I'm a beginner homebrewer in Bucharest, Romania. I started out in December with a couple of no-boil kits a friend got for me from Ireland, then I did an extract-and-grain Hefeweizen from ingredients another buddy got from California for me.
I then decided to do all-grain brews and have found a reliable web homebrew shop where I've been ordering my supplies from (Hopfen und mehr - Bier selber brauen - Versand für Hobbybrauer
). I currently have three German Lagers fermenting in the primary in my basement (a Maibock, a Marzen and an Export) and a Hefeweizen conditioning in the bottles.
As it might seem obvious already, I have a supply problem in that there aren't really any homebrewers here in Romania, so I have to order all my stuff from abroad.
Well, the introduction being done, I'm going to step right into my current dilemma and hence the call for help in the subject.
I have a limited set of ingredients (from my previous orders) and I am wondering if any recipes could be made with what I have on hand as ordering new stuff would mean a two week delay and around ($25-30) in shipping.
Here's what I got:
- Pilsener malt, 3-5 EBC (2L): 10kg (22lb)
- Vienna malt, 7-9 EBC (3.5L): 4kg (9lb)
- Munich malt, 20-25 EBC (9L): 2kg (4.5lb)
- Rye malt, 3-8 EBC (2.5L): 2kg (4.5lb)
- Smoked malt, 3-6 EBC (2.15L): 2kg (4.5lb)
- Chocolate malt, 1100-1200 EBC (434L): 1kg (2.2lb)
- Herkules 17%
- Perle 7%
- Saphir 4.5%
This is a real problem, I have no packaged yeast left. I can only use the yeast saved from previous batches:
- Whitelabs WLP300 Hefeweizen
- Wyeast Weihenstephan Wheat #3068
- leftover Stout yeast from a cheap no-boil kit
- (in about 10 days when I bottle the lagers) Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager
I'd like to do some recipes based on these ingredients. I'd prefer top-fermenting beers as I'd like to have some ready to serve on my birthday at the start of May.
Any recipe suggestions are welcome. If it's really a bad idea to do something based on what I have, I could consider another order from Germany, but figuring out what to order is an issue in itself, so suggestions that way would be great as well.