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Old 05-26-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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I'm going to start brewing soon for my wedding in late July. In addition to what I'm brew (at least three different beers--for 3 cornies), we're getting a keg of miller lite for the non-beer drinkers. What I need input on is what kind of other beers should I brew? I was thinking a pale ale, a stout and something in between. I'm sticking to top-fermenting ale yeast strains because I haven't set up my lagering equipment and don't want to run into any diacetyl disasters.

Suggestions, recipes, and any other input (as much as I can get!) is vastly appreciated.

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Old 05-26-2006, 01:43 PM   #2
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we're getting a keg of miller lite for the non-beer drinkers.


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Congrats on the wedding.

Well you got a pale, and a stout picked out....how about a Fat Tire clone? Billybrew just had a post about his fat tire clone he nailed. Maybe he will chime in and share the recipe
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I'd recommend a Mild or a Brown. Something with a low bitterness and less agressive hops.
Personally, I think a porter would be better than a stout for July.

Mid-West Mild Ale
Category Brown Ale
Recipe Type All Grain
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6 lbs mild ale malt
4 oz chocolate malt
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1.5 oz Fuggles (pellets) - boil
.5 oz Fuggles (pellets) - finish
Yeast Any dried ale yeast
Procedure Bottled on day 13. At it’s best fresh; weeks 3-6.

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Old 05-26-2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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I'd recommend a Mild or a Brown. Something with a low bitterness and less agressive hops.
Personally, I think a porter would be better than a stout for July.

Mid-West Mild Ale
Category Brown Ale
Recipe Type All Grain
Fermentables
6 lbs mild ale malt
4 oz chocolate malt
Hops
1.5 oz Fuggles (pellets) - boil
.5 oz Fuggles (pellets) - finish
Yeast Any dried ale yeast
Procedure Bottled on day 13. At it’s best fresh; weeks 3-6.
Well, as for the stout vs. porter, I agree but the last porter recipe I did didn't turn out as well as the cream stout I made back in January. Also, I should note, I'm not setup for all grain yet, but I do extract with specialty grains and mini-mash...can you convert that recipe? Thanks so much!

Keep the ideas coming, guys. This forum is priceless!

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Congrats on the wedding. I am making mead for mine which is next year. The biggest hurdle that we had to cross was finding a reception site that allowed us to bring in our own alcohol. The one that we finally settled on only let us bring it only because mead was hard for them to find. Just something to look out for.

BTW Id go with that fat tire clone. You should have something for everyone.

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Congrats on the wedding.

Well you got a pale, and a stout picked out....how about a Fat Tire clone? Billybrew just had a post about his fat tire clone he nailed. Maybe he will chime in and share the recipe
I will. http://byo.com/recipe/685.html It's straight out of BYO, only I used White's California Ale yeast instead. You'll like it.

And congrats!
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Have you considered a witbier? Nicely refreshing and quite distinct from the pale ale and stout...

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Hows about a White Ale? It will match your fiance's dress!

Also, a good bit of BMC drinkers are taking a liking to my recent Amarillo Pale Ale along with the beer geeks. Just an idear.

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Keep the suggestions coming!

A witbier would be a great idea; I tried the Hoegaarden clone from Beer Captured, only it didn't turn out as clean as I wanted it. If you have a good witbier recipe for extract (with grains and minimash) and the amarillo pale ale recipe, pass them along!

Thanks again for everything, guys. The more input, the better!

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A wit would be nice, although the spices (orange peel, coriander, etc., ) would likely take longer than July to settle down enough to be "right." A Bavarian Hefe-weizen or American Wheat would be an excellent compromise.

Congrats btw!!

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