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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 08:05:29 AM »
If you don't have the ability to maintain lager temps...

Lager for 2-4 weeks.

Anybody see a problem here?  That's the same issue I've been wranglin' with for a bit now.  Don't yet have lager temp control so will do "mock" lagers with 1007 but then, you still want to "cold condition" or lager or whatever you want to call it after fermentation is done.

ps. that "55" for the agave is probably supposed to be "5%"

No, I don't see the problem. As Gordon mentioned not everyone has the ability to maintain 48 degree fermentation temps. But I guess I assume most people have a spare refrigerator or whatnot to actually lager.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2011, 08:24:11 AM »
Well technically lagering just means "storage", not cold storage. ;)
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 09:21:03 AM »
Yeah, SWMBO would love me taking shelves out of the fridge so I could fit my carboy in for 3-4 weeks.



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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2011, 10:37:17 AM »
Pehaps I'm a bit out of touch, but when I learned Spanish cerveza meant beer.  Does Mexican Cervesa have some kind of negative connotation to it?

IMHO Negra Modelo is a pretty decent Vienna style cerveza.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 10:47:25 AM »
Pehaps I'm a bit out of touch, but when I learned Spanish cerveza meant beer.  Does Mexican Cervesa have some kind of negative connotation to it?

IMHO Negra Modelo is a pretty decent Vienna style cerveza.

I think the best are Negra Modelo and Bohemia. Modelo Especial is OK followed by Tecate. It all goes downhill rapidly after that. There is a new one I'm seeing on the shelves everywhere now. It's called "Victoria".

The problem that I see is that Mexican Cervezas tend to be ultra-pale insipid lagers at a premium price. One has to be extremely thirsty (parched) and/or add lime to the beer to make them palatable. To me that's a sign of bad beer.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 10:59:56 AM »
Pehaps I'm a bit out of touch, but when I learned Spanish cerveza meant beer.  Does Mexican Cervesa have some kind of negative connotation to it?

IMHO Negra Modelo is a pretty decent Vienna style cerveza.

Well I'm assuming the OP is not asking for beer recipes and choosing to do so partially in Spanish.

My perception is that when someone says "Cervesa" on a homebrewing forum they mean specifically a pale adjunct lager such as Corona. Obviously those beers are seen negatively by many homebrewers or craft beer drinkers. Personally I think the worst Mexican beers I have ever had are from the craft brewery down there that cans (forget the name).

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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 11:12:02 AM »
IMHO Negra Modelo is a pretty decent Vienna style cerveza.

It's always been my understanding that many of the better Mexican beers are derived from Vienna lagers.

Perhaps if you start there, water it down,and  replace enough malt with corn or rice you come up with Corona?

A recipe for a Vienna lager should be a good starting point for the OP.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 11:26:54 AM »
I think we may have scared him off with the first responses.  The op is still at 1.
There's a nice Christmas beer that Modela makes.  Best Mexican beer I've ever had, but I don't remember the name off hand.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011, 11:31:44 AM »
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2011, 11:36:09 AM »
I think we may have scared him off with the first responses.  The op is still at 1.
There's a nice Christmas beer that Modela makes.  Best Mexican beer I've ever had, but I don't remember the name off hand.

Or he may be used to other forums where you check back in a week to find just a couple vague responses. If so he'll be in for a surprise!

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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2011, 09:27:26 AM »
Yeah, that's what brought me to this forum recently in the first place.  I wasn't getting enough love where I used to post.  But darn this forum produces a lot of posts.  You know its bad when you use the default one hour login time, and you have to log back in.  Multiple times.  And I don't even read past the Zymurgy category. I don't how you multiple forum folks do it.  :P
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2011, 09:43:32 AM »
I don't how you multiple forum folks do it.  :P

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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2011, 12:02:03 PM »
You know its bad when you use the default one hour login time, and you have to log back in.  Multiple times. 

I don't how you multiple forum folks do it.  :P

Choose stay logged in.

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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2011, 12:07:07 PM »
You know its bad when you use the default one hour login time, and you have to log back in.  Multiple times. 

I don't how you multiple forum folks do it.  :P

Choose stay logged in.

I have three monitors on my work station computer.  Often two are occupied with work with the third showing forums (and providing audio).

Sounds like how I studied for my national exam. Hard and fast 15 minutes Radiology, then 5 minutes of Eve on the other monitor- then back. Two weeks of that, I have not heard of anyone in my area scoring higher than I did. 8)

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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2011, 09:47:09 AM »


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Then I really would lose track of the amount of time consumed here.  Not good.  :o
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