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Old 09-24-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
Jan 2011
Monroe, North Carolina
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I just finished bottling the 3rd round on my favorite golden ale. I always like the beer I make... because it's... well... beer, but I always want to try something new. This is the only beer I tear up about when it's gone. I'm curious what everyone else pegs as their go-to-brew?

Recipes please!

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Old 09-24-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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Jul 2009
Sacramento, CA
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Simcoe Pale Ale. I try to keep it on tap as much as possible. This won 2nd place in the California State Fair this year.

Pale Ale:
22 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs 4 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
8.8 oz CaraMunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 3
8.8 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4
4.00 oz Simcoe [12.40 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
1.65 oz Simcoe [12.40 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 34.4 IBUs
1.10 oz Amarillo Gold [10.70 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 7 15.2 IBUs
1.10 oz Amarillo Gold [9.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 3.3 IBUs
2.20 oz Simcoe [12.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 9.1 IBUs

I used Denny Favorite for this one. I have also used Nottingham with great results. This is my favorite recipe!

Mashed at 154 F

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Old 09-24-2011, 12:58 AM   #3
Jun 2010
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I go with a pretty standard Scottish Ale for my go to.
Brewed it about 4 times, very little in the way of changes in the recipe.

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:05 AM   #4
Jan 2011
Monroe, North Carolina
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I haven't ever brewed with Honey Malt, but I do love Simcoe.

I finally figured out how to post from Beersmith, so here's my recipe.
8 gallon batch

16 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 84.2 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.3 %
1 lbs Light Munich Malt (5.6 SRM) Grain 3 5.3 %
1 lbs Wheat Malt, US (2.3 SRM) Grain 4 5.3 %
28.35 g Chinook [11.80 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
28.35 g Williamette [4.50 %] - First Wort 70.0 min Hop 5 10.2 IBUs
14.17 g Cascade [6.40 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
7.09 g Chinook [11.80 %] - Boil 25.0 min Hop 7 4.1 IBUs
14.17 g Cascade [6.40 %] - Boil 25.0 min Hop 6 4.4 IBUs
28.35 g Chinook [11.80 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 11.7 IBUs
3.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 8 -
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL Yeast #US-05) [50.00 ml] Yeast

It's a weird ale, and it tastes best warmer than most beers (6.8%ABV), but it's tasty.

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:21 AM   #5
May 2008
Victoria BC, Canada
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I really like to have my Robust Porter on tap (it has a decent amount of Black Patent) and my crowd pleaser is my Mandarin Hefeweizen. They're definitely polar opposites, but damn if I don't feel a happy giddiness inside when I have one of them on tap.

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
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Aug 2010
Irmo, South Carolina, USA
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My Alcoa Puritan ESB is my stand by. It has turned out great every time I have brewed it, but never lasts long enough LOL

Nice question!
Two weeks to ferment, two more in the kegs
but in just one night it was drained to the dregs

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:44 AM   #7
Oct 2010
Osceola, Iowa
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I have an IIPA, with tons of centennial in it and an ESB. I brew them both with about the same frequency.

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:45 AM   #8
Mar 2011
Houston, TX
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Mine is Hefeweizen. Not much to it, but while I sip most beers I slam the hefe. I keep brewing different styles and have a pretty good pipeline going, so i have to keep brewing the hefe to have in between other things. it helps that I can have it grain to glass in less than 3 weeks (kegging).

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Old 09-24-2011, 02:52 AM   #9
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Nov 2010
Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
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My oaked amber is a beer or two from being gone. Im hanging by strings. I have to give one to my girlfriends Dad to give him a good impression hopefully of my beers as he is a bud light only drinker,so he may think some of my other 16+ ibu session beers are too bitter or something,crossing my fingers.
Looking at the bright side i will probably brew it again its all good plus i got a major inventory of many beers plus im going to go get some more Avery's Majahara- so im good to go.
+1 to the hefe, i just bottled mine yesterday.first hefe too
i have plenty of session brews that are currently in their prime, i think its been 3 months,hop aroma and flavor is great- its funny how people say to drink them fast, in my experience its not the case and takes a few months to start peaking out-especially head.Good carbonation more hops + time=good head.

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:45 PM   #10
Oct 2009
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