Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Poll: Percentage of Your Beers That Are Lagers?

Like all our prior poll posts, this post takes a moment to memorialize the results we recieved on the most recent blog poll.  The readers' responses to the question "In the last year, what percentage of the beers you brewed were lagers?" are presented below.

Total Votes: 31

These results show the unfortunate trend in homebrewing where lagers are, for the most part, forgotten about.  Whether they are more difficult for most homebrewers to attempt, take too long for homebrewers to create, or require more equipment than what most homebrewers have, lagers are not a preferrential set of styles folks like to brew (except for the 3 of you who indicated >50% of your beers are lagers - a real kudos to you!!). 

Reflecting these results on my own personal brewing, I brew somewhere between 10-30% of beers are lagers.  The time committment it takes to turn around a lager is probably the biggest mental hurdle I run into.  However, some of my best beers have been lagers (i.e. a German Pils getting HM in BoS, our collaborative Frosty Fool Eisbock).  Its just unfortunate that these beers always seem to take a back seat to the APAs and IPAs that always wedge their ways into my brewing calendar. Something I'll need to mentally address moving forward....

Let us know where you stand on lagers and what prevents/hinders you from brewing more of these beers.  And if you are reading this, our next blog poll is up and awaiting your participation.



"I'm a lager lad."
Michael "Mufasa" Ferguson

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