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Newmanwell 09-01-2012 10:27 PM

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Here's the official presidential looking copy of the recipes.

Newmanwell 09-01-2012 10:27 PM

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Here's the official presidential looking copy of the recipes.

Skagdog 09-05-2012 09:13 PM

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Zuljin 09-07-2012 07:09 PM

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This is how they do it in the White House, right?

Zuljin 09-09-2012 02:17 AM

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I know they say you shouldn't judge fermentation by air lock activety, but I think this time...

And I think I have a crack around my bung hole, but don't we all?

Monstar 09-16-2012 08:58 PM

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There she is! All grain. 7.1%, S05 yeast, Colorado honey, house roasted grains. I brewed this exactly one week ago today I believe. It's actually pretty damn tasty!

If I make it again, I'll definitely add more bitterness. The honey adds a really nice floral component to it. Overall, I would give it about a B+.

LonJandis 09-18-2012 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by sweetcell View Post
has anyone re-created the label for the white house brews?

SWMBO asked me to brew this up for her election-night party (she's a policy wonk... this is DC after all) and i thought i'd go all the way and print up some labels. i could whip this up in Photoshop relatively quickly, but thought i should check first to see if anyone has already done it.

as an aside: what is that squiggly thing at the top of the label? looks like a cinderella-type horse-drawn carriage, or some sort of a family herald/coat-of-arms... maybe it's the symbol for the white house kitchen?
I recently decided to do two half batches of each type, but initially i was going to only do the honey porter, so i have a label created for that one..

I'm thinking of trying to port that official label over but haven't found the time, here is a very basic label I plan on using for the porter for my obama celebration party on nov 6

its also my 4th brew ever, so i have batch #004 on the bottom, which you can remove if you decide to use this label.. if i end up recreating that official label before you do ill post it for ya!

edit: looks like the attachments here converts my .png to a low quality .jpg.. if you're interested in using this label for real, shoot me an email and i can send the original .psd or .png to you, no sweat.. my email is proici@gmail.com

Zuljin 10-05-2012 06:23 PM

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1.018 going into bottles for 6.79% abv

This sample tasted much like the last. A malty sweetness with another sweetness from the honey and a hops flavor that is there but not overpowering. It tastes more sweet than hoppy. Already I can tell this is a beer I'm glad I brewed.

jimbot 10-07-2012 02:22 AM

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I finally cracked one open! I brewed a full-grain conversion of this on Sep 2nd. It was bottled Sep 25.

Into the glass it poured a nice translucent red-brown amber, with plenty of head foam. Minutes later the head had dissipated, and the aroma I found fruity, mostly strawberry. Subtle floral and some caramel. Taste was fruity again, subtle bready up front, and after a moment it transitioned to a slight bitter, that I can only describe as a balanced noble hop flavor. It finished out dry and slightly hot, but that lasted quite some time. It really encouraged another sip. The mouthfeel is medium-heavy, which I'm surprised considering I mashed at 148, and I think I over-carbonated a touch. Light lacing on the glass, which for some reason makes me smile thinking I did something right.

Overall, it actually balances out the dry-alcohol from the honey with the english hop character pretty well. Between the yeast fruity-ness and biscuit flavors I think this has some other subtleness to round it out, so I'd call it multi-faceted.

It was fun to brew in the footsteps of white house chefs. I may have to try the porter one day if I have some free time in the pipeline for my fermentator.

Note that in the pic it's a 22 oz bottle, not miniature glassware.

hendew_24 10-16-2012 11:20 PM

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I just tried my 12oz WH Honey Ale. This is my first home brew. Wow, wasn't ready for the flavor, I so new that really don't know all the lingo yet, but I think it is pretty hoppy. Anyway I am pretty stoked. I am going to put a few sixers in the fridge and share with my co_workers. IPA up next for me, just gotta get the family over this bug so I can have some me time in the ktichen

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