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Title: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 01, 2011, 06:02:58 PM
Here is mine...

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Maibock2011.jpg)

 8)

Brewed Last Year and lagering for 3 months @ 36 degrees f.
O.G. Hydro shot here...
 http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5716.msg68189#msg68189 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5716.msg68189#msg68189)
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: denny on May 01, 2011, 06:17:40 PM
Mine's lagering in the back of the serving fridge, behind the kegs on tap.  I'm gonna dig it out in the next couple days.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 01, 2011, 06:22:46 PM
Mine's lagering in the back of the serving fridge, behind the kegs on tap.  I'm gonna dig it out in the next couple days.
YEAH Maibock!  bring it on!
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on May 01, 2011, 07:32:54 PM
Not the greatest photo (taken on my mobile as I sparge a hefeweizen).  This Maibock needs a bit more time to clear, but it tastes fantastic!!

Yours is clear as a bell 1vertical -- I hope it tastes half as good as it looks!

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/mattschwandt/photo-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: majorvices on May 01, 2011, 11:02:06 PM
Oh, man!! You guys are making me thirsty!!  ;D  Didn't brew one this year (first year in quite a while) but plan on one next! Great tradition, brewing Maibock that is!
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: bluesman on May 02, 2011, 12:35:37 AM
Those pics are mighty fine fellas. I decided to do a Dopplebock that turned out so well that I enterded it in the NHC. But you guys are really making me want a Maibock. It's that time!
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: timberati on May 02, 2011, 01:03:32 AM
Not the greatest photo (taken on my mobile as I sparge a hefeweizen).  This Maibock needs a bit more time to clear, but it tastes fantastic!!
Oh man, that should be a Zymurgy centerfold.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 13, 2011, 05:15:47 PM
BUMP
May is getting long in the tooth fellers....get them pics out here to the masses!
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: tankdeer on May 13, 2011, 07:29:35 PM
My first year with lagering capabilities, and I got a late start at that. So my maibock is only 5 weeks old. Only 2 of those have been spent lagering.  :'(

So it may end up being a Junibock. But hey, with the way the weather has been so far, it doesn't feel like May anyways
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: weithman5 on May 13, 2011, 07:45:30 PM
brewed a dopplebock and missed the gravity woefully (brew in bag attempt) has been lagering since early february. now got to get bottled. 
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: a10t2 on May 13, 2011, 11:53:38 PM
My maibock was going to be my first recipe brewed commercially, and our first seasonal, but we lost that batch in the fire. :'(

Moment of silence, please...

Anyway, I'm re-brewing it, but with an ale yeast so that we can have it ready for the opening, and calling it "Phoenix". ;D
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 14, 2011, 04:37:39 AM
My maibock was going to be my first recipe brewed commercially, and our first seasonal, but we lost that batch in the fire. :'(

Moment of silence, please...

Anyway, I'm re-brewing it, but with an ale yeast so that we can have it ready for the opening, and calling it "Phoenix". ;D
Sean, I gave ya several moments of silence..sorry to hear that dreadful news. But hope the "Phoenix" rises from the
 ashes and does well for a substitute.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: euge on May 14, 2011, 06:26:50 AM
I raised a glass of kolsch to  your maibock Sean. But Phoenix is appropriate! Let us know how it is received.

Have the capabilities now and it is my B-day month. So a maibock might be my birthday batch in the future. Never used a lager yeast. To tell the truth I'm intimidated.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: gordonstrong on May 14, 2011, 12:46:53 PM
My keg of maibock just kicked.  It was the wife's favorite, so I suspect that had something to do with it.

I used the Ayinger yeast.  Interesting that as it aged, it tasted more like the Ayinger we get.  Mild oxidation has to be a component of that flavor, but not in a papery, off way.  The keg was probably a year and a half old when it finally went Tango Uniform.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on May 14, 2011, 12:58:12 PM
Gordon,

After reading about your preference for the Ayinger yeast for various German beers (particularly malt-focused Bavarian varieties), I'm going to use it for the first time in a helles tomorrow.  Very much looking forward to tasting the results.  Previously, I've used 2206, which is what I used in my Maibock (above).  I really like that yeast, but if I could get just a little more malt bump from WLP833, I'll be pleased.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: gordonstrong on May 14, 2011, 01:02:16 PM
I don't think you'll go wrong with either strain; those two are workhorses for me. If you have the ability to do a split batch and try them side-by-side, I think you'll have a more direct comparison. Good luck.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: beerstache on May 14, 2011, 09:57:10 PM
I brewed a Maibock using the yeast cake (wl833) from a Munich Dunkel and it turned out fantastic!  The dunkel wasnt as malty as Ayinger's Dunkel, but pretty close.  The Maibock is maltier than the Dunkel and has some fruitiness from the malt I suspect, not the hops?
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 14, 2011, 10:06:18 PM
Never used a lager yeast. To tell the truth I'm intimidated.

