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Old 07-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
corn
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My SWMBO bought me a book: brooklyn brew show 52 seasonal beers. Several interesting ideas, has anyone tried any of these?

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hey I got this book as a gift and have been thumbing through the summer style recipes.

I think I might scale up from a one gallon recipe, but I don't have the equipment to do the usual 5 gallon recipe due to the extra amount of wort and cooling.

Some of the recipes definitely look interesting, though.

This would be my first all-grain brew, so I might start small.

How about you?

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Yes, this will be my first all grain as well. I think I will try the small batch, then scale up if I like the results. Good luck, let me know which that you try and I will do the same.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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I've done a bunch of recipes as well as kits from BBS. I really like them! So far I've done: Everyday IPA, Grapefruit Honey Ale, Coffee & Donut Stout, Jalapeno Saison Mild,
Simcoe IPA, Blackberry Red Ale, Peach Cobbler Ale. I've only done the one gallon batch size though. They have a FB page and respond to a lot of questions there.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kc1123
I've done a bunch of recipes as well as kits from BBS. I really like them! So far I've done: Everyday IPA, Grapefruit Honey Ale, Coffee & Donut Stout, Jalapeno Saison Mild,
Simcoe IPA, Blackberry Red Ale, Peach Cobbler Ale. I've only done the one gallon batch size though. They have a FB page and respond to a lot of questions there.
Thanks, I will check it out. I grow blackberries, I'm going to try that one once they are ripe.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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I saw the book for sale at Urban Outfitters next to a book of cat pictures and comics from The Oatmeal.
I have to admit, I'm dubious.

That said, I too would like to hear more about people's experiences with the recipes before I buy into it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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I brewed the Everyday IPA kit and liked it a lot. I also brewed the Grapefruit Honey Ale recently but it didn't turn out that great. I think it was a combination of adding more grapefruit zest after 3-4 days in primary and sucking up too much yeast when I bottled. Next time I bottle I won't rush it as much and get my wife to help with the whole process.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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I saw the book for sale at Urban Outfitters next to a book of cat pictures and comics from The Oatmeal.
I have to admit, I'm dubious.

That said, I too would like to hear more about people's experiences with the recipes before I buy into it.
If you already know about brewing basics or have the means to do your own research without getting intimidated, then you won't care for the book. If you're a total n00b though, it's a decent starting point, especially if you don't mind staying small. They leave out a lot of information, so I wouldn't take the book as the be all, end all.

 
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:12 AM   #9
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If you already know about brewing basics or have the means to do your own research without getting intimidated, then you won't care for the book. If you're a total n00b though, it's a decent starting point, especially if you don't mind staying small. They leave out a lot of information, so I wouldn't take the book as the be all, end all.
Agreed, the book was an unsolicited gift from my wife. I have brewed a few batches prior. The brew instruction they give is very basic. My interest with the book is only in the recipes.

 
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #10
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I also got it as a gift. It's good for ideas but I've never made an actual batch from it.

 
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