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Spring brews
« on: January 22, 2016, 04:13:13 AM »
I know we are along way off from spring at least in upstate NY but I was just curious to what everyone has scheduled to brew in the spring(Late march to May). I am back to school so my winter brewing is done once I finish up my Altbier. I just wanted to see what type of beers you guys brew during this time of year, I plan on fitting in a couple before my summer internship. I was thinking a Roggenbier, a Blonde Ale, and a Hefeweizen. Prost!
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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 04:40:57 AM »
After a couple more lagers I need to stock up on pale ale while knocking out an Experimental Brewing Igor brew. Once solidly into spring it will be saisons and summer means sour beers.

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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 05:19:57 AM »
Here's my plan for the year. Obviously I won't be able to brew all this, but it makes picking out a recipe easier. I usually brew once or twice a month. Next up is a Maibock followed by an Irish red for St Patty's Day.


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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 01:06:57 PM »
Here's my plan for the year. Obviously I won't be able to brew all this, but it makes picking out a recipe easier. I usually brew once or twice a month. Next up is a Maibock followed by an Irish red for St Patty's Day.


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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 01:33:33 PM »
Now there is a man with a plan!

If you can call making a list of around 100 beers to brew and in practice brewing about 20 of them a plan  ;)
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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 01:47:01 PM »
I mean categorizing the beers by season for brewing and drinking - I am much more of a seat of the pants kinda planner when it comes to beer brewing.
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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 01:50:57 PM »
I am much more of a seat of the pants kinda planner when it comes to beer brewing.


Same here. I like to brew on a whim - a lot of times I bought a beer in a pub or store and it really hit the spot, and by Sunday I'm brewing my take on it. I do love seasonal brewing too, though.
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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 01:56:02 PM »
I have Festbier and a Honey Kolsch scheduled.
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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 02:26:28 PM »
After brewing for NHC (American amber ale and rye saison), I'll be focusing on nailing down a house IPA recipe that's coming pretty close now, but is still just off from where I want it. I like to keep a fairly regular rotation of beers going through the taps, so I'll tend to brew in a cycle, pale ale>IPA>amber ale>saison/farmhouse>porter or stout.

I'll be focusing more on sour/funky/wild beers this spring/summer as well, as I'm starting a small barrel project in the next few weeks.

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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 02:36:15 PM »
Well, it's not really a plan per se. It's more like I'm handicapped in my ability to think long term. When trying to decide what to brew next, my first thought never is what would I like to be drinking in 1-3 months? My list sort of gets me through that. Before anyone gets their panties in a wad, I just want to say I'm not suggesting that anyone brew according to season like I do. The OP asked for spring beer suggestions and I provide some. That's it. Nobody's trying to take away anyone's freedom to choose what to brew when.

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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2016, 02:36:37 PM »
I will also be banging out a few more lagers before the cold snap breaks.  After that, an Irish Red and ESB with the Thames Valley II yeast.  Maybe a big beer for aging using that yeast depending on its performance and characteristics (RIS?).  Then my late spring early summer schwills -- patersbier, kolsch, IPA, cream ale...yada yada.

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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2016, 03:38:03 PM »
Here's my plan for the year. Obviously I won't be able to brew all this, but it makes picking out a recipe easier. I usually brew once or twice a month. Next up is a Maibock followed by an Irish red for St Patty's Day.


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Pretty cool chart. It keeps you thinking ahead. I have a similar chart that I use to help me decide what to brew: http://www.bullcityhomebrew.com/images/home_brewing_calendar.jpg
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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2016, 03:46:52 PM »
Pretty cool chart. It keeps you thinking ahead. I have a similar chart that I use to help me decide what to brew: http://www.bullcityhomebrew.com/images/home_brewing_calendar.jpg

I don't understand the colors. What do they mean?
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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2016, 03:50:37 PM »
Pretty cool chart. It keeps you thinking ahead. I have a similar chart that I use to help me decide what to brew: http://www.bullcityhomebrew.com/images/home_brewing_calendar.jpg

Bookmarked. Wish i had seen that when i was making my list.  My chart  is a compilation of stuff I found on the intertubes after being disappointed by Mosher's book A Beer For All Seasons.

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Re: Spring brews
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2016, 03:57:39 PM »


I don't understand the colors. What do they mean?

Each color corresponds roughly to a season. Blue is winter, yellow, spring, etc.

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