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Old 01-08-2008, 02:47 AM   #11
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How about a blonde? very simple and pretty straightforward. It's like an all malt BMC. Give the Jamil Show about blonde's a listen

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Old 01-08-2008, 02:59 AM   #12
May 2006
Dallas, Texas
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Cream ales are thicker, hefes are really flavorful, and a Pilsner is out of the question for a beginner.

I think a Blonde or Kolsch are both excellent choices to get her started, but I think the blonde is easier to do well. Here's a link to the Jamil show that Alamo mentioned.

Up Next: Belgian Dubbel, English Pale Ale
Fermenter 1: Blonde Ale Experiment 1 | Fermenter 2: Blonde Ale Experiment 2 | Fermenter 3: Northern English Brown | Fermenter 4: Nothing
Keg 1: Nothing | Keg 2: Nothing | Keg 3: Nothing
Bottled: Nothing

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Old 01-08-2008, 03:20 AM   #14
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how about a flavored hefe like a Rasberry UFO type style? Most of the girls that drink beer that I know stick to the BMC or lighter beers like a UFO or a Sam Summer type deal, light and fruity

Also Mr Beer (gasp! Mr Beer!?) has a recipe that sounds similar to what you're looking for. I think it is this one..
Primary: (empty)
Carboy: Apfelwein, aged 11 mo
Mr. Beer: (empty)
Bottled/Conditioning: (empty)

Planning: Belgian Pale Ale, Hop Harvest Ale

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Old 01-08-2008, 04:41 AM   #15
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I'd go with a lighter version of a Hefe Weizen.

Reduce the DME to 4 lbs (instead of 6) and lower the hops to about 2.5% AA.
HB Bill

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