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Offline Ck27

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Need Some Help With Coming Up With A Recipe
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:21:26 PM »
So im brewing a beer with a friend of mine and he wants a dark beer, he told me that he isnt a big fan of extremely hoppy beers or extremely bitter beers so im having a bit of a hard time coming up with something as I dont usually brew a lot of darker beers my thing is more IPA and Amber Ales. Ive only brewed a porter which had quite a bit of bitterness from the hops.

If anyone has a style recommendation let me know im open to trying anything really, but I need to know by tomorrow morning, sorry for the pressure, I just couldn't come up with something.
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Re: Need Some Help With Coming Up With A Recipe
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 10:24:12 PM »
You might look into a Northern English Brown Ale. Here's a link to a description and recipe:

http://www.brew365.com/style_northern_english_brown_ale.php
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Re: Need Some Help With Coming Up With A Recipe
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 10:29:57 PM »
You might look into a Northern English Brown Ale. Here's a link to a description and recipe:

http://www.brew365.com/style_northern_english_brown_ale.php

Thanks for the suggestion ,ill look into it, was also looking into a few of the German styles, I dont have a fridge to lager, but was thinking of trying a darker lager but sticking the bucket in cold water and ice and just maintaining that for a couple weeks.

I know it will be a pain in the ass, but he would probably like that idea a bit more. As lager are clean crisp and dont have a lot of hop bitterness or flavor Usually.

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Re: Need Some Help With Coming Up With A Recipe
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 03:59:16 AM »
Is there a way to help me explain it?

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Re: Need Some Help With Coming Up With A Recipe
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 06:49:23 PM »
What about a scotch ale or cream ale? Don't need to lager those.  They would be much easier to keep at temp if you don't have a lagering fridge.

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Re: Need Some Help With Coming Up With A Recipe
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 08:15:42 PM »
What about a scotch ale or cream ale? Don't need to lager those.  They would be much easier to keep at temp if you don't have a lagering fridge.

I have been considering a cream ale for a while but I just did a biggggggggggggg Belgian about 14% abv.

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Re: Need Some Help With Coming Up With A Recipe
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 09:46:24 AM »
Milk Stout.
There is a difference between beer and ale. Mild is not low ABV and dark in color. More porter than IPA was shipped to British troops in India. The BJCP is a lie.