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Old 12-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
Oct 2012
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I am getting ready to do my first BIAB. I got a 30qt pot and a propane burner for Christmas and I plan on buying one of the 5 gallon paint strainer bags and home depot. What should I make as my first batch? I cant decide, my last 3 batches have been a brown ale, an amber ale and a stout. I have an IPA conditioning in bottles right now. I am looking for something simple but good, what is something you guys recommend?

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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Rochester, NY
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Ive got English Pale Ale running thru my head. I just wish it was running down my throat instead.
Fish Monger Ale House
On Tap
The Fallen - Maibock
Unearthly IIPA
American Black Ale
CT-A3 - Centennial Amber
Imperial Amber
English Bitter

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Do something you like. That said, this is simple and good:
I hate Walder Frey...

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
Apr 2012
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Centennial Blonde, Cream of Three Crops or Reapers Mild would be what I would think about doing.

Cream Of Three Crops
Reapers Mild
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
Oct 2012
Chicago, Il
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i would start with a fairly simple pale ale

two row
some sort of crystal malt

the hops and yeast of your choice.

get the process down, and get a decent result, before you burn up lots of ingredients
'Tis himself

In the fermenters: nada

In the bottle: nada

In the fridge(and the glass): nada

On Deck: anything i can think of

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
Oct 2012
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That cream of 3 crops sounds really good and easy. It's almost crawfish season down here and having some BMCish stuff around for all the boils will be good. Thanks guys!

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