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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2012, 07:45:39 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.

honey is usually sold by weight but 16 floz weighs ~1.5 lbs.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2012, 10:33:41 PM »
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #107 on: September 01, 2012, 11:22:07 PM »
I loved the video, it's a great ad for the hobby.

re: Ale to the Chief, the name was used by Avery Brewing for a beer in 2008, and may have been used before that.

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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #108 on: September 02, 2012, 06:30:43 AM »
SO the recipe was released! We got about half the signatures needed.

Both recipes look tasty. Might have to brew both of these.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #109 on: September 02, 2012, 06:42:28 AM »
I loved the video, it's a great ad for the hobby.

re: Ale to the Chief, the name was used by Avery Brewing for a beer in 2008, and may have been used before that.



yes!  i have a bottle of that.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #110 on: September 02, 2012, 09:24:27 AM »
What is "amber crystal malt"?
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Re: Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #111 on: September 02, 2012, 03:26:20 PM »
What is "amber crystal malt"?

Weyermann makes a CaraAmber malt. Maybe they mean that.

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Re: White House Brew Recipe
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #113 on: September 03, 2012, 10:29:03 AM »
Just got the recipes and am reviewing now.  First question is on the Honey Porter:  10 HBU bittering hops   OK there are lots of hops that can be used for bittering, wonder what they specifically used?  I am going to play with the recipes and do a all-grain conversion to see what I can come up with.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #114 on: September 03, 2012, 10:49:11 AM »
Here is a possible All-grain conversion to the White House Honey Porter
9 lbs 0.9 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1          66.9 %
1 lbs 6.2 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 10.3 %
1 lbs 0.7 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3                        7.7 %
7.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 4                  3.2 %
3.5 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 5                        1.6 %
1 lbs 6.2 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar                                 10.3 %

0.55 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6             17.2 IBUs
0.55 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 7             13.2 IBUs
0.55 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop   0.0 IBUs

1 pkg Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 

Standard 60 min boil, 2-stage fermentation.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #115 on: September 03, 2012, 11:02:56 AM »
Just got the recipes and am reviewing now.  First question is on the Honey Porter:  10 HBU bittering hops   OK there are lots of hops that can be used for bittering, wonder what they specifically used?  I am going to play with the recipes and do a all-grain conversion to see what I can come up with.

In my experience, for a beer like this it hardly matters at all what hop variety you use for bittering, especially at this level (10HBU, which sounds about right for this brew).

I haven't brewed from someone else's recipe (or from extract for that matter) in a very long time, but I may give the Honey Porter a spin...it actually sounds pretty tasty.
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #116 on: September 04, 2012, 08:49:10 AM »
sually sold by weight but 16 floz weighs ~1.5 lbs.

Yeah, that was my initial thought, that they mean 1 lb of honey. But it looks to me like they are using pint-sized mason jars in the video. The honey looked very light-golden. So my thought would be that a light-colored wildflower honey would be the best choice. It's no wonder they use Windsor - with that much honey, the beer would be quite dry if they used US-05.

And someone needs to get them a blue cooler with a stainless-steel braided hose, for the love of Crist (little political pun there).
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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #117 on: September 04, 2012, 12:31:31 PM »
As most of you already know, the White House released two of the homebrew recipes that had motivated 12,000 homebrewers to sign a petition.

The "Inside the White House" video is a great behind-the-scenes look at their process. So...check it out!

http://bit.ly/obeerma


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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #118 on: September 04, 2012, 01:16:48 PM »
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: White House Brew Recipe
« Reply #119 on: September 04, 2012, 03:54:07 PM »
http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/white-house-beer-a-brewer-weighs-in/

Here is an article with Garrett Oliver commenting on the recipe.

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