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Homebrew Forums Christmas 2015 Beer (and beer swap)
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    Every year I try to brew something the week after Christmas intended for consumption the following winter or as gifts. These beers have typically been big beers tat take awhile to make. Examples: 12% Wee Heavy, Oaked Russian Imperial Stout or a Chocolate Peppermint Baltic Porter. I think with all of three of these beers I've bulk aged in secondary for 6 months or longer.

    For those that want to participate, I had a couple of ideas that we need to align to.

    1. Do you want to pick one style and all brew within that style? If you wanted to we could even get down to dictating ingredients. I'm not a huge fan of this but if it's what the groups wants then I'm in.
    2. Do you want to also do a beer swap with the finished product?

    If you want to participate let's get agreement on the two questions above and then we can figure out style and recipes.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,577
    1. definitely pick a style, because of #2.

    2. of course, otherwise why bother with #1.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,087
    Or ..... we could all do something different ... and still do a swap
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,087
    So we are not trading beer for more of the same style .... variety is cool
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,338
    ceannt said:

    So we are not trading beer for more of the same style .... variety is cool



    But then we arent all brewing the same thing and critiquing each others failures from a common starting point.

    Im with fuzzy.

    And yeah, this will be my "one"
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,087
    Lakewood said:

    ceannt said:

    So we are not trading beer for more of the same style .... variety is cool



    But then we arent all brewing the same thing and critiquing each others failures from a common starting point.

    Im with fuzzy.

    And yeah, this will be my "one"


    still rather we were creative about it.... instead of a competition. I would much rather try out several different beers , than have a boatload of something that I just brewed myself....
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    I think we can all do the same style but tweak the recipes. Like a stout for example, some might chose to oak or bourbon or both. Maybe do a raspberry chocolate stout or a sweet stout. I think there are ways to do the same style but add a lot of variety.

    Thym
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,577
    jlw said:

    I think we can all do the same style but tweak the recipes. Like a stout for example, some might chose to oak or bourbon or both. Maybe do a raspberry chocolate stout or a sweet stout. I think there are ways to do the same style but add a lot of variety.



    this. which is why i said style, not recipe.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    I'm in. I choose doppelbock
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,577
    i can't say no to that.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    I have 55 lb of Vienna and 25 lb of Munich itching to be in a mash tun.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,338
    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    I could do a dopplebock.
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    Lakewood said:

    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.



    We didn't expect you to have the ingredients for beer.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    I think some other options could be stouts, quad, wee heavy, what else to beat around?
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.



    We didn't expect you to have the ingredients for beer.


    Ha ha ha
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,338
    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.



    We didn't expect you to have the ingredients for beer.


    I have probably 60 lbs of of grain and 2 lb of hops all sealed up.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,338
    But yeah. Ha ha. Real funny.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    jlw said:

    I think some other options could be stouts, quad, wee heavy, what else to beat around?



    I'm up for anything. Let's brew bud light bro!
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.



    We didn't expect you to have the ingredients for beer.


    I have probably 60 lbs of of grain and 2 lb of hops all sealed up.


    Sounds like an ipa.
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    I would like to do a dopplebock but my ferm
    Chamber is broken right now. Not sure I could do a proper one.
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    jlw said:

    I would like to do a dopplebock but my ferm
    Chamber is broken right now. Not sure I could do a proper one.



    Did you have something else in mind?
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,338
    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.



    We didn't expect you to have the ingredients for beer.


    I have probably 60 lbs of of grain and 2 lb of hops all sealed up.


    Sounds like an ipa.


    I like ipas... but probably not for this year long aging.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.



    We didn't expect you to have the ingredients for beer.


    I have probably 60 lbs of of grain and 2 lb of hops all sealed up.


    Sounds like an ipa.


    I like ipas... but probably not for this year long aging.


    Might turn into a barleywine....
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,338
    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    Lakewood said:

    Oh good one of the few styles for which I have neither the grains nor the hops to make it.



    We didn't expect you to have the ingredients for beer.


    I have probably 60 lbs of of grain and 2 lb of hops all sealed up.


    Sounds like an ipa.


    I like ipas... but probably not for this year long aging.


    Might turn into a barleywine....


    now that is something i could get into. just wish i had oak to age it in.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 48,087
    oak chips.... ?
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.