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Offline James K

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Fall and winter beers
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:27:09 PM »
What-cha like? I just made a stout as temperatures start to dip here and summer ends. Now I want to plan for fall and winter.
What do you like to make? I never made a barley wine, maybe I’ll do that.
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Offline dannyjed

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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 07:50:52 PM »
American Brown Ale. I plan on making one next weekend.


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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 08:19:01 PM »
My favorite Am. brown, to be brewed as soon as I can get to it!  http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/NotiBrownAle
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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 09:19:44 PM »
Janet’s Brown is always great in the fall and winter, as are rich porters, but I may make a doppelbock this year for winter.

Great to have a break in the heat here in the Midwest.  Cheers and enjoy whatever you brew!
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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 09:42:36 PM »
Janet’s Brown is always great in the fall and winter, as are rich porters, but I may make a doppelbock this year for winter.

Great to have a break in the heat here in the Midwest.  Cheers and enjoy whatever you brew!
I have 3 bottles of my doppelbock left. 9.4% taste amazing.
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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2018, 11:33:12 PM »
Janet’s Brown is always great in the fall and winter, as are rich porters, but I may make a doppelbock this year for winter.

Great to have a break in the heat here in the Midwest.  Cheers and enjoy whatever you brew!
I have 3 bottles of my doppelbock left. 9.4% taste amazing.
My doppelbock didn’t make it too far into the fall. First time that I used RO and added a small amount of minerals back. Omega Bock Lager yeast and a boatload of Bestmalz Munich. Tastes awesome.


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Fall and winter beers
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 01:30:50 AM »
I have a Dark Czech Lager lagering now. Of course, Marzen/Oktoberfest is a classic for the fall. These are my ‘on deck’ brews (not necessarily in this order):

Amber Ale
Brown Ale
Dunkel
Alt
Bock

I am also interested in a Hobgoblin-like beer.  Porters, Stouts, and Scottish Export beers are good when the weather cools as well.


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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 02:44:14 AM »
Soon I'll be putting up a couple cases of this for frosty nights fireside.

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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2018, 04:07:32 AM »
 Robust Porter on nitro.
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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 04:52:21 AM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.

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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 11:03:32 AM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.
Just take your regular English Porter recipe and freeze it.
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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 01:02:54 PM »
I like California Common and Pre-Prohibition Porter.
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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 02:22:17 PM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.
Just take your regular English Porter recipe and freeze it.

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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 02:40:57 PM »
In the fall, I generally start in Marzen mode, move to cider, then end up with doppelbocks and porters over the winter. I also break out my Oatmeal-Vanilla Brown ale:

Title: Oatmeal-Vanilla Brown

Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 3.5 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.040
Efficiency: 85% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.047
Final Gravity: 1.014
ABV (standard): 4.32%
IBU (tinseth): 20.73
SRM (morey): 18.85

FERMENTABLES:
3 lb - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (65.8%)
12 oz - Flaked Oats (16.4%)
3 oz - United Kingdom - Coffee Malt (4.1%)
6 oz - United Kingdom - Extra Dark Crystal 160L (8.2%)
4 oz - United Kingdom - Dark Crystal 80L (5.5%)

HOPS:
0.75 oz - Challenger, Type: Pellet, AA: 4, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 20.73

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 158 F, Time: 75 min, Amount: 16 qt, Sacc Rest

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
2 each - Vanilla bean - split & scraped, Time: 7 min, Type: Flavor, Use: Secondary

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
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Re: Fall and winter beers
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2018, 03:16:54 PM »
I live on the "dark side" year round.  All I brew is brown ales, porters, stouts, and one dark saison.

I'll go to monthly brew club meetings and sample the lighter end of the spectrum, but other than an occasional saison, I don't find much there that I like enough to make 5 gallons of.

I actually wish my tastes were broader, but they are not.  Right now I have a brown ale I'm cold crashing and will bottle Wednesday.

Cheers to all.
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