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The Maibock
« on: December 07, 2011, 02:16:01 PM »
I want one this spring, and think it is time to brew it up.
I have looked at the recipes here and elsewhere and had a couple questions.

I am thinking about using S-189, and wondering if anyone uses that for a helles or maibock?  Bad idea?

and then the hops, I was thinking about using what I have access to in the freezer which would be Perle and Mt Hood.
not sure if not having any Tett or Haller is a deal breaker.  I guess this would be an americanized version, but would it work?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 02:27:05 PM »
Mt Hood is my go-to hop sub for Hallertauer so you're probably fine there.  Don't know about the yeast
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 02:38:11 PM »
I've used S-189 to make a maibock with pretty good results.  I prefer WY2206, but you won't make a bad beer with S-189.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 06:50:05 PM »
 :), I guess that is all I need to know, thanks very much fellas.


But yea, feel free to post your mai-bock thoughts/experiences here.

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 07:57:58 AM »
pinnah - mt hood works very well - I would not hesitate.

good luck with the maibock - bet you're lamenting the disappearance of Glissade?
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 03:22:27 PM »
pinnah - mt hood works very well - I would not hesitate.

Would you go with the Perle to bitter?  or go with your magnum?




bet you're lamenting the disappearance of Glissade?
True that.   

I know some folks did not like it and thought the name was ghey. ::)
Not me, I thought it was a perfect name for that time of year.  Green valleys, and lots of spring snow still up high.

I love a good standing glissade on some warmed up spring corn 8).

Do you know what SN is replacing it with?

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 03:25:41 PM »
Glissade was another one that took me completely by suprise. I have to start looking for ABV on the labels. I drank a sixer of it one night and then sat there saying 'how did I get so drunk? I just had a those nice easy drinking beers" then I looked at the label. geesh!
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 03:32:55 PM »

Would you go with the Perle to bitter?  or go with your magnum?




Do you know what SN is replacing it with?


I would go with Perle in this case - in the more malt accentuated styles, I've been liking the Noble type hops lately.

I really enjoyed Glissade - it was different than the run of the mill seasonals that everyone seems to push.  And few people make maibock.  In hearing of the end of Glissade, I started tinkering with a golden bock in its fashion (rather than my vienna-maibock that I've made in the past).  I haven't made it yet tho.  Maybe it will be made in the new brewhouse for the new lineup.

Glissade is being replaced by Ruthless Rye IPA.  While I am not a fan of Rye IPAs, I am a big SN fan, so I know I'll give it a whirl...
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 03:49:10 PM »
Maibock's a style that seems to have wormed its way into my annual rotation the past few years. I've used 206 and 34/70, but I bet S-189 would work well. I use Magnum to bitter and a decent amount (20-30 g) of whatever noble-type hop I have on hand for a flavor addition. Last year that was Spalter, which I liked a lot. Nice and spicy.

Glissade is being replaced by Ruthless Rye IPA.

Wow, they're really pushing the envelope there. ::)
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 06:52:00 PM »
Maibock's a style that seems to have wormed its way into my annual rotation the past few years.

I would love to see your latest rendition if you wanted to post or pm.  The Maibock is a perfect style for Silver town.  I would expect around 7%?

Glissade is being replaced by Ruthless Rye IPA.

Wow, they're really pushing the envelope there. ::)

Um yea, I guess they are going with something that will sell to the masses?  Thanks Denny. ;)

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 07:51:19 PM »
Glissade is being replaced by Ruthless Rye IPA.  While I am not a fan of Rye IPAs, I am a big SN fan, so I know I'll give it a whirl...

Got a chance to try some of a test batch of Ruthless Rye at Beer Camp.  Seemed kinda tame, not a lot of rye flavor.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2011, 08:32:34 PM »
Glissade is being replaced by Ruthless Rye IPA.  While I am not a fan of Rye IPAs, I am a big SN fan, so I know I'll give it a whirl...

Got a chance to try some of a test batch of Ruthless Rye at Beer Camp.  Seemed kinda tame, not a lot of rye flavor.

So you're saying i might like it? ;)
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011, 09:18:58 PM »
I would love to see your latest rendition if you wanted to post or pm.  The Maibock is a perfect style for Silver town.  I would expect around 7%?

Yup, nothing better after a long day of boot-packing up to find those spring snows.

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2011, 09:29:07 PM »
Pretty close to what I do, although I usually like a bit of carahell in mine.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 07:31:00 AM »
Sweet, thanks Sean.

What is the difference between carahell and some generic crystal 10?