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Old 01-19-2010, 05:19 AM   #1
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Brewed a Scottish Ale for my first ever beer and its in the bottles conditioning away. Now i really don't know what to brew next. What are some favorites from all you other home brewers? I must say one of my favorite beers is Chimay white/blue. Is there anything that tastes similar to that? I was thinking maybe doing a belgium tripel kit. Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks!

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Old 01-19-2010, 05:54 AM   #2
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I'm a new brewer myself. My strategy is to work from the same recipe (obtained from my LHBS) but tweak a single element with each batch. For my first batch, I followed the recipe exactly. For my 2nd, I used a different yeast. For my next batch, I'm tweaking the hops and only using a single hop variety so that I know what I'm tasting. Then I will tweak my steeping grains. After that, I will venture a bit. I want to do a Chimay Grand Reserve clone as you had mentioned. That stuff is sooooo delicious. I figure that once I've built up a big stockpile of brews, it won't be hard to leave a big beer in the back of my closet to age.

Just keep brewing. The process takes so long, I don't think you can brew too much.

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Old 01-19-2010, 06:18 AM   #3
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I dunno how patient of a person you are, but I think any Chimay type clone would take a long ass time before it's ready to drink... Check out some of these...
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/index.php?cPath=178_452
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/recipe-kits
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homebrewing-ingredients/recipe-kits.html
http://www.homebrewers.com/category/alpinebrewkits/

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