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pilafdm 02-18-2012 09:48 PM

Goofy themes to your ingredients?
Hello, genteel folk.

Just for LOLs, I was wondering if anyone had much luck creating recipes wholly around stupid themes in the ingredients?

For example, I was bored in the office and someone asked me to CC them on an e-mail. I noticed a lot of ingredients for beer start with "C," and, as such, I made "Could You CC Me on That?"

Or: Galaxy, Comet, and Apollo hops are all pretty delicious, right? And they're all very outer space in theme. Thus: "Pulsar Pale Ale."

I'm bummed that I can't find (nor have I ever seen) Defender hops anywhere. I was going to make an "Insert Token" brew with Defender hops and Rogue Pac-Man yeast. ;D

(None of these have yet been brewed, by the way.)

Anyone else do this?
Any interesting results?
Surprising results?
Hilarious disasters? ...


Rivenin 02-18-2012 10:36 PM

Other then the names. They don't seem too out there from normal ish beers. I was expecting something like some dry cat food or maybe some pasta sauce lol

I did make a usb port-er once. And some "app-rasion" (apricot ale) and sucker punch which was a 100 plus ibus of an iipa

pilafdm 02-18-2012 10:39 PM

I'd be thrilled if they worked since I'm new to recipe creation.
But, yeah, a main reason for this thread is to see if random themes led anyone to making a bizarre recipe that did, in fact, work out.

acidrain23 02-18-2012 11:05 PM

I brewed "The Dark Crystal" recently which features lots of dark crystal malt 120, and pacific gem hops. I'm sooo witty.

kingwood-kid 02-24-2012 04:36 AM


Originally Posted by acidrain23 (Post 3802610)
I brewed "The Dark Crystal" recently which features lots of dark crystal malt 120, and pacific gem hops. I'm sooo witty.

Was this good?

beerandloathinginaustin 02-24-2012 05:10 AM

I brewed a series of 3 beers to celebrate running a marathon with a total of 26.2oz of hops. There were 27 different varieties of hops and I decided when each hop would go into the boil with random number generator.

I also did a 7C's beer when I first started (before the hop blend came out) with 7 different C hops and a 77 min boil.

Remarkably all of these beers were pretty good. 7C's was especially good. Big DIPA on 530.

Blackbox_Brewing 02-24-2012 05:46 AM

I did a Bourbon Chocolate Porter called "Midnight Surprise," named after the fact that my drunken African American friend sleptwalked naked into the living room one night...

acidrain23 02-24-2012 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by kingwood-kid (Post 3823521)
Was this good?

Its still fermeting, so not sure yet! It also features black currants, and a massive 10-11% ABV! So, might be a while before this one is ready. Here is the original thread:


I think it will either be fantastic, or a fantastic flop, but guess we will see!

D5000 03-06-2012 02:28 PM

gunship ipa
I brewed an all chinook and tomahawk hop bursted ipa that ii called 'Gunship IPA' because of the chinook helicopter and tomahawk missile.

blacksailj 03-07-2012 12:44 AM

I have made a few beers based off off one ingredient, event or historical idea. A friend from Sudan brought me a bag of hibiscus leaves (red) and honey then said brew something.

A little research got me thinking and here it is. I'm thinking a Berliner Weiss style beer made from the same ingredients as local tribes beer which would be gluten free.

I would use unmalted sorghum, finermillet (trying to locate), corn, low hops charge ~10 ibu, mash with amylace enzymes (white).

I am looking to get the lactobacillius from the hibiscus leaves.

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