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Old 10-09-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Which will be best by Christmas or earlier?

So, i'd like to brew something heavy for the colder weather. I'm stuck between AHS Bavarian Doppelbock, AHS Belgian Trappist Ale Dubbel, or AHS Imperial Stout. I love the sound of all of these but can't quite brew them all at the same time right now I guess my question or questions are, which one will mature earliest and which one will be best by x-mas? Thanks!

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Old 10-09-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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I'd go with the Doppelbock. The imperial stout would work too. With darker beers, you tend to not taste the imperfections from improper aging or handling.

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Old 10-09-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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I was leaning towards that as well, thanks. just placed the order

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I made something like this and it needed a long in the bottle
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Generally speaking, you'll be drinking all those styles while they are rather new ... the good part is that they'll get better with age.

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Old 10-15-2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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guess i'll just have to be patient and wait it out. i'm sure it'll be worth the wait!

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quick question. the doppelbock has been lagering at 40*F for around 5 weeks. I open the fridge to take a look and see something floating around at the top. yeast im guessing? I was planning to bottle next weekend. should I put in a clarifier? Thanks

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Can you describe what's floating on top? Fuzzy? Foamy? Colors?

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looks like yeast to me.

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Just thought i'd make one last post in this thread.

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