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Offline hospter81

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spring style
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:08:50 PM »
Hello...i know winter is coming, but, any ideas for a spring style  (European preferably) other tan witbiers or saisons?

Any brainstorm would be nice

Thanks!

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Re: spring style
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 01:11:15 PM »
How about a Kolsch?
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Re: spring style
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 01:19:28 PM »
maibock?
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Re: spring style
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 01:23:29 PM »
Kolsch, Bo Pils, Helles. Maybe a Belgian Blonde...

maibock?

That too...
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Re: spring style
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 01:34:18 PM »
I love helles and vienna lager, never made a lager though.
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Re: spring style
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 06:26:00 PM »
If you live in a cold climate like me, lagering can be as easy as putting your fermenter into a cold corner of your basement or garage, then just let 'er go for a month or two.  I've got a schwarzbier going right now in my basement at 58 F, and before you say "that's too warm for a lager!", realize that you can make very clean ales at that temperature, and I am using a Kolsch yeast which bridges that gap between ale and lager.  So yeah, I'm cheating a bit.  But I could very easily make a lager in my garage if I wanted, which has been 40-ish for several weeks and still should be for another week or two.  If it gets too cold outside, bring it in for a couple of days.  It won't hurt a flea and you'll still make beer, even if it doesn't cleanly meet the definition of ale or lager.  So anyway.......

My suggestion was going to be to make a maibock.  That will be the next style that I brew.  And yes, I'll use a real lager yeast in some combination of my garage and basement for that one.
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spring style
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 07:47:29 AM »
For me, Maibock is the perfect spring beer.
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Re: spring style
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 07:28:39 AM »
thanks for your ideas....going on the belgian side...do you think a biere de mars would be similar to a maibock?

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Re: spring style
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 07:35:29 AM »
For me, Maibock is the perfect spring beer.

by definition it is a spring beer.  the others above are good choices but i think for later spring and summer they fit better.
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