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IncredibleMulk 11-27-2009 05:54 PM

Can't Drink for a While...But Not Gonna Stop Brewing
So my doc tells me earlier this week that I need to "drink absolutely no alcohol" for an undisclosed period of time due to some medication that she has put me on. Looks like at least 6 months! I was more than a little upset about this for obvious reasons, but thought this would be a good opportunity for me to make some BIG beers that can really age. What I'm looking for is some thoughts/recipes that might get me started.


apologeticus 11-27-2009 06:00 PM

either that or you could find a more sensible doctor. ;-)

pneumatic 11-27-2009 06:03 PM

I can't help you with the recipe but I had a nice big winter beer some years ago that used agave nectar in the secondary to polish it off. It had a very unique flavor.

Now that you can get agave nectar at Costco, it no longer costs a fortune (ala Whole Foods) to make this sort of beer.

I hope you get better sooner than later.

david_42 11-27-2009 06:32 PM

Sad news. I was exposed to TB while in the West Indies. Isoniazid for a year. 6 months with no alcohol and another 6 months with no more than 1 drink a day.

SevenFields 11-27-2009 06:36 PM

I say get a 2nd opinion!

Pluto035 11-27-2009 07:26 PM

Maybe you could do a barley wine, or age some apfelwein really well. Maybe a wee heavy. I've never brewed one but I seen quite a few recipes for them on here.

TheMan 11-27-2009 08:11 PM

Doctors...psshh..he is just giving you a "recommendation." Deep down I don't think he really wants you to follow what he said.

dpittard 11-28-2009 02:14 AM

A big stout, maybe?

McGarnigle 11-28-2009 02:24 AM

Just think of how good that first return beer will taste

Ernie3 11-28-2009 11:36 AM

Sorry about the sad news. You have the right idea though about some beers that take some time.

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