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    Quote Originally Posted by RudiC View Post
    You are right when you say I don't understand the base style. Brewing beer for me is a fun hobby and I'm not in it to become the best brewer in the world, but rather have fun on the journey to brew a nice beer for me.

    I read up on the styles I try to brew, watch videos from a few people that seem to know what they are doing and play with it till I get something I like. It might not be 100% to style, but I have a great time doing what I'm doing.

    It's not the best way to go about it I'm sure. But I'm doing this to have fun, my beers turn out nice for me and I have fun with the process. To me that's a win.

    I'd like to come taste some of your beers some day, will try next time I'm going that side again and you're open. Maybe that will convince me to become the best brewer I can in the shortest time possible
    I'm not claiming to be a good brewer. I'm average at best. But one must understand your departure point if you intend going somewhere.
    I've brewed plenty of beers using the "leftover" concept: we use the leftover grain, plug it into Beersmith just to get a feel for the end product and to record the recipe, and brew.
    But that is hit and miss. Sometimes it's great, sometimes not.

    By the way, part of the BJCP exam is to design a beer without any aids: you get given a style, and you need to formulate the ingredients and quantities out of your head.

    Without understanding the base style, you'd never get close. You'd overshoot on unfermentables or on gluten content. You'd get a sweet soup or a thick soup. You could get excessive phenols from roasted grain. You could get a bland ale that has no appreciable flavour.

    Just saying.

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    I hope I can also one day say that I'm an average brewer. At this stage I'm very much a beginner on the lowest level with only 6 all grain brews under my belt. The extract I don't count because it's almost like mixing Oros, not too much influence from my side

    Sadly I have an issue with acid at this stage and can only drink about 3 x 750ml's a week, but once I have that under control I'll work myself up to where I can brew once a week again.

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    We are homebrewers guys ... no need to tell the next guy he is doing it wrong
    The Problem With The World Is That Everyone Is A Few Drinks Behind.!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RudiC View Post
    I hope I can also one day say that I'm an average brewer. At this stage I'm very much a beginner on the lowest level with only 6 all grain brews under my belt. The extract I don't count because it's almost like mixing Oros, not too much influence from my side

    Sadly I have an issue with acid at this stage and can only drink about 3 x 750ml's a week, but once I have that under control I'll work myself up to where I can brew once a week again.
    Drop all starch from your diet. No bread, pasta etc. In other words, Banting or Keto based LCMF. Low carb, medium fat.

    I get gout from wheat products, especially commercial bread that has a toxic combination of preservatives. And wheat is in pasta as well.

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    My pseudo pilsner blonde ale is coming along nicely now. The colour is a tad darker than I'd hoped, but it smells good. I bumped the fermenting chamber up to 20C this week to finish it off, then I'm cold crashing.

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    I brew what I want, often it is not to style. I don't care much about the BJCP.
    I do this as I enjoy brewing and beer. My non style beers turn out great.
    Brewing to style all the time, dull dull dull.

    Doing a red ale the weekend, designed it myself. Not even a BJCP style.
    I know you get red IPA and Irish Red ale, it is non of these.
    Everyone must beleive in something, I beleive I'll have another beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerHolic View Post
    I brew what I want, often it is not to style. I don't care much about the BJCP.
    I do this as I enjoy brewing and beer. My non style beers turn out great.
    Brewing to style all the time, dull dull dull.

    Doing a red ale the weekend, designed it myself. Not even a BJCP style.
    I know you get red IPA and Irish Red ale, it is non of these.
    each to their own, styles just give you a base, but if you wing everything you do, that is also fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeslouw View Post
    each to their own, styles just give you a base, but if you wing everything you do, that is also fine

    I do not wing it. I never wing it.
    Just because it is not to style does not mean you wing it.
    I have done a lot of small batch experiments.
    I put a lot of thought into my recipes
    Everyone must beleive in something, I beleive I'll have another beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerHolic View Post
    I do not wing it. I never wing it.
    Just because it is not to style does not mean you wing it.
    I have done a lot of small batch experiments.
    I put a lot of thought into my recipes
    OK Mr aggressive, I'm out. Enjoy.

  10. #3810

    Brewing a Pilsner Urquell clone today.
    https://byo.com/recipe/pilsner-urquell-clone/
    Changing the recipe by having some magnum for bittering (saving the saaz for later additions) and W34/70

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