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What did I brew?
« on: July 08, 2014, 12:58:03 AM »
My intention was to brew a Dampfbier.  However, my liquid weizen yeast was DOA in the Alabama heat even with the optional ice pack so I reverted to US-05 as my emergency backup (I keep a pack on hand for just such emergencies).

7 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain
3 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain
1.00 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop
1.00 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop

OG 1.050
FG 1.010
Bitterness: 23 IBUs
Est Color: 5.6 SRM

So...what would you call this?  A Blonde Ale?
« Last Edit: July 08, 2014, 01:01:57 AM by BrewBama »
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Re: What did I brew?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 12:59:20 AM »
Yep, should be a very tasty blonde ale.
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Re: What did I brew?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 01:43:29 AM »
Call it a Helles Blond and impress your friends. Sounds like a killer Lawnmower beer.
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Re: What did I brew?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 05:57:37 PM »
That Dampfbier sounds interesting - I just googled it and read the Horst Dornbusch article from an old BYO mag.  I would give that another try in the fall (or whenever yeast survival is not an issue)...I am definitely putting it on my list to brew.
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Re: What did I brew?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 06:03:32 PM »
That Dampfbier sounds interesting - I just googled it and read the Horst Dornbusch article from an old BYO mag.  I would give that another try in the fall (or whenever yeast survival is not an issue)...I am definitely putting it on my list to brew.

+1.  It's been on my 'to brew' list, but I always manage not to brew it. I think it sounds great.
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Re: What did I brew?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 12:13:17 AM »
That Dampfbier sounds interesting - I just googled it and read the Horst Dornbusch article from an old BYO mag.  I would give that another try in the fall (or whenever yeast survival is not an issue)...I am definitely putting it on my list to brew.

It's definitely on the "to brew" list.  Like you said: after the danger of yeast death thru delivery is not a factor.
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What did I brew?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 11:46:15 PM »
I reordered the ingredients for a Dampfbier but ordered dry Danstar Weizen yeast this time.  ...but the Blonde Ale turned out fantastic! I tapped it last night. First time I've used US-05. Not bad at all.


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