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reverendj1 01-07-2013 09:16 PM

Beer Rotation
 
I was just wondering how do you all rotate your brews? i.e. Do you brew a new recipe every time? Do you have 3-5 beers you always brew, and that's it. 3 "standards" and 2 seasonals, etc. I am fairly new (only 9 so far) and have made a different batch every time, except we did our first one twice, so we could see the effect of all our mistakes. Did you "settle in" as you became more experienced? To clarify, I'm not looking for advice or anything, I'm just curious as to what you all do. :)

rgontasz 01-07-2013 09:19 PM

I very rarely make the same beer twice with the exception of my pumpkin ale. Just brew whatever I'm feeling at the time and put together a recipe. Who cares as long as you like your beer !

Varmintman 01-07-2013 09:20 PM

Summertime I only brew one style of beer and that is a offshoot of biermunchers 3c. But in the wintertime I brew several different dark beers like browns and porters.

I guess it is what I am comfortable with and what I enjoy. I brew pretty much for myself and I am a simple kind of guy

Xpertskir 01-07-2013 09:40 PM

Generally, I brew what I (or SWMBO)want to drink. I have some recipes that I brew with some regularity, with minor changes or different hop bills in order to get a handle on different ingredients. I experiment every once in a while and make sure to have some solid recipes around it in the pipeline.

tonybrewer 01-07-2013 10:30 PM

I brew a new recipe every time. I tend to brew styles over again but I just always have so many new ideas and I don't usually write down my recipes. Not that that's good advice but its just what I do. I feel like you learn more when trying new recipes.

RainyDay 01-07-2013 10:35 PM

I do something different every time, though I do have a stout that I do something with every year. Its my annual beer, but the recipe alway varies from year to year. Other than that, ill brew a couple IPAs a year, and then decide from there. Sometimes my brews are planned a few in advance, sometimes not.

Channel66 01-07-2013 10:43 PM

I do a lot of new brews. However about one in 6 batches is one of a handful of fan favorites by request. Basically I re brew the most requested beers once in my rotation, and experiment with the other 5.

markbrew 01-07-2013 10:54 PM

I have 4 go to styles of beers that I like to keep on hand. I enjoy sharing with friends so need to please a variety of tastes. I do refine the recipes over time. I brew stouts, IPA, APA, and hefs. I am working on my first lager now. A Munich Helles. In other words, I enjoy trying new recipes but do tend to brew my favorites the most.

david_42 01-08-2013 12:02 AM

I tend to have a porter and a wheat around. The third taps (I've got a kegger at both houses) can be just about anything. At the main house, it's a Bière de Garde. At the cabin, it's blackberry wine.

Channel66 01-08-2013 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by david_42 (Post 4758774)
I tend to have a porter and a wheat around. The third taps (I've got a kegger at both houses) can be just about anything. At the main house, it's a Bière de Garde. At the cabin, it's blackberry wine.

Blackberry wine on tap? Hard core!


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