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Brew Day – Vanilla Cream Ale – 2

Well the Vanilla Cream Ale was such a success that we’ve had requests for more. Sooo…we’re making another 5-gallon batch. Looks good so far.

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Brew Day – GPA

Pictures and text forthcoming – we promise!!

 

 

Kegging the Cream Ale

Wish there were more and exciting pictures, but here’s the only one we took during kegging.20120609_133714

Nice work, JT!

Brew Day – Vanilla Cream Ale

It was time for something new…something light…something both refreshing and relaxing…and something for summer. It was time for a vanilla cream ale.

JT boiled up the water. Soon we added grain. Then we kept a mighty boil for an hour as the worty-goodness and hoppy smell filled the air. The color was perfect.

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We experimented with a double immersion chiller in an ice bath for the cool down. It seemed to speed up the chilling process greatly.

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Here’s the final wort before we pitched the yeast.

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Brew Day – The Maple Wheat Experiment

We brewed a 3-gallon batch of a wheat beer with a hint of maple. Yessir, we done did.
I wanted to create a refreshing wheat beer, but with a hint of something other than citrus, which is what all the craft wheat beers seem to have. A friend suggested maple and soon an experimental recipe was created.

Had to start off with a picture of the brewing setup…

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Here’s a picture of Eric, while we were waiting for the wort to boil…

Img_0885 …then we added the hop pellets…

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Then we added the chiller to the boil (to sterilize it)…and then to chill the wort to the yeast pitching temperature range.

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The final product. Now we wait.

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