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Title: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: ckpash88 on December 17, 2011, 05:44:13 PM
So I am done with finals and have a month off so I can brew and not have to budget my time between homework and brewing.

But I am at a loss.
I don't know what to brew. I have a blackberry wheat, horizon pale ale, and Mexican style cervesa bottled.
I am looking to see if anyone has any interesting idea for me to brew on Monday.

I want to have a brew that will be done bottled and ready to go in a month.
Only thing I am not interested in is a porter or stout.

Help...please and thank you
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: weithman5 on December 17, 2011, 06:38:45 PM
a few weeks ago the recipe of the week was pliny the toddler or there abouts.  give that a shot, otherwise how about a belgian blonde
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: euge on December 17, 2011, 06:39:38 PM
A Steam Beer! If you can ferment at 50 or so...
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: Pinski on December 17, 2011, 07:34:48 PM
a few weeks ago the recipe of the week was pliny the toddler or there abouts.  give that a shot, otherwise how about a belgian blonde

If you want a strong beer, go full on and brew the Elder clone recipe if you've never done it.
 Pliny the Elder (http://beerdujour.com/recipes/1pliny%20the%20elder%20clone%20pdf.pdf)
I'm down to my last 3/4 keg of 10 gallons and rationing through the holidays.  It is sublime.
That said, next time I make a session it's likely to be the Toddler.
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: Pinski on December 17, 2011, 07:37:47 PM
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How do you rockstars do the hyperlinked text trick?
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: tygo on December 17, 2011, 07:43:23 PM
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Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: ckpash88 on December 17, 2011, 07:48:20 PM
I like the idea of a Belgian blonde. I have had them but never made one.
A common sounds good but the temp control fridge is tide up.

Have any good recipes for a blonde?

I might have to do Pliny next week too

Thanks for the ideas
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: ckpash88 on December 17, 2011, 07:50:52 PM
Tbiggest thing is that I have to have it ready by jan 14 for the annual ice Fishing adventure. So I could do something too big. I also bottle so I would need something with a fast turn over.
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: Pinski on December 17, 2011, 08:07:27 PM
In that case the Toddler might be better. See Drew's article in the November/December Zymurgy for express brewing info., the Toddler recipe is in the article as well.

Thanks for the tip Tygo!
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: ckpash88 on December 17, 2011, 08:38:29 PM
I normally allow things to settle out and clear up over time never tried crash cooling.

Is my idea right let the beer ferment out to terminal then put in a cold fridge so the temp drops fast after it clears in the fridge rack to a bottling bucket and bottle. Could I leave it in the same container until bottling?
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: tygo on December 17, 2011, 08:55:27 PM
I normally allow things to settle out and clear up over time never tried crash cooling.

Is my idea right let the beer ferment out to terminal then put in a cold fridge so the temp drops fast after it clears in the fridge rack to a bottling bucket and bottle. Could I leave it in the same container until bottling?

Yep and yep.
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: Pinski on December 17, 2011, 08:55:41 PM
I normally allow things to settle out and clear up over time never tried crash cooling.

Is my idea right let the beer ferment out to terminal then put in a cold fridge so the temp drops fast after it clears in the fridge rack to a bottling bucket and bottle. Could I leave it in the same container until bottling?
That's what I would do if you're going to bottle.  Drew's method is for kegs and calls for racking twice at the end of days 4 & 5. I think the really important point of the article is to select a yeast that will floc out quickly. He recommends Wyeast 1275, and warns against using WLP001, 1056 or US-05.  If I were going to try your approach, I would begin by making a starter ASAP, crashing at the end of day 4 and rack/bottle on day 6 to give your bottles as much time as possible to carbonate and clarify.
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: ckpash88 on December 17, 2011, 09:01:19 PM
I was thinking of doing my go to beer a cream ale that's really hard to mess up and still tastes good if your not observant. The only problem is that I use 1056 for it. Any ideas on sub yeast the recipe is like the one you get from midwest
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: Pinski on December 17, 2011, 09:07:50 PM
I believe the general recommendation was to go with British strains.
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: ckpash88 on December 17, 2011, 09:17:51 PM
Would 1098 work for a cream ale?
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: denny on December 17, 2011, 09:41:29 PM
I like the idea of a Belgian blonde. I have had them but never made one.
A common sounds good but the temp control fridge is tide up.

Have any good recipes for a blonde?

I do what's called Patersbier.....pils malt to a 1.050 OG, about 25 IBU of Hallertauer for bittering, .5 oz. Saaz at 10 min. for finishing.  Ferment in the mow-mid 60s with WY3787.
Title: Re: Recipe Ideas?
Post by: Pinski on December 17, 2011, 09:42:10 PM
Give it a shot. It's British and was one of my favorites way back when I could find the Whitbread dry yeast.