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Old 04-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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I'm looking to brew a summer beer.. Last year i did a summer kit w orange and lemon peels. Turned out very popular .. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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A saison is good. Cream ale's are good, if you like Pilsners. A light hopped Pale Ale. Heffewezzen is good. A wheat beer is good. Take your pick bro. What are you a fan of? Bell's seasonal is Oberron which is a wheat beer. Take your pick. It's kind of what do you like?

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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If you're looking for something along those same lines, and looking for a kit, Austin Homebrew Supply has a Honey Hibiscus Wit or a Lemongrass Wheat. I've personally never tried the honey hibiscus wit, but it seems to get good reviews. The lemongrass wheat I have tried, and it's pretty darn good for a summer beer.

If you're looking for something non-kit, check out the recipe section! There's a whole category for fruit beer

Edit: got beat to it XD

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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Depends on your tastes, but in my experience blondes, wits, and saisons are crowd favorites at summer BBQs. I love a nice hoppy APA or an IPA on a hot day.

At my house. I will probably try to keep one hoppy beer and one lighter ale on tap all summer.

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/lemo...weizen-255659/

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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I just brewed Reno-eNVy's honey orange hefeweizen. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f70/hone...weizen-169857/
I'm excited for warmer weather. My next will be a mild (prob orfy's mild mannered ale) then a saison. It's still cold and rainy here but it won't be long.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies.. Right now I started back w the summer shandy.. Was looking for something similar to that. I enjoy ipas alot as well. But figured something a bit lighter for a hot summer day

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Old 04-08-2012, 04:29 AM   #8
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A saison is good. Cream ale's are good, if you like Pilsners. A light hopped Pale Ale. Heffewezzen is good. A wheat beer is good. Take your pick bro. What are you a fan of? Bell's seasonal is Oberron which is a wheat beer. Take your pick. It's kind of what do you like?
Any suggestions close to a shandy or a Weiss ?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:44 PM   #9
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What do you guys consider the best option after primary fermentation? Transfer off to secondary ? I've done both ways..?

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #10
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I love gumballhead in the summer. I have a batch fermenting now.

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