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Old 03-08-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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Is there a reference somewhere that describes beer styles?
Like, is a Porter a full, medioum, or light bodied beer? How about an Irish Red?
I only have one book, and its not in there that I know of. (Brewmasters Bible)

The reason I am asking, is so that I will know what steeping temps to keep for the grains while doing AG batches.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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I'd like to see some sort of recommendation list.

If you like Anchor Steam Porter, then you'll like these types of beers too. Etc, etc, etc.

 
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:55 PM   #3
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http://www.bjcp.org/stylecenter.html

That should have all you need to know and then some.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:08 AM   #4
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Cool...
I read about the Robust Porter, but it doesnt say whether its a light, medium of full bodied beer....

 
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:14 AM   #5
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Here you go.

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Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full body. Moderately low to moderately high carbonation. Stronger versions may have a slight alcohol warmth. May have a slight astringency from roasted grains, although this character should not be strong.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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So, it refers to the Mouth feel, ok, the light has gone on and learning has occured.

I didnt know that. So it did say it, I jsut didnt know what I was looking at....again.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:17 AM   #7
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Every hobby has it's own vocabulary, eventually it just clicks.
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:18 PM   #8
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This is a handy guide, which cross-references to available commercial brews. Just grab the pdf.

http://www.beertown.org/education/styles.html
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