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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2011, 11:50:52 AM »
What came to mind was a guy dressed up, but wearing red Converse sneakers.  

I wish you luck.

Thanks, Jeff!  Hadn't thought about wearing the red Chuck Taylors, but now that you mention it....:)

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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2011, 12:02:50 PM »
Looking at GW's recipe I can't find the definition for a "siffer". How big is a "large siffer"? And as a WAG was the molasses the same as we know today? It could have been much thinner.

As a rough estimate I figured 12 pounds of molasses per gallon. In a 30 gallon batch that's an approximate 1.046 without the grain. Adding 30 pounds of grain results in a 1.073 and an ABV of 7.1%. To reach 11% the grain bill has to be about 80#.

Further more, this is a small beer? I think siffer is probably not that large and probably only holds a few pounds of grain.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2011, 12:04:15 PM »
Euge,

back in the day 1.070's would have been a standard gravity. Remember that beers didn't ferment as completely and they wanted them to keep longer - so stronger.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2011, 12:15:00 PM »
I wonder if they will release the recipe?  I would be curious to see what this brew really was

Well, I jsut emailed the White House to see if they would give me the recipe.  If enough of us do that, they are bound to do so.  Whoever gets it first, please post on this thread.

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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2011, 12:46:06 PM »
I wonder if they will release the recipe?  I would be curious to see what this brew really was

Well, I jsut emailed the White House to see if they would give me the recipe.  If enough of us do that, they are bound to do so.  Whoever gets it first, please post on this thread.
I think the brewer should write an article for Zymurgy and include the recipe . . . I'll email Jill to that effect. :)
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2011, 12:47:40 PM »
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2011, 12:49:06 PM »
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
It might be, but that's fine.  The article says the Obama's paid for the equipment . . . I want to know what the setup is like too!  And the fermentation equipment . . . and how about some tasting notes :)
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2011, 12:56:31 PM »
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
It might be, but that's fine.  The article says the Obama's paid for the equipment . . . I want to know what the setup is like too!  And the fermentation equipment . . . and how about some tasting notes :)

Yep, didn't mean to imply that it wasn't fine.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2011, 12:58:35 PM »
GREAT idea, Tom!  I'd bet it's an extract recipe.
It might be, but that's fine.  The article says the Obama's paid for the equipment . . . I want to know what the setup is like too!  And the fermentation equipment . . . and how about some tasting notes :)

Yep, didn't mean to imply that it wasn't fine.
I didn't mean to imply that you implied it wasn't fine ;D
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2011, 02:04:25 PM »
Thur. I testify before a state senate committee about getting our homebrew laws changed.  You can bet I'm gonna mention this!

Will this be televised on C-SPAN?

I think C-SPAN focuses on Fed-level government content mostly:

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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2011, 03:13:30 PM »
Guess I needed a winky emoticon there.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2011, 03:50:44 PM »
I emailed Gary G about this and he said that Jill Reading is preparing a story for Zymurgy.

I suggested to Gary that he should investigate coordinating with the White House to have a homebrew event in the Garden, on the South Lawn or in the White House kitchens, so AHA members could get together with the White House Assistant Chef who brewed the beer for the President.  Maybe the event could be in the "Steam Pipe Distribution Trunk Room" in the basement - remembering West Wing.

I wanted to invite the President and his Assistant Chef myself, but I have no influence with the White House, nor should I invite myself.  That's rude! I also don't think the guards would allow me to bring my brewing equipment on the White House tour.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2011, 10:52:58 AM »
Thats cool, wonder if Barrack helped make the brew?   8)

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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2011, 11:26:02 AM »
Thats cool, wonder if Barrack helped make the brew?   8)

While that would be cool, I'd hope that he had more important things to do.
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Re: White House Homebrew
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2011, 11:29:25 AM »
One can only imagine.

The one thing that always strikes me about that job is the stress.

Look at the aging difference on these guys:

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