Summer Home Brews ?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Pallet Pete, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Pallet Pete

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    I have a Belgian Saison going right now which historically the poorer farmers and would drink in the early 1900's and down. It has a long history in Central Europe and is a very good but different spiced beer.

    What have you got going and what do you think is a good Home Brew for the summer ?

    Pete
     
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    I just made another batch of brown ale, with a twist. At one week out, it seems to be very interesting and quite promising. Next on tap will be a Canadian Blonde Ale. This will be my first easy wort using Cooper's product. I have some nice local hops I'm going to add to spice it up a bit.
     
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    Got a 5er of Scotch Ale on the double tap kegerator...the other is a Blonde IPA...perfect summer brew.
     
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    Nice! I've had some great Saisons. In the fridge right now are Maredsous Tripel, Grimbergen Dubbel, one left-over Troeg's Mad Elf, Victory White Monkey (worth a try!), and Ommegang Three Philosophers. The microbrew scene is doing so well these days, I couldn't justify brewing my own!
     
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    A weizen made with Wyeast 3068 is mandatory. Best one I ever made was with an acid rest around 110° for twenty minutes or so. It fermented hot, around 80°, and had some really funky clove and banana notes.

    WLP 300 is supposedly the same Weihenstephan strain, but I like the Wyeast a lot more.
     
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    Got a Harpoon IPA brewing right now....will move to a secondary fermenter this weekend and then bottle in about 2 weeks. Yahoo
     
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    So where are we all meeting up to sample these brews???==c
     
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  8. Pallet Pete

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    You know Jags northern Il is to far from lower / central Michigan !
     
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    If you fold the map just right, Philadelphia is the central location.
     
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    A little beer and a tank of gas time flies lol.
     
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    What if you fold it left or inside out you could wind up in Russia or worse yet the middle of the ocean !
     
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    I think Cadillac, mi is a good central location. Except I'd have nothing to contribute except opinions on the brews.
     
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    I am just finishing a Belgian Ale, it's in the taste a bottle every couple of days stage, and I'm drinking a German Ale that I brewed in January. Any Hearth.com member who wants to come over and give it a taste is more then welcome.
     
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    Last summer, I made 3 kegs of Hefeweizen, and it was too much. By late fall, I still had a keg left and couldn't stand to look at it. This spring, I'm going back to all grain brewing and making two American Amber Ales and a porter for late fall.
     
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    I just started an IPA and will have to get something else for the fermenter after that.
     
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    had a keezer last year ,just to easy to drink from the taps too much.

    got some KBS in the cellar along with a few other stouts

    Mainly a IPA junkie but a good trappist Belgian is wonderful

    Cheers
     
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    Admitted hop head myself. A bunch of 2 row, a little 60L, a whole lotta Centennial or Amarillo hops, and a healthy US-05 starter make for blurry bliss. My year 'round beverage of choice, but a fizzy weizen does please the masses in the summer.
     
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    Have to say the hefe is my favorite type of Summer brew, but like to stretch them closer to the sasion because I love the clovey + spiciness.

    Next weekend I'm going to do another Hefe and chuck in a bunch of blueberries from last Summer.
     
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    I am currently drinking founders dirty bastard one heck of a good scotch ale !

    Pete
     
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    I have a Bells Two Hearted clone that just went into the keg. Have a chocolate milk stout to brew then probably try my hand at a Belgian.
     
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    been lookin' for backwoods bastard (see avatar) got it once


    availability of Founders ain't good

    Cheers to Michigan Brews
     
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    Good Luck with 2 H been drinkin' that a long time

    still a reference standard ipa

    Cheers
     
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    Bells and Sierra Nevada are my go to beers.
     
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    We officially called Brown Ale 2 a whopping success last night. It turned out great.
     
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