Averagely Perfect Beer #2, Pre-Poll Part 2

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by VikeMan, Nov 18, 2013.

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Which Sub-Style of Stout will APB Beer #2 be?

Poll closed Nov 20, 2013.
  1. Dry Stout

    5.5%
  2. Sweet Stout

    3.6%
  3. Oatmeal Stout

    30.9%
  4. Foreign Extra Stout

    8.2%
  5. American Stout

    31.8%
  6. Russian Imperial Stout

    20.0%
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  1. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,383) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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  2. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,242) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I went American.. I think we can do more with it, including adding oats. :slight_smile:

    RIS would be fun, but I think more would do a smaller-ish stout, as some might not have the room or stuff to do a big old russian imp.

    PS: plus I have a big BBA RIS on tap anyways. hah!
     
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  3. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    I went American too. I'm planning on a sweet stout next week and don't really have any interest in a RIS. I like drinking them now and then, but making one doesn't hold any interest for me. I also like the flexibility that the broader American Stout offers. I'd be all for adding some oatmeal, but I guess that might be for a later poll.
     
  4. whereizzy

    whereizzy Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2011 Wisconsin

    I went RIS because it's getting cold out there!
     
  5. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,267) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon
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    I too have an Imp Stout aging on oak, so I have no need to do another. Went for American, tho I would like to do a Milk Stout too.
     
  6. WeaponTheyFear

    WeaponTheyFear Aspirant (240) Mar 9, 2008 Connecticut

    Went for American stout because I'd love to brew something like SN Stout. Going to follow this one more closely than the IPA thread. And honestly since I feel like I'll hopefully learn more about malt bills in beers. Seems like its easier/more info on hop additions than malt bills.
     
  7. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (609) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    I went with RIS, because any other type is for sissies!

    j/k
     
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  8. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    RIS. Thanks.
     
  9. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (278) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    Voted RIS just for the juxtaposition. Averagely Perfect American Russia Imperial Stout? Come on!
     
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  10. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (85) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

  11. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,695) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    I went for RIS. Go big or go home.

    ...Wait a minute... I am at home. And my kegs contain a mild and a petite saison. It's time for this lightweight to learn how the big boys brew.
     
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  12. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (581) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    I went with oatmeal stout because it's a perfectly average beer style.
     
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  13. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,242) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    Damn.. looks like RIS might roll out the win.

    Which is cool, it's crowd source anyways. Our IPA turned out nice, it'll be a nice blank slate for a stout malt bill when we all get done voting( read: bitching ). :wink:
     
  14. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Disciple (384) May 2, 2006 Utah

    USA USA USA.

    Went with American rather than Russian. Don't you love America? Why brew a commie beer, when you can brew true-blue American? PBR PBR PBR. Wait. What? :confused:

    Seriously, my system probably couldn't handle 5 gallons of all-grain RIS, so I voted America.

    USA USA USA.
     
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  15. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,242) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    That was my thinking for some folks who don't have big systems or brew big beers normally. It would exclude them.

    However, that said.. Once we get a recipe, you don't have to make 5 gallons. You could use your current 5g system, and make a 2.5g batch if need be and wanted to participate.

    If I brew it, I might just do that, and I do have the capability to brew up to 1.125 OG of a 5G beer.
     
  16. Marshall_ofmcap

    Marshall_ofmcap Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2013 Colorado

    In mother Russia you don't consume beer, beer consumes you.
     
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  17. Marshall_ofmcap

    Marshall_ofmcap Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2013 Colorado

    call it "the immigrant". think of all the great things Russia gave us, the kalashnikov, vodka, frozen nazis, the kalashnikov, the eastern block...
     
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  18. Naugled

    Naugled Defender (631) Sep 25, 2007 New York

    I had to go American, for two reasons, I just brewed a RIS, and I don't think I've ever brewed an American Stout. It's neck and neck now.
     
  19. OddNotion

    OddNotion Devotee (478) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    I went oatmeal as it has been a style on my radar but I never really threw the recipe together.
     
  20. Boonedog

    Boonedog Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Illinois

    Went American as well.
     
  21. Travisurfin247

    Travisurfin247 Initiate (149) Dec 20, 2010 South Carolina

    Voted for Oatmeal Stout because I have not made one since I switched to all-grain at the beginning of the year. I already have a RIS conditioning in bottles, and an American (Rye) Stout is in a carboy waiting for an open keg.
     
  22. MarriedAtGI

    MarriedAtGI Initiate (112) Feb 26, 2013 Illinois

    RIS - I've been planning to make one to age next to my barleywine. Oatmeal or American would be interesting too. I'd even like Sweet/Milk Stout, but that has little.chance.
     
  23. Sean802

    Sean802 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Vermont
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    just pushed oatmeal stout past RIS.
     
  24. alanforbeer

    alanforbeer Initiate (57) Jan 29, 2011 South Carolina

    American. RIS? Geez...I'd like to drink this beer sometime within the next 6 months:slight_smile:
     
  25. dennho

    dennho Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New York

    RIS is one of my favorites to drink but I'm not ready to brew one.
    Voted for Oatmeal.
     
  26. GUNSLINGER

    GUNSLINGER Initiate (49) Nov 18, 2013 Colorado

    USA! USA! USA! American stout all the way!
     
  27. od_sf

    od_sf Aspirant (265) Nov 2, 2010 California

    +1 oatmeal.

    I'd have to seriously scale down the recipe to do a RIS with my BIAB equipment.
     
  28. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,140) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I had no idea so many lurkers were in this forum. There's almost 100 votes.

    Anywho, I went oatmeal but am now thinking I would like to do a milk stout. Mmmmm, lactosey.
     
  29. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,140) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Draganov ris? Hell yeah.
     
  30. dennho

    dennho Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New York

    Badenov!
     
  31. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (609) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    Sounds like somebody needs to invest in more equipment :wink:
     
  32. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Go big or go home. RIS drinks well in the summer with a steak and well in the winter when you're stuck with the family.
     
  33. MrOH

    MrOH Crusader (754) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Come on oatmeal.
     
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  34. dblab33

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Voted American Stout... after brewing 50 gal of 12% RIS for our barrel over the past few days, I don't need to go anywhere near another RIS for a while. Thankfully our friend was willing to do 10 gal to take a bit of the load off and get us to 60 gal.

    I have the keg of our test batch on right now.... mmmmmm.
     
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  35. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Disciple (357) Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Definitely up for anything but a RIS. I want to enjoy the beer we brew this winter. I still have bottles of past RIS that will suffice, not too mention the boxes of commercial stuff that sits in my cellar.
     
  36. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,242) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    Oatmeal is making a push!

    I'm cool with something we could potentially drink sooner than later. 8 week max.
     
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  37. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (335) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    Your friend sounds awesome.
     
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  38. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    Is it possible to brew an oatmeal stout with extract and steeping grains without doing a partial mash?
     
  39. MrOH

    MrOH Crusader (754) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    I guess if we opt for using just Golden Naked Oats instead of flaked, it would be possible. Certainly not a traditional oatmeal stout, but would be tasty, and I'd make a push for a portion of the oats used to be GNOs anyhow.
     
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  40. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    That RIS got started fast and vigorous, but now it seems to have stalled...
     
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