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Pick what we will brew for Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:25 am
by yeastmeister
Thanks to several generous donations from Steve Broaddus, we have the grain, hops, and yeast to make just about any style.

As is usual, we can brew both an all grain, and a kit to demonstrate both to the public.

Thoughts? I will tell you that we have a fairly large amount of whole leaf hops that really should be used up quickly (whole leaf hops do not last as long as pellet). We have 18 oz of Sterling 7.8%, 4 oz of Mt. Hood 5.8%, 8 oz of Goldings 5.3%, 4 oz of Kent Goldings 4.8%, and 10 oz of German Spalt 2.2% all in whole leaf. Not saying that we need to use it all up, but we need to start working on it.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:08 pm
by GuitarLord5000
Is the general consensus that this brew needs to be an ale? If not, then I'd vote for Helles Bock. If ale is a must have, then maybe Dusseldorf Altbier?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:03 pm
by alms66
Since this is teach a friend to homebrew day, wouldn't it be better to stick to things that most people might have actually heard of, like Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Stout or Porter?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:09 am
by yeastmeister
alms66 wrote:Since this is teach a friend to homebrew day, wouldn't it be better to stick to things that most people might have actually heard of, like Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Stout or Porter?


Not necessarily, if can also be used as an opportunity to introduce folks to a beer style they have never tried.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:25 pm
by GuitarLord5000
That's what I was thinking! :wink:
And also, I like Helles Bock.

If popular beer styles are required, I would also vote for an Oktoberfest Ale. Not a real beer style per se, but everybody's heard of Oktoberfest. A good Kolsch yeast, or steam style lager yeast would work the trick.

I guess I'm just really into German beer right now. :roll:

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:57 am
by Imakewort
how about we put multiple style's up for a vote,
if so i vote for a Alt style beer, it's a ale and i think most people would enjoy it, also it can be made as a imperial style. There are two different style's northern and Dusseldorf Altbier, and we should have everything to make this style. And it is a German beer :)
I am including a link about this style
http://www.beersmith.com/blog/2009/12/1 ... r-recipes/
here's a great recipe
http://www.tastybrew.com/brews/view/18

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:49 am
by GuitarLord5000
I second the Alt style choice. Hopefully I'll be on land for it. When is it? Where is it held?

BTW, that recipe looks great! Have you brewed it?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:41 pm
by Imakewort
yes a couple of times, it came out great and did not last long. I am not sure if i used the brewteck yeast or wyeast 1007

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:15 am
by aleguy
What about an English mild or bitter? Or even an English IPA (American pale Ale with fruity yeast character.)
Though with colder weather coming, perhaps something darker and sweeter would be more appropriate. Milk Stout? Dubbel?
Whatever we pick, I think it should be seasonally appropriate. It's definitely the wrong time of year for a Märzen.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:58 am
by Imakewort
those are also good ideas, they use the type of hops we need to use up. after we get some more ideas we can put it up to a vote. Then we can do some brewing :D

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:32 am
by aleguy
We better hurry. With the Dixie Cup guys leaving tomorrow, we won't have much time to decide. :shock:

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:33 pm
by GuitarLord5000
Imakewort wrote:yes a couple of times, it came out great and did not last long. I am not sure if i used the brewteck yeast or wyeast 1007


Sounds good. I may have to give that one a shot soon.

I think it should be left to a vote also. Maybe we could get a poll up and running?

I like the idea of a Dubel as well. Also, maybe a spiced winter warmer type beer?

What's the Where? and When? on this thing?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:15 pm
by yeastmeister
aleguy wrote:We better hurry. With the Dixie Cup guys leaving tomorrow, we won't have much time to decide. :shock:


Errr...why the rush? Dixie Cup is only 3 days long. The brew isn't till November 6th. That still gives us 2.5 weeks to decide after we return.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:45 am
by aleguy
I seem to remember it took a couple of years before we could agree on a few things. :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:55 pm
by Imakewort
don't we have some whole leaf Hallertauer Tradition, if so how about brewing a recipe from "Can you brew it" Fish Brewing Leavenworth Eight Mile Alt,
for other ideas from this show see link
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/can-you ... ost2072530

31 IBU

90 minute boil

2.7kg Pilsner Malt
1.24kg Munich Malt
290g wheat malt
115g caramunich 60lov.
115g carapils
115g carafa special II

8.8g Hallertauer Tradition 5.7%AA at 60min
45.6g Hallertauer Tradition 5.7%AA at 20min

WLP036

Ferment at 62F

Mash at 67C
Mash out at 76C
Sparge at 77C

Ca 48ppm
Mg 8ppm
Na 8ppm
Sulfates 2ppm
Cl 44ppm