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Old 05-05-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
Feb 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
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So I'm heading out to Springfield, IL to visit some friends in about a month or so and I was looking for a beer that would be good to drink whilst sitting outside on the porch, possible smoking a good cigar and likely shooting the breeze. My friends aren't too partial to wheat beers, so I was thinking maybe a cream ale or blonde? I can currently do partial mash, so any suggestions would be extremely helpful.

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:00 AM   #2
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I have a spring beer. Its name is spring. Very light in color and not too hoppy. When I get to my laptop, I will edit this post and insert recipe. Its an all grain recipe that can be easily converted to extract

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:17 AM   #3
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Look on How To Brew. Search summer beers. I made a Garden Cream Ale with rice and corn that was great. Even die hard Miller Lite guys loved it. Garnish with a lemon or lime they'll think it's a corona.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:22 AM   #4
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Your friends might re-think wheat beers after they've had this:

Recipe: Southern Sky Imperial Wheat
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Wheat
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.30 gal
Estimated OG: 1.072 SG
Estimated Color: 4.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 41.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 57.1 %
6.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 42.9 %
1.00 oz Warrior [15.00%] (60 min) Hops 41.8 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50%] (0 min) Hops -

This thing will kick your ass. Mine is still aging right now but it's a hell of a beer already, sampled it a few times. You'd never guess it was 7 percent, its so easy to drink and full of fruit flavor.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:54 AM   #5
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How about a rye beer? The slight spicy character might work well with the right cigar.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)

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Old 05-05-2011, 05:22 AM   #6
Feb 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Actually, I just bottled my "Red Eye" Rye, dryhopped with some Falconer's Flight; turned out pretty good.

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