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Offline dolecek21

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Golden Bock?
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:02:36 PM »
Last spring Sierra Nevada put out a seasonal called "Glissade" and labeled it a golden bock.  It doesn't look like they are going to be releasing it again this year, going with the Ruthless Rye instead (although I like that too).  I am thinking of trying to brew something similar.  I seem to remember reading somewhere (here?) that maybe the way to go would be to essentially take a maibock recipe and substitute the munich malt for vienna.  Does this sound right, or better yet, has anybody tried this?  Any other suggestions for trying to match this style?

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Re: Golden Bock?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 07:51:25 PM »
I did not try the Glassade, but I made a big Maibock (10 gallons) using 25 pounds of pilsner malt, 1.5 lbs of Munich, 1 pound of Carahelles, and 1 pound of Carafoam; Hallertau hops (3 oz at 60 min, 1 oz at 20 min, and 1 oz at knockout).  Pitched a full 5 gallon batch's cake of WLP 800.

I haven't tried it yet - it has a couple months to go.

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Re: Golden Bock?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 08:38:48 AM »
With that much base malt I am not sure you need the Carahelles or Carafoam but everything else looks good. Must wait until May 1 to tap  ;)
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Re: Golden Bock?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 03:36:02 PM »
Just saw this...

http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/glissade.html

Looks like they still use Munich.  Perhaps just in a smaller quantity with more base malt like you are doing ynotbrusum?  Maybe just substitute some of the Munich with plis?  I can't imagine there is much crystal either as the color is pretty golden. 

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Re: Golden Bock?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 05:21:47 PM »
I can't imagine there is much crystal either as the color is pretty golden.

The crystal malt could be carapils or something similar.
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Re: Golden Bock?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 06:46:12 PM »
The crystal malt could be carapils or something similar.

Given the low SRM and the high body I remember from the beer, I'd think it would have to be.

Otherwise, from my recollections and from looking at the SN website, I think that it's a spot on Helles Bock.