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Old 05-03-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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OKay everyone, I thought it would be fun to post up your favorite homebrew and why. Limit to one or two. I know it's hard

Pumpkin Ale 5.2%- first pumpkin and better than 90% on the market. Cubed Pumpkin baked in oven with spices and added to mash and last 15 min of boil. The 5 gal keg kicked in three days

Pliny the Elder clone- 8.5%- best IPA I ever made and so close to the original. The hope nose wasn't as strong as the real thing, but I can't get it on the east coast!


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Old 05-03-2012, 02:29 AM   #2
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Pabst Blue Ribbon Clone http://backyardbrewer.blogspot.com/2...ng-lagers.html that I did a side by side comparison with and couldn't tell the difference. Secondly, my Dog Fish Head Midas Touch clone http://backyardbrewer.blogspot.com/2...uch-clone.html that was close but drier. Still, very tasty. Aside from my normal pales, IPA's and Stouts I would have to say I impressed myself with a brown ale I brewed using my friends homemade almond toffee and cocoa.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:36 AM   #3
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I brewed a Berlinerweisse using the "quick sour" meathod in Zymurgy. I usually like big malty beers, but this 3.2% ABV quencher was amazing!
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Bock, it's my favorite so far.
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OKay everyone, I thought it would be fun to post up your favorite homebrew and why. Limit to one or two. I know it's hard

Pumpkin Ale 5.2%- first pumpkin and better than 90% on the market. Cubed Pumpkin baked in oven with spices and added to mash and last 15 min of boil. The 5 gal keg kicked in three days

Pliny the Elder clone- 8.5%- best IPA I ever made and so close to the original. The hope nose wasn't as strong as the real thing, but I can't get it on the east coast!
This is weird. I'll just say ditto.

My 2 favorite homebrews were Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale that I got the recipe from here. The other is my Pliny clone. Love it.

Once this next batch matures I might have a new favorite though. Raspberry wheat made with 6lbs of raspberries. I had a few last weekend. In about 3-4 weeks it should be FANTASTIC.
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A Rye IPA that I have been brewing and modifying for several years and a Scotch Ale that has single malt soaked oak chips in the secondary. There might be a new favorite in the fermenter, a Pliny the Elder that the gravity sample tastes amazing-can't wait.
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Raison D'Saison from Brewing Classic Styles. My wife claims it is as good as, if not better than, Saison DuPont. I don't know if it's that good but it's the first one I've done that I thought was professional caliber.
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2H clone
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My first year brewing I did a SNPA clone (extract-based) that was absolutely spot on. My wife went to Chico State and a bunch of her college friends came by for her birthday, and for the first day everyone in town I had them all believing I'd bought a keg of SNPA for the occasion -- they were impressed when I revealed it was actually my own brew

Other than that, I have a milk stout recipe that I'm really fond of. In '08 it advanced to 2nd round of NHC and won the stout category for the West region of Longshot. I typically brew it about once a year. I've always had an issue with many commercial milk stouts, as they seem to be an irish stout with some lactose added. I went the route of creating big roasty American Stout flavors (minus aroma hops), but with enough sweetness to balance.


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