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Onedon 01-26-2006 08:18 PM

1st brew seeking tasty companion (recipe)
Hello brewers,
Iím a week from drinking my first brew, Muntons Nut Brown Ale. I am about ready to start my next brew, and looking for suggestions. I mostly like dark beers. Porters, Stouts, Bocks, and Ales, and am looking at a recipe from The Complete Joy of Home Brewing called ďElbro NerkteĒ that is ready to drink in 10-14 days. Iím not set on this one, though I am intrigued by the fact that I could enjoy it so soon. Any suggestions or advice?

cgravier 01-26-2006 08:33 PM

thats weird i have that book yet never heard of that recipe...maybe cuz i have the 3rd edition...if you like porters i would try his anchor porter clone from that book, if you never had this beer its awesome, really bitter, yet sweet, a very good porter...ive never tried the recipe but it looks good.

Onedon 01-26-2006 08:47 PM

I'v got the 3rd addition too. The recipe is on page 196 check it out. I'll check out that poter, thanks

DeRoux's Broux 01-26-2006 09:03 PM

a hoppy american amber ale would be nice to go along with the brown ale. i like to have contrasting brews on tap.

mpetty 01-26-2006 09:25 PM

You've already got a brown ale, why not brew something else?

I did a brown ale the first time, like you, for speed. My second batch was an american pale ale (bottle conditioning now), and my third batch was an oatmeal stout (primary fermenting now). My fourth batch will be an amber ale, from a recipe of my own design, to enter into the April AHA competition.

Don't brew another brown ale, you've already got a ton of it! I'd suggest something hoppy to experiment with. A pale ale, amber ale, or red ale. Those will all finish relatively quickly (4 weeks if you are quick and impatient).

Onedon 01-27-2006 02:42 AM

what about a lager, could I start one now and have it by feb 28th?

homebrewer_99 01-27-2006 02:45 AM

You could, but it won't get much lagering time.

Onedon 01-27-2006 02:48 AM


Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
You could, but it won't get much lagering time.

Does that mean I shouldn't. I'm having a party then, and I want some sort of user friendly brew.

McCall St. Brewer 01-27-2006 03:02 AM

Amber ale would be good. Should taste kind of like a brewpub's house beer. Lots of people like that kind of beer.

The Happy Mug 01-27-2006 03:30 AM

By "user friendly brew" I presume you mean a beer for the average wussy American drinker?

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