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Old 10-09-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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So, i'd like to brew something heavy for the colder weather. I'm stuck between AHS Bavarian Doppelbock, AHS Belgian Trappist Ale Dubbel, or AHS Imperial Stout. I love the sound of all of these but can't quite brew them all at the same time right now I guess my question or questions are, which one will mature earliest and which one will be best by x-mas? Thanks!


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Old 10-09-2009, 04:18 PM   #2

I'd go with the Doppelbock. The imperial stout would work too. With darker beers, you tend to not taste the imperfections from improper aging or handling.


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Old 10-09-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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I was leaning towards that as well, thanks. just placed the order
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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I made something like this and it needed a long in the bottle
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:24 PM   #5
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Generally speaking, you'll be drinking all those styles while they are rather new ... the good part is that they'll get better with age.

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Old 10-15-2009, 06:36 PM   #6
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guess i'll just have to be patient and wait it out. i'm sure it'll be worth the wait!
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:29 PM   #7
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quick question. the doppelbock has been lagering at 40*F for around 5 weeks. I open the fridge to take a look and see something floating around at the top. yeast im guessing? I was planning to bottle next weekend. should I put in a clarifier? Thanks

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:15 PM   #8

Can you describe what's floating on top? Fuzzy? Foamy? Colors?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:15 PM   #9
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looks like yeast to me.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:41 AM   #10
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Just thought i'd make one last post in this thread.



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