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DrPhunk 09-11-2012 06:49 AM

Too early to brew Holiday beers?
I'm thinking that I should start thinking about brewing something up for the holiday season, I'd like a bigger bodied beer with plenty of "warmth" and want it to be able to mellow a bit before drinking it. Is it normal to think that far ahead? I only started brewing in February so most of the stuff i've done had a pretty quick turnaround as they were lighter spring and summer beers. Anyone else thinking about this yet?

Dan 09-11-2012 06:52 AM

Hey Doc. Not to early at all, not by a longshot. Wish I could give you some suggestion recipes. You might want to check out the recipe section or maybe just do a search for holiday warmer recipes. :mug:

kscarrington 09-11-2012 07:08 AM

Now is a perfect time. Just Friday I racked my holiday cranberry spiced ale from the primary into the secondary with 2.5 pounds of cranberries. I'm giving it plenty of time to condition in both the keg and the bottles.

amandabab 09-11-2012 08:12 AM

if you brew it today, you're looking at early-mid november before its even ready.

bigbeergeek 09-11-2012 08:21 AM

This is prime time amigo -- especially for bigger brews.

DankHead 09-11-2012 01:54 PM

Im doing a stout tomorrow for holiday time. Should be perfect around late november/early december.

SpargePervert 09-11-2012 02:00 PM

Go for it!
It might be a bit late if you were planning on doing a BIG stout for this year. But for a nice winter warmer nows a good time!

AmandaK 09-11-2012 05:14 PM

Crap. I got to finish my recipes and brew the Mint Chocolate Stout, Cherry Chocolate Stout and Mocha Porter. Thank for reminding me!

mtyquinn 09-11-2012 05:17 PM

Tis the season.

helibrewer 09-11-2012 06:03 PM

Did my chocolate cherry stout in the early Spring for this fall/winter....it's never too early to brew for the holidays.

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