First Biere de Garde

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  1. jmcnamara

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    That looks tasty. You'll have to let us know how it turns out. I have a similar recipe that I want to try out but it's a ways down the pipeline for now.
     
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    looks solid to me as for the notes on pilsner look at the changes in color and sugar in the calculator, I prefer pilsner over 2 row myself then pale ale instead of 2 row the other direction
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm really hoping to use as many "authentic French" ingredients as I can
     
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    That certain "Je ne sais pas" as well? ;)
    I'm certain it will be wonderful.
     
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    I've never tried one, time to "acquire" another recipe!
     
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    Yeah, I've had one from Dogfish head but that's about it.
    I've had that name kicking around for a while and since we just hired a Frenchman at work, I figured now's as good a time as any
     
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    Makes sense from what I've read and tasted. And from the reading, the garde part is the French equivalent of lagering, so a week or so at as close to freezing as you can get after it's finished. Though never having brewed anything with a lagering phase I've no idea if it's worth the hassle.
     
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    Looks like a flavourfull beer to me hope it turns out as expected.
     
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    As to lagering, it's definitely worth it. Lagering generally goes a month or longer, the French and Belgians tend to warm-condition their (non-Pilsner) beers after packaging. The Biere de Gardes I've had have tended to be more or less a sweeter version of a Saison. I'm not a fan. But I know JC will pull it off.
     
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