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Old 07-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #31
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:36 PM   #32
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I just had some of the 1809 Berliner Wiesse and think is should be pretty easy to pull off. It is mash hopped and decocted to get some IBUs since it isn't boiled. Pretty cool process and a really nice refreshing brew.

http://www.bunitedint.com/portfolios/producers/historic_series/berliner_weisse/overview.php

Want to brew and split 20?
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Let find a time and do it.

-off topic- You entering and/or judging for the State Fair? I will enter some brews and try to clear the deck for judging as well. Sundays are a bit tricky however.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:49 PM   #33
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BP,
I just had some of the 1809 Berliner Wiesse and think is should be pretty easy to pull off. It is mash hopped and decocted to get some IBUs since it isn't boiled. Pretty cool process and a really nice refreshing brew.

http://www.bunitedint.com/portfolios/producers/historic_series/berliner_weisse/overview.php

Want to brew and split 20?
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Also, nice link. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:02 PM   #34
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I have pretty much been brewing IPA's and IIPA's and I am all IPA'ed out! So I just brewed a 5 gallon batch of a dark mexican lager styled after Negro Modelo. It has another 10 days to go before I can drink it and my curiosity is killing me, Lagers take a long time compared to IPA's! I hope it's going to be good.

I too was recently introduced to sour beers at a food and beer pairing hosted by Vinny from RR. It was awesome! I would love to try and brew a sour, but I will need to do some research and learn more about it. The thing I love about brewing is, it will never get old or boring if you don't let it. Challenge yourself with a new style or a difficult style, like something that you have tried in a bottle but didn't like. Learn the style and brew it and then do some side by side tastings with the store bought and your homebrew with a bunch of your friends.

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Old 07-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #35
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I do think you are on to something. Shake it up and keep it interesting. You know, I have never had a berliner. I know it is one of "those" beers, but...

Maybe the answer to my funk is to go funky!

On a side note, I love Weizens, but I had always been a little put off by the description of a Berliner Weissbier as sour. But when Dogfish Head came out with one this year (Festina Peche), I knew I had to try it. And I liked it a lot.
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:50 PM   #36
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