efforts appreciated!

BTW 3.8% plenty good for a decent buzz...
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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 09:54:15 AM »
Pumpkin ale?? You need new friends.  :P ;)

I'm just happy they requested something other than "like miller, bud, coors." 
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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 10:36:55 AM »
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!!
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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 10:41:56 AM »

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  :-\

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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 10:46:43 AM »
"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.

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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 01:22:21 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
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Re: My Witbier was a hit!
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2010, 12:07:54 PM »
They ask for pumpkin beer, and you call them friends?  :o 


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