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Old 09-01-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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I would think by this time this whole White House beer thing would have been done to death, but I can't find any current reference to it.

Here is a link to a White House blurb/blog about the beer and its recipe. I won't comment on the recipe, but the video says it all. Notice the cook squeezing the grain bag, the reference to the "fermentator" and a few other things. Looks like they are being schooled by a home brew shop or the Internet, but there is someone there that brews because if you notice they are brewing more and more complex recipes and making mention of it.

I wonder if they know that they are limited to 100 gallons a year? or are they?

With all they are drinking and giving away and the evidence that there are now three varieties they approached those numbers a while ago... I wouldn't be surprised if they are not like Iran. What we have been shown is only the tip of the iceberg in their brewing operation the rest is buried in a mountain somewhere... chuckle.

Waddya' think? Watch the video...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/...se-beer-recipe

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Argh, you'd think they would have someone double check before posting it.

From: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...r_recipe_0.pdf

White House Honey Porter
2 ( 3.3 lb) cans light unhopped malt extract
¾ lb Munich Malt (cracked)
1 lb crystal 20 malt (cracked)
6 oz black malt (cracked)
3 oz chocolate malt (cracked)
1 lb White House Honey
10 HBUs bittering hops
½ oz Hallertaur Aroma hops
1 pkg Nottingham dry yeast
¾ cup corn sugar for bottling

1. In a 6 qt pot, add grains to 2.25 qts of 168˚ water. Mix well to
bring temp down to 155˚. Steep on stovetop at 155˚ for 45
minutes. Meanwhile, bring 2 gallons of water to 165˚ in a 12 qt pot.
Place strainer over, then pour and spoon all the grains and liquid
in. Rinse with 2 gallons of 165˚ water. Let liquid drain through.
Discard the grains and bring the liquid to a boil. Set aside.
2. Add the 2 cans of malt extract and honey into the pot. Stir well.
3. Boil for an hour. Add half of the bittering hops at the 15 minute
mark, the other half at 30 minute mark, then the aroma hops at the
60 minute mark.
4. Set aside and let stand for 15 minutes.
5. Place 2 gallons of chilled water into the primary fermenter and add
the hot wort into it. Top with more water to total 5 gallons if
necessary. Place into an ice bath to cool down to 70-80˚.
6. Activate dry yeast in 1 cup of sterilized water at 75-90˚ for
fifteen minutes. Pitch yeast into the fermenter. Fill airlock halfway
with water. Ferment at room temp (64-68˚) for 3-4 days.
7. Siphon over to a secondary glass fermenter for another 4-7 days.
8. To bottle, make a priming syrup on the stove with 1 cup sterile
water and ¾ cup priming sugar, bring to a boil for five minutes.
Pour the mixture into an empty bottling bucket. Siphon the beer
from the fermenter over it. Distribute priming sugar evenly. Siphon
into bottles and cap. Let sit for 1-2 weeks at 75˚.


White House Honey Ale
2 ( 3.3 lb) cans light malt extract
1 lb light dried malt extract
12 oz crushed amber crystal malt
8 oz Bisquit Malt
1 lb White House Honey
1 ½ oz Kent Goldings Hop Pellets
1 ½ oz Fuggles Hop pellets
2 tsp gypsum
1 pkg Windsor dry ale yeast
¾ cup corn sugar for priming

1. In an 12 qt pot, steep the grains in a hop bag in 1 ½ gallons of
sterile water at 155 degrees for half an hour. Remove the grains.
2. Add the 2 cans of the malt extract and the dried extract and bring
to a boil.
3. For the first flavoring, add the 1 ½ oz Kent Goldings and 2 tsp of
gypsum. Boil for 45 minutes.
4. For the second flavoring, add the ½ oz Fuggles hop pellets at the
last minute of the boil.
5. Add the honey and boil for 5 more minutes.
6. Add 2 gallons chilled sterile water into the primary fermenter and
add the hot wort into it. Top with more water to total 5 gallons.
There is no need to strain.
7. Pitch yeast when wort temperature is between 70-80˚.
Fill airlock halfway with water.
8. Ferment at 68-72˚ for about seven days.
9. Rack to a secondary fermenter after five days and ferment for
14 more days.
10. To bottle, dissolve the corn sugar into 2 pints of boiling water for
15 minutes. Pour the mixture into an empty bottling bucket.
Siphon the beer from the fermenter over it. Distribute priming
sugar evenly. Siphon into bottles and cap. Let sit for 2 to 3
weeks at 75˚.

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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I would think by this time this whole White House beer thing would have been done to death, but I can't find any current reference to it.

There's a sticky thread in the General Beer Discussion forum for this.
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