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Old 02-07-2007, 12:18 AM   #31
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Ralph Nader uses whatever he wants in his beer.

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Old 02-07-2007, 01:07 AM   #32
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I take my Bavarian heritage with pride, but sometimes there are some damn good beers made with some additions.
Same here. Mom is Bayerisch, born in Munich (I was born farther up north in the red wine region of the Rhine river valley) so I have a fondness for the idea of adhering to the Reinheitsgebot. I've only just started brewing, but I already know that if I brew a German beer that I will follow it.

As for hefeweizens being an exception... I don't know if anyone addressed this (my apologies if I missed a post) but in my completely novice experience, I've always seen it referred to as "hefeweizen" and not "hefeweizen bier". If hefes are not viewed as "beer" per se, (since the Reinheitsgebot so strictly defines what beer is) then brewing a hefe is perfectly acceptable and lies outside of the Reinheitsgebot. It's just a fermented wheat beverage under this concept.
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:46 AM   #33
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As for hefeweizens being an exception... I don't know if anyone addressed this (my apologies if I missed a post) but in my completely novice experience, I've always seen it referred to as "hefeweizen" and not "hefeweizen bier". If hefes are not viewed as "beer" per se, (since the Reinheitsgebot so strictly defines what beer is) then brewing a hefe is perfectly acceptable and lies outside of the Reinheitsgebot. It's just a fermented wheat beverage under this concept.
No, Hefe's are still in compliance with the RHG. Maybe not with the original version of 1516, but definately with the currently valid one.

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Old 02-07-2007, 03:08 AM   #34
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No, Hefe's are still in compliance with the RHG. Maybe not with the original version of 1516, but definately with the currently valid one.

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Heck, the original didn't include yeast!

Eh, just use a scoop of the stuff from the last batch.
The dark ages were crazy times.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:24 AM   #35
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I use Irish Moss (assuming I don't forget to put it in).
Alright, I'm not the only one... I'm usually too preoccupied with the late addition hops and unless it's a very very light colored beer I usually don't mess with it.

As for the thread topic - I know what it is (more so after reading the thread) but it holds no importance to me at this point. I make what I like (or I don't make it again) and the kitchen sink approach is half the fun.
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Eh, just use a scoop of the stuff from the last batch.
That's actually what they used to call it: stuff (literal german translation: Zeug). There was "upper stuff" (Oberzeug) a.k.a ale yeast and "lower stuff" (Unterzeug) a.k.a lager yeast. And pitching was called "to add stuff" (Zeug geben).

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Old 02-07-2007, 04:10 AM   #37
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The Nazis had some pretty bad purity laws!!!!!!
This reminds me of something: http://moderntribalist.blogspot.com/...ercial-of.html

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