Euge, don't fear the lager....(I fear the foam)...Just pitch a huge starter and when
you pitch insure your wert is at the lower end of the temperature parameter for the
variety you are using. Add plenty of Oxygen. Then let it ramp up slow
 It is gonna take a lot more time than your typical ale...
....so don't be in any hurry RDWHAHB.  U can do it!
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 14, 2011, 10:53:44 PM
Euge, the hardest part of making a lager is getting your courage up to do the first one.  Not so bad once you have done one.  Then later you can get really crazy and do 10.5 hour brew days to make the things like the PU-type Bo-Pils type thingy that I am drinking right now.  Next time it will be even closer, but the brewday might be longer.

The WLP-833 is one fine yeast for malty lagers.  Or even not so malty lagers.  Jeff Renner had a CAP at the club meeting last night that put mine on the sidelines.  Was it the WLP-833 that he used, or the pressure cooker cereal mash?  It was excellent!
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: euge on May 15, 2011, 12:40:43 AM
Thanks guys! What I want to do is a Czech-style pilsener.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 15, 2011, 12:49:22 AM
Thanks guys! What I want to do is a Czech-style pilsener.
IMO Euge, you are gonna need to play with the water chemistry to get where you
are wanting to go.
It is prolly more than just the lager yeast to make that style......
Edit: for the record, that beer in the 1st post on this thread is from S-189 yeast.
I like it because I do not have to munkey around with a huge starter I can just pitch
2 re-hydrated packs of the dry and RDWHAHB been getting good results. May not be
100% Deutch but it makes good bier.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: rgnlkngtylrbmbstk on May 17, 2011, 10:20:36 PM
Only about seven weeks old (brew schedule got a bit backed up!) but considering it went from 1.072-13 it's right tasty already.
I've been doing a wonderful job [back-pat] staying away from it even though it's on tap. I had a pint on May 1st, and maybe one other besides this one. Guess it'll be ein Junibock.
 :P
Taylor
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_ppcRWd_r8cU/TdL0RmboYdI/AAAAAAAAAOQ/JupsAmP3F9E/s640/100_1833.JPG)

[edited to add:]
For those interested in details, it was about 38/25/25 Vienna/Munich/Pilsner (all Wrmn) with a bit of acidulated, aromatic and honey malts, then Magnum, Tett, Hrsbrkr and Spalt Select. WY2487 x2 + WY2287 pitched at 50° and held at 52° until 1.019, free-rise d-rest for three days, four-day drop to 38 then keg.

If I do it again I'll way up the late hops. Thought I was overdoing it (on purpose) but it comes across rather balanced. You'd think 4.5oz of hops 15m and later would be plenty....
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 18, 2011, 04:40:52 AM
Now that is lookin good....keep em coming....Denny get your pic up here please....
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: jeffy on May 18, 2011, 11:36:06 AM
Very pretty indeed.
Welcome to the forum.  How do you pronounce rgnlkngtylrbmbstk?
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: Mark G on May 18, 2011, 12:10:06 PM
How do you pronounce rgnlkngtylrbmbstk?
That's an abbreviation for Reinheitsgebot.  ;D
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: 1vertical on May 18, 2011, 02:30:20 PM
How do you pronounce rgnlkngtylrbmbstk?
That's an abbreviation for Reinheitsgebot.  ;D
I thought that was abbrev. for Reginal King Taylor Bomb Stick  ;D
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: rgnlkngtylrbmbstk on May 25, 2011, 03:15:58 PM
Funny/sad:
I signed up a loooong time ago with that username, but never log on. I actually logged on for the first time in I-don't-know-how-long just to post that pic. When I saw the name I couldn't figure out what it was, but 1vertical jogged my memory.

It appears to be an abbreviation for "Original King Taylor Bombastik," as in, distant relative of Original King Julian the ring-tailed lemur.

It also appears that I was high when I registered.

 ::)

You can call me Taylor.
Title: Re: Show us yer Maibock! Happy May (pics please)
Post by: tschmidlin on May 25, 2011, 07:48:43 PM
You can change your display name by going to your profile and clicking "account related settings" and using something else.  Or you can leave it the way it is. ;)