Poll: Should I brew today? and what?
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    The title says it all. I'm pretty much sticking to old recipes. An IPA of some sort or a Porter.
  • jlwjlw
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    Ipa
  • ThymThym
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    Ipa
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Yes ... porter
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    coconut porter.
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  • jlwjlw
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    two votes for ipa. I discount the porter as cast by someone without a voter id card.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I didn't give it a go today. Maybe tomorrow. So far I've done 4 different IPAs. I think I'll do a porter tomorrow.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    I didn't give it a go today. Maybe tomorrow. So far I've done 4 different IPAs. I think I'll do a porter tomorrow.



    jlw said:

    two votes for ipa. I discount the porter as cast by someone without a voter id card.



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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    Maybe I'll retry that porter I made way too strong.....
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    that black ale should be a cross between a porter and an IPA so...
  • ThymThym
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    I had a black ipa on friday... wasnt terribly impressed with the combination of grain bitterness with the hops.
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    does rye have any place in a porter?
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    Also, what could I make that isn't black but isn't light colored... and doesn't have a lot of hop bitterness? I don't know my styles. Something dark brown or almost black but not quite black.
  • ThymThym
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    does rye have any place in a porter?



    Hmmmm... ive never heard of anything like that. I just checked designing great beers and there are no examples of porters with rye in the grain bill referenced there either.
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  • ThymThym
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    Also, what could I make that isn't black but isn't light colored... and doesn't have a lot of hop bitterness? I don't know my styles. Something dark brown or almost black but not quite black.



    Just do a brown.
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I'm asking because the only way I can make light colored beers is make IPAs... with a lot of hop flavor to cover up any off tastes that I get when I make tasteless beers... which I really see no point in making now.... because I am making stuff I can't really find easily... or for a decent price...
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    Lakewood said:

    Also, what could I make that isn't black but isn't light colored... and doesn't have a lot of hop bitterness? I don't know my styles. Something dark brown or almost black but not quite black.



    Just do a brown.


    a brown?
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I only have like a pound of chocolate left so I don't really see me being able to make a porter.
  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I need to get some black malt
  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    Also, what could I make that isn't black but isn't light colored... and doesn't have a lot of hop bitterness? I don't know my styles. Something dark brown or almost black but not quite black.



    Just do a brown.


    a brown?


    An english brown or mild
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    actually I could do the one from last week. at least make it pretty close...
  • ThymThym
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    I need to get some black malt



    Yes
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  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    I have to use US05. Its all I have.
  • ThymThym
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    I would use a healthy crystal and chocolate combo. Throw in a bit of sugar (corn or cane) and then the balance can be 2-row or golden promise
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  • ThymThym
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    I have to use US05. Its all I have.



    That will work. Ferment at the lower end of the range.
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  • ThymThym
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    I woulnt put any wheat, rye or oat in this.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny