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brewing in hillsboro mo.

ugiweizen

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New to brewing since 2012, being a chef and working with yeast and flavors of food, brewing beer was a matter of time before it consumes all my spare time.  Started with a small pot extract brews to now obtaining more and more equipment to get into all grain ,also have Beer Smith to brew the best i can every time. 
 

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Getting ready to brew a choc. bourbon barrel stout.  (extract). the next batch of beer i do is going to be an all grain batch.  i have been researching recipes on beer smith
 

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Brewed the choc. bourbon stout. on 2-15-15  Posted it on the cloud.  0g. was 1.067, i figured i can tap around july. the first high gravity beer ive done.
 

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well figured it had to keg condition until then, depending on fg. if it around 8 %, from what i read.  What you think?  I would love to tap earlier,
 

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It will probably be reaching it's peak flavor in July, but I've never been able to wait that long before trying a beer.  It'll be carbed and ready to at least try in less than two weeks.
 

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I agree, im very impatient to taste my brews, not like cooking where you can taste your product when you get done cooking, although i always taste the wort, and all ingredients going it to the brew pot.  it is not easy building a pipeline of homebrew when it is so easily available.
and can go to my bar and just get a beer from the tap.
 

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I make about 150 gallons a year.  I usually have something I really love to drink on hand, so that I can resist temptation on a new batch.  At least that's the theory.
 

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That is very impressive as well as inspiring.  I plan on brewing at least 1-2 times a month this year.  Putting together my all grain setup is a challenge, trying to get the setup that i wont have to upgrade for awhile.  Thinking of a 10gal.  Brewing beer is a very addictive hobby for me.  The more i read and brew, the more immersed i get.  Because i dont have a 3 kettle setup, or even a 2 kettle setup.  I might have to do a BIAB as my first all grain brew.  I am researching recipes now on beer smith. Thinking of an ipa.  or a good beer i can ferment quick and put on tap within a month or less.  The beer you have bottled,kegged and fermenting look great.  I can see why you brew 150 gallons a year. 

 
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