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Offline swampale

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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2012, 04:35:42 AM »
It was spring 2008. I made a Blonde ale which is my regular house ale. Nothing I did was special, but I did forget to turn on the fermentation chamber. The next morning I checked it and the temp was 74F. Nottingham yeast. I crash cooled it and got it down to 68F in an hour or so. The beer turned out great, at least for a Blonde Ale. I have never repeated it since then.

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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2012, 12:03:09 PM »
I have friends that say our American Barleywine is the best beer we've made.  My brother vacillates between recent batches of Strong Scotch Ale and Russian Imperial Stout.  My wife says it was a Dunkelweizen we made a year or so ago.  In terms of recognition, our American Brown Ale (Bucksnort) would be considered the best beer we have ever made.   I can't decide it’s like picking which of your kids is better.   

My hope is that the best beer we have ever made is in one the numerous carboys scattered throughout my home.  I will be shocked if it is the Standard American Lager we made a week or so ago, but I sure hope it is! ;D
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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2012, 01:00:13 PM »
I don't know,I would have to do a side by side! 90% of my beers are really good in my opinion and the other 10% are just good.

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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2012, 08:08:51 AM »
I'd have to say that my favorite all time is my BumFishDick 75 Minute IPA. I love the flavor of Dogfish Head's 90 minute and love the drinkability of Dogfish Head's 60 minute. So I found both recipes and kind of took the best of both to give me exactly what I was looking for in a beer at around 7.5%. I gotta make that one agin, it's been too long.
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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2012, 04:48:41 PM »
Hands down my lambic solera produces the best homebrew in the house.
Heck yeah I blog about homebrewing: Brain Sparging on Brewing but I'm also a lawyer: The Kielich Law Firm

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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2012, 02:24:01 PM »
Hands down my lambic solera produces the best homebrew in the house.

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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2012, 03:14:43 PM »
Hands down my lambic solera produces the best homebrew in the house.

JEALOUS.

You don't seem to be doing too poorly yourself with your lambic.
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Re: What was the best homebrew beer you ever made?
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2012, 12:04:48 PM »
Well just to update this. My attempt at recreating my best beer failed. Unfortunately I think the yeast was old and stressed and it put out too many Belgian esters. Making taste like a Belgian. I bought the ingredients to try again! this time with fresh yeast.