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Old 03-12-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default In need of a crowd pleaser

I was recently asked to brew up about 10 gallons of "good" beer for my friends wedding. My idea of "good" beer might not be what a crowd of Bud Light drinkers think is good beer though, so I need a recipe that will please the crowd. Let me know what you think, right now I am set up to brew about 10 gallons at a time.

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Old 03-12-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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cream ale. straight up.

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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I recently scored a hit with this one:

West Coast Pilsner

All my BMC drinking friends have loved it so far. It was an extract batch, but could easily be converted to All-Grain.

I plan on trying this similar All Grain version very soon.
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5 gal batch (double for 10 gal)

Grains:
6lb 2-row
1lb Honey Malt
1lb Carapils

Hops:
.25 oz Chinook (60min)
.5 oz Cascade (20min)
.5oz Cascade (flameout)

Safelager-23 yeast

Target OG at 75% eff. - 1.041
Expected Final Gravity - 1.011
Expected ABV - 4.0%
Expected IBU - 15
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Basically the BMC crowd is going to like anything with a low gravity, golden color, and lightly hopped.

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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Assuming the wedding is sometime in the summer or early fall, nothing beats a wheat beer when the weather's hot. It shouldn't be too "out there" for most people either.

5 gal batch

Grains:
4lb 2-row
4lb Pale Wheat
12oz Munich
8oz Caravienna
1.5lb Flaked Rye

Hops:
.5 oz Sterling (60min)
.5 oz Sterlnng (30min)
.5 oz Sterling (10min)
.5 oz Stering (5min)
.5 oz Cascade (flameout)

Wyeast American Wheat 1010

Target OG at 70% eff. - 1.048
Expected Final Gravity - 1.012
Expected IBU - 28

Protein Rest: 133F for 30min
Sacchrafication Rest: 153F for 60 min

Ferment @ 65F

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Old 03-12-2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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I'd do BierMuncher's Blue Moon cloner.

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I think two 5 gallon batches are in order. Mix it up. For instance, 5 gal of stout or porter, and 5 gal of pale. This will please a larger portion of the crowd and allow for black and tans (always a crowd pleaser). Or... make 10 gallons on imperial IPA and call me afterwards to help dispose of the leftovers

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I find that an original bitter will often woo BMC drinkers and please even the largest EAC. Thats what I brewed for my wedding rehearsal and it was a hit. Here's that recipe (10g):

14# English Pale
1.5# Crystal 90
0.5# Special Roast 50

mash at 152

75 minute boil and three additions of EKG

2.4 oz at 60m
1.0 oz at 30m
1.0 oz at flameout

I used some Irish Moss too

I pitched with Wyeast 1968 and was very happy with the results.

Maybe that would be a good one.

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I'd do BeirMuncher's Blue Moon cloner.
Thanks Dude.

Always a good choice.

The Belgian Blonde is a real fav with the "chics" too. Light. Bright. Low IBU's and very sneakily about a 5.6% brew.
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I had a request for a "coors lite-type beer" for my sister's wedding. Folks were raving about the kolsch I delivered.

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I would go with a wheat beer. Something light and fuity. The Blue moon clone would be a good one.

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