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Old 12-26-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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I have now brewed 4 batches: an APA, a Scottish Ale, an oatmeal stout, and now I have a blond ale in the fermenter.

The next beers I will be making are a Texas bock, a vanilla porter, and a Bavarian hefeweizen.

And even though all the beers I have made so far have been outstanding and I would love to drink all of them again, I have no plans in the near future of rebrewing them. There are just so many freaking styles out there. I feel this need to brew them all before settling down on a few favorites.

How long did it take you to start brewing your favorite ones again and again? Or have you EVER brewed the same beer twice?

 
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #2

I went through the same thing. I wanted to go through every style. At some point, a year or so into brewing, I finally decided that it was going to be a long attempt. New styles keep popping up, and there's certain things you don't want to drink at certain times of the year. For instance...I may have time to brew a wheat beer in december, but I won't, because it won't get drank. '

I'm at the point now where I have a few recipes I brew a lot (always have one house favorite on tap) but I work them into a double brewday. So I'm always brewing something new.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #3
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I revisited favorites when I switched to all-grain to see if I could brew the "same" beer with both extract and grain.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #4
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1st batch: extract porter
2nd batch: all grain fat tire
3rd batch: all grain fat tire (not as good as first batch)

 
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:57 PM   #5
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I'm the opposite. I keep making the same style until make it perfect. Every batch has been good, some very good, but none excellent so far. I'll keep trying until it get it nailed.

 
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:27 PM   #6
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I'm pretty stuck on IPA's so I brew the same beer quite often. always trying to improve prior batches with small adjustments

 
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:32 PM   #7
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I rebrewed my 11th beer (a Basil IPA) for batch #20. I've since brewed it at least once a year.

At some point, I'll rebrew my 4th beer, which was a gigantic RIS fermented with belgian yeast and aged on oak that gets better every time I open a bottle.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:36 PM   #8
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The first year and a half or so was the "brew each style at least once" period. After a while, I figured out there's quite a few categories of beers that felt like chores to drink, and others that just vanished before I was ready for them to be gone. Thats how I knew which brews to brew twice.

 
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:38 PM   #9
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I"ve done about 10 batches and have made a hef three times. They were slight variations on the recipe to see the differences. This worked out well - it is a very easy drinking beer that can be varied in many ways. Last time I added a few pounds of munich malt and it was like drinking a different kind of hef.

 
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:38 PM   #10
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I brew Edwort's Haus Pale Ale nearly every other batch.

 
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