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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2009, 08:26:09 PM »
Thanks.  I have everything to make that, except for maybe the yeast.  I'll try it soon.
Any clean yeast will work.
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2009, 08:29:47 PM »
Since you like Amarillo already and American Wheat was mentioned...
How about a Gumballhead Clone?
I'm not familiar with that beer at all.  How about a brief description.

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2009, 08:42:57 PM »
wow fred - is that your recipe?  I don't think I've ever seen you post about ANYTHING under 8% abv...

looks good!
I don't brew that as a beer,  I make that as a starter!!!!

My starters are all 5 gallons, I may as well make them drinkable.

I took that beer to "Teach a Future Son-in-Law To Brew Day"  and out of 20 kegs it was the first full keg to blow.  (A 3/4 keg of Pliny the Elder clone blew just before it.  It opened with an apricot aroma  and finished like a bowl of grapefruit, Very Nice!!!!

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2009, 08:10:30 AM »
I'm not familiar with that beer at all.  How about a brief description.

Fred

(Trying to describe this - I've come to the conclusion that I suck at reviewing beers. It's just REALLY good!)
The beer comes from Three Floyd's brewery in Munster, IN.
Gumballhead is fairly clear like other American Wheats,  far from cloudy, with the color leaning toward orange/copper.
Has a fruity smell to it, but the citrusy aroma definitely tells you that there's hops coming.
The taste starts off sweet(due to the wheat malt) and is medium mouthfeel - but finishes hoppy/citrusy. The hops seem to cleanse your pallette after a swallow, leaving you wanting another sip. I can't say I was paying enough attention to note carbonation or head - I wasn't really in review mode when I went there. Dry Hopping this Wheat is what makes it so great.

You can probably get better reviews on BA or other such sites.

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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2009, 02:47:42 PM »
My starters are all 5 gallons, I may as well make them drinkable.


I knew there was a catch!

You may not want to mess with perfection, but you might try splitting the same hop schedule 50:50 with Simcoe and Amarillo - another divine combination  ;D
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Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2009, 04:56:41 PM »
Thanks.  I have everything to make that, except for maybe the yeast.  I'll try it soon.
Any clean yeast will work.
I just checked and I do have S-04 and US-05.  Think I'll go with the S-04 and have a brew day tomorrow. :)