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Old 04-08-2010, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default Any recommendations for my second brew?

I am a fan of IPA's and Hef's. Favorite IPA is a Stone brewery, Hef is either Shocktop or Blue Moon. I dont know if I want to move from extracts after only 1 brew. Any suggestions? Im up for anything, not just Hef or IPA
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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If you like it, then make a Blue Moon clone.

7-8 pounds of wheat malt extract, some Williamette for 15ish IBUs and some Coriander and orange peel for spicing.


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Old 04-08-2010, 04:46 AM   #3
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any thought on yeast?
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:48 AM   #4
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I just finished conditioning a couple cases of Yoopers "Dogfish Head 60minute IPA Clone" recipe you can find here, under the IPA section of recipes. Turned out amazing (impressed the buddes), and was relatively easy to make.

I believe there's a extract recipe listed as well.

Or how about a nice stout, something a little different then what you're used to?
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Fungus, I'll take a look.

On the stout, I'm going to wait for a few batches to start the less popular brews. I want to brew a few batches and let some friends try them, and stock up on my homebrew before trying stouts and stuff. So I guess trying some good tradtional brew, and move on from extracts before getting adventurous
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Personally, I'd go with WB-06, but I'm very far from an authority on wheat beers. From what I've tasted myself, WB-06 at 70 will give you a very rich banana taste, and I've read that the same yeast at 65 will give you a pleasant clove flavor. Whichever one of those is closer to the normal profile of Blue Moon is the temperature I'd ferment at.

Blue Moon being a mass produced American beer is probably using that strain or a similar one.
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I just finished conditioning a couple cases of Yoopers "Dogfish Head 60minute IPA Clone" recipe you can find here, under the IPA section of recipes. Turned out amazing (impressed the buddes), and was relatively easy to make.

I believe there's a extract recipe listed as well.

Or how about a nice stout, something a little different then what you're used to?
I have a DFH 60 minute fermenting right now. I got the kit from Austin Homebrew. I want to try Yooper's next time. This is my second batch and I had no problems with this recipe (so far). The first thing I do when I get home from work is inhale the aroma coming out of the airlock.
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Just bought all the ingredients for a Bell's Two-Hearted cone as my 2nd brew.
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Just bought all the ingredients for a Bell's Two-Hearted cone as my 2nd brew.
I have a 2 hearted clone on tap right now, it's da bomb!
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Fungus, I'll take a look.

On the stout, I'm going to wait for a few batches to start the less popular brews. I want to brew a few batches and let some friends try them, and stock up on my homebrew before trying stouts and stuff. So I guess trying some good tradtional brew, and move on from extracts before getting adventurous
Before brewing a stout you should buy a bottle from the store. There is no sense in making something you're not going to drink.

Why not make a wheat IPA? I've seen a lot of people making Belgian IPA's so I don't think this would be too far off.


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