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Hiney The Other

Hiney The Other is my attempt at cloning Russian River’s Pliny the Elder (PTE) Imperial India Pale Ale. PTE is one of my favorite …

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Ole Mole – Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, With Vanilla Bean And Cayenne

Today’s brew is a dark chocolate oatmeal stout, with vanilla bean and a touch of cayenne pepper. The grain bill is about 14.25lbs, and …

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Hiney The Other – Day 1

After about 24 hours, the yeast is doing its thing, and the wort is forming a nice creamy foam head, called a krausen. More …

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Ole Mole – Day 1

The fermentation process is going along nicely. If you listen closely, you can hear the carbon dioxide gas escaping through the blow off tube and …

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Ole Mole – Day 8

Just took a refractometer reading, and a taste. Right now the ABV is at 7.8%, and the cayenne is pronounced. It should smooth out as …

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Hiney The Other – Day 8

In the days since my last check, a huge krausen formed that came out the blowout tube, and into the sanitizer. This is one of …

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Ole Mole – Day 15

Moved the brew to a secondary barboy and took a sample. ABV is 8.5%, and the cayenne is diminished somewhat, but still prominment. Another couple …

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Hiney the Other – Day 15

Moved the brew to a secondary carboy today. ABV stands at about 8%, and flavor is good. I’m going to let it sit for another …

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Ole Mole – Day 21

After a week in the secondary, I added 4oz of Trader Joe’s Bourbon Vanilla Extract to the mix, and re-capped. Now I’ll wait another week …

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Hiney The Other – Day 22

Dry Hop Day!! I took a 1gal paint strainer bag, soaked it in vodka to sanitize, added 1-3/4 oz each of Simcoe, Centennial, and Nugget …

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