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Old 01-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Nov 2011
Taylorsville, NC, NC
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I purchased and brewed a Brewmasters Select Ocktoberfest kit from Beer & Wine Hobbies.
I know it's not customary for the style but I loosley dry hopped in the secondary for one week.

This was the best beer I have ever drank and was perfectly balanced.

The longer it conditioned in the bottle the better it became. I was able to restrain myself from the last bottle until the 5 week mark. Too bad it ran out.

I hope I can duplicate the same results with the next batch.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
Jun 2011
Pueblo, Colorado
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My late two batches were my best. Midwest kolsch kit and a Strong Belgian Ale recipe I got off of Twitter.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Nov 2011
, Home is Spokane WA
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I once, years ago, brewed a stout, bottled and put in the basement - then promptly forgot about it. 8 months later I moved some boxes and - best beer I ever brewed! Cheers to Happy accidents!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Mar 2010
Binghamton, NY
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My biggest successes have been an American wheat, a roasty porter, a belgian witte, a citrus pale wheat ale, and a chocolate stout.

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Old 01-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
Dec 2010
Philadelphia, PA
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Mine was an extract with grains kit from LHBS Centennial Blonde Ale. Was real crisp with great head retention. Of the 8 batches I have under my belt, this was my favorite.
Bottled: Altbier
Secondary:Cherry Berry Mead
Drinking: Porter, Fat Tire Clone, Honey Nut Brown Ale

Gone but not forgotten: Kolsch, Centennial Blonde, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone,

If no one votes, will they just go away!

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
Sep 2011
Tacoma, Wa
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Mine would be my first place winner Cherry Bomb Wheat Ale and Coconut Porter
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
Jul 2010
Homewood, Illinois
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My best was an IIPA 10.5% I used 13.5 oz of hops in a 5 gal batch.
"Good people drink good beer"- Hunter S. T

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
Nov 2011
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Chai milk stout, really working without a specific way to get the chai flavor in the beer and it still turned out fantastic.

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #9
Nov 2009
Tampa, Florida
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i made an ale version of Smithwicks that was out of this world
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