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Old 07-19-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Let's Talk House Styles

I want to develop some house recipies (Walker's Stage 3 for all you old-timers) and I have a few ideas about what styles they will be.

Curious to find out:
1) How many House beers you typically have on hand?
2) What they are?
3) When do you brew them and/or what are your seasonals?

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Old 07-19-2007, 04:14 PM   #2
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I have one House ale (Rattlesnake House Ale) which is sort of a Belgian Pale. Light, slightly fruity, a bit of Caramel, balanced, moderate carbonation and very drinkeable. I do dig this one, but the funny thing is I only made one batch so far because well, tbh I just have a lot of beer to go through. Being my "house" ale I'll brew it as the need arises...actually I am probaby close to needing another batch.

I must add, this beer is growing on me.

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Old 07-19-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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I plan on making Murder into a house beer. I've got a wee bit left in the keg, and I'm probably going to run out before it's re-brewed. Long term, I'm expecting that there will probably always be MITRB and something else more on the malty side that will be always available (still figuring out what that second beer would be; probably something similar to my Tempation Red, but maybe a little bit more malt-centric).

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Old 07-19-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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I've brewed my Grand Cru several times and everyone seems to lik eit, so I'll probably always try to have it on tap. I just started drinking my first AG attempt. It needs some tweeks, but it's good stuff.

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Old 07-19-2007, 07:05 PM   #5
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I've been thinking about making a beer my house beer, but there's just so many styles I always want to brew.

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Old 07-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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Oh, missed this thread. I just posted something sort of in this vein about repeating the same recipes for a while.

I have a couple of my recipes that i would like to have on hand all the time. Right now..

1) Two (maybe three)
2) An APA and a scottish 80/- (possible a brown ale)
3) Right now, I am thinking about only brewing those for a while (rest of the year maybe???)

I was kind of lucky with these. The turned out just the way I wanted the first time. I have been trying commercial examples against them and find most times I prefer mine better. My only fear is that I won't be able to "duplicate them" again. I m curious about other folks house brews. Are they fairly consistent or completely a new beer each time?

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You know mine. LAGER BOY!!!!!

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Lol.

In response to Professor Fink, I do understand where you are coming from (heck I have I think probably at least a dozen of my recipes waiting in the wings!), but I find that having a solid beer that you can brew again and again is a very good thing.
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My new shank and faucet should be here Monday, so now with 2 taps, there's a pretty good chance I might end up having a house beer

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I've brewed my Grand Cru several times and everyone seems to lik eit, so I'll probably always try to have it on tap. ...
Yeah, that's stuff is a keeper!

It's so hard to keep many 'house' beers on hand b/c I love to experiemnt and try to brew so many different styles!

But I now try to always have Kelly's Honey Blonde Ale and D. McElderry’s Irish Wake Stout on hand. With it's growing popularity amongst my freinds, Yellow Rose IPA will probably soon join the list.

As for seasonals, I always plan to have to have Svetlana's Cokolad Imperial Stout ready for December consumption and a Bock for late February/early March. I'll be brewing the IS in a couple of weeks and the Bock in late November/early December. I did my first Weizenbock awhile back and sampled it just last night. I liked it so much that it may replace my yearly Bock and might even become a 'house' beer itself!
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