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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2015, 11:57:41 PM »
You say "Fizzy Yellow Ale" but if you master the art of brewing a good Kölsch you and the masses will be appreciative. I'm going to get back into brewing it again this year because my wife and I both really enjoy it, especially in summer time. It can be a very delicate and delicious beer and in spite of the more traditional Kölsch you may find in Germany you can really play around with and "Americanize" the style with hints of American and Noble hops. This can be a great crossover beer that will appeal to beer snobs as well as beer noobs.

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This is very true. I have converted many BMC drinkers to homebrew/craftbrew drinkers with my Kolsch. It is a beer for everybody.

+2.  A 'gateway' beer that's actually a really good beer, done right.
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2015, 11:59:02 PM »
You say "Fizzy Yellow Ale" but if you master the art of brewing a good Kölsch you and the masses will be appreciative. I'm going to get back into brewing it again this year because my wife and I both really enjoy it, especially in summer time. It can be a very delicate and delicious beer and in spite of the more traditional Kölsch you may find in Germany you can really play around with and "Americanize" the style with hints of American and Noble hops. This can be a great crossover beer that will appeal to beer snobs as well as beer noobs.

+1

This is very true. I have converted many BMC drinkers to homebrew/craftbrew drinkers with my Kolsch. It is a beer for everybody.

+2.  A 'gateway' beer that's actually a really good beer, done right.

+3 done right key..done wrong..bye bye IMO
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2015, 12:15:03 AM »
1. Light hybrids
2. American ales
3. Marzen/Oktoberfest
4. American IPA
5. Irish Red

The first two are broader bjcp categories, but, I like every thing in them.

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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2015, 12:28:51 AM »
Just finished up the prelims for the Stout and the IPA. But it is Steak night, so off I go.
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Ferm 2:

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Keg 1: Un-Common
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2015, 12:34:05 AM »

Just finished up the prelims for the Stout and the IPA. But it is Steak night, so off I go.
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2015, 10:50:51 PM »
I have Goldings and Sterlings growing in my back yard so any list would have to incorporate beers that use them: British bitters, pales, IPAs, Barleywines, etc. and Czech pilsners.
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2015, 01:18:38 AM »
Ooo. If I had to pick:

1) ESB
2) Dry Stout
3) German lagers
4) weird husband beer
5) weird husband beer

Husband is a "weird beer guy" and I'm the to-style lady. The only beer we enjoy equally is a good dry stout. I think we're on the 5th or 6th batch of that one.
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2015, 01:33:56 AM »
I don't know... I'm kinda fickle. I almost always have a saison and a hoppy beer ready, but I can't decide on 5 styles for the year.

Maybe I should start working on lagers.

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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2015, 02:17:25 AM »
1. Altbier or Kölsch
2. Bitter of some sort
3. Hoppy American something or other
4. German Lager (this would be a first for me)
5. Weird Wife Beer*

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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2015, 03:08:30 AM »
Ooo. If I had to pick:

1) ESB
2) Dry Stout
3) German lagers
4) weird husband beer
5) weird husband beer

Husband is a "weird beer guy" and I'm the to-style lady. The only beer we enjoy equally is a good dry stout. I think we're on the 5th or 6th batch of that one.

I am glad that you said he is a wierd beer guy. Weird husband beer was one of those things that could be interpreted differently. Sometimes Mrs R. puts up with her weird husband and the beers he brews. Just saying.  ;D
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2015, 06:03:42 PM »
I tend to focus on these styles:

Hefeweizen
Belgian Tripel
Saison
Bock/Doppelbock
Oktoberfest

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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2015, 09:05:02 PM »
I think I'd have to go for:

1. Standard Ordinary Bitter
2. American IPA
3. English IPA
4. Dry Stout
5. ESB
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Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2015, 05:25:50 PM »
So the Red got brewed on Sunday, now I am in the planning stages for the wheat....

10lb Red Wheat
10lb Pils
.5lb Rice hulls

1.5 oz Sorchai Ace (11%AA) FWH, for approx 20 ibu

Mash 1.6qt/lb @ 152-154-60min
Yeast: SoCal Ale yeast from Inland Island http://www.inisbc.com/inisbc-005-southern-california-ale-yeast.html
Ferment at 68 until done

thoughts?

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Ferm 1: Irish Red Ale
Ferm 2:

On Deck: American Wheat

Keg 1: Un-Common
Keg 2: Switchback Stout

Total Gallons brewed (2015) - 10