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Next batch?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by mikediesel124, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. mikediesel124

    mikediesel124 Savant (295) Michigan Jan 5, 2012 Verified

    I'm trying to pick out what type of beer to brew for my next batch.

    I really wanted to do a stout, but it's almost February so by the time it's ready it'll be too late.

    Perhaps an IPA? Considered doing a Pliny clone...

    Any other recommendations by my fellow brewers? Let me know!
  2. NEVER too late for a stout IMO....
  3. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Savant (475) Louisiana Dec 3, 2005

    It doesn't have to be a huge stout either. You could do a nice roasty and/or not chocolaty mild that would be ready to drink relatively quickly.
    NiceFly likes this.
  4. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Champion (810) Texas May 21, 2010

    A deschutes obsidian stout clone recipe would be nice. I love that stout. It's big and roasty but the ABV is only 6.4%.

    Either that, or a nice hoppy red might make a good spring beer.
    afrokaze likes this.
  5. Yeah I did an Irish stout this past weekend should be ready just in time for st Patrick's day I'd say go for the stout
  6. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (450) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    It's never not time for a stout. I'm drinking a rye stout right now that I will cry about when it's finished. Go for a moderate ABV and you could easily be drinking it in 3 weeks.
  7. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    It's always stout time for me - I'll brew a RIS in July without hesitation.

    I just kegged a batch of a Sculpin' clone - worth checking out if you like the original. You could also try your hand at a Hopslam clone (though it will take a little while to be ready.)

    If you're in colder climates now might be the time to try an India pale lager.
  8. yinzer

    yinzer Savant (395) Pennsylvania Nov 24, 2006

    Go big and have it in the fall.
  9. You live in Michigan. Is it ever too late for stout there?
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  10. Just do a low body stout. I have been wanting to do a Dark Berliner Weisse lately........15 minute boil. That would be good!!

    2lbs pale malt
    2lbs wheat malt
    1.5lbs acid malt
    .5 lbs chocolate malt
    lacto and pedio with Saccro

    1oz perle at boil 15 minutes to sanitize wort.
  11. An American Pale Wheat Ale like the little hoppy mofo Little Sumpin' Sumpin' would be a delicious spring beer. Got the alcohol to help you transition from winter to spring to summer and through the remaining cold but the massive hops to give you the freshness of what spring and summer is about to bring.
  12. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Psssssh... It's never too late for a stout. I'm brewing a milk stout in 2 weeks.
  13. mikediesel124

    mikediesel124 Savant (295) Michigan Jan 5, 2012 Verified

    Great, great point.
  14. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Champion (810) Texas May 21, 2010

    I think I'll put some sort of stout in the queue. :cool:
  15. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (480) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    Dry stouts are ALWAY in my lineup. ALWAYS!
  16. MrOH

    MrOH Advocate (525) Maryland Jul 5, 2010

    Black IPA: the flavor you love with the color you desire.