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Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 198
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 01:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Last year I started a tradition of brewing beers to give as Christmas gifts. Last year it was 4 cases of maple porter. This year I'd like to brew 6 cases, 3 different 5 gal batches. Everyone would get a 6er of assorted homebrew.

I'm thinking a BoPils, an APA, and a porter. Or maybe a BoPils, English bitter, and SNCA clone.

What do you all recommend?
 

robert rulmyr
Intermediate Member
Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 354
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like to make Holiday gifts of the best beers I can make. IPAs and Porters. These are also beers that the recipients don't regularly consume...they are much appreciated.

WacoBob
 

David Woods
Intermediate Member
Username: Beericon

Post Number: 368
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 11:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like the idea of having a lighter "looking" beer, a amberish colored beer, and a darker beer all in the same six pack. Most of my relatives still believe that if it is black it is thick and un-drinkable. Mix it up and give them something to taste, and think about!

David
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Daisy: "We're out of beer."
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Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 200
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was thinking about a straw colored beer, a copper colored beer, and a dark brown or black beer. Maybe I should really mix them up and make a very strong light colored beer, and a weak, black beer.

What about a Belgian wit with a little corriander and orange peel?
 

Ian Whipple
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Username: Xboxotter

Post Number: 34
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 05:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My brew partner and I are planning to save at least one beer from every batch we do between now and Christmas and put together a "sampler" pack for each one of our staff, along with a monogrammed pint glass, and perhaps some aquavit that I am playing with. Your idea sounds like it's on par with ours and I thinks it's a good way to go.
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