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Old 05-11-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
Nov 2009
Roselle, Il
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I want to make a good summer brew that everyone will be impressed with.....what would everyone suggest?

I have only done extract brews but am open to a not have the equipment for an all grain

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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Indianapolis, IN, Indiana
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I'd suggest something simple like an American Pale Ale or a Cream Ale. If you brew kits, check out Northern Brewer's versions of these styles.
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Tap 1:.Bombastic IIPA (10g)
Tap 2:.Mudpuddle Oatmeal Stout (10g) [nitro]

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:21 PM   #3
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2 lbs homegrown hops
1 lb honey
9 lbs pale 2 row.

I really like honey in a mild, pale IPA.(since IPA's come in other colors now )

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Old 05-11-2010, 03:16 PM   #4
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Stillwater, OK
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I'm starting a blonde ale tonight, wanted to go with something lite for camping and the lake...also, I plan to throw in a hint of strawberry for the ladies. Nothing beats bikini babes on the party barge drinkin' on your homebrew! Maybe a strawberry blonde ale?
Tap #1: REDMAN Ale
Tap #2: KT's Who You Callin' HEFE?
Tap #3: Watermelon Wheat
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:25 PM   #5
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Parker, CO
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Making that exact same thing right now. Plan to throw in about 5lbs of strawberries in the secondary. Hoping it turns out well. And its for SWMBO, so I guess it better be good, or else...
Ornery Cuss Brewing Co., Est. 2005
On Tap #1 - EdWort's Haus Pale Ale
On Tap #2 - Kölsch
Bottled: Raspberry Wheat
Kegged: Oatmeal Stout, Strawberry Blond
Primary: Cream Ale, Pumpkin Ale
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:51 PM   #6
Oct 2009
Valparaiso, Indiana
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It really is subjective with your tastes. Do you like IPAs, or Wheats, or whatever sounds good? Anything you brew now will be ready to go mid-summer. Keep that in mind. I have a raspberry wheat and a Sunset Wheat clone that I'm bottling next week. After that comes a Graff. Just browse the recipe section and find something that sounds good. Personally, I try to stay away from the heavier beers in the warmer months. A nice, thick stout on a steaming summer day isn't as appealing to me as a crisp IPA. That's just me. You may be the opposite... Go with what sounds good.

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:58 PM   #7
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Pittsburgh, PA
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For me, nothing says summer like a hefeweizen or a nice sour ale. Hell.. combine them! Berliner weissbier
A particular love for ancient, obsolete, or lesser-known style from both the US and abroad.

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:05 PM   #8
Dec 2009
Buffalo NY
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belgian white... AHS makes a great cheap kit
Primary: Apfelwein, Yoopers DFH 60 Minute IPA Clone
Secondary: Strawberry mead, Traditional mead, Welch's grape juice wine
Bottled: Nutty Hard Cider, Hard Cider, Apfelwein, AHS Double Chocolate Stout, AHS Honey Wheat, AHS Oktoberfest/Marzen, AHS Imperial Winter Ale
Kegged: Amarillo IPA, Blueberry Wheat, Shaquille Oatmeal Stout
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:13 PM   #9
Oct 2009
Spokane WA
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I've had astounding results converting Busch Light drinkers with Northern Brewer's Honey Kolsch and Kolsch. I have a hard time drinking just a couple when it is hot out. I used just the SAFALE for the honey and the Wyeast for the Kolsch.
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