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Old 01-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to brew beer that will be ready around springtime I'm thinking something a little malty not overly sweet and crisp sounds yummy for the springtime.

so my question to you guys is what beers make you think of spring?


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Old 01-05-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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A little malty and crisp? Um, I'm going to be brewing a Scottish 80 in a bit here that kind of fits that bill.


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Old 01-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Sounds yummy what kind of hops and yeasts are you using?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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I've been wondering the same thing. What kind of brew could I do that would be perfect to break out next spring, during fishing season or around a campfire? I was thinking maybe a saison.

Anyone?

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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HeffeWeizen & MaiBock

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Sounds yummy what kind of hops and yeasts are you using?
Are you doing extract or all grain? I use Wyeast Scottish Ale yeast. Ferment it towards the low end of the spectrum for a clean profile and then if possible I like to lager this beer for a month or so to really clean it up. Hops aren't super important because I just drop in one 60 minute addition but this time I was going to go with Fuggle.

Mine is pretty close to Northern Brewer's Scottish 80 kit but I only use a half pound of the Extra Dark English Crystal and two ounces of roasted barely. All grain. Extract.

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I've been wondering the same thing. What kind of brew could I do that would be perfect to break out next spring, during fishing season or around a campfire? I was thinking maybe a saison.
Anyone?
Saison's are great, but typically fermented in the summer because a lot of people ferment them really warm to really bring out a bunch of that yeasts characteristics.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Well I took your idea of a Scottish ale and decided to make an Irish Red I love fuggles and I'm going to use that as my aroma. But for the crispness I'm going to bitter with Challenger.

Chocolate malt crystal 60 Maris Otter a little bit of brown malt and a little bit of Cara Red
Nottingham as a clean yeast hopefully this would she what I was looking for thanks for the idea
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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I was just thinking about that, and considering trying a Belgian Saison. Never brewed one, but with all of the info on this site it should be easy to figure out.

Not going to attempt any of the sour notes though...beyond my capabilities.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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A light, crisp and mildly fruity Kolsch. And Hopslam.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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IPAs, Tripels, and Saisons.



 
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