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flyboys3

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well after a break from brewing of about 16 years, I finally got to crack open one of the pilsner's I brewed in mid Febuary. Wow That's what I am talking about! I forgot how good homebrew could taste. I know it's only been in the bottle for 3 weeks, so I know it will get even better, but it is great at this point allready. I have a american lager lagering @ 34-35 degrees right now and can't wait to try that. So what do I try Next? I just want to get something else going. I'm ready woo-hooo

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I would suggest a british style brown ale - lot less bitter than an american brown ale. They go down easy in warmer weather.
 
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Nice. Welcome back to the hobby! You doing All Grain or extract?
Pilsner was extract, the american lager was extract with speciality grains. Someday I will move on to all grain. I remember sampleing the pilsner before I bottled it and thought it tasted nasty and whould not turn out very good at all, man was I wrong. Paitence is not something that comes natural for me so it was hard to wait the 3 weeks for conditioning, it was worth it though!
 

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Wow, Ok!!! Welcome back. I'm back after 14 years. I'm still waiting to bottle my nut brown ale.

But I remember that the one and only pilsner I made tasted so bad after a week and two weeks in the bottle that I was about to throw all of them out. Good thing I was busy and forgot about them, because after about 7 weeks, went I did get around to dumping them, I tried one before I started dumping them and was blown away by the change for the better. It turned out to be one of the best beers I had ever brewed.

But that Saaz sure did give me a headache!:drunk:
 
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