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Old 11-27-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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I want to brew two lagers for a wedding on Jan 16, 2010. Its Mexican food and would like to brew a light and a dark lager for the celebration. I think my window is closing for a true lager and may have to go with a hybrid of some type. Not experienced enough yet for AG, put partial grain/extract I can do. The bride likes Corona and the groom likes Bohemia. I am open for recipe suggestions.


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Old 11-27-2009, 11:47 PM   #2
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If you are kegging it, you just might have time to squeeze in a lager.
Get cracking.


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Yes, its going into a 5 gal cylinder and force carb if necessary.
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Light lagers like the ones you intend on brewing don't take forever to lager. The real difference in the final taste of a longer lagering peroid is pretty subtile sometimes.

You should have plenty of time to make one.
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So, I can go with a light lager for the "Corona", and a Vienna or Bohemian Amber for the "Bohemia" ?
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I would think so. Pitch a huge starter into wort at fermentation temps and let it go fo a couple of weeks. Raise the temp 10f and let it finish.
You can carbonate and lager at the same time to shorten the wait.


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