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Why1504
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Username: Why1504

Post Number: 223
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 08:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The kegs are empty. I got a C02 leak in my regulator, Got a keg to cut the top out of, and down to about 40 bottles of beer and a bottle of JD. I gotta get back brewin'. Down here in Alabama when the lows are in the 70's what can I brew with only an immersion chiller? Need a lighter beer. Help me boys.
 

David Woods
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Username: Beericon

Post Number: 598
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 02:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Belgian pale ale, or anything Belgian. Those yeast don't mind a little heat. I wouldn't let them get above 75F, but that's my opinion.

Do the old fermenter in water trick and rotate frozen 20oz soda bottles. Works for me, and you only need to do it till primary fementation is over, about 4 days. Luckily my floor stays at about 65F with the AC running in my apartment.

David
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 3319
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Belgian Pale Ale recipe - DeKoninck clone:

OG 1.051, FG, 1.015, 5 gallons:

5 lbs. pils
4 lbs. light munich
0.5 lbs. cara-pils
0.5 lbs. cara-munich

Infusion mash 149F for 2 hours.

1.5 oz. Saaz (4%) FWH
1.75 oz. Styrian Goldings (4.5%) 60 min.

Boil for 90 min, pitch 1.5 L starter of WY1762 Abbey II. yeast. Ferment in the low 70s.
 

Guy C
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Username: Ipaguy

Post Number: 270
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Saison.
 

Why1504
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Username: Why1504

Post Number: 224
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks!!
 

Mike Vachow
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Username: Mike

Post Number: 144
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2005 - 10:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chumley's DeKoninck clone is my summer favorite. As others have mentioned, many Belgian strains do well fermenting in the 70 - 76 F range. The DeKoninck-like beer gets you Belgian flavor without the high OG of many Belgian beers. Duvel is strangely refreshing, but you wouldn't want to get near a lawnmower with Duvel around.

I like the 3944 Wyeast Wit strain for this beer. In fact, my usual schedule is to brew a wit then the DeKoninck clone with the slurry from the wit, then brew a big Belgian with the slurry from the DeKoninck and stash it away for Christmas presents for my beer geek friends.

I've found non-beer geeks pretty receptive to both beers. I don't know about you, but summer time for me is mostly about keeping my neighbors in beer. Luckily, they're a grateful bunch and pretty damn fine folks all around, so I'm happy to keep it flowing.

Mike
Lake Bluff, IL
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 603
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 08:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yea, it's funny how fine folks can be when they know you brew. In fact, one of my tasters mentioned that he knew someone ( me ) who brews to somebody...that somebody was told by his doctor to STOP drinking for health. He ended up selling me his 10 gallon system. 3 converted kegs/3 turkey fryers/ 2 pumps...