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Old 10-08-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
Sep 2007
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I have brewed 2 beers now, an IPA which is carbonating, and an oatmeal stout which is conditioning in the secondary for a bit yet. This means that I have a pair of primary fermenters doing nothing, which correct me if I'm wrong, but that is a sin right?

Anyhow, I am looking for another brew to put in the kegerator along with these two, and I can't seem to figure out what I want. So I am putting it up to the forum to give me some ideas. I would prefer to keep the alcohol content under 7.5% or so, and I would also like something maybe a little lighter that will compliment the heaviness of my IPA and my Stout. The recipe also has to be at most a partial mash since I have not yet built my tun.

thanks for your help...


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Old 10-08-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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Blond Ale
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
Aug 2006
Northeast Missouri
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The stout is roasty, the IPA is hoppy. If you're interested in experimenting with different kinds of flavors, you could use to try something malty, like a scottish 80 shilling, or maybe a british ordinary bitter. Or you could go with something that highlights the yeast, like a hefe or a belgian. For something dark, belgian abbey dubbels are nice & benefit a lot from the various specialty grains you can use in the mini-mash. As brewt00l suggests, a kolsch or steam beer would be a nice chance to practice fermenting at (somewhat) lower temps. You have a good problem!

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Old 10-10-2007, 06:28 PM   #4
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I'd second the Kolsch, Scottish Ale or English Bitter...

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:04 PM   #5
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I vote Kolsch, Steam Beer or Hefeweizen

these all need fairly cool fermentation temps, most 65 F

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:35 PM   #6
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Kolsch all the way...

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:39 PM   #7
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I'm definitely putting my vote in for English Bitter. I am actually a little upset with myself that I dont have one laying around right now. Bitters are always good beers to have around if you ask me.

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:42 PM   #8
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I shall absolve your sins my son, say 3 hail mary's and brew a steam (Cali Common).

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:45 PM   #9
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Just put my steam in the secondary last night and it smells frickin awesome.

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:51 PM   #10
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