Favorite styles to brew and why

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HornyDevil
09:57 Tue 9/4/2012

Originally posted by radarsock
Haven’t brewed in a while, however I enjoyed blending the most. I’d often work with rye, oats and wheat therefore the actually style may indeed be regarded as Specialty Grain. Arguably enjoyed alternative grains the most. Anyway, I blended together a Witbier with a rye IPA. It came out decent.


I’m excited to start blending sour beers, but that won’t happened for at least a year.

As to the specialty grains, I used to use quite a bit of rye, but I haven’t for a while. Now I use oats in almost every beer that I brew.

 
CLevar
places 23 º 10:02 Tue 9/4/2012

Saisons. Sours. Partigyle beers (sp??) Odd styles or unusual ingredients.

 
cbkschubert
beers 2901 º places 44 º 10:06 Tue 9/4/2012

I primarily brew beers I like nowadays. IPA’s and Pilsners. When I first started brewing years ago I tried brewing clones of commercial beers I liked. I gave that shit up. I still occasionally brew something my wife likes. Unfortunately, it seems like it takes her forever to drink it. My keg frig only holds two cornys. I try to have at least one beer on tap at all times. I enjoy brewing, but I do it more nowadays to save a few bucks on the beer I drink.

 
HornyDevil
10:54 Tue 9/4/2012

Originally posted by CLevar
Odd styles or unusual ingredients.


You wouldn’t say?

 
robrules
places 1 º 11:56 Tue 9/4/2012

80% of the beer I make are straight up single IPA’s - can’t buy IPA this fresh/hoppy in this area and its the style I prefer to drink. I brew a ~9%abv barleywine and baltic porter each year, and a couple experimental extract 5 gal. batches during the summer.

 
tomer
beers 3845 º places 102 º 11:59 Tue 9/4/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by tomer
I’m about to make a very sweet one with date honey


I’d be interested to find out what type of character this honey has.

Date honey is made by pressing dates and has the consistency of honey, a very deep amber colour and is extremly sweet.
It is called "Silan" in Israel

Originally posted by tomer
another one with fresh pomegranate juice added which should give it fantastic colour and flavour


Ever consider using/making pomegranate molasses?


What is that, and how do you make it?

 
CLevar
places 23 º 12:03 Tue 9/4/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by CLevar
Odd styles or unusual ingredients.


You wouldn’t say?


I can buy "normal" stuff cheaper than I can make em, unless I get ingredients (read: Hops) for discounted prices. But something that a brewery might do as a "one off"? I can brew a batch for the price of a bottle or two. I find that that’s where the savings in homebrewing is.

 
dchmela
beers 3088 º places 106 º 13:46 Tue 9/4/2012

I like to have a good 6-7% IPA on tap at all times.

I tend to make a lot of Tripels and Saisons, too. The yeasties love the warm Florida weather and give me some good funky brews.

 
HornyDevil
14:07 Tue 9/4/2012

Originally posted by tomer
Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by tomer
I’m about to make a very sweet one with date honey


I’d be interested to find out what type of character this honey has.

Date honey is made by pressing dates and has the consistency of honey, a very deep amber colour and is extremly sweet.
It is called "Silan" in Israel

Originally posted by tomer
another one with fresh pomegranate juice added which should give it fantastic colour and flavour


Ever consider using/making pomegranate molasses?


What is that, and how do you make it?


http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pomegranate_molasses/

You really don’t need the lemon juice.

 
malrubius
beers 3081 º places 32 º 14:44 Tue 9/4/2012

Saisons, tripels, tripel IPAs, smoked beers because I can [try to] brew them much cheaper than I can buy them.

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