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45688Re: Bierschnapps

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  • pugs2510
    Aug 11, 2009
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      i have completed this many times with differant results. i call it hopscotch . later pugs
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      > --- On Sun, 8/9/09, Robert Hubble <zymurgybob@...> wrote:
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      > I wasn't crazy about it, either, but Trid seems to love the stuff. Make you wonder what part of his body has the taste buds (snort!).
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      > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller
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      > Hey now... :)
      > In truth, I got a little more insight into my first batch which helped illuminate why I liked it as much as I do. Apparently the beer we used to make it wasn't the pale ale I thought it was. Turns out it was my friend's "Honey Doom" which is essentially a pale ale augmented with honey and some other adjuncts. In retrospect, it's that hint of honey in the nose that made it quite nifty...a now, very nearly gone.
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      > A local commercial micro brewer gave me 6 gallons of a holiday ale (significantly hopped, too) and said "here, play with it." I was curious why it came out nothing like the first batch (although interesting nonetheless). The honey bit made quite a difference. The holiday ale bierschnaps is coming up on one year on oak. I've stoppered the container with a paper towel to speed the angels up on doing their thing. At one year I'm going to give the brewer a bottle to see how (if?) he likes it.
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      > On a similar note, I have about 3-4 gallons of a nice hefty cyser that needs to become a brandy of sort. I also have a case of a friend's spiced mead (he went a little overboard with the cloves so he's not particularly fond of it) that I'm going to make into a brandy as well. Who knows, perhaps there could be some creative blends to be found in there.
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      > Trid
      > -runnin' more rum for the time being
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