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Christmas Beers

Started by nigel_c, August 30, 2019, 09:55:09 pm

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August 30, 2019, 09:55:09 pm Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 10:07:06 pm by nigel_c
Well it's the end of August and the evenings are getting darker. Time to start thinking about beers for Christmas.
This year I've decided to split up my beers. I've 8 taps, 4 in the house and 4 in my shed. I'm going to keep the house taps and regular 4-6ish% beers, mostly hoppy pales.
The shed beers is where the fun starts. I've 2 weeks hols coming up and plan on brewing my yearly barleywine for one tap. other then that I'm undecided. Brown ale , DIPA and prob a stout for nitro tap will probably all make it on but would love to do something different. ideas welcome. 
So whats everyone else planning?


fishjam45 (Colin)

Quote from: delzep on August 31, 2019, 02:33:27 am
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Vanilla, Coconut, Coffee, Tonka, Raspberries all lend themselves to a nice stout.
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A big double Roggen would be my request
Remember: The Nationals are just round the corner - time to get brewing


@fishjam45 (Colin) are you soaking ground Tonka in vodka, then adding to fv?

fishjam45 (Colin)

Quote from: johnrm on September 03, 2019, 09:43:07 pm
@fishjam45 (Colin) are you soaking ground Tonka in vodka, then adding to fv?

Yeah, I ground a couple of beans up and added to a clean yeast vial of vodka and soaked.  Added to FV when primary fermentation was finished.
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So final lineup is.
1. NCB barrel aged framboise
2. Extra Stout
3. English Batleywine with the grains from brewcon
4. Irish red on nitro
5. Citra/topaz pale ale
6. Mosaic, Citra & Simcoe ipa
7. 3x Decoction Pilsner
8. Amber weiss

Should keep my going. What's everyone else got pouring over the Christmas?


Nice line-up!

1) Nelson DIPA
2) Azacca, Centennial & Cascase Rye IPA
3) Citra, Mosiac & Galaxy Pale Ale
4) English Porter
5) Extra Stout
6) Cherry Flanders
Tapped: FES, NEIPA, CocoIMS, Flanders 2018, Passion Fruit/Peach BW
Fermentors: Raspberry Wheat, Session IPA
Bottled: Cherry Lambic 2019