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Old 04-01-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Found this recipe and was thinking about tweaking it a bit....

1 lbs. Dextrine Malt
5 lbs. Muntons Dry Extra Light
.25 lbs. Lactose info
.75 oz. Hallertau boiled 60 min.
.25 oz. Hallertau boiled 45 min.
1 tsp Irish Moss
? oz. Vanilla Extract
WYeast 2565 Kolsch

I'm mostly thinking about choosing a different yeast and how much vanilla to add. I really like Cheese's vanilla ale, but I'm planning this brew to be a lighter, easier drinking, clearer summer brew.

Any tips?

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #2
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I have a batch very very similar to this in secondary right now. I did:

0.75 lbs. Dextrine Malt
0.50 lbs. Honey Malt
6.00 lbs. Liquid Light Extract
0.50 lbs. Lactose info
0.50 oz. Goldings (Whole, 5.6 %AA) boiled 60 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings (Whole, 5.6 %AA) boiled 30 min.

I used 1 Vanilla Bean in Primary, 1 Vanilla Bean in Secondary. Also, 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract in Primary, and the rest like 1 1/2 Tbsp in Secondary.

Yeast : White Labs WLP041 Pacific Ale - Made into approx. 1 liter, made from Summer Ale Secondary Cake.

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Old 04-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #3
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Thanks, anybody know any good substitutes for Hallertau? I always use Austin Homebrew Supply and they seem to be out.

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You're not really going to taste much of the hops because of all the sweetness, so pretty much any aroma hop will work. I would also cut the Dextrine down to a 0.5 lb and only add the lactose when you're bottling. When I made the VCCA last time I mixed in a little lactose at a time until it was where I wanted it. Same with the vanilla.

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Originally Posted by PearlJamNoCode
Thanks, anybody know any good substitutes for Hallertau? I always use Austin Homebrew Supply and they seem to be out.
This is a great reference (I've used Liberty and Mt. Hood as subs. for Hallertau, with good success).
http://byo.com/referenceguide/hops/hops2.html
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Thanks for the input... I plan on brewing this (or some facsimile) some time in early June.

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