My Second Batch: Flat Tire

My second batch was brewed from this recipe kit: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/flat-tire-kit.html

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This kit is meant to be a clone of Fat Tire, which I had never had t the time. I’m not sure why I chose this as my second batch, other than the lore of the mythic “Belgian” beers, which I knew nothing about at the time (and know only marginally more now). I remember this being another tasty, malty beer. I don’t think it tasted anything like Fat Tire, or any actual Belgian beer, most of which get the majority of their character from their unique yeasts. All I know for sure about this beer is that it’s the only one of the first several batches I made that I didn’t manage to save a few bottles of. So whatever it was, it was good enough to drink five gallons of in short order.

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This was also my first time racking for secondary fermentation and my first time using a carboy.

Style: Belgian-ish Brown-ish/Amber-ish Ale
Brew Date: July 2011
Serve Date: August 2011

Fermentables:
6 lb. Light liquid malt extract

Steeping Grains:
8 oz. Special B
8 oz. Caramel 120L
8 oz. Munich 10L

Hops:
1 oz. Northern Brewer @ 60 min
1 oz. Saaz @5 min

FlatTire
Yeast:
Nottingham? Apparently that is the default.

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