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Recipe Ideas?
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:44:13 AM »
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
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 11:38:45 AM »
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
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 11:39:38 AM »
A Steam Beer! If you can ferment at 50 or so...
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 12:34:48 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
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.
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 12:37:47 PM »
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 12:43:23 PM »
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 12:48:20 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
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 12:50:52 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.
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 01:07:27 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!
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 01:38:29 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?
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 01:55:27 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?

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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2011, 01:55:41 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.
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2011, 02:01:19 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
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2011, 02:07:50 PM »
I believe the general recommendation was to go with British strains.
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Re: Recipe Ideas?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2011, 02:17:51 PM »
Would 1098 work for a cream ale?
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