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Old 05-27-2013, 04:15 AM   #1
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So I am wanting to start trying to really nail some recipes and get repeatable with them. It got me thinking what everyones top three styles to drink/brew would be. My thoughts are I would like to re-brew 3 beers with a 4th random thrown in there to break up the monotony (with this I would expect that each beer would be brewed at least 3+ times a year).
My top three (with thinking about still having something freinds/family that arn't as open to beer with flavour) are:
  • A Blonde ale - Not too aggresive a style but looking to perfect that well balanced beer, and having something that I can tell if subtle off flavours are present that the more flavoursome beers could hide.
  • A hoppy US/NZ Pale ale - On the high end of the scale (crossing into the low end of IPA stats-wise)
  • A Porter of some kind - Possibly spiced/smoked/oaked or something to give it a bit of a edge (maybe perfect the base recipe then start putting a twist on it).
I feel like that is a reasonably rounded line-up given the limit of 3 (any more and it would take to long to get back to the begining of the list). And then the randoms would give something into the mix - IPA, IIPA, Kolsh, Saison, Berliner Wiess, etc.

So what would you guys do?

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:19 AM   #2
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BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde

This is an easy favorite of a lot of people.

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:23 AM   #3
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CAP is my top I'd say. I constantly make great pales, porters, stouts and amber too. All with American flair. It's not like there is a top three.

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:33 AM   #4
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CAP is my top I'd say. I constantly make great pales, porters, stouts and amber too. All with American flair. It's not like there is a top three.
CAP? Can't find this style?

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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It's pre-prohibition American Lager, or classic American pilsner. A dead style.

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:50 AM   #6
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Oatmeal stout and IPA are the house brews. Other than that, brewing my way through "Brewing Classic Styles".

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:55 AM   #7
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Kölsch, Roggenbier, and constantly changing but not too hoppy APAs.
I too am working my way through Classic Styles!

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #8
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I only have two batches in so far but one I plan on doing a lot is for a milk stout. Then my next one will be an oatmeal porter. Those have to be my two favorite styles.

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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I second kölsch. I also like Northern Brewer's Irish Red, if you want to do a kit. It is an unobtrusive, crowd pleaser that is good year round.

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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This has been my plan, too. My styles are similar to yours. I think I have my blonde/cream exactly where I want it in the first try...now to make sure I can replicate it.

I want an IPA and a porter or stout as my other "house beers".
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