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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #300 on: May 28, 2013, 08:54:19 AM »
I think I may be upgrade my kegerator situation soon to a decent sized chest freezer so I can have space for 3 beers on tap and a few kegs lagering. I need to be brewing more lagers.
I had New Glarus Edel-Pils this weekend and MAN! is that good beer. It has the distinctive flavor I'm after. And speaking of New Glarus, I went to the brewery on Sunday. Felt like a pilgrimage, just a stellar experience.
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #301 on: May 28, 2013, 09:34:01 AM »
I have a Munich Helles that's been lagering on the yeast for a couple of weeks. I plan to keg it this weekend and start a German Pilsner with the yeast cake from the Helles.

Love them German Lagers!
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #302 on: May 28, 2013, 09:39:31 AM »
I have a Munich Helles that's been lagering on the yeast for a couple of weeks. I plan to keg it this weekend and start a German Pilsner with the yeast cake from the Helles.

Love them German Lagers!
What's your preferred yeast for those beers?
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #303 on: May 28, 2013, 09:59:55 AM »
I have a Munich Helles that's been lagering on the yeast for a couple of weeks. I plan to keg it this weekend and start a German Pilsner with the yeast cake from the Helles.

Love them German Lagers!
What's your preferred yeast for those beers?

I used WLP860 for my Helles and it was about as close to (my personal) perfection as I've come!  4 of us hit that sixtel and it was gone in about 3 hours....... ::)

Damn good yeast.....I hope you can find one as it's their Platinum Series for March and April release.

I would use 2001 or 2206 otherwise.  Ron, what about you?

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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #304 on: May 28, 2013, 10:12:03 AM »
262 days until I'm in Munich. I can't wait!
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #305 on: May 28, 2013, 10:12:56 AM »
262 days until I'm in Munich. I can't wait!

VERY jealous!

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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #306 on: May 28, 2013, 10:47:54 AM »
VERY jealous!

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You should come visit! I'll probably have the tiniest shoebox apartment ever (well, probably not as bad as Tokyo), but you're welcome to a few feet of floor. I might even have a couch!
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #307 on: May 28, 2013, 11:57:15 AM »
VERY jealous!

Dave

You should come visit! I'll probably have the tiniest shoebox apartment ever (well, probably not as bad as Tokyo), but you're welcome to a few feet of floor. I might even have a couch!
Moving there indefinitely or temporarily? Pretty lucky, dude.

I'd like to try the pilsner yeast, that's the WY2001, right? How is it in dunkels or schwarzbiers?
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #308 on: May 28, 2013, 12:09:48 PM »
Moving there indefinitely or temporarily? Pretty lucky, dude.

Temporarily for sure, maybe indefinitely, if I can swing it. I'll be in Aachen for my last semester of grad school, and I have a friend in Munich who might be able to get me a gig at his bank after I graduate. He also might be able to get me an internship there before I go to Aachen, it's all kind of up in the air right now.

I'm super excited. In Aachen, I'll have a bus/rail pass from school for the whole state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, so I'm planning on spending a lot of time in Köln and Düsseldorf, and making some trips to Belgium too.
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #309 on: May 28, 2013, 12:14:20 PM »
Moving there indefinitely or temporarily? Pretty lucky, dude.

Temporarily for sure, maybe indefinitely, if I can swing it. I'll be in Aachen for my last semester of grad school, and I have a friend in Munich who might be able to get me a gig at his bank after I graduate. He also might be able to get me an internship there before I go to Aachen, it's all kind of up in the air right now.

I'm super excited. In Aachen, I'll have a bus/rail pass from school for the whole state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, so I'm planning on spending a lot of time in Köln and Düsseldorf, and making some trips to Belgium too.
That's amazing.  I'm very envious!
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #310 on: May 28, 2013, 01:08:31 PM »
That's amazing.  I'm very envious!

I'll keep everyone posted, and if anyone wants to come visit, they're more than welcome.

I'm hoping to get a much better idea of what German lagers are "supposed" to taste like.
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #311 on: May 28, 2013, 01:36:39 PM »
Yes, 2001 is the Pilsner Urquell yeast.  Have only used it in BoPils so far but it's great.
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #312 on: May 28, 2013, 07:03:27 PM »
That's amazing.  I'm very envious!

I'll keep everyone posted, and if anyone wants to come visit, they're more than welcome.

I'm hoping to get a much better idea of what German lagers are "supposed" to taste like.
That is open invite. I am in :)
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #313 on: May 29, 2013, 05:56:37 PM »
That is open invite. I am in :)

If you make it over, let's go to the Czech Rep. too! I don't speak any Czech, so that'd be super convenient.
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Re: That German lager flavor
« Reply #314 on: May 30, 2013, 06:10:20 AM »
Nice. Sounds like a great opportunity. I'd be super nervous about that, learning another language and another culture. Just a huge adjustment. Hopefully you'll be able to get homebrewing supplies when you need them.
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