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Old 07-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Title says it all: what's beer style you love, but haven't quite made the perfect example of yet? What's holding you back?

I've made about a hundred ESBs and honestly I don't think I've liked one as much as the first extract batch I did, which was hardly what you'd call authentic.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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American Amber. Tried 2 times and something went wrong on both attempts..............I guess its my unicorn.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Hefeweizen. Easy to make a good one, very hard to make a great one.

Smakudwn - Have you tried Denny Conn's Amber? Easily the best one I ever made. I made it with Caravienne instead of Carared and it was still extremely awesome.
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Hefeweizen. Easy to make a good one, very hard to make a great one.

Smakudwn - Have you tried Denny Conn's Amber? Easily the best one I ever made. I made it with Caravienne instead of Carared and it was still extremely awesome.

No is that in the recipe section?
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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No is that in the recipe section?
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Relative noob here, but the saison and Irish Red I did were not as good as I had hoped. The red has a thinness to it, and the saison a fusel/metallic quality. I really want to improve on those.
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Saison. Every time I make one, I've reformulated the recipe completely because I wasn't happy with the previous version. And of course it doesn't help that the only saison yeast that I really, really like is Dupont.
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English pale ale, I've tried and tried but never made one that tastes English
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