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Offline Mark G

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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2011, 07:09:42 AM »
I keep an APA and a saison on tap year-round. Other than that, I'll always brew a big xmas beer around May/June, with a different recipe every year. The rest... well, it's pretty random.
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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2011, 01:35:25 PM »
The style I brew most frequently now is black IPA because everyone raves whenever I brew one and the kegs never last more than a week or two. I brought 1.5 gallons of one to my club's X-mas party and now I'm sorta known as the "Black IPA guy."

But the only recipe I keep going back to (though I tweak it a little each time) is my porter. I have brewed it several times and it is always a hit. It's a solid recipe and I think it can stand up to any commercial porter I have had. I love how forgiving it is, too, because I have mismeasured, replaced ingredients, and mashed too low and too high and it always comes out perfect (albeit a bit different). The (newest version) recipe is listed here: http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/GreySkiesPorter

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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2011, 02:00:52 PM »
I suppose I should probably lay out what I repeat most often:

A Pale Wheat Ale with a forceful hop character. - Sometimes it's American (Gumball Head Thoughts 2), Sometimes it's Belgian (Springtime in Amarillo)

A Saison (really? a big surprise)

A Mild - The CDJK Mild is my base mild, but I've been playing around recently. One change has been to half that last hop addition.

An IPA/DIPA of some variety. My Buyer's Remorse is almost kicked, so I'll need to get something rolling soon.
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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2011, 02:19:25 PM »
Well, as the noob, I've breen brewing the same APA over and over again...... first as an extract now as an AG...... Slightly varying the recipe and learning the effects of those changes.....

And then there was a Kölsch and and a Belgian PA, and I want to do a stout and more belgian things.......so much beer, so little time....

Don't need to be new - I brew virtually the same batch every time.  I only change it for special occasions.  It's like drinking the same "brand" all the time.
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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2011, 03:18:11 PM »
I suppose I should probably lay out what I repeat most often:
A Pale Wheat Ale with a forceful hop character. - Sometimes it's American (Gumball Head Thoughts 2)

That's pretty similar to the beer my friend and I brewed for our club (Greenbelt Brewers Association) that we're going to pour March 5 at Cal Expo for Sacramento Beer Week.

Greenbelt Hopfenweizen (12 gal)

Fermentables
US White Wheat Malt 10lb 8oz (48.8 %) In Mash/Steeped
Canadian Pils Malt 9lb 8oz (44.2 %) In Mash/Steeped
US Rice Hulls 1lb 0oz (4.7 %) In Mash/Steeped
UK Medium Crystal (120EBC) 8.00 oz (2.3 %) In Mash/Steeped

Hops
US Summit (15.5 % alpha) 30 g Loose Pellet Hops used 60 Min From End
US Amarillo (6.8 % alpha) 40 g Loose Pellet Hops used 15 Min From End
US Amarillo (6.8 % alpha) 90 g Loose Whole Hops used 5 Min From End
US Amarillo (6.8 % alpha) 90 g Loose Whole Hops used At turn off
US Amarillo (6.8 % alpha) 90 g Loose Whole Hops used Dry-Hopped


Yeast: White Labs WLP001-California Ale

Mash at 151 degF for 60 mins

OG 1.048, FG ~1.009, ABV ~5.2%

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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2011, 03:34:24 PM »
like bluesman, I try to keep my house IPA on tap at all times.

I also brew either helles or pilsner throughout the year.

Marzen, porter, vienna, dunkel and witbier are 'seasonals'

Every June I brew 2 of either barleywine, RIS or Old Ale, whichever I am low on in conditioning.

then there's a half dozen or so of "i'm in the mood for" recipes.
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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2011, 01:34:07 AM »
I brew three beers regularly, One Holiday Cheer beer (always one year in advance) a California Steam. and a Rye IPA which will remain named. Denny's...
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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2011, 03:34:32 PM »
I brew a witbier every spring and again in early summer so there's plenty around for those hot Chicago afternoons. Otherwise I vary things quite a bit, although I try to have an IPA available at all times.
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Re: Groundhog Day Redux - The Repeating Beer Edition
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2011, 08:09:22 PM »
and my Turtle Rye PA (Terrapin clone).  ...

Oh, do share. At my previous job I arranged a conference in their home town, and having Terrapin on tap was one of the major benefits.
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