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Old 09-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Now that the temp has cooled off a bit it's time for me to start brewing again. I don't dig saisons so I haven't been able to brew since around May / June because it gets too warm in my house (northeast).

I have been brewing for 2+ years and thus far have only done extract kits from Northern Brewer. I have also created my own recipes using syrup & specialty grains. I am trying to decide what to make for my next batch. I probably wont get a chance to brew until the last weekend in September, so this batch wont be ready until mid November. Any suggestions? I have pretty much been sticking to stouts, porters, and IPA's since those are my favorites. I have been thinking of doing an amber ale, or American pale ale, but also want to hear some rec's.

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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I just bottled a vanilla porter--which I brewed an inexpensive porter kit from Midwest and racked on top of 3 vanilla beans that were soaked in vodka. Should be able to ready to taste in a couple of weeks.

Also getting ready to transfer a dark Christmas ale to secondary to be spiced with ginger/orange and cinnamon.

Just tasted an Autumn Ale (amber) that finished bottle conditioning from Jasper's--its just OK. I prefer an Irish red for everyday drinking.

Havent tried Northern Brewer's kits yet. I was looking at their Cherry Stout. Is that one that you have tried?
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An Amber Ale with pumpkin pie spices? Perfect for november. Stouts and Porters perfect for the fall as well. Stouts/ IPA's are my favorite. Maybe a Pumpkin Porter? Do you like Belgian beers? A dubbel or triple maybe? A nice pale ale would be quick, but I think those will be better for spring time. I thought about including some wheat into an IPA, since Lagunitas' Lil Sumpin Sumpin has wheat in their IPA, and it is fantastic.
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