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Re: Champaign Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2016, 07:03:31 PM »
I have to admit I've never used either (and should've) in a CAP/Pre-pro lager. It's easy to recommend 2124/830 for many lagers because it's clean and easy to use, but not always the best strain. My favorite for the style is 833  for its malty character that serves to counteract the effect of the corn, but I don't doubt these are better strains for the style.
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Re: Champaign Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2016, 04:05:54 AM »
The only true pre-Prohibition Pils strain that is still commercially available is the Christian Schmidt strain, which is Siebel BRY118.  The strain is also available as Wyeast 2272 North American Lager (a PC strain).  The August Schell strain is derived from the Christian Schmidt strain (this strain has a big flavor profile that works well with Pre-Pro Pils).   It is available as Wyeast 2035 American Lager.   Wyeast used to call this strain Wyeast 2035 New Ulm Lager.   I am fairly certain that White Labs does not offer either strain in its production line-up.

That jogged my memory, I have some 2035 to do a CAP. Once I get my BJCP exam out of the way tomorrow, I plan on some brewing.
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Re: Champaign Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2016, 06:11:13 AM »
what water profile? yellow malty? and I was thinking a German/ Bavarian lager?

I used Yellow Balanced for mine and it came out great. Very crisp and clean.

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Re: Champaign Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2016, 06:23:41 AM »
I would assume the time frame and the knowledge/heritage of the brewer he may have used a German lager strain.
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Re: Champaign Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2016, 11:34:23 AM »
Wouldn't "Champaign Velvet" be the Illinois classic? ;D
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Re: Champaign Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2016, 11:47:49 AM »
Wouldn't "Champaign Velvet" be the Illinois classic? ;D


Good point :D   Except that it's actually 'Champagne Velvet'.
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Re: Champagne Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2016, 07:26:14 AM »
ha, well now I feel like an idiot. geeze champaign.  You know your dumb when... thanks IPS
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Re: Champagne Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2016, 10:06:02 AM »
thanks IPS


Hilarious!   My wife is a high school teacher and taught her first year out of college at an IPS school. She found the experience ummmm...........traumatic. I know they're not all created equal though.
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Re: Champagne Velvet Beer. The Indiana Classic
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2016, 06:57:04 AM »
IPS 46, 49, and 67
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So yeah, learning/teaching was not the focus of anyone's day, surviving was.  I am glad she made it out!
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