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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:39 PM
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Poll question: What kind of beer should I make today?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:40 PM by Superfly
My bro is coming for a visit in 2 1/2 weeks and I need to get a keg of homebrew together. I was thinking something for the spring. I'm an all-grain brewer, so if you have any recipes or suggestions along those lines, that'd be great!

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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:41 PM
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1. Blonde ale or golden ale.
I know bock is the traditional spring brew, but I like a nice blonde ale as the weather starts to warm up.
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:42 PM
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2. Yeah, me too...
Plus, Bock is a lager, and I don't have the time.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:44 PM
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3. Koelsch is a good ale
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:44 PM
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4. Didn't even think about that...
that's a damned good idea...Thanks!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:46 PM
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5. Glad to help
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:49 PM
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6. 2.5 weeks is rather short notice.
I'd go with a low-gravity bavarian hefeweizen with og of 1.030-1.035.

Or perhaps a low-gravity belgian wit.

I, myself, have been on a brewing rampage:

In the past couple of weeks, I have made five gallons each of:
* english bitter, dry-hopping now
* belgian dubbel
* bavarian hefeweizen
* baltic porter (but I'm using White Labs european ale yeast at ale temperatures, rather than fermenting with lager yeast at cooler temperatures)

Also, I have been starting a new 5-gallon batch of mead every month since November, and this month will be starting three:
* a high gravity tupelo honey mead (20 lbs honey in total volume 5 gallons)
* a 6-gallon batch of cyser (normal strength apple juice and 12 lbs of clover honey), which after the main fermentation, will be split into 2 3-gallon batches and each dosed with 100 oz of fruit puree (one blueberry; one raspberry)
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:51 PM
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9. I have over 100 liters of mead in various stages
of fermentation stashed around my house...

If it's not mead, it's crap!!
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:49 PM
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7. Pagerbeer!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:50 PM
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8. can you make a dark weissbier?
those are good, but you'd need special yeast
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x-g.o.p.er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:41 PM
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20. Dunkel heffeweissen!!
Best beer in the world
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:52 PM
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10. Belgian. But, is 2 1/2 weeks long enough?
Beginning Brewers want to know!
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:53 PM
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12. Yeah, ferment 2 weeks, then force carbonate.
No problem, mon!
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CPschem Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:53 PM
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11. IPA- AHAP (as hoppy as possible)
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:21 PM
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25. agreed. the more hops the better.
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PragMantisT Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:55 PM
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13. Make something summery
it'll be June when it's ready
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:56 PM
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14. Not making a lager...going for a quick ale...
14 days start to finish.
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PragMantisT Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:40 PM
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27. I usually take two months for an ale and 4 for a lager
But that's just me.
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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:01 PM
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15. Just sumthin ta git me wasted
Pull mah finger


DDQM
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tsakshaug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:11 PM
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16. just bottled my IPA
Ready to drink this weekend (still a bit green)

If you are looking for a quick beer- how about an Amber ale.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:15 PM
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17. ipa, and drop a few extra hops in there for good measure
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:27 PM
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18. It's drinkable in 2 1/2 weeks?
I thought it had to age a lot longer than that.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:34 PM
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19. imperial stout or
if you got the time, marzen. If you got some yeast from hell, barleywine.
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gator_in_Ontario Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:54 PM
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21. A nice stout
would be good. Liquid bread....yum!
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puerco-bellies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:59 PM
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22. Oatmeal Stout
My fav's is Sam Smith's.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:00 PM
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23. Pumpkin Beer
Really alot better than it sounds...has a hint of spiced pumpkin...really tasty
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:00 PM
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24. Pork Chop Beer
Mmmmm...
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:23 PM
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26. Make a Lambic.
Of course, you'll need a nice supply of wild yeasts. And a good long while.

Perhaps you should consider moving to Lembeek. I hear everyone has a brewery over there.

And there ain't nothin' in the world better than a good, old Geueze.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:47 PM
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28. A porter.
2nd choice: oatmeal stout
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:19 PM
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29. My choice too
or a nice dark brown ale.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-04 01:34 PM
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30. Ok, what did you make? Now that the day is past, let us in on it.
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