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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #90 on: September 01, 2012, 11:17:32 AM »
Yeah I just got the email too, great stuff!  The honey ale looks like it's pretty good!  The porter probably is too (I can't imagine they let the prez get lousy advice on how to make it).

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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #91 on: September 01, 2012, 12:00:11 PM »
I guess I'll have to brew one of these prior to the election just to try it out. I'm leaning towards the Honey Ale. May take some liberties with the grain bill, though. Wonder where I can get some White House honey...
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #92 on: September 01, 2012, 12:08:45 PM »
Wonder where I can get some White House honey...

Just hop the fence, I'm sure no one will mind.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2012, 12:18:30 PM »
Watching the video you can tell that these guys are chefs first and foremost...they don't stir their steeping grains like a cromagnon (like I do!)

So, they said the recipe came from a local brewmaster but I don't think they mentioned his/her name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dygQrX8FI3Q&feature=youtu.be


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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #94 on: September 01, 2012, 12:20:13 PM »
Wonder where I can get some White House honey...

Just hop the fence, I'm sure no one will mind.

Just be sure to have a few beers before you do that...it would probably be a LONG time before you get to taste any beer again after that!
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #95 on: September 01, 2012, 12:30:33 PM »
i'm thinking about brewing the honey ale before the election as well.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #96 on: September 01, 2012, 01:20:48 PM »
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« Reply #97 on: September 01, 2012, 01:45:50 PM »
Definitely brewing this one. But,
What, no all-grain conversion?
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« Reply #98 on: September 01, 2012, 01:48:04 PM »
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« Reply #99 on: September 01, 2012, 02:08:06 PM »
Remember that the President bought a "kit" for the white house cooks. It looks like he bought from Brewer's Best. Those are extract kits.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #100 on: September 01, 2012, 02:10:40 PM »
Remember that the President bought a "kit" for the white house cooks. It looks like he bought from Brewer's Best. Those are extract kits.

in the video, they talk about getting a local brewmaster to formulate the recipe. 
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #101 on: September 01, 2012, 04:09:09 PM »
I look forward to adapting this recipe for the ingredients I have on hand.  Although, I may have to order the honey malt to accentuate the actual honey in the beer.

 I wonder what type of honey the Whitehouse has.  Is it Tupelo, Orange Blossom, or Sam's Best?  :)  I am also wondering if I buy honey at the store do they label it as fluid ounces or by weight?  Does anyone know what 16 oz of fluid honey weighs?

By the way, "Ale to the Chief" is just darn cleaver regardless of partisan leanings.

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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #102 on: September 01, 2012, 04:37:37 PM »
I look forward to adapting this recipe for the ingredients I have on hand.  Although, I may have to order the honey malt to accentuate the actual honey in the beer.

 I wonder what type of honey the Whitehouse has.  Is it Tupelo, Orange Blossom, or Sam's Best?  :)  I am also wondering if I buy honey at the store do they label it as fluid ounces or by weight?  Does anyone know what 16 oz of fluid honey weighs?



Only a guess, but the the White House honey is probably wildflower honey made by the bees from the local flora (maybe including cherry blossoms among the other nectars they collect?). 
As far as volume vs. weight, I do know that when I used to buy honey from a local hobbyist beekeeper 20 years ago,  It was in 1 quart bottles.  The honey itself weighed 3 lbs.  So 16 oz would be around  1.5 lbs
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #103 on: September 01, 2012, 04:42:01 PM »
I look forward to adapting this recipe for the ingredients I have on hand.  Although, I may have to order the honey malt to accentuate the actual honey in the beer.

 I wonder what type of honey the Whitehouse has.  Is it Tupelo, Orange Blossom, or Sam's Best?  :)  I am also wondering if I buy honey at the store do they label it as fluid ounces or by weight?  Does anyone know what 16 oz of fluid honey weighs?

By the way, "Ale to the Chief" is just darn cleaver regardless of partisan leanings.

The NY Times had an article in 2009 about White House honey. Apparently it is an amalgam of different flowers from those around the National Mall:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/white-house-abuzz-with-first-honey/

Edit: I double-checked, and grocery-store honey is sold by weight.


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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #104 on: September 01, 2012, 07:29:21 PM »
Remember that the President bought a "kit" for the white house cooks. It looks like he bought from Brewer's Best. Those are extract kits.

Probably meant an equipment kit.
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