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Old 08-22-2011, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default About to deploy need a brew that can sit till i get back.

Ok heres the deal. Im getting ready to deploy and i would like to brew something up to enjoy when i return. Im leaving in 1 or 2 months and ill be gone for 6. Ideally I would like to have it bottled up before i leave so when i return i can sit back relax and crack one open. Im not very picky so im open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance.



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Old 08-22-2011, 03:12 AM   #2
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Just my experience, but any extract/extract w/ specialty grain beer will be ready to bottle in about 3 weeks. Ales. Not sure you'd want to rush a lager that quick (if it's 1 and not 2 months). Also stay away from anything where you wouldn't need to rack to secondary (dry hopping or fruit additions).



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Where you WOULD need to rack to secondary. Damn phone

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Brew a Belgian beer of some kind. The stronger the better. It'll need to sit for about 6 months anyway.

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If you're here for a month or longer, you can do a full three weeks in primary and have the bottle conditioning be done while you are gone. You can do almost anything except imperial I would think. I second the belgian though, bottle it right before you leave, come home to amazing brew. Good Luck on your deployment.

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Sounds like I'll be doing a Belgian thanks again

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When you get back, let us know how the beer is!!!

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Brew a Belgian beer of some kind. The stronger the better. It'll need to sit for about 6 months anyway.
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Sometimes it is hard to let the beer age more than a couple of months. Since you will be gone 6months, it will not be a problem for you!
The belgian grand cru from AHS is great. Since you will be gone a while, and probably come back thirsty, I would even brew more than one recipe.
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Sometimes it is hard to let the beer age more than a couple of months. Since you will be gone 6months, it will not be a problem for you!
The belgian grand cru from AHS is great. Since you will be gone a while, and probably come back thirsty, I would even brew more than one recipe.
I was thinking the same thing!! Brew a double or triple batch and throw a huge party when you get back.

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Since you will be gone a while, and probably come back thirsty, I would even brew more than one recipe.
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