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Old 08-10-2012, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Good beer to brew and age 6+ months?

HBT,

I need your advice.

It won't be easy.

I'm looking for a tasty beer to brew that I can age for at least 6 months, either bulk or in bottles.

The kicker is, I am looking for it to be able to satisfy the BMC crowd.

Kinda rules out IS/RIS, so I was thinking perhaps a simple, slightly carbonated, low ABV mead (obviously not a beer).

Did a quick search, didn't find much help.

Honestly have no restrictions or direction other than not too bitter and with an ABV of <7. Obviously aged beverages are favored in particular because of the higher ABV, but my life would be easy if everything wasn't a challenge.

Any advice, commentary, and ridicule is welcomed.

Cheers

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Ridicule = Perhaps an Imperial Bud Light?

Serious suggestion = Something with fruit in it maybe??? Some kind of wheat, Wit, Saison with cherries, or other berries, fruit, let it age?

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
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Maybe a lower gravity barleywine?

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:44 AM   #4
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Belgian Strong Ale?

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:45 AM   #5
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I am of the opinion that anything that will please BMC drinkers wouldn't really benefit from extended aging.

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Why do you want to occupy fermenting space long term to please people who would be happy with a beer that occupys your carboy for less than one month?

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:03 AM   #7
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Oooo Belgian Strong ale sounds adequate...

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Why do you want to occupy fermenting space long term to please people who would be happy with a beer that occupys your carboy for less than one month?
In the aspect of a homebrewer I have nearly unlimited fermenting space.

As far as fermentors, I personally have 10 empty and over 100+ available to use from my father in law.

And for reasoning, because I don't like letting beer sit and die while one of my brothers does his god awful nursing schedules that rotate 12hr days and while my other brother goes to NC to catch alligators for the summer. I personally consume maybe half of my homebrew, the rest are freebies to them or other family and friends.

I feel having a beer I could age that would still appeal to them is the best solution. Hell, I might even drink it!
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I just finished off a classic American pils that was brewed in about March. It was really great. Or you could try an imperial pils.

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Dubbel or Tripel?

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Belgian Strong Ale?
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You could lager it for a couple months even if you have an extra fridge.
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