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I recently realized I never brewed any of the recipes in How To Brew or The Joy of Homebrewing. Has anyone brewed any of them and if so, which are recommended?
 

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I brewed the Lady Liberty APA in How to Brew (3rd edition). It was really good and I'd like to brew it again someday. I think it was my first AG brew.
 

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I loosely based my first batch of Amber American Ale off of Palmer's Cincinnati Pale Ale. It turned out very good and I later converted it to AG, I am not sure of the rest but they appear to be very straight forward, true to style recipes. It doesn't look to me like any of them would be 'bad'.
 
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So all the Pale Ales came out good. Has anyone brewed the other style recipes they cover?
 

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All from The Joy of Homebrewing and all extract with steeping grains

Who's in the Garden Grand Cru

I like this one a lot... Belgian Wit beer. Made me think of a better version of Hoegaarden.

Elbro Nerkte Brown Ale

My first beer(book said it could be ready in two weeks) things went well until I had to add my top off water, which I added way too much of, ended up with like 6.25 gallons. Beer came out a little thin to me, but after about 4 months the whole thing seemed to meld together and became very light and drinkable.

Vagabond Gingered Ale

My third beer, and still one of my favorites. Although the first one I tried, the ginger was like a kick in the face and I was worried. A week or so later it had calmed down and was delicious. I definitely would like to make this or something similar again... if I ever get around to rebrewing a recipe that is.

So, all in all the came out pretty well, especially when I was just starting and didn't have much of an idea what I was doing.
 

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I brewed the Denkenfreudenburgerbrau-Oktoberfest All-grain version in How to Brew. The only change I made was subbing hallertauer hersbrucker hops for the liberty, and adjusting the grain bill a little for my efficiency.
It was really good!
 
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homebrewer_99 said:
From Papa Z's I brewed the Propensity Honey Lager...it was terrible...way too sweet for me...and this coming from a Hefe Weizen drinker...;)

I won't brew beer with honey ever again...:D
At what point was the honey added?
 
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homebrewer_99 said:
In the boil. The last one was drunk by a friend (it was 7 months old by then) who said he liked it, but it's not for me...;)
But isn't honey like 99.9% fermentable? What could've made it so sweet?
 

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Brewed Jamil's Pale Ale, it is fantastic, also brewed the Dunkelweizen, got a bit of a stuck ferment right now though, working on it.
 

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I've made a couple recipes based on ones in Papazian's book.

I made the A-maize-ing Pale ale, substituting flaked maize for the corn starch, and icreasing the grain bill and hops to IPA specs. It turned out pretty tasty. The flaked maize gave it a nice dry finish.

Also, I based the recipe for my California Common on his "The Sun Has Left Us on Time " steam beer. I made it all grain, and added two ounces of carafa to give it a deep orange color. This was one the best beers I've ever made; I'm definitely going to brew a couple more batchesof it this year.
 

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I'll be brewing the AG Port O' Palmer (How To Brew pg. 223-224) on Friday and will report back on it in a few weeks once I've sampled it.
 

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I just made Bruce & Kays Dark Honey Lager (which isn't a lager) from Papazian's book except minus the spruce and with slightly different hops, it turned out good but it's a bit schizo, probably because I just used Cascade and Fuggles because that was what I had around, I didn't try to match IBUs or anything.
 

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I made Port O' Palmer a few years ago. A bit drier than I like for a porter. I ended up adding 4 ounces of lactose.
 
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