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Ingredients / Spring Water
« on: August 11, 2010, 07:45:23 AM »
I have two natural springs on the property, I want to use the water from the springs to brew Bock and Vienna Beer. Does anyone else use natural spring water in their brewing?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 09, 2010, 10:14:57 PM »
In the older style Bock Beers, how are the higher protein levels achieved with higher ABV?



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Equipment and Software / Re: Traditional Brewing Equipment
« on: August 08, 2010, 05:48:14 PM »
No, I haven't. Looks like a good resource, Thanks.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Traditional Brewing Equipment
« on: August 08, 2010, 03:50:26 PM »
1800's - 1900's. Austria and Germany.

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Equipment and Software / Traditional Brewing Equipment
« on: August 08, 2010, 02:28:41 PM »
Where can I get technical information about early brewing equipment and set-up? Design of the systems and brewhouse.
 

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Equipment and Software / Tower Brewing Set-up & Unitank Fermentor
« on: August 07, 2010, 12:19:09 PM »
I will build most of my brewing equipment, is the tower brewing set-up and uni-tank fermentor a good process set-up.

Charles

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 05, 2010, 11:27:58 AM »
Negra Modelo, why do they label it as an Ale?

Charles

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 05, 2010, 10:39:33 AM »
Bass, New Castle, Sam Adams, Negra Modelo, most German wheat beers, just about every American made beer, other micro brewed Ales.

My body does not like foods with preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, msg's and some dextrins. Have allergies to peanuts.
Is there a connection here to the Ale's.

Charles

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 05, 2010, 10:21:27 AM »
I has taken several years and several beers to figure this migraine issue. Did not understand that beer was such a complex creature!

Majorvices, I am reading Michael Jackson's book, "Great Beers Of Belgium". It has a lot of history and knowledge about some the worlds finest beers. The spouse and I both enjoy Lambic's, would love to brew a lambic but wow what a process.

I have a lot of studying to do here!

Why are beers from the big breweries stored and served out of aluminum kegs?

Charles


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 05, 2010, 07:32:44 AM »
Thanks for all the advice, it is very helpful. I would try an Ale, I enjoy them but they do not like me. I suffer from severe migraine headaches and have to watch my food intake. After several years of reintroducing foods and beverages into my diet, Lagers will not cause the migraine like Ales and some Stouts.

I enjoy some Stouts and Lambics without cause of a migraine, wheat beers are a head buster for me. I fast with the seasons and use Lagers, Bock and Dunkel for the protein in my diet.

I have a lot to learn about brewing and a lot of questions, I just appreciate everyones help.

Charles
 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 04, 2010, 11:33:42 AM »
I now that I am getting the cart before the horse, but I plan to metal spin my own kegs. Just need to now if it is common to store Lager in aluminum kegs so that I can start fabricating the mandrels to spin the kegs.
 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 04, 2010, 10:46:33 AM »
Now that I understand the style I enjoy, "Vienna", the study begins on learning how to brew the Lager.

Storage, I would assume other than wooden kegs, aluminum is the next best thing for kegging?

Should I ask kegs questions here or in another thread?

Charles



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 03, 2010, 10:24:58 PM »
Marzen/Oktoberfest are the same with slight variations?

Vienna: creamy and smooth, with slightly less ABV than Marzen?

Charles

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 03, 2010, 10:48:15 AM »
Looking through the BJCP Style Guideline, is Marzen/Oktoberfest a Traditional Bock or Dark Lager?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old Style Bavarian Lager
« on: August 03, 2010, 08:05:45 AM »
Thanks for answering my questions! I have three books I reference too, but the Lager process is "vague". Dave Miller's: Homebrewing Guide; Palmer: How To Brew; Papazian: Complete Joy of Brewing.

I ordered Gregory Noonan's book: New Brewing Lager Beer, is this a good reference for the Lager brewing?

What is a lager pull down menu?

What type of fridge or freezer should I use in the process. Should I use stainless or copper to brew in ( I am a metal spinner and shaper, welder ) I can fabricate what I need.

I am a traditionalist, want to do things right, I ask a lot of question to learn!  Thank You for the help!

Charles

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