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Warm weather beers

Postby robwalker » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:23

What you got/gonna do? I've got a Vienna lager, single Hop Sticklebract, a cider brewed in January (first pint on Friday, awesome) all ready to drink and a spiced Saison with Lemon balm planned.
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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby Hairybiker » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:42

I don't know fancy an Old Tom though. ;-)
I don't really like light beers, prefer dark heavy's. Probably my upbringing in Scotland.
I will probably be doing an Amarillo SMASH next week for drinking on holiday in June.

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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby Bad 'Ed » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:51

Some sort of simple pale ale with Vienna sounds good. Or lots of Munich.

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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby serum » Sun Apr 09, 2017 13:19

Just my usual, Biere de garde and saisons. Might do a Belgian style pale as well.

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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby rlemkin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 14:06

I've got a couple of brett Saisons from the warm spell last September that are just coming into a good phase and just bottled some Berliner Weisse.

I'm going to be limited in what I can brew until I get my brew fridge back (currently storing 10kg of hops). As it is I'll be limited to Saison I think as my kitchen is already ~20c.
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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby Duxuk » Sun Apr 09, 2017 16:23

My first Saison on Tuesday or Wednesday. I won't stop brewing pale ales, though, no matter what the weather does.

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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby rlemkin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 17:02

Duxuk wrote:My first Saison on Tuesday or Wednesday. I won't stop brewing pale ales, though, no matter what the weather does.


:scratch: I've just had poor luck with the yeast I like to use (US-05/04/WY1318) at higher temps. Not sure what clean ale yeasts are good for ~21c+ ambient?
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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby pittsy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 18:42

Don't worry I'm sure the weather will get cooler very soon so all brews will be back on :whistle:
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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby Bad 'Ed » Mon Apr 10, 2017 08:36

This weekend was a reminder that summer is coming. If I get a brew on soon, it will be ready for the next sunny weekend in two months!

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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby robwalker » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:38

rlemkin wrote:
Duxuk wrote:My first Saison on Tuesday or Wednesday. I won't stop brewing pale ales, though, no matter what the weather does.


:scratch: I've just had poor luck with the yeast I like to use (US-05/04/WY1318) at higher temps. Not sure what clean ale yeasts are good for ~21c+ ambient?


More heat simply equals more esters, surprised you've had bad results from 05 and 04 though. Try Nottingham, the esters aren't great but they're low - you can try a wet towel over the fermenter too
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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby Strongarm » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:54

I've just brewed a lighter (in flavour) pale ale using Summer hops and I'm currently brewing a pilsner, although I whacked 100gr of bobek and 100gr of Summer hops in at 10 minutes so it's a fairly hoppy affair, got crap efficiency for some reason though (57%) so it's going to be a good summer session strength at about 4.5%. That's all the brewing I have planned so far, but I have 4-5 longer term (from 6 to 24 month) sours in FVs, so I'm going to bottle a few litres of some of those for some summer drinking.

The talk of saisons is making me want to make one of them too, as I've not brewed that style for a while. I'll need to get some grain for that though.

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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby rlemkin » Wed Apr 12, 2017 15:30

robwalker wrote:
rlemkin wrote:
Duxuk wrote:My first Saison on Tuesday or Wednesday. I won't stop brewing pale ales, though, no matter what the weather does.


:scratch: I've just had poor luck with the yeast I like to use (US-05/04/WY1318) at higher temps. Not sure what clean ale yeasts are good for ~21c+ ambient?


More heat simply equals more esters, surprised you've had bad results from 05 and 04 though. Try Nottingham, the esters aren't great but they're low - you can try a wet towel over the fermenter too


Maybe I just intensely dislike the esters produced by them.. I miss my cool fermenting cupboard! Bottling another Berliner Weisse today. So that'll be ready just in case there's a Scottish Summer that involves warm weather.
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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby rats_eyes » Wed Apr 12, 2017 20:11

I've some of last year's saisons, a keg of challenger bitter and an 1820 style IPA which will hopefully be decent in august/september. I'm also in scotland, so am planning some porter just in case it's a cold and soggy summer. Hedging my bets!

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Re: Warm weather beers

Postby Brewzee » Thu Apr 13, 2017 06:27

I have my Sloe Wit from last years sloes to drink at first sign of a heatwave, after 6 months in bottle its cider like twang has gone. Planning one last lager brew while still cool enough in my north facing porch.think its gonna be a golden promise smoked lager with lots of saaz and 34/70 for fizz.
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