Poll: What beer should I make.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rip, Jan 15, 2008.

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What type of beer?

  1. Red Ale

    20.0%
  2. Pale Ale

    37.5%
  3. Brown Ale

    42.5%
  1. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    This is my 2nd round of beer I am going to be making. First batch was a Chocolate Stout. Should I make a Red Ale, Pale Ale or a Brown Ale?
     

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  2. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Red and pale. Send me some of each.
     
  3. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Give me two options or I'm not voting. :mad:
     
  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I like Brown Ale based on those choices, but I'm not a Pale drinker. I am a dark beer fan myself.
     
  5. -BB-

    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    on your 2nd batch, I'd say a Brown ale.
    once you get a bit more experience, try a belgain or a wheat beer.
     
  6. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    My best friend brewed a lemon wheat for his wedding that was awesome. Unfiltered and no need to add a squeeze. I think it also turned out to be like 11% as well, so that was a bonus.
     
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    Jimmi707 Chimp

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    this early in your endevour the alternatives to the pale ale would be better as thier deeper flavour and dark colour can mask any school boy errors. keep an eye out for aussie brand 'coopers' - largest independent producer in Oz and a top drop :busted: master the basics first with simple batches before having a crack at the complex lines. all the best :clapping:
     
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    It's winter up there.... Go for a porter! :D
     
  9. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    do you have a recipe?

    I have a couple o recipe's that I have been refining... I have a great red ale, a nice brown, and a fiesty amber! :thumb: all of which can be brewed with extract brewing (I assume you are not doing whole grain yet)... I have them scribbled down in a notebook... but I have to type them up because a few other monkeys (cough cough BadDNA cough) I think have asked for them as well! I haven't been brewing much so I had forgotten about it!

    let me know! :thumb:

    PS a red ale usually takes some steeping of grains to help color the wort the reddish color so it will broaden your experience! <do that!
     
  10. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    i would go with the brown ale .
     
  12. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Yeah Coopers is great for home-brew, has to be to be able to survive that sh*thouse Adelaide water. My uncle brews their dark ale, comes out at about 3.5% (he's an old fart) but it's bloody beautiful.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    beer is for pvssies.

    moonshine.
     
  15. Mr Tiles

    Mr Tiles I'm a beer snob

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    how'd the first batch pan out? I agree with the porter statement.
     
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    I just bottled a Pale Ale last weekend. Next up is a stout.
     
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    I didn't know you were brewing. :thumb: You need to try to make it down for Bootlegger's Bliss next fall.
     
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    what can brown do for you?
     
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    Don't you mean ?

     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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