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Old 10-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
Oct 2012
West Orange, NJ
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Hi everybody!

I was wondering what would be a good style to brew mid-November? I have been leaning towards a holiday ale and have asked in different threads what everyone's best recipe was. But now I am thinking that by the time the brew ferments, conditions, and then bottle conditions I will be cracking my first bottle in the middle of February! While that might not be the worst thing in the world I just think by that point the mystic of a holiday brew might be waning after the season has come to a close.

So in short what in your opinion would be a good choice...I would love to hear your opinion! I am thinking a Black IPA for late Winter/Early Spring...

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
Jun 2012
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It'll still be chilly in Feb up here in the northeast. Maybe a strong ale? Belgian triple? I can think of a bunch more, the black IPA might be interesting, the aroma will be fading?? DO it up!

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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I always love a good stout in the winter, maybe a chocolate stout. Although for some reason i think I'm going to want to drink an Irish red ale in February, I'm not really sure why though, maybe it's the toastiness.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
Sep 2012
Southern, CA
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i am brewing the deception cream stout in the upcoming weeks.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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My Buckeye Burton Ale would be good,as it has both feet solidly in the strong ale category. It's all extract ATM too. At 6.8%,it'll def warm yer cockles. It's my modern rendition of the 1890's #3 Burton ale from Sheffield,England. Kinda cool too that I lve in Sheffield. Pics in my photos & recipe when you click on recipes under my avatar.
Another one I like would be a milk stout. There are some recipes in that forum for it. But I'd def get it going now,whatever it is,for turkey day & Christmas.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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I would think a nice pale ale. It is a taste of things to come in a couple of months. You have to be getting tired of winter and more snow could be on the way. The short days and dark nights have to be a pain in the a**. Yes a pale ale would be good.

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:55 PM   #7
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I have a triple planned soon going to use WLP575 after i make a blonde first.
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #8
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Dry stout for st paddy's day.

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #9
Oct 2012
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These are all awesome ideas... Now the hardest part.... Choosing one! I might do two at the same time probably a 2.5 gallon batch and a one gallon batch of something a little more experimental (I have to brew small scale due to my mini fridge fermenter in my luxurious one bedroom apt!)

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