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Old 10-24-2011, 02:55 AM   #1
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Just out of curiosity - aside from the season, how does everyone out there determine what beer you're making next? Is it just what sounds good? A recipe or post you read? A commercial brew you tasted? Something to make the person(s) you co-habitate with happy?

 
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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I go by either what I have available or if there is a new recipe I have been wanting to play with.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:04 AM   #3
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Lately I've been choosing from the top beer recipes of HBT.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:04 AM   #4
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Dartboard with Numerous recipe names on it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:08 AM   #5
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I probably shouldn't be already formulating my own recipes already but I do. I brew every two weeks so I just do a lot of research on the style I am doing and then plug in the numbers before I go to the store. There are so many beers I want to make I usually don't have a problem.

 
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:16 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Beezy
I probably shouldn't be already formulating my own recipes already but I do. I brew every two weeks so I just do a lot of research on the style I am doing and then plug in the numbers before I go to the store. There are so many beers I want to make I usually don't have a problem.
I started with my own recipe from my first brew. I use a lot of others as inspiration and modify to my fancy. Researching and formulating my next recipe is part of the fun.

To answer the ops question though, I've lately been trying to have a variety of styles on hand so I brew something a bit different than what I have in a Fermenter or keg, or just what I feel like drinking. Additionally, I've been on a stout kick so have been ensuring I have one of those around.

 
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:16 AM   #7
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I always start with the season, then go with my personal tastes. I haven't really concocted my own recipe yet. I research a recipe for something I like, then tweak the recipe for my own flavor preferences and equipment capabilities.

 
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:20 AM   #8
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I have a two step system. First step, determine if I do or do not have an IPA on tap at the moment. If yes, I brew a style that I haven't had in a while. If no, I brew and IPA! I'm a big hop-head so I gotta have an IPA available at all times...
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:24 AM   #9
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either I brew whatever i really like at the moment, which is why i just made an Ipa and an IIPA. or I find a beer I really like and try to clone/ emulate it.
eventually I want to brew for the seasons - since I find myself wanting different things based on the time of year/temperature.
hope it helps.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:38 AM   #10
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After a couple years of doing this I find myself just brewing a few recipes that I like over and over. Last 6 months or so have been all repeats. 4 or 5 recipes and once one is gone I just do it again. I need to snap out of it but its hard when I KNOW the recipe will be good. Good to have house brews. I change hops quite a bit to shake it up but..

 
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