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Old 11-29-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Looking for Fast winter brew..

Hello all.. I am looking for a fast winter brew that will be done around mid January that with a brew day on Dec. 17th. I know it seems the standard around here to leave your beers in primary for 3-4 weeks, but i have had great success with the 9-14 day primary time with 2 weeks bottle conditioning. Any ideas would be welcomed.... and if possible no cinnamon one of my friends is severely allergic to the stuff.

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Old 11-29-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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The thing with traditional Winter beers is that they are usually high ABV, spiced, or lagers. All three of these take time (longer than a month). I would look at doing some kind of standard stout

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Old 11-29-2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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Thanks... any suggestions as to a standard recipe.

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Old 11-29-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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You do extract or what? How many beers do you have under your belt?

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Old 11-29-2008, 05:48 PM   #5
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Although it says to mature it for four months, the Whitbread 1850 London Porter is excellent right out of the fermenter and good just a couple of days after bottling. Add a couple of vanilla beans, and call it a winter porter. Or add nothing and call it a winter porter anyway.

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Old 11-30-2008, 04:02 AM   #6
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I have had about 3 successful brews... I know it probably counts for nothing but i have an extensive back ground in sterile compounds with a back ground in chemistry and pharmacy. I am slightly obsessed with sanitizing. I have only attempted kit brews at the moment with a few minor additions to them maybe adding some different malts and hops with different boil times. Still a newbie.... and trying to learn the lingo.

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