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Claremont Summer Ale Bottled

Tonight I bottled the Claremont Summer Ale (with the able assistance of brew pal Brian). The final gravity (after 8 days in the secondary) was 1.014, unchanged from when I transferred it from the primary. Given the starting gravity of … Continue reading

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Claremont Summer Ale Update

This afternoon I transferred the Claremont Summer Ale over to the secondary fermenter. The gravity right now is 1.014 (down from 1.052), so the current ABV is 5.0%. The beer has a nice straw color and a pretty clean taste … Continue reading

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Claremont Summer Ale

The brewing season is nearing an end here in southern California, so it’s time to stockpile some refreshing beers for the coming warm months. I also had a few packages of grains and hops pellets sitting around that needed to … Continue reading

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California Summer Ale Bottled

This afternoon I (with the assistance of my buddy Matt) bottled up the California Summer Ale – the final yield was 41 bottles. Three of these were 22-oz., and 11 were 18-oz. So, that’s a lot of beer! The brew … Continue reading

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California Summer Ale Update

Tonight I transferred the CSA into the secondary fermenter. The beer has a nice light color, but is nowhere near settled yet. I’ve read that this strain of yeast has low floculation, so we’ll just have to see how the … Continue reading

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