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Old 07-19-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
twilbrew247
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I'm about to do my first all grain brew and I'm looking for a nice refreshing low alcohol beer for the hot summer. I have an IPA in the keg right now but I doubt it will last much longer.

Any suggestions?

 
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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How about a cream ale or kolsch. Those great summer beers.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:52 AM   #3
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I just bottled a batch of partial mash Speckled Heifer from Norther Brewer. Based on the final gravity sample I tasted it promises to be a thirst-quenching, easy to drink beer. Looking forward to enjoying it after a run, yard work or lazing by the pool.

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:00 AM   #4
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I just kegged 10 gal of 'cream of three crops' biermunchers recipe. cheap grainbill and tastes great!! its my new favorite lawn-mowing beer.

neil

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:05 AM   #5
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Friends and I rapidly destroyed my Kolsch and California Common I made for the summer. The California Common was probably one of my favorite brews.

90% Pale Malt
5% Crystal 60
5% Crystal 80
SG up to about 1.050

1oz Northern Brewer hops at 60
.5 Cascade at 10
.5 Cascade at 5

1oz Cascade dry-hopped

1 liter starter of White Labs San Francisco Lager yeast.

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:05 AM   #6
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Friends and I rapidly destroyed my Kolsch and California Common I made for the summer. The California Common was probably one of my favorite brews.

90% Pale Malt
5% Crystal 60
5% Crystal 80
SG up to about 1.050

1oz Northern Brewer hops at 60
.5 Cascade at 10
.5 Cascade at 5

1oz Cascade dry-hopped

1 liter starter of White Labs San Francisco Lager yeast.

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:07 AM   #7
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this is one nice beer.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/cent...10-gall-42841/

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:22 AM   #8
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ditto on Cream of 3 Crops or Centennial Blond

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:28 AM   #9
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Cream ale and Hefes are great when it's warm. I also really like a good Cali Common, but I only use Northern Brewer hops in mine.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #10
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+1 on the Hefeweizen! Brewed my second batch for the summer this past weekend. Hoping the first one lasts long enough!

 
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