First beer(s) of 13?

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    Altbier bitte New Member

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    I finally got off my lazy ace and brewed my first for the year. It's an APA (5 Gall) with 6# 2-row, 4#Munich, 8 oz Caramunich, Amarillo hopped. Going to crush grain for a mild in a few minutes, probably brew it tomorrow night. I'm calling it Por-Mo mild - it's going to be hopped with Pride of Ringwood and Motueka. MO, Munich, brown and amber malts, light and dark caramel malts, a dash of Carafa 2 for color, and a secret ingredient. Don't ask. It comes in a few IBUs over BJCP standards, but otherwise it's within the (admittedly arbitrary) limits. My first mild. It's probably too hoppy to be authentic, but it should be a pretty flavorful session beer at ~ 3.5% ABV. I'm going to take a chance on Danstar Windsor Ale yeast, despite some negative reviews - I've got a couple pouches, so what the heck. Who has or will soon have brewed in the new year?
     
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    chessking New Member

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    Your late to the game Altbier, I had an English IPA in the BK as the year changed over. As I took my O.G. reading after midnight, my brew notes reflect the date as 1Jan13 @1:05am. I also brewed a maibock last Friday and am planing for a Scottish 80 (or 90 as I tend to go big) scheduled for this weekend.

    Get busy living or get busy dying.
     
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    Just bottled my last brew of 2012 last night, and will brew my first of 2013 on Friday.
    Not sure exactly what I will brew on Friday, but the brew I bottled last night already tasted sooooo good, that I will almost certainly be using the same hops again. (brand spanking new german variety :cool: )
     
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    The Brew Mentor Well-Known Member

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    I have only brewed once for a clinic on Saturday 1-5-13. It's a Belgian Dark Strong. It wasn't my choice so I may brew a small (5 Gal) batch in the store today.
    I'm thinking a Cream Ale, AG BIAB style and no chill because I'm lazy!
    I can brew that start to finish in under 3 hours. And take care of customers :mrgreen:
    Brian
     
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    gonna try to brew my first lager (first double decoction too) (a German Helles) this month. just bottled an Irish Red Ale, which came in at 7% abv.
     
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    Put the Schwarzbier in the fridge prior to departure for the holidays. First actual brew in 2013 is the "Weedwhacker." It's chugging away in the basement as we speak.
     
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    I did a 5 gal batch of AG "Homer Simpson" Pale Ale Sunday......Ummmm Beeeer!

    Dave,
     
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    Altbier bitte New Member

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    Is that the SkittleBrau?
     
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    Lol, i honestly dont know... i made some bottle labels at the coopers web site with a Homer picture on the label
    everyone got a kick out of them and the homer thing just kinda stuck. Hmmmm skittle's for flavoring :idea:
     

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