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This is a discussion on Fresh beer within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; So, I homebrew beer. I haven't made any in a long time (like years....) so recently I cleaned off all my old equipment and decided ...

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    Fresh beer

    So, I homebrew beer.

    I haven't made any in a long time (like years....) so recently I cleaned off all my old equipment and decided to brew up a batch. Bottled it two weeks ago, and threw a couple of bottles in the fridge last night.

    I have to admit I was a little worried, it's been a long time since I've brewed. I opened a bottle up tonight and to be honest, I'd forgotten how good a fresh home brewed beer tastes.

    So anybody have any good recipes? I'm not looking to get so drunk that I see , but I do like a good beer every now and again.
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    I don't have any recipes to offer, but do enjoy an ice cold beer this time of year.
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    Back home in Louisiana !!!!
    4,927's been 10 years since I've brewed my own. I'll dig some stuff out and see if I still got my 'good' recipies in a box somewhere.

    Scot-style Ale's and Bocks are my personal favorites!

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    Wow.. That brings back memories.. All I remember (1960's) was that it took some sugar and two cans of Blue Ribbon Malt (it was already hopped in the can) to make 10 gallons of brew. If you didn't want to make beer you could use the stuff to tar your roof..

    From what I see on the net the choices out there for home brewers are fantastic. There are so many different malts, yeasts and hops that can really let you go with your imagination. Just no fruit, coffee or pumpkin brews for me...

    The stuff I made was a clear light gold color with extremely fine bubbles and a very creamy head.. I still had the bottle capper up until a few years ago.


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    Been brewing for years, I keg now and force carbonate.
    I don't have the time or inclination to do a mash.
    This is a Blue Moon clone, quite good.
    I used liquid extract instead of dry. My local supply house carries just about anything in stock including multiple recipes.
    I currently have an Oktober Fest-Marzen on tap.
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    My two favorite beers are Root and Birch!
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    I like an amber lager...something similar to a Yuengling. Nothing to extremely hoppy.
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    Here is where I hang out when not on this forum or one of several motorcycle forums. - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

    Lots of good info.
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    There is a nice little micro brewery about 6 blocks from my house ... I have a 6-pack of Sassaphras Root and a 6-pack of Cranberry in a dark cool spot ... Waiting for July 4 ... His spruce ale never lasts the week out ...
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    I have brewed a couple batches out of the cheap MR Beer kit I received for my birthday or christmas. I was pretty surprised how good it was. I would love to get ahold of some from someone who actually knew what they were doing!

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    This is who I use The Home Brewery - Beer and Wine Making Supplies

    I started with their kits (which I still use) and I have moved to ordering individual components
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    I recently started brewing and our first batch was a blonde ale, it was surpisingly amazing. Our second batch was a wheat beer but it has a bbq after tastes. Pretty disapponited.

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    Ssgt Lickey,

    I have been brewing for a couple years and it has become my third obsession (guns and motorcycles being the first 2, what a combination!)

    +1 on!

    Do you do all grain?

    Here's one of my favorites:

    Dopple Bock

    Amount Item Type % or IBU
    13.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 93.10 %
    1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 6.90 %
    1.00 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 12.0 IBU
    1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
    1 Pkgs Munich Lager (Wyeast Labs #2308) Yeast-Lager

    Beer Profile

    Est Original Gravity: 1.074 SG
    Est Final Gravity: 1.018
    Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.40 %
    Bitterness: 12.0 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
    Est Color: 21.3 SRM

    Mash Profile

    Mash Name: Decoction Mash, Double Total Grain Weight: 14.50 lb

    Decoction Mash, Double Step Time Name Description Step Temp
    35 min Protein Rest Add 21.75 qt of water at 128.1 F 122.0 F
    20 min Saccharification Decoct 9.05 qt of mash and boil it 153.0 F
    20 min Mash Out Decoct 7.57 qt of mash and boil it 170.0 F
    10 min Sparge Add 15.00 qt of water at 170.0 F 170.0 F

    Mash Notes: Used for some authentic German styles. Attempt to draw decoction from the thickest portion of the mash. Profiles vary. Some traditional German mashes use a long acid rest at 40 deg C. Also some sources recommend the decoction amount be given a 15 minute saccharification rest at 158 F (70 C) before boiling it.
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