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Old 04-21-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default I need inspiration

I'm looking to the boards to help me decide what my next batch would be. Now, instead of having folks take a shot in the dark, I'll give some info.

I have a belgian dubbel bottle conditioning right now - I'd rather not do another belgian of any kind. I'm also not in the mood for anything real bitter - so no IPA's or the like.

I'm looking to do something ranging anywhere from a dark wheat beer, to a nut brown, or maybe a fat tire type brew.

Within those confines, has anyone made anything great recently that I should do? If you're real proud of it, do you have a recipe?

I realize this is more general than most posts, but hey; maybe someone will run with it.

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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Make up one like a hazelnut brown wheat beer

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Do a dunkelweizen with a single decoction. A fun brewday, a great malty/yeasty brew, lots of layers of flavor, quick turnaround.

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:24 AM   #4
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I just rocked an American Wheat w Sorachi Ace, great summer brew!

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:42 AM   #5
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Sounds like you want something fairly dark. I tried to make a light colored beer that had flavor like a darker beer, minus the bitter roasted qualities. This one is still in my fermenter but is already pretty tasty! Here's a link.

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:49 AM   #6
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I know you said no pa but today im brewing an esb with NZ pacific jade. You could do a brown ale with some kinda new Zealand hops. Thats kinda what im into now.

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Old 04-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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hmmm....right now I think the dunkelweizen is looking pretty attractive.

Thank's for the link BuddyWeiser - That is definitely something I'd like to try in the future.

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Old 04-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #8
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I've made a Baltic Porter and Imperial Stout back to back that have dominated all. They probably aren't what you are looking for, but are fantastic.

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #9
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Just experimented on a brown and it is amazing.

6lbs Pale Malt
2 lbs brown Malt
1 lb 12oz Victory Malt
3 oz choc.

1 oz fuggle 60
1oz fuggle 10

I had never used that much victory before but this thing is damn good. Nutty and roasty, just like I like my nut browns.

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:55 AM   #10
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Thank's for the link BuddyWeiser - That is definitely something I'd like to try in the future.
No problem! I will let you know how it turns out once its bottled and carb'd
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