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Offline Thomas

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Quick beers
« on: January 31, 2011, 01:20:35 PM »
My crankandstein mill finally arrived this morning, and once I build the base/hopper I will be ready to brew again. That said, I havent put on a beer in 2 months and want to fill my kegs as quickly as possible. Does anyone have some recipes for lighter ales that could presumably be finished fermentation and in the keg at 2 weeks? I need to get something on tap to hold me over while the bigger stouts and IIPA's ferment away for the next few months.

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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 01:38:49 PM »
I'm personally a fan of English Bitters..  so I'll push those. An ordinary bitter or best bitter will be low gravity. They finish up fast and the recommended yeasts usually flocculate very well too. They're low C02, so don't need a lot of carbonation time, and are generally good young. There probably many styles that would lend themselves to much better turnaround time...

Perhaps the - April 20, 2006 - "Speed Brewing" - Podcast on basic brewing radio would be of interest to you.

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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 02:12:40 PM »
Brown Ales and general ales with less than 4.8 % should be tolerable at 2 weeks.
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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 02:19:05 PM »
Hefeweizens are usually good as quick-turnaround beers.

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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 02:30:49 PM »
if you want a hefe to be drinkable at 2 weeks, I'd avoid the WB-06 yeast I used. It became great at about 7 weeks, but the yeast was way too noticable at the 3.5 week mark, 2 would be worse I imagine.
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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 03:07:19 PM »
Good call on the hefe, I may try to make the blood orange hefe I brewed up last year.

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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 03:24:46 PM »
Yup Im drinking 13 day old Brown ale and as each day passes its getting better and better :P
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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 03:25:15 PM »
also my dry stout was very drinkable at 2 weeks !!!
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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 03:42:40 PM »
Thomas: you got a link to the blood orange hefe recipe? sounds inspired.
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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 03:56:46 PM »
Quote from: "Thomas"
Good call on the hefe, I may try to make the blood orange hefe I brewed up last year.


Is that the one from the "Extreme Brewing" book?

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Re: Quick beers
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 09:38:45 PM »
Recipe:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f85/blood-o ... zen-98579/

First page only has pictures, the extract version is on the second. There may be an all grain version buried in there somewhere. Both me and Dave brewed this up last year, I think that Dave's turned out much better.