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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2011, 07:38:13 AM »
What is the difference between carahell and some generic crystal 10?


one is German, and thus better, duh  ;D
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2011, 07:45:53 AM »
 :D, I kind of thought that might be the answer.  Besides, cara-hell just sounds way better.  Prost.

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011, 11:33:31 AM »
My thoughts exactly   -   Carahell=German, Crystal 10='Merican  ;)
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2011, 03:22:22 PM »
This thing is in the fermentor, thanks for the help.
 'merican hops and 'merican crystal...American Maibock.   :-[

Slow start on the yeast. Sitting patiently at 50 degrees.

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2011, 07:14:27 AM »
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 #20 on: December 29, 2011, 10:29:15 PM »
Lazy 1vertical loved the ease of pitching a couple packets of s-189 and not having
to build a starter. The Maibock Beer was a good un...But I see you are familiar with
that strain...Make some beer to wash down that jerky.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2012, 04:20:23 PM »
Looks like the maibock is done. 8)

How important is it to slowly drop temps to lagering temps?  Is it really bad to just rack to a keg and put in fridge?

Also, is the a difference between lagering in a carboy or lagering while under pressure in keg...

Thanks again.  Cheers to May.

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 05:25:10 PM »
Sometimes I slowly lower when I have the ability, sometimes into the keg and off she chills. I can't say the difference is noticeable.

As for lagering - carboy vs keg with pressure it's no different.

Sounds like it's going to be tasty!
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2012, 05:52:33 PM »
Thanks for answering my lagering questions blatz. 

I was thinking that under pressure in a keg
might be bad news for the chance of lasting until May :D

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2012, 01:26:24 PM »
I'm a little late, but my 2010 and 2011 Maibocks were brewed with S-189. I was pleased with the results.  The 2010 version took silver at New York State Fair in July 2010.

Although this does not answer your question of hop substitutions, the 2010 had only Magnums at 60 min.  For 2011 I added a little Hallertau at 10 min.  This will be brewed again ASAP.  Dang, it's already almost half-way thru January!

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2012, 06:20:29 AM »
Thanks for adding your info red!  Really glad to hear. 8)

Yep, this pseudo winter will be over before you know it.


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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 09:19:36 AM »
Yep, this pseudo winter will be over before you know it.

If I end up taking a winter off to ski and not getting any skiing done, I'm going to hurt someone.
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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 06:49:45 AM »
Yep, this pseudo winter will be over before you know it.

If I end up taking a winter off to ski and not getting any skiing done, I'm going to hurt someone.

 :(  I hear you.  I can't remember a winter where a ski resort actually posted: New Snow - 0.25 inches  ::)

Hoping for an amazing Feb-April.
If not, there may not be a chance to enjoy the Maibock after a long boot pack for spring corn. ;)


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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2013, 04:10:24 PM »
Hmm.  I got the Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
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Shucks; just thought I would toast the end of May
in the the Maibock Thread, since the 2013 Maibock is about to kick. ;D

My 2012 was too sweet to our tastes, so this year I was at 7% with around 58 IBU.  Some homebrewer I know studying to be a judge called it an IPA. ::)  Yea, not to style, but with the Perle to bitter and the homegrown Crystal and Hood...ohh she is spicy!

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Re: The Maibock
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 05:27:15 PM »
I think this year's batch lasted about three weeks. The roommates just won't let lagers stay on tap. ::)
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