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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2011, 11:38:22 AM »
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2011, 06:44:46 PM »
First time on the AHA forums...you folks will have to tell me if this is typical.

OP asks for an extract corona recipe and he gets a bunch of flak over his beer choice and a wisp of an all grain recipe?  ???

When I started homebrewing many moons ago, one of my first brews was a cervesa.  Why?  My lovely bride - who bought me my first setup - likes it (sentimental reasons - our honeymoon was in Mexico) and asked me to make one.  How in the world could I say "no!" to the proverbial founder of the feast?  Point being - to each his own.  If the gent wants a cervesa, let him make one.

America uses rice in their megabeers - cervesa is made with corn.  Here's one I found on another forum - looks like it should fit the bill:

4 lbs light dry malt extract
1# corn sugar
1/2 oz Cascade (bittering - 60min)
1/2 oz cascade (aroma - 15 min)
Wyeast 1007 German Ale
optional - zest from 2 Limes in secondary

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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2011, 07:17:40 PM »
First time on the AHA forums...you folks will have to tell me if this is typical.

OP asks for an extract corona recipe and he gets a bunch of flak over his beer choice and a wisp of an all grain recipe?  ???

When I started homebrewing many moons ago, one of my first brews was a cervesa.  Why?  My lovely bride - who bought me my first setup - likes it (sentimental reasons - our honeymoon was in Mexico) and asked me to make one.  How in the world could I say "no!" to the proverbial founder of the feast?  Point being - to each his own.  If the gent wants a cervesa, let him make one.

America uses rice in their megabeers - cervesa is made with corn.  Here's one I found on another forum - looks like it should fit the bill:

4 lbs light dry malt extract
1# corn sugar
1/2 oz Cascade (bittering - 60min)
1/2 oz cascade (aroma - 15 min)
Wyeast 1007 German Ale
optional - zest from 2 Limes in secondary
You make some good points about his treatment.   I got that kind of response once on Brewboard and rarely ever go back there.
BTW Miller is made with corn, not rice.
Also welcome to this forum.  That was a pretty unusual response to a question, the people here generally are not as judgmental as the start of this thread was. 
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 07:22:00 PM by corkybstewart »
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2011, 09:42:10 PM »
America uses rice in their megabeers - cervesa is made with corn.  Here's one I found on another forum - looks like it should fit the bill:

4 lbs light dry malt extract
1# corn sugar
1/2 oz Cascade (bittering - 60min)
1/2 oz cascade (aroma - 15 min)
Wyeast 1007 German Ale
optional - zest from 2 Limes in secondary
I don't make this style of beer and haven't commented on a recipe, make what you want, drink what you want.  But I don't think the one above will be close at all.

First, I think German hops would be more appropriate.  Second, corn sugar won't add anything except ethanol, flaked maize is a better choice.  Third, I would go with pilsner malt or extract instead of light DME, it is more true to style.  My opinion.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2011, 06:01:06 AM »

OP asks for an extract corona recipe and he gets a bunch of flak over his beer choice and a wisp of an all grain recipe?  ???


And lots of help pointing him in the right direction. Don't focus directly on the negative. Read through the thread and you will lots of very good suggestions.

As far as your recipe goes, +1 one on tschmidlin comments. You need flaked maize and a mini mash. Corn sugar is not the same thing at all. And noble hops over C hops. The recipe you posted may make an "OK" beer, but there are others in this thread that would get the OP closer to mexican lager.

As far as your comments that "American uses rice and cervesa uses corn" - Some American breweries use rice, some use corn. The point is that there is not a lot of difference between the two, as far as pale lagers go.

AND FWIW I like Mexican beer and can be caught every October on the Gulf of Mexico drinking a corona with a lime. All ya'll can scoff all you want, I don't care.  :)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2011, 06:17:06 AM by majorvices »
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2011, 07:01:17 AM »

AND FWIW I like Mexican beer and can be caught every October on the Gulf of Mexico drinking a corona with a lime. All ya'll can scoff all you want, I don't care.  :)


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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2011, 09:02:34 AM »
First time on the AHA forums...you folks will have to tell me if this is typical.

OP asks for an extract corona recipe and he gets a bunch of flak over his beer choice and a wisp of an all grain recipe?  ???

No it's not typical, it's regrettable.  Thanks for your help.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2011, 09:04:15 AM »
Second, corn sugar won't add anything except ethanol, flaked maize is a better choice. 

It would be a better choice, but it would also require a partial mash.  In lieu of that, I think the sugar is a good choice.  I agree with your other points, though.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2011, 10:27:06 AM »


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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2011, 12:02:23 PM »
Second, corn sugar won't add anything except ethanol, flaked maize is a better choice.

It would be a better choice, but it would also require a partial mash.  In lieu of that, I think the sugar is a good choice.  I agree with your other points, though.
True, but let's not fear the partial mash.  It's just steeping at a certain temperature.   Throw in a handful of 6-row to convert and Bob's your uncle.
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Re: Cervesa Recipes?
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2011, 02:32:15 PM »
Second, corn sugar won't add anything except ethanol, flaked maize is a better choice.

It would be a better choice, but it would also require a partial mash.  In lieu of that, I think the sugar is a good choice.  I agree with your other points, though.
True, but let's not fear the partial mash.  It's just steeping at a certain temperature.   Throw in a handful of 6-row to convert and Bob's your uncle.

I completely agree with you, but I was guessing (assuming) that the OP wanted an extract recipe.  If he wanted to step it up a bit, your suggestion is the way to go.
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« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2011, 03:39:14 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2011, 04:50:21 AM »
Second, corn sugar won't add anything except ethanol, flaked maize is a better choice.

It would be a better choice, but it would also require a partial mash.  In lieu of that, I think the sugar is a good choice.  I agree with your other points, though.
True, but let's not fear the partial mash.  It's just steeping at a certain temperature.   Throw in a handful of 6-row to convert and Bob's your uncle.

I completely agree with you, but I was guessing (assuming) that the OP wanted an extract recipe.  If he wanted to step it up a bit, your suggestion is the way to go.

IMO it's just one of those beers you can;t do without a partial mash at least.
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2011, 05:23:34 AM »
For the people saying that help wasn't provided, note that I did offer two recipes (all grain and extract).  It's not like the question was never answered.  I agree, it's not really the best style for someone new to be making since it involves some advanced techniques.  So you either compromise on the ingredients or the methods or you compromise on the style fidelity.  Pick one.
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2011, 09:24:48 AM »
For the people saying that help wasn't provided, note that I did offer two recipes (all grain and extract).  It's not like the question was never answered.  I agree, it's not really the best style for someone new to be making since it involves some advanced techniques.  So you either compromise on the ingredients or the methods or you compromise on the style fidelity.  Pick one.
Agreed it's not a great style for beginners, but we have no idea if the OP is a beginner or not.  New to the board yes, new to brewing . . . maybe, but not definitely.
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