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Summertime Brews

Postby cozrulz » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:46 pm

After finishing my first batch, a brown ale, I'm starting to think what to brew next. Since summer is coming up, I was looking for some suggestions for a good brew. Right now I'm thinking about going with a cream ale.
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Postby akueck » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:48 am

How about a Belgian style ale?
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Postby wottaguy » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:38 pm

or even a Wit? I love those for the hot months. But the Cream Ale you mentioned sounds real good too! How about all 3 of these?? LOL!!

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Postby slothrob » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:02 pm

In the summer I like a lighter bodied, lower alchohol pale ale with a dry finish and a good citrus bite. That always seems refreshing to me.

Along the lines of the cream ale, a K
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Postby cozrulz » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:40 pm

A honey wheat would be good too. Great suggestions. This could require a beer run. :D
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Postby cozrulz » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:22 pm

Well, I finally made a beer run. I got a IPA, cream ale, amber ale, english pale ale, irish ale, and a wheat. Now comes the fun part...testing.
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Postby cozrulz » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:37 pm

well it's down to cream or wheat, but i think i will stick with my regular idea of doing a cream ale
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Postby Lone Wolf » Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:10 am

here is the brew I make up for summer time. It is a 6gal batch so you may want to back off the amount of malt to keep the al round 3% for a 5gal batch.

http://www.lone-wolfs-den.com/beer1.htm


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Postby MrDanders » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:37 pm

I just tasted a British dark Mild I brewed this month -- It's a beauty, and would be a highly refreshing summertime ale. Classic Mild style, with low alcohol, but a good bit of character from some roasted grains and a hint of British hops on top.

Very clean and fresh, yet dark. See the recipe at http://beertools.com/html/recipe.php?view=6293
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