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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 03:48:03 PM »
I plan on having a steady supply of Helles/N. German pils on tap this summer (all year round, really). But I also brew what I call Verano Companero, which is a Negra Modelo-inspired Mexican amber lager. Goes great with Q and Mexican food (obviously!).
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 03:57:49 PM »
i actually love modelo negro.  I go to pepe's and get a chile relleno and chorizio quesadilla. wash it down with modelo negro.  :D
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2011, 04:37:31 PM »
Yes...Vienna Lagers are great with BBQ.

I recently brewed an Ofest that was mostly Vienna malt with some Munich as the smaller percentage. It tasted great out of the hydrometer tube. I'm still on the quest for that perfect Ofest recipe as you can tell. Maybe this will be the one.  8)
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2011, 04:45:38 PM »
I had a negra modela recently, it was off.  On tap at a mexican restaurant, smelled a bit like nail polish remover.
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2011, 06:17:44 PM »
I had a negra modela recently, it was off.  On tap at a mexican restaurant, smelled a bit like nail polish remover.

Not Good!....when I think of a Vienna lager, the one thing I don't think about is nail polish remover. Probably old and contaminated.
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2011, 12:01:08 AM »
I was guessing they hadn't cleaned their lines in a while, it's not like we go there for the beer.  I usually don't even drink when we go.
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2011, 08:45:01 AM »
i have never had it on tap. just the bottle.  i have never tasted nail polish remover, but i am sure it sucked.  i have had that formaldehyde in southeast asia beers. that sucks too
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2011, 10:35:47 AM »
Everytime I've had Negra Modelo out of the bottle it has been very good. I really enjoy that beer.
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2011, 11:02:11 AM »
Everytime I've had Negro Modelo out of the bottle it has been very good. I really enjoy that beer.

Even my "ick, it's dark" wife likes the Negro Modelo.  Nice beer.
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2011, 12:56:42 PM »
I had a negra modela recently, it was off.  On tap at a mexican restaurant, smelled a bit like nail polish remover.

I have worked in restaurants, I was at one time the linen rental dude, I KNOW what goes on "back there". I shudder to think how their lines and taps would compare to my pristine lines at home....

When out, bottle may me the safer bet.....

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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2011, 03:45:05 PM »
I'll have 20 gallons of rauchbier lagering soon, and I'll try to do a helles and maibock as soon as possible.  I always try to have a kolsch type beer on hand for the summer months.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2011, 10:35:51 PM »
I had a negra modela recently, it was off.  On tap at a mexican restaurant, smelled a bit like nail polish remover.

I have worked in restaurants, I was at one time the linen rental dude, I KNOW what goes on "back there". I shudder to think how their lines and taps would compare to my pristine lines at home....

When out, bottle may me the safer bet.....
Yeah, I should have asked for a bottle.  Next time.
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2011, 09:08:55 AM »
the CAP link early in this thread had a recipe with a grain bill of about 80 percent 6 row and 20 percent flaked maize.  how is this different from Busch?  (i was weaned on this when i was a young lad)
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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2011, 09:25:17 AM »
the CAP link early in this thread had a recipe with a grain bill of about 80 percent 6 row and 20 percent flaked maize.  how is this different from Busch?  (i was weaned on this when i was a young lad)

It has higher original gravity and more hop bitterness.

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Re: Summertime Lagers
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2011, 09:45:38 AM »
kai, thanks, i was kind of curious.  i assume the ratios are relatively close in the grain bill
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