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    Bonsai, Japanese gardening, beer-themed Haiku, and tagging Mr. Beer forum members that have not posted anything since 2012.

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  1. Bonsai & Brew

    Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen

    Sorry for the slight delay getting back to you but I'll get on that right away!
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    All grain Irish Red Ale

    I've used CaraRed but always in addition with roasted malt, making the overall contribution to color tough to determine. BTW, searching "Red Ale" on the Forum is a great way to kill a couple hours.
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    All grain Irish Red Ale

    Gonna brew a Howling Red Ale using @sabres032's 204 AG recipe!
  4. Bonsai & Brew

    Something other than booster

    If I brewed this one again I might skip the booster and partial mash with 4-6 oz. Maris Otter (or 2-row) and a couple oz. of Caramel 60. If you were feeling adventurous, you could even throw in an oz. of roasted malt to get the Irish Red dryness.
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    Something other than booster

    You could always substitute an appropriate Mr. Beer BrewMax LME/DME for booster. It really depends on the style though. What are you brewing?
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    Conditioning/Cider flavor

    He went the way of @MrWhy. In other words, who knows???
  7. Bonsai & Brew

    Conditioning/Cider flavor

    I can't believe 3 pages into this discussion and no one has posted this yet! Thanks for the memories @AnthonyC.
  8. Bonsai & Brew

    MUG Nationals

    With all references to the MUG/Tucson Homebrew competition removed from the Forum, a little clarification from Mr. Beer would be appreciated for those that have not yet sent off their entries.
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Maybe some dampfbier.
  10. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    Bottled my 7.9% ABV Oxford Quad -- taste is.....wait for it.................interesting!
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    Favorite MB Refill/Recipe?

    Alrighty then, I'll go with Mad Ludwig. I've probably brewed tastier recipes, but this one turned out great and started me down a path of learning classic German styles including Marzen, Vienna Lager, and Altbier. In brewing, getting inspired is half the fun so cheers🍻 to Mr. Beer and all their recipes that do just that!
  12. Bonsai & Brew

    Favorite MB Refill/Recipe?

    Black Beer'd Porter Foggy Days Sticky Wicket Mad Ludwig Marzen w/PM mod El Gordito w/grains Santa Rita Pale
  13. Bonsai & Brew

    2018 Churchills Challenge

    Yesterday's impromptu brew session was just for fun as I was missing several key ingredients (Candi sugar, Saaz, and Styrian Goldings to name a few). I finally had to make a trip to the LHBS because I did not even have any Belgian yeast on hand! I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned here but that would take the fun out of it.
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    2018 Churchills Challenge

    I hope so! It will be interesting to see how 2 packs of booster fill in for Candi sugar in this recipe
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    2018 Churchills Challenge

    With several Churchill's in inventory, I'm taking a shot at a Belgian Dark Strong Ale: Oxford Quad Churchills Nut Brown Ale, 2.86 lb. Weyermann Light Munich, 0.5 lb. Weyermann Pilsner, 0.5 lb. Mr. Beer Booster, 0.78 lb. Weyermann Melanoidin, 0.2 lb. Weyermann CaraBelge, 0.2 lb. Chateau Special B, 0.2 lb. Fuggle, 0.5 oz., 4.9% AA, 20 min. SafAle BE-256 Belgian Ale yeast Vanilla extract, 0.75 tsp. added following primary fermentation OG was 1.072