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Old 12-09-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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Hey all,

As graduate students at the University of Alabama, my roommates and I are very excited about our boys going to Pasadena to play in the BCS Championship game.

Unfortunately, we can not make it to California, but we'd like to brew a special batch to celebrate the day of the game (classes are excused). Does anyone have any special brew that's their go to for events of this magnitude? I need to get started on this quickly since I have only about 4 weeks. Any and all suggestions/discussions will be appreciated!

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:14 AM   #2
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That depends, what are your chances of winning?

You've got 4 weeks, so I would suggest an ESB -- something stronger than a pale ale, but not quite as strong as an IPA, because you want to watch the whole game. Here's a real good version that I did recently. Think a somewhat less intense Arrogant Bastard. If you want it to be a bit more red (for the Crimson Tide), cut down on or even eliminate the chocolate malt.

10 lbs Maris Otter
1.25 lbs Crystal 60
1.0 lbs Munich
0.25 lbs Chocolate

1.25 oz Cascade (7.2% AA) 75 minutes in boil
0.75 oz Cascade (7.2% AA) 45 minutes
0.5 oz Cascade (7.2% AA) 15 minutes
0.5 oz Cascade (7.2% AA) 0 minutes
0.75 oz Cascade (7.2% AA) dry hop

WLP 005 (British Ale)

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:52 AM   #3
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Well, I would do a red (Crimson) beer. I did a beer I called Tailgate Red for this year (UGA fan, had a lot to drink about).

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Old 12-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #4
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hercher -
We like to think we have a real good chance of winning. Thanks for the recipe.

halldawg -
At least you had the GT win for consolation...Any chance you can share your Tailgate Red recipe?

I also forgot to mention (not sure if it goes without saying) that I have a kegerator, so I don't have to worry about the bottle conditioning period.

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Old 12-09-2009, 12:31 PM   #5
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First of all let me say ROLL TIDE

Second of all, let me ask you a question -- Do you have the equipment to keg a beer ? If not. forget about making a beer before the game, you don't have enough time anymore. Should have planned ahead and brewed it back at the start of the season.

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oh good you have a kegerator - should have read more - lol

how about a nice wit ?

4 # Pils, 3 # white wheat, 2 # flaked wheat and a half oz. of Perle at 60min ? Toss in some coriander and orange peel at flameout if you want

makes a really great beer and I promise you everyone will like it

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #7
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Hey SudsGuy!

I'm here in T-town, too. I've got ingredients to make a West Coast Red Ale -- close enough to crimson with that west coast (re: California) twist. If you want to make 2 recipes, make a "crimson" ale and a witbier -- that way you've got Crimson & White. Both are quick fermenting & should be easy to have done in time.

btw, I've been thinking of starting a Tuscaloosa homebrew club. I know half a dozen brewers in town. Would you be interested?

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I don't mind posting the Tailgate Red at all, was one of my first recipes. It is a PM, but I am sure you can convert it.
Tailgate Red
Irish Red Ale


Type: Partial Mash
Date: 8/8/2009
Batch Size: 5.00 gal


Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 51.61 %
2.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 25.81 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.45 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 6.45 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 6.45 %
0.25 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 3.23 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 16.8 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.14 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.69 %
Bitterness: 16.8 IBU Calories: 223 cal/pint
Est Color: 13.7 SRM Color: Color

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Something orange...

Yes I'm a Longhorn fan.

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mkling-
It would be nice to get a group together, I know a couple guys in town who are also brewers. Time would be the biggest obstacle. It's hard enough to fit brewing into my schedule...but time can always be found for the necessities.

HallDawg-
Thanks for the recipe.

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