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Old 02-01-2007, 03:58 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to brew a beer that will be ready for my daughter's 2nd Birthday and also for watching March Madness. I was thinking of brewing a Belgium Wit unless anyone can think of a better early spring time beer. Keep in mind this will be my first non-kit beer.

 
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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I am getting ready to brew a beer that will be ready for my daughter's 2nd Birthday and also for watching March Madness. I was thinking of brewing a Belgium Wit unless anyone can think of a better early spring time beer. Keep in mind this will be my first non-kit beer.
Well, what kind of beer does your 2 year old like? J/K!

I'm not a Wit fan, so maybe I'm biased, but how about an English pale ale? Slightly hoppy, balanced, easy drinking. I have a recipe somewhere, if you want.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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I don't think you want to brew a wit now for drinking in March: they need a little longer than that, IMHO, for the spices to mellow and the flavors to develop.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
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I did an American Pale Ale a couple weeks ago, also for March Madness. Referring to it as "Paler Than Gonzaga," but apparently they suck this year, so I may need a new name. Just a basic, medium-gravity PA (OG was a bit higher than I planned at 1055), with ~30IBUs from Cascade and Northern Brewer.
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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Maibock's are a traditional spring brew. You could try that if you're into a lager. But while it may be ready for "spring", it probably won't be drinking well by March Madness.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:40 AM   #6
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My first two batches were an IPA and stout. I was looking for something a little lighter and thought a BW would be fun to try. If I started it this weekend that would be 6 wks away. That's not long enuf?

 
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:14 AM   #7
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Try a Saison instead. Light. Fruity. Easy drinking. Goes down quickly. Takes little to NO effort to make.

See my recipe in the Sorachi Ace thread in recipes...
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