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Old 03-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
Spring is finally here and we are looking forward to summer. I only have two brewings under my belt and both have been kits, which I have been happy with. I want go to the next step and brew one from a recipe so I can controll the ingrediants. Any suggestions for something from extract that has lots of flavor but still light (NOT LITE!) and crisp?
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Kolsh & lite pale ale come to mind. Or a wheat ale.
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Yeah you can't go wrong with a nice pale ale or a blonde ale. And like uniondr says, a wheat beer if that's your kind of thing - not usually my cup of tea, but they are a pretty quick turnaround beer.

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If you're able to do lagers, MoreBeer has a Helles Lager that fits that bill perfectly. I'm still drinking mine that I brewed back in October and it keeps getting better.

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Thanks for the input. Can't do lagers yet but thats not far off. Kolsh or a blonde sounds good but my wife surprised me thinking that an apricot ale sounds good too! Now, to just find the right recipe! I'll bet there at least 3 on these websites! LOL!!

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Have her try Pyramid's Apricot ale & see if she likes it first.
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Hefeweizen or a good IPA are both excellent summer beers. I'm thinking I'll be brewing both shortly in preparation for the warm months.

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A Saison is always a good summer brew.

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A saison or a light IPA, like Stone Ruination (theres a clone in the recipe section), are what I tend to think about in the summer. If you want to go fruit, I love aprihop from DFH.

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