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Old 12-02-2007, 06:35 AM   #1
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I'm going to be leaving the country for Egypt in January for five months. Right now I'm looking for a big beer that needs (or benefits best from) a long conditioning period. I just don't have the patience to give my beers the long time even if they recommend it. This way, I have no choice. I'd prefer to stay away from IPAs and am considering a stout, but am open to ideas. I was actually considering mead, but have never tried it before. Let me know what you guys recommend.

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Old 12-02-2007, 06:52 AM   #2
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How about both a mead and a big beer. Double the pleasure when you get home.

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Old 12-02-2007, 06:53 AM   #3
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Sounds perfect for a barleywine or RIS.

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Old 12-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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have a great trip!

man, I'd be brewing as many big beers as I could find secondaries to fill! I've got a big Belgian Dark Strong Ale (OG= 1.104) going right now, but I can't vouch for the recipe...one of my first attempts to highly modify one. I can let you know how it turns out if you're interested, but it won't be done for awhile.

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Old 12-02-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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Stouts, Robust Porters, Scottish ales, just about anything that has a big malty middle. For only five months, I'd keep the OG around 1.070.

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Yeah I would go for RIS. Also, you might want to try your hand at those wine kits if you haven't already. I'm sure you would have to take some precautions, but the aging would be pretty well done when you come back, just bottle and let it age a few weeks and you have great wine. Of course, this is only a suggestion, if you are interested, you should look it up a bit more.

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For most of these brews, would I typically age in the bottle or in a secondary for the five months? As I don't currently have a secondary (and haven't used one), this would obviously something I'd have to get my hands on.

I've been getting really excited for this prospect because I haven't brewed any big beers because I only have one fermenter, minimal fridge space, and little patience. It all sounds good.

I'm thinking maybe a Stout or a Scottish Ale. Never had a Russian Imperial- I've seen Rasputin in grocery stores but never tried it. If someone could recommend a basic barleywine and mead, I would appreciate it. I've only had one barleywine and never tried mead before and would like to give them a taste before I consider brewing them.

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Take a look at the 888 RIS recipe. Brew it a little early (we're gonna do a "group brew" on Jan 1), then drink it on 8/8/08 with the rest of us!
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Sounds good. I guess I should have mentioned I can't do all grain. Extract and steeping grains is what I've done for about a year. From what it sounds like, I could PM but haven't familiarized myself in the process and recipes.

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Sounds good. I guess I should have mentioned I can't do all grain. Extract and steeping grains is what I've done for about a year. From what it sounds like, I could PM but haven't familiarized myself in the process and recipes.
Post a request in that thread for an extract+grain version. I'm sure you'll generate some interest.
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