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I SWEAR Murphy has got to have me in his cross hairs...today is the first FULL day off I've had in a while to myself. I decided to put my time to good use. Cleared crud from the back yard, washed a couple windows...
and BREW SOME BEER!!!
Just my luck the temp decided to reach the MID 90s!!! Who needs a propane burner.. I can do the boil on the asphalt outside..
All jokes aside, I'm glad I got to do it, I FINALLY got around to making the beer that got me into this deep rabbit hole.. Pilsner Uriquel clone.. I'll keep anyone interested posted as to how it comes out..
BUT SEROUUSLY? It was freaking HOT today.. oh, did I mention I got to take a short ride also..
 

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Savannah, Georgia ..USA..
More like 95 with 95% humidity ...
The degree temp is only relitive .. its the humidity that is the kicker..
I've spent summers in the desert, and winters in the north.... I'll deal with heat any time!
Learned some good "no chill" beer brewing techniques from some gentleman "Down under".. gonna give it a shot..
 

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Yes, humidity knocks you around. Here in South Oz our weather is becoming more humid as things change but I don't mind, my wife hates it. Good for growing things in the garden if thats your thing. Good to get out on a bike and get some air past your face too. Oh na goo beer drinking weather!! Winter here now, so a dark brew is the go, a stout, mmm, its just gone midday- that'll do. out in to the workshop with one. Moderation tho! ;(
 

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... we have FERMENTATION!!!
Was a little worried, gravity was a bit high (depending on what device I used) 1.053/1.057.. and the yeast was a new strain I have never used so .. temp messed with readings..
So far so good...
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PPPISHHH, that stout I made 2 weeks ago was over 1.63 but that was because it got about a half pound of brown sugar right at the end. :p It went into the keg today and into the fridge for a chill and a carb up ready for next weekend, tasted pretty damn good considering it was room temp, figured oatmeal stout should have a molasses hint since that is how I like my oatmeal.

Brew looks good, nice straw color. I do love my refractometer so glad I bought one last year.

I used to love brewing in the summer in Oklahoma, that state got me into the hobby with their 3.2 laws. If I wanted cheap GOOD beer I had to make it myself so I did for 7-8 years that was my main source of craftish brews. Freaking HOT in the summer though, I would loose a least a quart of water in sweat watching things but it was always worth it.

Will be doing some more brews shortly, NB had their summer all grain kits on sale, 3 for 20$ each so yeah.... I'm stocked for the next 3.
 

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Ok Boys.. just for you.. New holland dragons milk chocolate / orange stout and a Irish whisk(e)y kicker.. IMG_8532.jpg

Does anyone know how to "correct" uploaded pics.. this is getting OLD!!
 

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..I was two beers and shots DEEP! in before I posted that..
I read that thread a ways back... was just to old, tired and lazy to fix my ---- up...
keeping it G rated.. I'll let u guys put letters in the slots..
mess up.. that's correct... m--s up..
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I've been to Savannah and I had never felt that kind of heat before. It was extremely hot and I quickly learned that you have to move slow to survive a day. That's what I remember the most and the aligator we just had to taste ;-)
 

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Just tapped this one.. got it from a rep...
My wife described it as.."OMG, chocolate cake AND beer.. best invention EVER.!!"
It IS good, a defintate desert beer..
waiting for that Pilsner to finish... want it to be "crushable."
 

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Well here's the results from the last batch, still a little young on the carbonation but that will get better as it gets head space. Light note of molasses on the breath in and palatable on the end of the swill almost like I wanted it there. I love oatmeal stouts, such wonderful mouth feel like there is an added layer that is detectable along with the already dence flavorful beer. It's been 2 months since I have had a home brew, tomorrow or the coming week will be the next once I do a bunch of research.

FWIW Stouts and Porters are my favorites I dont care what the season and will always ask for them at breweries or pubs.

Yes that is another hobby behind it... lol


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