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Old 11-27-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-27-2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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either that or you could find a more sensible doctor. ;-)



 
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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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.

 
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #5
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I say get a 2nd opinion!
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:26 PM   #6
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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.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f65/scot...e-heavy-37974/
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:11 PM   #7
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Doctors...psshh..he is just giving you a "recommendation." Deep down I don't think he really wants you to follow what he said.

 
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:14 AM   #8
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A big stout, maybe?

 
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:24 AM   #9
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Just think of how good that first return beer will taste

 
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:36 PM   #10
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Sorry about the sad news. You have the right idea though about some beers that take some time.



 
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