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If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« on: March 20, 2016, 02:55:50 PM »
If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?

I'd choose the original Schlitz beer before the recipe was "lost" during the disastrous recipe and process changes made in the early 70's.

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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 03:19:58 PM »
If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?

I'd choose the original Schlitz beer before the recipe was "lost" during the disastrous recipe and process changes made in the early 70's.

That's interesting because that was the first beer to come to mind. The 1960's formula based beer is awesome.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 03:23:53 PM »
I wish I could make any beer as good as Firestone Walker's.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 03:34:02 PM »

I wish I could make any beer as good as Firestone Walker's.
They shared many recipes on Can You Brew It.

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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 03:35:44 PM »
If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?

I'd choose the original Schlitz beer before the recipe was "lost" during the disastrous recipe and process changes made in the early 70's.

I actually have that recipe.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 03:36:35 PM »
I wish I could make any beer as good as Firestone Walker's.

Don't you think there's a difference between "have the recipe for" and "make a beer as good as"?  I think we'd both agree that recipe is a minor component.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 03:51:38 PM »
Don't you think there's a difference between "have the recipe for" and "make a beer as good as"?  I think we'd both agree that recipe is a minor component.

Exactly. The recipe is important, but the subtleties all come from the process and the large scale equipment.  For example, thermal mass during whirlpool makes a difference that cannot be duplicated at homebrew scale.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 03:55:49 PM »

I wish I could make any beer as good as Firestone Walker's.

Don't you think there's a difference between "have the recipe for" and "make a beer as good as"?  I think we'd both agree that recipe is a minor component.
Sure, but you can say "recipe is minor" about any food. I'm sure Emeril's recipes from his restaurants are dead on in his books, but me making it would never compare to what he or his employees make.

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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 06:14:00 PM »
If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?

I'd choose the original Schlitz beer before the recipe was "lost" during the disastrous recipe and process changes made in the early 70's.

I actually have that recipe.

Do tell?

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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2016, 06:26:16 PM »
If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?

I'd choose the original Schlitz beer before the recipe was "lost" during the disastrous recipe and process changes made in the early 70's.

I actually have that recipe.

Do tell?


Indeed, in the head brewer's handwriting.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 06:43:25 PM »
If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?

I'd choose the original Schlitz beer before the recipe was "lost" during the disastrous recipe and process changes made in the early 70's.

I actually have that recipe.

Do tell?


Indeed, in the head brewer's handwriting.

Ahhh, that kind of recipe. ;)

Well just photocopy it and let the world see! or is it written in German?  Might have to get a translator.

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2016, 07:53:17 PM »
Weihenstephaner Original, the how-to and the recipe. Like Denny said, the recipe is the minor component to the final beer, especially a beer of that caliber.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2016, 07:56:40 PM »
In modern English the definition of recipe includes process!

"a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required."

https://www.google.com/#q=recipe+definition

Hopefully we've put that one to bed and can get back to the recipes!

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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2016, 08:07:17 PM »
In modern English the definition of recipe includes process!

"a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required."

https://www.google.com/#q=recipe+definition

Hopefully we've put that one to bed and can get back to the recipes!

But you still have to replicate the process if you intend to make the beer the recipe is for.  That's easier said than done usually.  And when I was given the recipe, I was asked not to share it publicly.  I respect that request.
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Re: If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer...
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2016, 08:16:09 PM »
In modern English the definition of recipe includes process!

"a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required."

https://www.google.com/#q=recipe+definition

Hopefully we've put that one to bed and can get back to the recipes!

But you still have to replicate the process if you intend to make the beer the recipe is for.  That's easier said than done usually.  And when I was given the recipe, I was asked not to share it publicly.  I respect that request.

Process replication is implicitly what recipes are all about!!

If you have the recipe for the original Schlitz beer then good on ya!  Brew it and send me a couple!

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...