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Old 08-12-2008, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I typically brew my Christmas Warmer in June/July, but, regretably, I haven't brewed anything this year. Is it still possible to brew a legit Warmer... something with a little kick that still go does smoothly? Or should I start planning for next year?


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Old 08-12-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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ahhhh! I just brewed my Christmas Stout Sunday....You can do it! I know you can.


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Yeah, I say you totally have enough time. Just did my Christmas Ale a week ago.
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Thanks for the responses. Can anyone recommend a extract/partial mash? recipe that will be ready in time? The two that I've done need extensive time for bottle conditioning. Thanks.
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Check out Austin Homebrew's Strong Ale kit. I made it last year, and it came out well.
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I'm not really brewing a specific Christmas beer, just happens that my first beer is going to be a cherry stout, and it should be drinkable by Christmas. Brew day for me is tomorrow, so I'd say it's not too late. Brew it anyway - worst case, save it for next year, then it'll be REALLY good!
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Just keep it smaller than an RIS or Barleywine, and can have about any straightforward ale in great shape within 4 months.


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