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Old 04-29-2008, 05:51 PM   #21
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As a whole, I don't really prefer one or the other, but I have more favorite styles that are ales. What can I say? I started actually appreciating beer when I was 16 and on a family trip to Belgium. That prolly has something to do with it.

Then again, I'm from the souf, and there ain't nothing like a good, refreshing pilsner on one o' them hot summer days!


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Old 04-29-2008, 06:22 PM   #22
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They are both good. Years ago I would have said lager, but after trying many more brand and styles, I would def have to go with Ales. More flavor choices and I like variety.


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Old 04-29-2008, 06:29 PM   #23
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:22 PM   #24
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I can't wait to build my son of a fermentation chiller... that way I can start brewing a few lagers for the hot summer months.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:31 PM   #25
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I love both, but I mostly brew ales because of temperature requirements and quick fermentation / shorter aging.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:36 PM   #26
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Ales for me but will occasionally drink a lager.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:47 PM   #27
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I can't wait to build my son of a fermentation chiller... that way I can start brewing a few lagers for the hot summer months.
where do you live? don't expect the SOF chiller to get your wort less than 25F below ambient.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:48 PM   #28
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I gotta say I prefer ales. I'm a big fan of IPA's and belgian ales. Can't think of too many lagers I like other than oktoberfest. So yeah, ales all the way.
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I gotta say ales. I do love me the occasional pilsner or oktoberfest, but for everyday drinking....

This does not mean that I won't try my hand at a lager one of these days.... Probably this month
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where do you live? don't expect the SOF chiller to get your wort less than 25F below ambient.
Southern California. Gets about 90 degrees here in the summer (on average), but in the garage I ferment in it doesn't get above 80 or so. I don't think it will have a problem getting down to 52


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