Next batch?

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

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  1. mikediesel124

    mikediesel124 Initiate (150) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

    NEVER too late for a stout IMO....
  3. scurvy311

    scurvy311 Disciple (345) Dec 3, 2005 Louisiana

    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.
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  4. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    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.
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  5. Whsrickqb12

    Whsrickqb12 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 North Carolina

    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 Aspirant (268) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    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) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    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 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Go big and have it in the fall.
  9. clearbrew

    clearbrew Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2009 Louisiana

    You live in Michigan. Is it ever too late for stout there?
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  10. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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. HopNuggets

    HopNuggets Disciple (306) Oct 8, 2009 Connecticut

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

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

    mikediesel124 Initiate (150) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Great, great point.
  14. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

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

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

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

    MrOH Defender (641) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

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